Shah Alam, 17 July 2014 – In conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan, UMW gave a special treat to the children from Rumah Amal Al Firdaus in Denai Alam, Shah Alam. 44 children from the home, accompanied by UMW staff, were first brought to a mall in Bukit Tinggi, Klang for their Hari Raya shopping. Each child was given RM250 to purchase items of their choice for the upcoming festival. After their shopping trip, the children were treated with a ‘buka puasa’ event with senior management and staff of the UMW Group.UMW President & Group CEO, Datuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir said, “Through this annual event, we hope to give back to the community and spread Aidilfitri joy among deserving children”. During the event, Datuk Syed Hisham presented a cash contribution of RM5,000 to Rumah Amal Al Firdaus. He also distributed “duit raya” along with goodie bags to children from the home.
The UMW Group has a long history of supporting a number of non-profit and non-political organisations through its community programmes. The Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy is comprehensive and goes beyond just funding charitable projects, benchmarking against international best practices in the marketplace, the workplace, the environment and the community.
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 become a truly world-class organisation, knowing that a world class brand never forgets its responsibility to society. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is something that the Company wants to do, not because it has to.