The Company and its subsidiaries have always been mindful of its Corporate Responsibility (“CR”) towards the community, environment, its employees and its stakeholders and view CR as an extension of the Group’s efforts in fostering a strong corporate governance culture. Gadang Group also believes that CR is a good business proposition of which CR helps to enhance corporate image and increase the Group’s ability to attract and retain its quality human capital towards improving financial performance.
The Group plays its role as a socially responsible corporate citizen in the community through various activities held with the aim of caring for the wellbeing of society at large. As part of the Group’s social responsibilities, the Company has set up an Education Scholarship Fund known as “Gadang Scholarship” to award scholarships to deserving and financially challenged local undergraduates on a yearly basis. Up to year 2015, a total of RM326,000 was approved and allocated to 20 needy College / University students for their education.
Over the years, the Group made various contributions to charitable organisations such as:-
- Rumah Sejahtera Rumah Orang Tua Bidor.
- Majlis Pusat Kebajikan (M) Negeri Perak.
- Majlis Pusat Kebajikan Daerah Tanjung Malim.
- Majlis Pusat Kebajikan Cawangan Kampar.
- Joy To The World Community Services.
- Persatuan Pusat Kebajikan Insan Malaysia.
- Oriental Daily Sdn Bhd (Charity Account).
- Yayasan Sin Chew.
- Persatuan Belia Prihatin Malaysia.
Besides the above, the Group and the management staff also organized social visits and gave donations towards the children with special needs association.
On 6 October 2012, members of Gadang Sports Club paid a social visit to House of Joy, a social concern and non-profit organisation established to provide shelter, care and education for orphans as well as for underprivileged, delinquent and abandoned children and teens. In addition to its function as a children’s home, House of Joy also houses and cares for destitute or mentally ill senior citizens and young adults with learning difficulties. During the visit, the Group contributed cash and essential items totaling RM10,000 to the home. The children were also entertained with songs and a variety of games with prizes. At the end of the visit, the residents of the home were treated to a buffet lunch.
On 21 September 2013, in conjunction with the celebration of Mid-Autumn and while celebrating the Company’s 20th Anniversary, Gadang Sports Club hosted a special charity luncheon themed “Beam with Festivity and Joy” at HGH Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur for some 700 old folks and orphans from 22 charitable organizations around Klang Valley.
On 14 December 2014, members of Gadang Sports Club paid a social visit to an orphanage home, Rumah Kasih Harmoni in Sungai Buloh,a non profit organisation established to provide shelter, care and education for disadvantaged children including orphans, those with poor single parents, homeless and hardcore poor.
During the visit, the Group contributed cash and essential items totaling RM7,000 to the home. In providing the children with better environment to live, the Company has also done some repair works to the surau room.
HUMAN CAPITAL & WORKPLACE
The Group believes that human capital development is very important to ensure that the Group has the right and relevant skill and knowledge in ensuring business sustainability and growth. Continuous training and development programs are provided for staff internally and externally to equip them with both the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their current work, and the opportunities to demonstrate their ability to advance within the Group.
The Group also emphasized on the importance of the employees’ health and well being at the workplace. Besides providing health and hospitalization for the staff, health and safety talks are held on a regular basis to instill a health-conscious mind among the staff.
Efforts are continually made to create awareness on the collective responsibility among the employees for the prevention of injuries and occupational health hazards and the assurance of public safety when carrying out its business operations.
The Group seeks to recognize and honor the loyalty of employees who have helped to build the Group over a long period of time. Long Service Awards are presented to those employees serving more than 15 years of service. The awards were presented with the primary objectives of motivating staff to develop their career with the Group and rewarding them for their dedication and commitment towards the development and growth of the Group.
THE GADANG SPORTS CLUB
The Gadang Sports Club was established by the Company with the aim to provide sports and leisure activities for its members. The Sports Club actively facilitates sporting activities on a regular basis for its members such as weekly badminton and yoga sessions, table tennis sessions and bowling tournaments to encourage a healthy lifestyle as well as to promote sports and teamwork among its members. Besides sports, the Club also organizes recreational activities such as family days, outings and trips (local and overseas), welfare and charitable activities and dinners for its members and their families. Encouraging participation in these activities underline the enthusiasm and a sense of belonging and unity among the staff.