UEM Edgenta Included in FTSE Bursa Malaysia EMAS Index and Four Thematic Indices
Some of UEM Edgenta’s ESG initiatives include the installation of solar photovoltaic systems at Sultanah Maliha Hospital in Langkawi. This is one of the many energy efficient initiatives undertaken by the Company, earning international recognition in its effort to reduce carbon footprint, electricity consumption and contributing to lower emissions throughout the hospital’s operations.
Some of UEM Edgenta’s ESG initiatives include the installation of solar photovoltaic systems at Sultanah Maliha Hospital in Langkawi. This is one of the many energy efficient initiatives undertaken by the Company, earning international recognition in its effort to reduce carbon footprint, electricity consumption and contributing to lower emissions throughout the hospital’s operations.
  • This follows the latest FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index Series Semi-Annual Review in June, joining other constituents with above 15% of free float shares and liquidity of more than 0.05% of free float in ten out of the past twelve months.

Full Release: Kuala Lumpur, 20 June – UEM Edgenta Berhad (“UEM Edgenta” or the “Company”), the region’s leading Asset Management and Infrastructure Solutions company, will be included in the FTSE Bursa Malaysia EMAS Index following the recent FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index Series Semi-Annual Review, effective 21 June 2021.

With this, the Company will also be included in four thematic indices, namely the FTSE Bursa Malaysia MidS Cap Shariah Index, FTSE Bursa Malaysia EMAS Shariah Index, FTSE Bursa Malaysia Small Cap Index and FTSE Bursa Malaysia MidS Cap Index.

Syahrunizam Samsudin, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta commented, “We are encouraged by the greater interest from our investors which reflects our growing market presence and investment proposition as we continue to drive long-term sustainable returns for our stakeholders.”

The FTSE Bursa Malaysia EMAS Index comprises constituents of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Top 100 Index and FTSE Bursa Malaysia Small Cap Index. The Company’s inclusion into the FTSE Bursa Malaysia EMAS Index was based on the ability to meet index requirements of having over 15% of free float shares and liquidity of more than 0.05% of the free float for at least ten out of the past twelve months.

The index inclusion brings UEM Edgenta one step closer to its aim to be included in the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index, where the selection criteria will focus mainly on Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) areas. Constituents of the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index will be reviewed in December 2021.

“Guided by our Edgenta of the Future 2025 vision, we have made it a priority to play a more positive role in driving our Environmental, Social and Governance agenda. Our continuous efforts in these areas will ensure that our sustainability values are embraced throughout our businesses and that they have impacted the community in a meaningful way,” said Syahrunizam.

Driven by the purpose to optimise assets to improve lives, while creating long-lasting benefits for the community, environment, marketplace and workplace, these indices inclusions reflect the Company’s leadership in corporate responsibility and reinforces its commitment to continuously improve non-financial voluntary disclosures and transparency on ESG matters to support investment decisions.

Some of the Company’s ESG initiatives include the introduction of Energy Performance Contracts (“EPC”) for the implementation of energy efficient systems at clients’ premises to reduce their carbon footprint, as well as the installation of solar photovoltaic systems which helps to reduce electricity consumption from the grid contributing to lower emissions. Additionally, the Sustainability Programme offered to hospitals under UEM Edgenta’s concession, has helped hospitals under its care save approximately 74,381 kWh of energy every month, which is equivalent to 55 tonnes of carbon emissions.

Another ESG initiative that the Company has embarked on was a one-year trial programme to apply an environment friendly pavement solution that was developed in-house using 100% recycled pavements in Taiping, Perak, which was a collaboration with the Taiping Municipal Council. The results from the trial will be used for our locally sourced reclaimed asphalt pavement in more road projects nationwide to achieve greater savings on the use of natural resources.


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