CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
The Group believes that a firm commitment to Corporate Responsibility (“CR”) activities forms the basis of good corporate citizenship and upholds the highest level of corporate governance.
Aligned with the Group’s business strategy, we endeavour to manage our business in a socially responsible manner. We strive to look after not only the interests of our key stakeholders – from shareholders, investors, customers, suppliers and employees – but also to the community.
Hence, as part of our commitment to CR, the Group – through our Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) committee – plans various activities during the year to bring about a positive impact on the wellbeing of our employees, the community and the environment.
With a constantly growing workforce and ever-evolving Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, it is imperative that the Group continues to invest in our employees. Training programmes, both internal and external, are organised to deliver an all-round training experience to our employees by upgrading their skills and improving their competency and productivity levels.
We continuously strive to provide a healthy and safe working environment for our employees. Inspections on office areas are conducted regularly to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. Fire and safety drills, as well as risk awareness campaigns are held regularly to ensure that everyone is well prepared in the event of an emergency.
The Group also continued to promote healthy lifestyles by introducing well-balanced meals at our office canteen and encouraging employees to do simple physical activities, such as using the stairs instead of the elevator within the office.
In addition to that, our Sports Club actively organises various activities such as yoga classes, badminton and futsal matches to not only build strong team spirit amongst our employees, but also encourage physical activity and social interaction.
The Group believes it has a moral and social responsibility in reducing the carbon footprint, contributing towards a greener environment. In adherence to this, we constantly implement energy-saving measures such as minimising the usage of air-conditioning, lighting and other equipment during lunch hours.
Our ESG committee is tasked to look for solutions to help the Group reduce the usage of electricity, water and other consumables. We also constantly monitor our monthly consumption of utilities and office supplies in order to identify areas for further improvement.
We have also implemented a ‘Recycling and Waste Management’ initiative whereby recycle bins are placed in every floor to spur waste segregation for proper recycling and disposal purposes. Our employees are educated on the concept of “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” and are urged to adopt this approach into their daily lives to help reduce environmental pollution.
Our Logistics Department is also encouraged to reuse and recycle packaging materials, such as pallets, carton boxes, shrink and bubble wraps, plastic bags and scrap paper. We are pleased to say that in 2013, approximately 2,500 units of wooden pallets and 7 tonnes of carton boxes were reused for repackaging purposes while around 7,500 kg of paper and 4,000 kg of plastic wraps were collected for recycling.
During the year under review, the Group organised a Family Day at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia. Our employees together with their family members were advocated to preserve Mother Nature by collecting waste materials in the forest.
The Group remains committed to ensuring that we play our role in sustaining a greener environment. Hence, we shall continue to explore areas where we can expand our efforts further.
In reaching out to the community, the Group visited Selangor Family Aid Association in Ulu Yam, Selangor, a non-profit organization providing a home for the aged, handicapped, mentally retarded and orphans. During the visit, we contributed food and basic necessities to the Association to help them meet the daily needs.
In keeping with our past programmes, we collaborated with the National Blood Bank once again to organise a blood donation drive on our premises. We are pleased to received tremendous support from our employees who participated in this programme and did their bit for the community.
As a responsible corporate citizen, the Group recognises the importance of meeting the environmental and social needs of the community and will endeavour to take proactive action in relation to our CR activities.
The Group recognises the importance of timely and thorough dissemination of accurate and useful information relating to our operations to stakeholders. In this regard, we strictly adhere to the disclosure requirements of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (Bursa Securities) and the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board. In fact, this Annual Report contains comprehensive information pertaining to the Group, while various disclosures on financial results provide stakeholders with the latest financial information on the Group.
Apart from the mandatory public announcements through Bursa Securities, the Group’s website at www.ecsm.com.my provides the public with convenient and timely access to business updates, and financial and non-financial information. Furthermore, stakeholders are able to direct queries to the Group via this website.
In order to provide clear and transparent communications to our stakeholders and the investment community, the Group Managing Director and senior management are directly involved in the Group’s investor relations activities, including holding regular investor briefings with the research analysts and fund managers.
The objective of our investor relations activities is to develop and promote a positive relationship with all stakeholders via active two-way communication and enhance our stakeholders’ understanding of the Group's core businesses and operations thus enabling investors to make informed decisions.
The Group intends to continue improving communications to ensure that we continue to relay pertinent information to investors in a transparent and consistent manner.