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Sarawak Energy Bags Four Awards at UNGCMYB’s Sustainability Celebration Night 2022
19 DECEMBER 2022
Sarawak Energy continues to receive acclaim for its sustainability efforts, with the energy developer bagging four Sustainability Performance Awards at the United Nation Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB)’s Sustainability Celebration Night 2022, held in Kuala Lumpur on December 9.
The principal award, “Sustainability Influencer Award” was presented to Sarawak Energy Group Chief Executive Officer Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili, in recognition of his stewardship and influence in leading the organisation on its sustainability journey. He is a known and regular participant in regional and international sustainability events, advocating for sustainable businesses and sustainability best practices.
Datu Haji Sharbini was the only Malaysian CEO to speak at the official United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Pavilion during COP 27 at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt in November 2022. Furthermore, Datu Haji Sharbini also had the honour of being the only Malaysian CEO invited to attend a royal reception hosted by His Majesty King Charles the Third of the United Kingdom at Buckingham Palace.
Sarawak Energy also won awards in the categories of “SDG Ambition Benchmark 7: Science-Based Emissions Reduction in Line with a 1.5⁰C Pathway”, “Partnership for the Goals Recognition” and “Sustainable Product Recognition”.
The honours received by Sarawak Energy at UNGCMYB’s Sustainability Performance Awards 2022 are a testament that the group's leadership in sustainability is recognised by external stakeholders, as the group progresses towards its aim to become a regional powerhouse.
The “SDG Ambition Benchmark 7: Science-Based Emissions Reduction in Line with a 1.5⁰C Pathway Award” credited Sarawak Energy for being the first corporate body in Malaysia to commit and submit the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) for validation. While the “Sustainable Product Recognition Award” recognised Sarawak Energy for encouraging the development and consumption of sustainable energy among individuals and corporations; the “Partnership for the Goals Recognition Award” acknowledged Sarawak Energy for its partnerships with UNGCMYB on sustainability programmes with external parties.
UNGCMYB is the official local network to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC); a strategic policy initiative which aims to mobilise a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders. It encourages businesses to align strategies and operations with the Ten Principles of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take actions that advance broader United Nations agendas and goals, such as the SDGs, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.
UNGCMYB’s Sustainability Performance Awards programme was initiated to recognise the continuous efforts of all its participants and to inspire others to make sustainability an integral part of their business strategies.
Sarawak Energy Group Chief Executive Officer Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili (centre) was honoured with the “Sustainability Influencer Award”
Sarawak Energy were among the winners of the “Sustainable Product Recognition Award”
Sarawak Energy Group Chief Executive Officer Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili (fourth from left) with fellow recipients of the “Partnership for the Goals Recognition Award”
Sarawak Energy received the “SDG Ambition Benchmark 7: Science-Based Emissions Reduction in Line with a 1.5⁰C Pathway Award”
Sarawak Energy bagged four awards at the UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB)’s Sustainability Celebration Night 2022