We organised a blood donation campaign in 2018 to help alleviate inadequate blood supply in Hospital Sultanah Aminah in Johor Bahru. A total of 53 GCB employees participated in the campaign. Besides this, we organised a charity event for an orphanage, and cleaned facilities, provided daily necessities, and engaged with the children in games and conversation. We received encouraging response from our employees, and will look forward to organising similar activities in the future. Furthermore, our team in Indonesia also participated in several projects dedicated to environmental conservation, such as the cleaning of Pantai Melayu Nongsa, and planting of trees in Kampung Tering, Nongsa, as their way to give back to their local community in Batam. A total of 17 employees from our Indonesia subsidiary, PT Asia Cocoa Indonesia took part in these activities. STATEMENT OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CONT’D)
GUAN CHONG BERHAD / ANNUAL REPORT 2018 18 1.0 OUR APPROACH AND SCOPE Sustainability has always been an integral part of our way of doing business as we strive to achieve continual financial performance. This sustainability statement aims to illustrate our approach to address sustainability challenges and opportunities in contributing towards the benefit of business, environment and society. We are committed to driving responsible and sustainable business practises throughout our organisation. We instil the principles of sustainability into our policies and procedures, and integrate Economic, Environmental and Social considerations into our decision making. To elaborate our sustainability efforts and commitment, this sustainability statement is structured into four sections, as follows: • Our Approach: Overview and Scope of this statement • Sustainability Governance Structure: The Group’s governance structure in managing the material sustainability matters . • Materiality Process: The processes to identify and priorities the material sustainability matters . • Managing Sustainability Matters: The Group’s practises and performance in managing the material sustainability matters . The Sustainability Statement will be reported in a balanced, comparable and meaningful way by referring to the Sustainability Reporting Guide 2 nd Edition. The scope of this sustainability statement for Year 2018 covers two main subsidiary companies, namely Guan Chong Cocoa Manufacturer Sdn Bhd (“GCC”) and PT Asia Cocoa Indonesia (“ACI”), which through its cocoa bean processing activities. 2.0 SUSTAINABILITY GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE The responsibility to promote and embed sustainability in Guan Chong Berhad (GCB)’s business strategy lies with the Board of Directors. A Sustainability Steering Committee (SSC) was set up to oversee the incorporation of sustainability in the Group’s businesses, as well as to prepare the Group for its sustainability disclosure.
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