In addition to the Best Water Management Award, HEINEKEN Malaysia received a Special Recognition for Sustainability in the Community, in recognition of the Company’s long-standing Tiger Sin Chew Chinese Education Charity Concert (Tiger CECC), which raised over RM355 million in support of Chinese schools across Malaysia over the last 26 years, and the English Enrichment Training Programme (EETP) that has trained more than 580 educators in seven states.
Renuka Indrarajah, HEINEKEN Malaysia’s Corporate Affairs & Legal Director said, “We have made conscious efforts to continuously grow with and contribute to the local community, be it through strategic partnerships for the environment and education. Through our CSR arm, SPARK Foundation, we partnered with Global Environment Centre (GEC) to build 13 rainwater harvesting systems for underprivileged communities in Sungai Penchala and Sungai Selangor, that stores up to 4 million litres of water annually, benefitting more than 6,500 people. Water is used for washing, gardening, and irrigation, which reduces stress on our water sources and this avoids wastage of treated water.”
“Meanwhile, our focus in East Malaysia is to help increase access to potable water. We are pleased to share that we have launched alternative water supply solutions such as gravity water system and rainwater harvesting system in six rural villages across Sabah, providing more than 5,000 people access to clean water,” she added.