UEM Edgenta Bags Two Awards at 2023 World Green & Sustainability Summit
(Third from the right) Syahrunizam Samsudin, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta received the 'World Sustainability Icon Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award' presented by Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, the Premier of Sarawak.
(Third from the left) Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, the Premier of Sarawak presenting the 'Outstanding World ESG Impact Award' to Syahrunizam Samsudin, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta.

Syahrunizam Samsudin, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta with the 'World Sustainability Icon Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award' and 'Outstanding World ESG Impact Award' conferred at the 2023 World Green & Sustainability Summit.

KUCHING, 4 September – UEM Edgenta Berhad (“UEM Edgenta” or the “Company”), the region’s leading Asset Management and Infrastructure Solutions company, is thrilled to announce its remarkable achievement as the recipient of the "World Sustainability Icon Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award” presented to Syahrunizam Samsudin, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta and the distinguished “Outstanding World ESG Impact Award” recognising UEM Edgenta, at the recent 2023 World Green & Sustainability Summit (WGSS).

Organised by the World Green Organisation (WGO), the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific (KSI), the WGSS, co-hosted by the Sarawak Government; brings together government officials, industry leaders, academic experts, and society representatives with the shared goal of fostering public-private-people partnerships for sustainable and inclusive green growth, aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal No. 16 – “Partnership for the Goals.” The event was graced by Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari, the Premier of Sarawak.

This prestigious summit aims to address pressing global issues, including climate change, sustainable investments, and green finance, while championing the principles of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) to promote a greener economy and a better world for all.

UEM Edgenta's remarkable contributions to the realms of sustainability while actively championing the principles of ESG have garnered it the distinct honour of receiving two the prestigious awards and are indeed testament to the Company’s unwavering commitment to promoting and fostering a sustainable future.
Syahrunizam Samsudin, expressed his delight at this momentous achievement, stating, "Receiving the Outstanding World ESG Impact Award is a solid recognition of our relentless dedication to environmental sustainability and our tireless efforts to drive positive impact in the communities we serve. At UEM Edgenta, we firmly believe that partnerships are the cornerstone of transformative change, and we are honoured to be recognised for our ongoing commitment to ESG principles."

"UEM Edgenta actively flies the flag in advancing energy efficiency and renewable resources, at the same time fostering a low-carbon ecosystem while continuously enhancing our portfolio of sustainability-focused solutions. We are confident that our commitment to pioneering intelligent and sustainable solutions, encompassing Green Building certifications, innovative Energy Performance Contracts with zero upfront costs, and advanced ESG data analytics, perfectly aligns with the National Energy Transition Roadmap's overarching vision," he further emphasised.


For his efforts, Syahrunizam Samsudin was conferred the distinguished "2023 World Sustainability Icon Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award" in recognition of his exceptional leadership and forward-thinking approach in harmonising technology and sustainability. Under his stewardship, UEM Edgenta has orchestrated a remarkable transformation within the facilities management sector, harnessing cutting-edge technologies to drive eco-friendly and resource-efficient practices. His visionary leadership not only propelled the adoption of groundbreaking solutions leading to the advent of the adoption of sustainability driven ideas for smart cities but also expanded the Company’s footprint and ESG philosophies into the global market.


As the world looks forward to the COP28 in UAE this coming November, the 2023 World Green & Sustainability Summit serves as a crucial gathering of regional and international leaders, setting the stage for meaningful dialogues and collaborations to address the most pressing environmental challenges of our time. To this effect, UEM Edgenta remains steadfast in its commitment to driving positive change, fostering partnerships, and working towards a greener and more sustainable future for all.
The two awards come as a welcomed addition to UEM Edgenta's previously received 2022 Star Media Group ESG Positive Impact Awards, where the company was lauded across four categories: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Talent Management, and Good Health & Well Being.

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