Kuala Lumpur, 5 May 2014 – As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme, UMW Corporation Sdn. Bhd. is sponsoring the conservation of six giraffes at Zoo Negara Malaysia. The sponsorship of RM 60, 000 is for a period of one year.
The sponsorship of giraffes, the tallest living terrestrial animals, is also a visual alignment to UMW’s brand tagline, “Beyond Boundaries”. This initiative is part of their strategy to further strengthen and publicize UMW as a brand to the public and foreign visitors at Zoo Negara since it receives more than one million visitors yearly.
Dr. Wafi Nazrin Abdul Hamid, Executive Director, UMW Corporation Sdn. Bhd. presented a mock cheque for the sponsorship to Sr. Dato’ Zaharin Md. Arif, President, Malaysian Zoological Society during a presentation ceremony at Zoo Negara Malaysia on 28 April 2014.
Zoo Negara Malaysia is wholly-owned and managed by the Malaysian Zoological Society (MZS), which is a non-governmental organisation. MZS is dedicated to promote the conservation, public appreciation and scientific of wild animal species through operating Zoo Negara Malaysia to the highest possible standards for a zoological park.
The UMW Group is an international conglomerate that develops industries, manages partnerships and facilitates growth. It is involved in four core businesses – Automotive, Equipment, Manufacturing & Engineering, and Oil & Gas.
Adopting its rallying call – Beyond Boundaries®, UMW is set to play a leading role in shaping the future of its industries globally. The Company will do this by inspiring vibrant ideas, nurturing potential, pioneering partnerships and delivering excellence in everything it does; the rewards of which will contribute to the progress and well-being of all its stakeholders.