Shah Alam, 11 October 2014 – UMW Corporation Sdn. Bhd. contributed RM60,000 to MBSA’s “Shah Alam Trees For Life” programme on Saturday. In conjunction with the tree planting programme, UMW SL1M (Skim Latihan 1Malaysia) trainees also organised UMW Eco Run as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.Almost 1,000 participants comprising UMW employees, Lebuhraya Kemuning – Shah Alam (LKSA) staff, NGO members, students and members of the public started registering for the UMW Eco Run as early as 6.30am. Shah Alam Mayor, Dato’ Mohd Jaafar bin Mohd Atan together with UMW Holdings Berhad President & Group CEO, Datuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir, flagged off the runners for the 5km fun run at the Alam Impian Toll Plaza.
Volunteers arrived slightly later for the tree planting programme. Datuk Syed Hisham presented the mock cheque for RM60,000 to Dato’ Mohd Jaafar, who received it on behalf of MBSA. The contribution will enable MBSA to plant approximately 2,000 seedlings.
After the cheque presentation, all participants were ferried to several locations nearby LKSA to plant the seedlings together with the guests of honour. About 2,000 seedlings were planted by the guests, volunteers and UMW Eco Run runners. Amongst the many seedlings planted were teak, shorea, clove, mangosteen, rambutan and guava.
After all the trees were planted, guests were entertained by drumline performers, Voice of Percussion. The Instagram contest #umwecorun grand prize winner won a GoPro Hero3+ (Silver Edition) camera, while first and second runners-up bagged a digital camera and a polaroid camera respectively.
Lucky draw winners went home with exciting prizes such as a folding bicycle, eco-friendly skincare product hampers and restaurant vouchers.
This is UMW’s second year involvement in the MBSA’s “Shah Alam Trees For Life” environmental programme. It is part of UMW’s continuous support to environmental programmes in the country under its environment pillar where UMW continues to champion many worthy causes under its three pillars, the other two being community and education.
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.