29 November 2021 – TDM Berhad bagged the “Company of the Year Award” at the Sustainability & CSR Malaysia Awards 2021 held earlier today at Shangri La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The Group was accorded the top title under the plantation and healthcare category for championing exemplary COVID-19 support and animal welfare initiatives. Present to receive the award on behalf of TDM was its Head of Corporate Communications, Norfar’izan Hashim.
Norfar’izan, at the ceremony, said, “We are deeply honoured to receive the recognition from the Sustainability & CSR Malaysia Awards 2021, affirming our contributions and commitment towards championing sustainable development as a responsible business with respect for individuals, communities and the environment. Not only that, the accolade is also a clear indication of our mission to be a model corporate citizen of Terengganu.
The Sustainability & CSR Malaysia Awards 2021 is a Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility event organised by CSR Malaysia Publications and endorsed by Pertubuhan Amal Tanggungjawab Kemapanan Dan Korporat Malaysia to honour outstanding Malaysia’s corporations that have excelled in the role of change agents in the socio-economic transformation of Malaysia. In the award submission, TDM put forward its “Living Together with Elephants” initiative and RM1.0 million donation to the “Tabung Bantuan COVID-19 Terengganu”, leading the Group to winning the title.
TDM Plantation Sdn Bhd (TDMP) Chief Executive Officer Haji Mohd Ghozali Yahaya, who was also present and participated as a panellist in a discussion session at the award, shared that Living Together with Elephants is an initiative envisioned by TDMP, the plantation arm of TDM, to cope with the intrusion and encroachment of wild elephants at our oil palm estates in Kemaman and Setiu.
Through this initiative, the company pioneered the first wild elephant management network in Terengganu, gathering local oil palm industry players in a joint effort to overcome the encroachment issue while living harmoniously with the creatures. This network provides a platform for generating viable management strategies that can be implemented at different scales to prevent and mitigate human-elephant conflict, making oil palm operations sustainable for people and wildlife.
TDM and its healthcare division, Kumpulan Medic Iman Sdn Bhd (KMI Healthcare), have been on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19 since the beginning of the outbreak. Through its many philanthropic efforts like “Huluran Kasih” and “Bakul Prihatin TDM”, the Group shows solidarity in supporting its employees, communities, and those most in need during times of uncertainty.
Last year, with the Terengganu state government calling out for support in the fight against COVID-19, TDM stepped forward and donated RM1.0 million to support the state in purchasing medical supplies and rendering various humanitarian aid and assistance to weather through the unprecedented period. This year in June, TDM donated RM100,000 to Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) in support of its mobile vaccination programme and rallied together in a joint effort to boost the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK), covering rural areas throughout Terengganu. To date, the drive has seen 4,000 individuals successfully being vaccinated.
KMI Healthcare continues to dispense medical services and care for the medically infirmed while also contributing to nationwide testing for the virus. On top of those services, four of its community-centred specialist hospitals, namely KMI Kuala Terengganu Medical Centre, KMI Kuantan Medical Centre, KMI Kelana Jaya Medical Centre and KMI Taman Desa Medical Centre, previously operated as Private Hospital Vaccination Centres (PPVHS) and administered vaccines to the public through the PICK. Currently, KMI Taman Desa Medical Centre and KMI Kelana Jaya Medical Centre are aiding the government in administering COVID-19 booster shots to high-risk groups.
The company recently acquired KMI Tawau Medical Centre and entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kemaman Municipal Council (MPK) to develop a private hospital in Chukai, Kemaman, allowing it to further strengthen its position as a Trusted Healthcare Provider of Choice.