Allianz Malaysia Berhad (12428-W) 20/2/2017
Allianz lends a hand with gotong-royong activities throughout Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, 19 April 2008In conjunction with World Earth Day on 22 April 2008, AGIC has organised a gotong-royong activity throughout the country.
Climate Change is a global concern that will escalate further if not curbed early. This has been recognized in many countries around the world. Allianz also sees the importance in this with the Group’s involvement as one of the 85 companies and organizations which have endorsed a clear framework for clean energy and climate change action.
The reality of Climate Change has hit Malaysians as well. In recent years, devastating floods swept many parts of the country leaving
thousands of people not only homeless and losing their livelihoods, but causing deaths as well – all this coming from a country that is
supposedly free from natural disasters.
Realizing the concern and the rising need of awareness, Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad (AGIC) wants to play its
role in curbing this issue in the country. In conjunction with World Earth Day on 22 April 2008, AGIC has organised a gotong-royong
activity throughout the country. The activity was held simultaneously on 19 April 2008, where it was dedicated to the environment with
various AGIC branches coming together to clean and spruce up selected locations.
Here is a list of what has happened where:
Head Office (Kuala Lumpur)Zoo Negara8.30am – 1pm
Kota BharuPantai Cinta Berahi 8.30am –12.00pm
Kuala TerengganuPantai Teluk Ketapang, Seberang Takir, K. T’ganu8.30am
KuantanTeluk Chempedak Beach8.00am – 11.30am
Mentakab and TemerlohTaman Bandar Temerloh8.00am
SibuTaman Jubilee 8am – 10am
Johor BahruTaman Iskandar8.00am – 12pm
KlangHomeless Children Home9am – 3pm
“This one-day event held simultaneously by AGIC staffs and agents across the country is our dedication towards the environment. Waiting for someone to do something tomorrow is not helping the world”, said Joannica Dass, Head of Corporate Communications of Allianz.
“The gotong-royong activities that was held at parks, beaches, tourists spots, under-privilege homes and the zoo, just goes to show that the environment is not confined to one issue. If we put our mind to it, so much can be done”, added Dass.
On the international front, Allianz Group’s efforts did not start just yesterday. In recognizing the importance of tackling this issue, Allianz
has started its ground work in January 2005. The Company established a partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to
analyse climate risks throughout its business.
Since then, Allianz has been participating in climate change related research by working with industrial clients to develop climate change
risk management expertise. It is also working in upgrading risk assessment methodologies.
The Allianz Group also carries out an intensive dialog with stakeholders, with the aim of joining forces to evaluate the opportunities and risks of future business ventures and define options for action. The companies of the Allianz Group are therefore integrated within numerous international activities and joint initiatives.
The gotong-royong activity by Allianz Malaysia is not its first climate change initiative. The Company has adopted initiatives among staffs through internal communications and actions by adapting to recycling paper, switching off lights during lunch time and printing on both sides of paper.