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Sarawak Energy Green Run 2016
A run for the environment and towards a healthy lifestyle
KUCHING, 12th NOVEMBER 2016, SATURDAY: A total of 120 runners recently participated in the Sarawak Energy’s Green Run 2016 as part of the company’s commitment towards promoting environmental awareness and encouraging a healthy lifestyle amongst staff.
Organised by Sarawak Energy’s Environment Division of Corporate Risk and HSE Department in conjunction with the Health, Safety and Environment Week, the run opened to all staff of the corporation, took place at the Isthmus with Menara Sarawak Energy as the assembly point.
Themed “Go Green SEB”, the 5km run was flagged off by Mahmood Long, Manager for the Environment Division who was representing Marconi Madai, Sarawak Energy’s General Manager of Corporate Risk & HSE. In his speech, Mahmood reminded participants that caring for the environment was everyone’s responsibility.
“It is a shared responsibility to care and look after the environment. We need to realise that whatever we do have an impact (on the environment) and that gives it all the more reason to do our part to ensure a sustainable future for ourselves and our future generations.
“Aside from appreciating our surroundings, having this run also encourages an active lifestyle. Physical exercise is a good way to de-stress,” he added.
Prior to the run, a photography competition themed “Sarawak Energy with Nature” was also held for Sarawak Energy staff, requiring them to explore and appreciate the beauty of the environment and capture these images creatively through the lens.
Previous initiatives in support of environmental conservation includes the department’s collaboration with Sarawak Forestry Department in mangrove planting to instil environmental awareness and education to the younger generation at Kuching Wetland National Park, Ramsar Site last year.
The Corporate Risk & HSE Department also showed its commitment to safe guard the environment by organising trainings from time to time with its other stations throughout the state on emergency responses and awareness on handling chemical spillage.