AMCHAM Recognizes 22 Companies for Outstanding CSR Efforts in Malaysia

The American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) celebrated 22 of its member companies for demonstrating best practice in the implementation of corporate citizenship or corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects in Malaysia.  Corporate citizenship and responsible business practices are some of the hallmarks of U.S. corporate culture and are firmly embedded in the activities of American companies across all countries in which they are located.

AMCHAM is proud to play its part in advancing the field of corporate citizenship. MY AMCHAM CARES is a mutual learning platform for AMCHAM’s member companies that aims to encourage the proliferation of impactful and sustainable corporate citizenship programs throughout Malaysia. Programs implemented by AMCHAM members cover a broad range of social and environmental objectives, with access to quality healthcare and education featuring prominently.

Executive Director of AMCHAM, Siobhan Das said, “The MY AMCHAM CARES program started in 2016 by sharing our members successful CSR campaigns. The following year, this grew into a benchmarking effort assessing ‘how’ our members planned and implemented their initiatives using an annual survey and, in turn, recognizing their excellence. We are very pleased with how far MY AMCHAM CARES program has come since then.”

President of AMCHAM, Ramzi Toubassy said, “Through the MY AMCHAM CARES program we are able to better understand the CSR approach our member companies take, and by sharing best practices, companies are able to learn from each other and improve corporate citizenship in Malaysia.”

The MY AMCHAM CARES’ annual survey benchmarks members’ corporate citizenship and CSR initiatives across four key pillars: Strategy, Measurability, Sustainability, and Communication. The 22 companies who had high scores across these pillars this year are as follows:

  • AmMetLife Insurance Berhad
  • Johnson & Johnson Malaysia
  • Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Company Sdn. Bhd.
  • J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Berhad
  • Citibank Berhad
  • Keysight Technologies
  • Coca-Cola Malaysia
  • Mondelez International (Malaysia)
  • Crown Worldwide Group Sdn. Bhd.
  • Pfizer (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc.
  • Procter & Gamble (Malaysia)
  • Herbalife Products Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
  • PwC Malaysia
  • Hess Exploration & Production Malaysia B.V.
  • Sime Darby Berhad
  • Honeywell International Sdn. Bhd.
  • Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia
  • IBM Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
  • SunPower Malaysia Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd.
  • Intel Technology Sdn. Bhd.
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AMCHAM has also been working with the United Nations and Economic Planning Unit of the Ministry of Economic Affairs Malaysia in order to provide a clearer roadmap for member companies to support local and global goals.

Siobhan  added, “Many of the corporate citizenship initiatives by our member companies are in line with both the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and the Eleventh Malaysia Plan.” She continued, “Through the MY AMCHAM CARES program, we are able to understand the contribution our member companies are making towards these targets.”