Sarawak Energy’s Long Service Awards Recognise Staff Contributions

346 employees feted for reaching career milestones

KUCHING, 19th DECEMBER 2015, SATURDAY: A total of 346 Sarawak Energy employees were recognised for their contributions at the utility’s Loyalty Service Awards 2015, held in three separate events in Miri, Sibu and Kuching recently.

Employees who reached career milestones of 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years were celebrated for their role in supporting and strengthening the operations and performance of Sarawak Energy.

Presenting the awards at the finale in Kuching on Monday night was Datuk Torstein Dale Sjotveit, Sarawak Energy Group CEO. The awards dinner in Kuching saw 200 long serving employees honoured. The event was attended by the company’s senior management team including Lu Yew Hung, Sarawak Energy Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of SESCO and Aisah Eden, Executive Vice President of Corporate Services.

Aisah officiated at the events in Miri and Sibu which saw 65 and 81 long serving employees respectively honoured.

In his speech, Torstein said the company currently has 4,300 employees serving over 600,000 customers across all sectors and it was crucial to focus and build the competency of its workforce as the company aspired to deliver world class service.

“Our biggest achievement this year, which we worked closely with the State Government to deliver, was lowering our tariffs so that households and businesses in Sarawak pay the lowest rates in Malaysia."

He said though Sarawak Energy has improved reliability of power supply, it remained an on-going challenge to ensure stable supply at all times and to restore supply in the shortest time possible in the event of an outage.

He said Sarawak Energy had been engaging more and more with its stakeholders and the public through open, transparent and effective communication. He said that this had resulted in more balanced coverage whenever an issue arose and credited this to strong teamwork among employees which continued to be the foundation of Sarawak Energy’s success story.

Sarawak Energy has received several accolades for business excellence and corporate social responsibility at both local and international level including "Utility of the Year" at the 6th Annual Power and Electricity Awards Asia in Singapor, "Excellence in Provision of Literacy and Education" Award at the 7th Annual Global CSR Summit and Awards 2015 in Yogyakarta Indonesia and "Best Customer Service Management" Award at the 2015 Civil Service Day here. The achievements were made possible through the commitment, hard work and dedication of Sarawak Energy’s employees.

Sarawak Energy Group CEO Datuk Torstein Dale Sjotveit awarding one of Sarawak Energy’s long serving staff Ripau Kakok, Senior Manager for Human Resource Policy and Manpower Planning as (from left) Sarawak Energy Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of SESCO Lu Yew Hung, Executive Vice President of Corporate Services Aisah Eden and Vice President of Distribution Lau Kim Swee look on.

Some of Sarawak Energy’s long serving staff in Sibu celebrating their achievement.

Some of Sarawak Energy’s long serving staff in Miri being recognised for their loyalty.