Shah Alam, 1 Apr 2011 – The UMW Group has contributed RM500,000 to the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami through the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) International Relief Fund at the MRCS headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on 30 March 2011. The contribution consisted of RM350,000 from UMW Toyota Motor Sdn. Bhd. and RM150,000 from UMW Corporation Sdn. Bhd.
UMW President & Group CEO, Datuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir said, ”The UMW Group has enjoyed a long and rewarding business relationship with several highly established Japanese corporations over the years, including Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan. All of us in UMW sincerely and humbly hope this contribution will assist towards the rebuilding of lives as well as the affected areas in Japan.
We greatly admire the dignity and indomitable spirit of the Japanese people and Japan as a nation. There is no doubt at all in our minds that Japan will rise once again, stronger than ever, to overcome this tragedy, in the shortest time possible.” Datuk Syed Hisham presented the cheque on behalf of UMW Corporation while En Ismet Suki, President, UMW Toyota Motor presented on behalf of UMW Toyota Motor. YM Tunku Tan Sri Shahriman bin Tunku Sulaiman, Chairman, MRCS received the cheques on behalf of MRCS International Relief Fund. Also present to witness the ceremony were Mr Koichi Ito, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Japan and Mr Takashi Hibi, Deputy Chairman, UMW Toyota Motor.
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 has also contributed to various other relief funds for foreign natural disasters over the years. For more information, please refer Appendix.
List of UMW Group’s past contributions to foreign natural disaster funds:
Myanmar, Nargis Cyclone (2008) Total contribution – RM75,000
UMW Corporation – RM50,000
UMW Toyota Motor – RM25,000
Contributed to MERCY Malaysia
China, Earthquake (2008) Total contribution – RM250,000
UMW Corporation – RM210,266
UMW Toyota Motor – RM25,000
Staff contribution – RM14,733.90
Contributed to the China Embassy
Indonesia, Jogjakarta Earthquake (2006) Total contribution from UMW – RM10,000
Contributed to Majlis Belia Malaysia
(2004) Total contribution from UMW – RM 221,613.52
RM100,000 contributed to Tsunami Disaster Fund by NST-Berita Harian-TV3/8TV
RM100,000 contributed to Tabung Kemanusiaan Acheh managed by Utusan Malaysia
RM21,613.52 staff contribution to Tabung Bencana Tsunami Asia – Kementerian Luar Malaysia