Bandar Seri Begawan - Maybank employees in Brunei yesterday joined their counterparts around the world for the global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative by cleaning up Muara Beach.
Dressed in yellow t-shirts and armed with black garbage bags, the group was led by Maybank Brunei Country Manager, Mohamad Hassanel Jarai. More than 50 staff took part in the event.
The event was part of Maybank Global Corporate Responsibility Day 2012 . This year's event focuses on environment conservation carrying the theme 'Hope To Conserve the Environment For Our Future Generation'. The Maybank Global CR Day was held in its third consecutive year.
Yesterday, over 18,000 Maybank staff in Malaysia and offices abroad - including Brunei, New York, London, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Bahrain, Papua New Guinea and Singapore - came together to reaffirm their commitment to social and community development.
According to news reports, over 100 initiatives are to be undertaken in 15 countries and cover various beneficiaries ranging from senior citizens, single mothers, orphans, the sick and infirm, indigenous people as well as environmental programmes.
"This year's CR Day does not comprise one-of community projects for the day, but include long-term initiatives identified and carried out by employees in the various locations where they operate," said president and chief executive officer Datuk Seri. Abdul Wahid Omar in a statement.
The Global CR Day was part of the Group's Cahaya Kasih employee volunteer programme, which was initiated in 2006 for employees to engage directly with the community through its regional offices, sectors and overseas operations by helping those in need and beyond the activities driven by the bank.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin