UEM Edgenta’s Commitment to Sustainability: A Better Tomorrow
Syahrunizam Samsudin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta (left) receiving the Taman Tugu certificate on behalf of UEM Edgenta from Tracey Surin, Head of Fundraising, Activation & Communications of Taman Tugu.
Syahrunizam Samsudin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta, viewing the Mersawa Paya tree sponsored by UEM Edgenta.
Syahrunizam Samsudin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta, with one of the 10 benches sponsored by UEM Edgenta. The benches are placed throughout Zoo Negara for the convenience of the visitors.
Syahrunizam Samsudin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta, feeding Mas Kira and Mas Boy during his visit to Zoo Negara Malaysia earlier today.
Syahrunizam Samsudin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta (left), handing over the adoption and benches sponsorship to Rosly@Rahmat Ahmat Lana, Deputy President of Malaysian Zoological Society.
  • Renews sponsorship with Zoo Negara for a pair of giraffes, Mas Boy & Mas Kira and visitor benches
  • Partners with Taman Tugu by adopting the Mersawa Paya tree

Full Release: Kuala Lumpur, 6 December – UEM Edgenta Berhad (“UEM Edgenta” or the “Company”) further strengthens its commitment towards the environmental and social aspects of its sustainability efforts with two initiatives, by renewing its sponsorship with Zoo Negara Malaysia and joining hands with the Taman Tugu Project respectively.

The sponsorship renewal with Zoo Negara is in its second year and is part of the zoo’s ‘Adopt an Animal’ programme. The sponsorship amount of RM20,000 will provide and sustain the giraffe pair ‘Mas Boy’ and ‘Mas Kira’ for another 12 months, contributing to their annual welfare, provision of food supply and veterinary care. Aside from that, the sponsorship also includes contributing ten units of visitor benches to Zoo Negara.

Another initiative with the Taman Tugu sees the adoption of the Mersawa Paya tree by UEM Edgenta, to promote preservation of biodiversity especially as this particular tree has been identified within the vulnerable category under the International Union for Conservation of Nature (“IUCN”) Red List, a governing body for protected sites, and classified in the Malaysia Plant Red List of #Endangered in 2010. The species is mostly found in protected areas and threatened by continuous logging and fire activities for its natural timber resources.

Syahrunizam Samsudin, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta said, “I am delighted that we are continuing to provide for the well-being of ‘Mas Boy’ and ‘Mas Kira’ in support of the conservation and protection of wildlife animals. Under the good care of Zoo Negara, our adopted giraffes are healthy, happy and active. We are also contributing visitor benches placed around Zoo Negara to support the landscape whilst offering rest areas to the visitors as they enjoy their trip here,” commented Syahrunizam at a handover ceremony held in Zoo Negara earlier today.

“I also believe it is part of our collective responsibility as a corporate citizen to protect and preserve our urban forest park for the local community, and ensure green spaces are maintained, sustained and preserved for generations to come. We are honoured to join forces with the Taman Tugu Project and hope with this collaboration, we are able to help protecting more endangered trees and enhance the biodiversity of Taman Tugu,” added Syahrunizam.

Rosly@Rahmat Ahmat Lana, Deputy President of Malaysian Zoological Society said, “We truly appreciate the continuous support from UEM Edgenta, as their contribution will benefit the adopted giraffes’ well-being through this impactful programme. We are also thankful that we have been up and running again to operate and receive fully vaccinated visitors. As always, we welcome more contributions from corporations and the public to continue sustaining our Zoo and we look forward to having more visitors to enjoy their time here with over 3,749 specimens from 254 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and fishes to be seen.

Both initiatives correspond to UEM Edgenta’s environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) excellence commitment, and for more information regarding the company’s Sustainability efforts, please visit this page.


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