Corporate Social Responsibilities

As a subsidiary of public listed investment holding of Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad (“KPS”), we seek to embed sustainability in our business by operating responsibly through the integration of three core sustainability pillars (Economic, Environment, Social) prescribed by Bursa Malaysia Securities Sustainability Reporting Guide and in compliance with Bursa Malaysia’s Main Market Listing Requirement Practise Note 9 Paragraph 6.

The Economic outlines our efforts in ensuring business sustainability via well-defined strategies, the ensuing action plans, and long-term value creation plans. It also elaborates on how these efforts directly or indirectly contribute to developing the local economy and our interaction with the economic system. In the Environment pillar, we share our initiatives in minimizing the intensity of our environmental footprint. The Social outlines our engagement with the diverse group of stakeholders, narrating how these approaches help us achieve a far greater positive impact on our stakeholder network.

Proactive steps were identified to align ourselves with the following selected United Nations Sustainability Development Goals.

Sustainability Philosophy & Mission


"Being a responsible corporate citizen by promoting our business aspirations whilst addressing the Economic Environment & Social needs of our stakeholders"


01

Aiming to be a responsible corporate citizen.

02

Upholding the highest standards of governance and ethics.

03

Promoting sustainable business practices.

04

Limiting the negative impact of our business on the environment.

05

Building and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders.

Our Approach

01
  • Aligning sustainability measures to our corporate Vision and Mission.

02
  • Embedding sustainability considerations in our internal activities and external market offerings.
03
  • Cultivating the adoption of sustainability based on the Group's Sustainability Philosophy and Policy.
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  • Generating positive economic, environment and social impacts on our stakeholders.

Sustainability Policy


To ensure the Group's activities create long term value for all our stakeholders and at the same time address EES opportunities and risks. The Policy provides a clear statement regarding how the Group plans to advance sustainability across its different businesses and in the different sectors it operates in.

01

Developing and implementing EES action plans and initiatives, as well as committing to measuring and monitoring the said initiatives;

02

Adhering to approved business plans and strategic direction, as well as to all applicable laws, regulations and standards;

03

Addressing environmental challenges and opportunities in our business activities;

04

Strengthening social well-being and community relationships;

05

Providing a conducive work environment and operating in a healthy, safe and efficient manner;

06

Maintaining effective engagement with all stakeholders;


United Nations Sustainability Development Goals.


No Poverty

Good Health and Well-being

Quality Education

Gender Equality

Affordable and Clean Energy

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Responsible Consumption and Production

Climate Action

Life Below Water

Life and Land

Reduced Inequalities

Partnerships for the Goals

Clean Water and Sanitation

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Mapping Our Sustainability Matters with UNSGs


We recognise that the active perticipation of business is a principle driver is achieving the SDGs. and we use the material sustainability matters as a guide to determine where our focus should be with regard to these goals.

Material Sustainability Matters

Applicable GR Indicator

Relevant Stakeholders

Relevant SDGs



Material Sustainability Matters

Applicable GR Indicator

Relevant Stakeholders

Relevant SDGs



Material Sustainability Matters

Applicable GR Indicator

Relevant Stakeholders

Relevant SDGs



Material Sustainability Matters

Applicable GR Indicator

Relevant Stakeholders

Relevant SDGs



Material Sustainability Matters

Applicable GR Indicator

Relevant Stakeholders

Relevant SDGs




Material Sustainability Matters

Applicable GR Indicator

Relevant Stakeholders

Relevant SDGs



Material Sustainability Matters

Applicable GR Indicator

Relevant Stakeholders

Relevant SDGs



Material Sustainability Matters

Applicable GR Indicator

Relevant Stakeholders

Relevant SDGs



Material Sustainability Matters

Applicable GR Indicator

Relevant Stakeholders

Relevant SDGs



Material Sustainability Matters

Applicable GR Indicator

Relevant Stakeholders

Relevant SDGs



The following set of Century Bond Bhd’s (“CBB”) initiatives towards the integration of sustainability into the business process are in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Standard: -



HIGHLIGHTS OF 2019 ACHIEVEMENTS



ECONOMIC


Sustainable Procurement and Supplier Assessment

Use of 85% of *FSC® certified kraft paper

91

10% of chemicals used are biodegradable and environment friendly

16.9


ENVIRONMENTAL


Waste Reduction and Environmental Initiatives

Percentage increase in waste recycling (per year) for carton boxes to 100%.

100

To ensure 100% of the scheduled waste disposed is via licensed contractors.

100

Percentage reduction in piped water supply by 20%.

47.4

Planted 100 saplings in support of greening the environment

Energy Efficiency

Reduction in energy usage per Revenue (0.039%)



SOCIAL


Protecting the Safety and Health of Workers

Compliance with respect to the provision of proper accommodation and amenities.

100

Zero container hostel

100

Basic amenities provided i.e. beds, mattresses, kitchen utilities, fans.

100

Night guard patrolling all hostels.

100

Zero fatality and severity rate.

100

Ratio of number of employees to toilets. (6 persons : 1 toilet)

Training and Career Development

4 training hours per employee. (4.75 hours)

Stringent Quality Control Procedures

Reduction in percentage of production waste:
Carton Boxes 0.42% & Paper 1.43%

Planting of 100 trees via EcoFrenz Programme

Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad and Century Bond Bhd stamped their commitment in conserving and preserving the environment by planting 100 trees via EcoFrenz Programme at Taman Bunga Raya, Johor Bahru. The objective of the Programme was aimed at raising the public’s awareness of environmental conservation. Four species of trees; Ketapang, Semarak Api, Jancaranda and Bunga Raya were planted by 80 volunteers from KPSB, CBB, Johor Media Club, local people, and students through Eco-Race Challenge.

The Programme was graced by President of Majlis Perbandaran Johor Bahru (Dato Bandar Johor Bahru), Yang Berhormat Dato Haji Amran Abdul Rahman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Operations) of KPSB, Puan Suzila Khairuddin and General Manager of CBB, Mr Alfred Goh Leng Hock, witnessed by around 100 guests.

15 September 2019, EcoFrenz Taman Bunga Raya



Reading corner for SJK (C ) Daerah Kulai

Back in the old days, reading books was the only way we increased knowledge, improved language proficiency, and improved our mind. Today, the rapid development of science and technology that introduced a wide range of high-tech products have taken over the value of books. Those multimedia technologies with audiovisual interaction such as I-pad, Smartphone, Computer and TV have increasingly undermined the value and turning books into ‘protected animal’. Without neglecting benefits that the books have provided to humankind, such swift development in the technology has brought over challenges to the parents in monitoring the type of information that is fed to their children from those high-tech products due to unfiltered access to the Internet. On the contrary, the tradition of reading books has avoided such negative challenge posed by the high-tech products.

CBB, therefore, hope that by adding a ‘Reading Corner’ in school will encourage more students to read books. In addition to the ability in regulating reading materials provided to the students, the school will not only improve the standard of reading through the Reading Corner, but it will also enhance the standard of knowledge in various fields possessed by the student. Reading Corner emphasize a fun, comfortable and free reading environment, in addition to the availability of books that are meaningful to fascinate students to spend their time there. These features are lacking in the library as it could not operate as open as the Reading Corner, due to the tightly controlled on the usage of books in the library and limited time of operation. As the book is a static reading material that devoid the audio-visual interference, reading books allow the students to fully concentrate on their writing style and imagination. From there, it creates a lasting value writing with aclear message. Also, it allows students to stand on the shoulders of a giant, possessing the thinking of great people and look forward to their future.

3 Nov 2019, SJK(C ) Woon Hwa, Bandar Baru Kangkar Pulai, Kangkar Pulai, Johor



Donations of eva mats to kindergarten

Century Bond Bhd (“CBB”) had contributed 50 pieces of Alphabet EVA Foam Mats to Tadika PASTI Taman Aman, Senai. The contribution of the learning aid equipment formed a part of CBB’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives for the students at the kindergarten. Not only providing safe and fun learning materials, the puzzle mat can help kids in building their visual sensory development and hand-eye coordination and also served as a great tool for early education.

23 April 2019, Tadika PASTI Taman Aman, Senai



Donations of hand sanitizers to schools

Given the recent pandemic of COVID-19, CBB and KPS has taken a lead to fight the virus via a Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign. CBB & KPSB has donated 1,000 litres of sanitizers with a market value of nearly RM80,000 to 73 schools in Kulaijaya district.

The sanitizers were produced by Macro Chemicals Sdn Bhd, a fully owned subsidiary of CBB. With the rapid spread and the alert of COVID-19, Health Officer has given a warning and exercising campaign in keeping personal hygiene. All schools need to be vigilant on this issue and the best things to do is to protect the students with preventive and protective sanitizers to kill the potential virus before attending the class every day.

9 March 2020, Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah Kulai