CapitaLand wins prestigious award at Sustainability & CSR Malaysia Awards 2023

CAPITALAND has clinched the Company of the Year award for community care under the shopping mall category at the Sustainability and CSR Malaysia Awards 2023 for its #GivingBersama 2.0 initiative.

This is CapitaLand’s second consecutive year in receiving this distinction. Last year, CapitaLand received the award in recognition of its support for orphanages.

The annual Sustainability & CSR Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements of companies for their sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in Malaysia.

CapitaLand launched #GivingBersama 2.0, a community initiative aimed at supporting beneficiaries from orphanage homes and schools in Malaysia and improving their access to education, as part of CapitaLand’s #GivingAsOne global campaign.

With the support of CapitaLand Group’s philanthropic arm, CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF), RM 64,000 worth of daily necessities and school essentials were donated to more than 1,200 child beneficiaries from 36 orphanages and schools in Penang, Klang Valley, Kuantan and Johor.

More than 80 CapitaLand staff volunteers contributed close to 590 volunteer hours to distribute these items from Oct to Dec 2022.

“We are honoured to have received this coveted accolade for two consecutive years and remain committed to making a positive impact by enriching lives and uplifting the communities where we operate,” said CapitaLand Investment (Malaysia) head of retail Selina Ng.

“Going beyond donations, we are heartened by the strong support from our employees, tenants, business partners, and the wider community coming together to improve the lives of underserved groups in Malaysia through the #GivingBersama initiative.”

In particular, Ng said the company believes that supporting education initiatives can contribute towards building resilience in the community.

“Since 2011, CapitaLand, with the support of CHF, has helped over 11,200 children in need with donations of more than RM2.2 mil in Malaysia,” she added.

The #GivingBersama 2.0 initiative followed a successful run of the #GivingBersama campaign launched in Malaysia in 2021.

Funded by CHF, the initiative made a meaningful difference to more than 650 vulnerable children from 17 orphanages.

CapitaLand’s presence in Malaysia spans across multiple asset classes including residential, retail, lodging, logistics and business parks.

Its retail network comprises seven malls, of which six are owned by CapitaLand Malaysia Trust include 3 Damansara in Petaling Jaya, East Coast Mall in Kuantan, Gurney Plaza and a majority interest in Queensbay Mall in Penang, a majority interest in Sungei Wang Plaza in Kuala Lumpur and The Mines in Seri Kembangan.

The other mall is Melawati Mall in Taman Melawati. CapitaLand also operates Nusajaya Tech Park, a 210-hectare industrial park located at Iskandar Puteri, Johor. – Aug 15, 2023

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