Sarawak Energy’s roadmaps to weed out corruption, unethical practices

Sharbini (right) with Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg (centre) and Deputy Chief Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian visiting the exhibition hall during Sarawak Energy's Centenary Celebration held at BCCK today.

By Lian Cheng and Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, Feb 21: Guided by its roadmaps introduced in 2017 and 2020, Sarawak Energy Berhad (Sarawak Energy) aims to weed out corruption and unethical practices within its establishment.

Its group chief executive officer (CEO) Datu Sharbini Suhaili said to sustain and protect the value created and ensure a strong foundation for future growth, he introduced the Sarawak Energy Excellence 2020 Roadmap in 2017 together with the leadership team and supported by its Board of Directors, followed by the Sarawak Energy Excellence 2022 Roadmap in 2020. 

“With these roadmaps, we were able to consistently enhance and improve processes and approaches in the workplace, progressing towards our ambition to become a best-in-class utility and regional powerhouse,” said Sharbini during Sarawak Energy’s Centenary Celebration held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching today. 

He said these roadmaps detailed specific targets that must be achieved within a specific timeframe and are underpinned by six key focus areas: health, safety, security and environment excellence; operational excellence; project delivery excellence; talent management excellence, and high-performance culture and commercial excellence.

Once health, safety, security, and environmental excellence is achieved, he said it would significantly reduce workplace-related injuries. 

Operational excellence would ensure better supply reliability leading to improved System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) and System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI), which means, on average, Sarawak Energy’s customers in Sarawak experience less frequent outages and for shorter periods. 

In terms of project delivery excellence, Sharbini said Sarawak Energy has been improving its project delivery performance, supported by many agencies and ministries. 

On talent management excellence, he said the company has been coming out with effective people strategies to help its staff reach their full potential. 

He said under the key area of a high-performance culture, Sarawak Energy’s progressive corporate culture and achievements had earned it several awards at both local and regional levels. 

An additional key focus area — commercial excellence, was introduced in 2021 — so that from a technically proficient organisation, Sarawak Energy can become both commercially and technically savvy to secure the best value for Sarawak, Sharibini added.

“In our ongoing quest to grow into a benchmark utility, we are strengthening corporate governance to weed out corruption and unethical behaviour.

“We have recorded improvements on every front and focus area because of our people and their commitment,” said Sharbini. — DayakDaily