Scania Malaysia nurtures future leaders in sustainability with support to Penang school’s “No-Single-Use-Plastic” Programme
Scania Malaysia distributed on Wednesday 31 July 2019 reusable lunch boxes and water bottles to students, teachers and staff of Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato’ Keramat in Penang, Malaysia in support of the school’s No-Single-Use-Plastic Campaign.
“Reducing the usage of single use plastic is important as we have seen the adverse effects these plastics have on our ecosystem,” said Scania Southeast Asia’s Managing Director Marie Sjödin Enström.
“We are therefore very pleased to support Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato’ Keramat’s campaign especially echoing the Penang state government’s move to ban single use plastic in the state.”
The campaign was funded by a special “Master Sustainability by Scania” fund, which Scania launched last year to motivate and assist local primary schools to start up curricular and extra-curricular activities or
projects that focus on sustainability.
Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato’ Keramat is the second recipient of the Fund after Sekolah Kebangsaan Perdana Jaya, Subang Jaya received funds for its urban farming and environmental awareness project launched in November last year.
“Doing the right things and doing things right have always been two key aspects for Scania. Sustainability has always been at the heart of Scania’s operations and it is our responsibility to nurture the young generation so they can grow to become future sustainability leaders,” added Marie Sjödin Enström.
Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato’ Keramat’s Headmaster, Mohd Kamal Mohd Nor was glad that Scania Malaysia agreed to support the school’s “no-single-use-plastic” initiative.
“It might seem like a small action but the impact if followed through consistently will be big and will shape the right mindset and behaviour starting at an early age. We believe that with the availability of the reusable lunch boxes and water bottles, the students can reduce the use of single use plastic whilst living a more sustainable lifestyle,” commented Mohd Kamal.
Parents too can play an important role in ensuring that the use of these lunch boxes are optimised by filling them up with prepared home meals or snacks. ‘
The “Master Sustainability By Scania” Fund by Scania Malaysia is sustained by a portion of the company’s vehicle sales revenue. Schools are invited to submit their sustainability project and / or activity ideas by emailing Scania Malaysia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scania commenced operations in Malaysia in the early 1970’s, supporting the logistics, construction and public service sectors, commuting people and goods every day throughout the country. With about 300 employees, Scania (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. today offers capabilities in sales, repair and maintenance, roadside assistance, parts, connected services, driver services and contracted services. It operates ten dedicated workshops, with technicians based at some customers’ premises, to meet the country’s public and cargo transport needs with easy access to Scania’s regional Asia Parts Centre is located in Singapore.
Scania Malaysia is today also able to provide financial and insurance services through Scania Credit (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.