KUCHING 28th February 2021 – Three of Sarawak Energy’s facilities were recognised for their environmental initiatives and conservation efforts at the recent Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award (PMHA) for 2019/2020 at a virtual event ceremony on 25 February, graced by The Right Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, in his speech, emphasised that there must be a concentrated efforts by stakeholders, the government, industry players, academicians and the public to improve and facilitate sustainable living.
“Industrialisation in Malaysia needs to be environmental-friendly with a sustainable consumption and production approach,” Muhyiddin added.
Sarawak Energy’s Mukah Power Generation, Murum Hydroelectric Plant and Bakun Hydroelectric Plant all received Notable Achievements in Environmental Performance at the event.
Sarawak Energy’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili delivered his remarks in receiving the award on behalf of the corporation, now Malaysia’s largest renewable energy provider.
Commenting on the awards, Sharbini said, “This is the first time that we have participated in the Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Awards and we are honoured to receive Notable Achievements in Environmental Performance for our three generation facilities.”
Sharbini continued, “Sarawak Energy takes multiple approaches in our projects and operations to enhance environmental quality through management, awareness and conservation initiatives. This minimises any negative impact on the environment by creating a high level of environmental awareness and compliance through collaborations with the relevant authorities and stakeholders.”
“Recognition of our efforts via the Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award, will motivate us to do even better and it is a good opportunity to benchmark ourselves against the best companies in Malaysia in environmental stewardship,” he concluded.
The Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Awards, Malaysia’s most prestigious environmental award, first launched in 1996, is jointly organised by three of Malaysia’s leading private sector non-profit organisations’ concerned with corporate environmental management and performance, namely Environmental Management & Research Association of Malaysia (ENSEARCH), Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI) which is endorsed by the Ministry of Environment & Water Malaysia and supported by the Department of Environment (DOE) Malaysia as well as private sectors. It is a public recognition of business and industry’s environmental accomplishment and leadership which serves to create environmental awareness. The award aims to assist enterprises in identifying areas for improvement in environmental management and facilitates capacity building and development of partnerships to meet increasingly stringent environmental requirements and global environmental challenges.