Sabati-DBKU greening programme receives boost from Sarawak Energy

Sarawak Energy group chief executive officer Sharbini Suhaili (sixth left) with Sabati members (from sixth right) Datuk Fatimah Mohd Iskandar, Datuk Dayang Morliah Awang Daud, Datin Zuraini Abdul Jabbar, Datin Saadiah Buji and Sarawak Energy management.

KUCHING, Oct 26: Sarawak Energy is supporting the Sarawak Badan Amal Tenaga Isteri-Isteri (Sabati) in its upcoming urban greenery programme to beautify The Isthmus. Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) is partnering the association in the initiative.

According to a press release, the State-owned energy developer and power utility is one of the sponsors of the Nov 15 event, while 30 employees will join Sabati and DBKU amongst others to plant seedlings along the 3.7km Jalan Keruing stretch heading towards the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching from Menara Sarawak Energy.

A delegation from Sabati led by its deputy president Datuk Dayang Morliah Awang Daud paid a courtesy visit to Sharbini Suhaili, Sarawak Energy group chief executive officer on Tuesday. Also there to receive the group were Dr Mak Met, senior vice-president for human resources and Siti Aisah Adenan, vice-president for distribution, supported by Sarawak Energy management.

The group CEO received the delegation at Menara Sarawak Energy, a local architectural landmark and East Malaysia’s first building to receive Green Building Index (GBI) accreditation. It continues to meet the verification assessment requirements on energy efficiency, retaining its GBI silver rating this year.

“Sarawak Energy is pleased to contribute to this important initiative by SABATI to beautify and green the surrounding area at Isthmus where we are located. Our headquarters was the first building in East Malaysia to be accredited with the green building certification and so it makes sense for us to support such a healthy environmental initiative,” he said during the call.

“We also encourage staff volunteerism in support of community initiatives as an extension of our corporate social responsibility. Securing and retaining the GBI certification is part of our commitment towards incorporating sustainable practices at all levels of our operation,” he concluded.

In its quest to incorporate sustainability at all levels, Sarawak Energy also has electric cars and scooters as part of its corporate fleet which run primarily on renewable energy as Sarawak’s generation mix is predominantly hydropower. — DayakDaily