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Building community trust by integrating corporate responsibility and sustainability in all our business processes and contributing to the well - being of the communities in which we operate.

This section describes our efforts towards building peaceful relations with our employees as well as external stakeholders. In order to build resilience amongst vulnerable communities as well as provide support where needed, we actively contribute towards social causes and encourage our employees to participate in community engagement activities.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
In today’s increasingly inter-connected world, no business can operate as an entity into itself. For Kulim, this means striving to be a good neighbour and friend, planting roots deep into the communities wherever it operates. Taking an active role in the community has always been central to our core values, identity and our business strategy of putting people first. We play our part in responding to the needs of society and sharing our success to help improve the quality of life in the community. Naturally, charity begins at home and we have set up the As-Sajadah Fund to provide assistance to our staff to improve their quality of life should the need ever arise.

At Kulim, we actively encourage our management and staff to be actively involved in welfare work and charity projects. Their response has always been encouraging - with staff at all levels volunteering their time and effort and often making personal donations in support of noble causes. Our community development programmes and activities rest on five (5) main pillars:community, sports, welfare, education and infrastructure development.

In 2018, Kulim was involved in the following community investment activities:

Institution/Programme Purposes Approximate Contributions (RM’000)
Persatuan Bola Sepak Negeri Johor National sports sponsorship to support the development of football in Malaysia

3,000

Yayasan Johor Corporation To improve the living conditions of the under-privileged community

1,100

Raja Zarith Sofiah Wildlife Defenders Challenge 2018 An awareness programme on wildlife conservation for students

95

PINTAR Foundation  Sponsorship for tuition programme and provide school essentials for six (6) adopted schools

33




PINTAR FOUNDATION
The PINTAR Foundation was established in 2008 to spearhead the PINTAR School Adoption Programme. It serves to complement the Government’s on-going efforts to provide equitable access to quality education for all by targeting under performing and under served schools.

In 2017, Kulim adopted three (3) additional primary schools – SK Kemedak in Segamat, SKJ (Tamil) Ladang Ulu Tiram in Ulu Tiram and SK Ladang Tunjuk Laut in Kota Tinggi. All these schools are located within the vicinity of Kulim’s operations and bring the total number of schools adopted by Kulim under the PINTAR Programme to six (6).

Kulim extends financial support to its adopted schools, supplementing their education with tuition classes, motivational courses and educational trips. In 2018, we also provided funding to improve the infrastructure of several schools.

We are heartened and encouraged by the progress made by our adopted schools during the 2018 national examinations. The academic scores achieved by the students showed a marked improvement when compared to the previous years. On Teacher’s Day, Kulim presented prizes to the high achievers in the national examinations, while their teachers also received a token of appreciation. 



KARNIVAL SUKAN PIALA KMB 2018
Kulim through Sustainability & Quality Department (“SQD”) had host the fifth edition of KMB Sport Tournament for children aged 17 years and below for netball and aged 16 years, and below for football on 20 December 2018 at Sindora Complex.

Competition for Group A, consisting of Sindora Complex, Tereh Complex and Palong Complex was held on 9 December 2018, at Sindora Complex, whereas for Group B, which involves Siang Complex, Sedenak Complex, Tunjuk Laut Complex and HQ, was held on 15 December 2018 at Siang Complex.

The purpose of the programme is to provide space for children at all levels to participatein sports with a conducive environment training, bridging the relationship between Kulim citizens through sports and as one of the company’s CSR efforts.

The prize giving ceremony was presented by Tuan Hj Zulkifly Zakariah, Executive Director of Kulim.