SEPANG – Malaysia Airports organises its Corporate Responsibility (CR) Day today, its very own corporate responsibility initiative that promotes employee engagement and contribution to society while creating value for our stakeholders.

Brilliantly themed Connect and React, an abbreviation of Corporate Responsibility, this special event aims to create awareness among staff on the Company’s four CR pillars – Environmental Sustainability, Marketplace Development, Community Development and Workplace Development.

Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad, Managing Director of Malaysia Airports said, “More importantly, this event garners engagement and involvement from all employees, to nurture strong camaraderie and positive work culture, and encourage the sense of togetherness and unity.”

As a show of commitment and dedication towards CR, Malaysia Airports had implemented the Volunteerism policy in the company whereby staff are not only encouraged but also rewarded for their participation in the company’s CR activities.  Through the CR Volunteer System, launched on 23 March 2012, staff can select the various different types of activities to suit their own interest, time and volunteering goals. To date, over 226 number of staff had participated in various Malaysia Airports’ CR programme that was conducted not only in the Corporate Office but in all airports nationwide.

In driving the Workplace Development, Tan Sri Bashir announced the Customer Engagement Duty Programme, a mandatory programme for all Malaysia Airports’ employees based in the Corporate Office with the objective to train and provide exposure to employees on the Company’s core functions which is the airport operations.

Tan Sri Bashir said, “The programme aims to increase job satisfaction, improve attitude and morale; promotes leadership and skill development by handling and servicing customers and meeting new people. This adds variety to the day-to-day job and also presents the non-operations employees with the first- hand opportunity to learn and understand further on airport operations.”

To further drive Workplace Development, Malaysia Airports also included the Staff Appreciation Day program as part of the CR Day. The Staff Appreciation Day is a special medium for everyone to say ‘Thank you’ by dedicating a gift of appreciation to one another. Approximately 900 gifts were dedicated around the office, indicating an overwhelming response from the staff.

Environmental Sustainability initiative was also one of the event’s highlights when Tan Sri Bashir launched the Energy Management Policy, underlining Malaysia Airports’ commitment in upholding the environmental growth. The policy’s objective is to improve energy consumption efficiency, reduce utility cost, optimize capital expenditure and strive to produce a world-class energy management system in the aviation industry.

Malaysia Airports also celebrated its Marketplace Development achievement when Malaysia Airports’ Procurement and Contract Division received the ISO27001 certification from SIRIM, which certifies the division for efficiently enhancing its information security with better defence against the cyber threats; improving the division’s capabilities of detecting and preventing attacks, and safeguarding the Company’s critical information infrastructure and privacy. Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad received the certificate from Puan Khalidah Mustafa, Managing Director of SIRIM QAS international Sdn Bhd.

Commenting on this achievement, Tan Sri Bashir said, “The bane of smart technology is the emerging cyber crimes that pose threat to the national security and economy. Hence, Malaysia Airports has taken the necessary step, in the form of getting this SIRIM certification to ensure that all information is well protected and safe at all time.”