AMCHAM Thanksgiving Luncheon 2017 & MY AMCHAM CARES Recognition Ceremony

AMCHAM celebrated its’ Thanksgiving Luncheon on November 16, 2017 and we were delighted to have Y. B. Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan, Second Minister of International Trade & Industry and H.E. Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia to grace the event. It was Dato’ Seri’s first event with AMCHAM and we were honored to have him on this special occasion not only because it was Thanksgiving but it was also MY AMCHAM CARES Recognition Ceremony.

Most companies now recognise CSR as a core component of their business priorities. The development of CSR  in Malaysia has, over time, moved to higher levels and taken on greater levels of mindfulness, such that Malaysia is now recognised as having one of the most engaged economies in the region when it comes to corporate responsibility.

AMCHAM recognized and celebrated the work of 12 of our member companies for implementing best practices in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR):

  1.  Accenture Solutions Sdn. Bhd.
  2.  Citibank Bhd.
  3.  Coca-Cola Far East Ltd.
  4.  Du Pont Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
  5.  Honeywell International Sdn. Bhd.
  6.  Intel Technology Sdn. Bhd.
  7.  NationGate Solutions (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  8.  Procter & Gamble (M)
  9.  Pfizer (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  10.  PricewaterhouseCoopers
  11.  United Parcel Service (M) Sdn.Bhd.
  12.  Visa International (Asia Pacific) LLC

AMCHAM would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all 12 recipients for their contribution towards society and continue the good work that you do. We would also like to thank all those who participated in the survey and we hope to have more entries in 2018.

If you’re new to AMCHAM or an existing member but you’ve not heard about MY AMCHAM CARES program, here is some information about the program. MY AMCHAM Cares was launched during Thanksgiving in 2016. MY AMCHAM CARES is not a competition. It provides a basis to benchmark CSR programs, engage with other key stakeholders in CSR, and to share best practices to develop sustainable programs for the future. A set of questionnaires will be sent in the first quarter to all members. The survey will assess a number of program criteria including attention to business objectives and societal needs; creation of long-term economic and social gains; communication and sharing of best practices; and program sustainability. If you’re interested to participate in the MY AMCHAM CARES program 2018 or if you have questions about the program, please contact Ms. Kavita Subramaniam at [email protected]

AMCHAM would like to thank Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan and H.E. Kamala Lakhdhir for their presence and being part of the recognition ceremony.

AMCHAM would like to thank JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur for hosting us the luncheon.
5 December marked a new chapter for this shining star as it celebrated the official re-launch after a complete year-long refurbishment. Known as The Happening Hotel, the vibrant 578-room, JW Marriott continues its legacy of embracing the brand’s values, offering guests warm hospitality, friendly service, comfortable accommodation and interactive culinary experiences. The refreshed and determinedly modern hotel is poised to deliver the classic JW experience of quiet luxury and intuitive service.