Sime Darby Berhad

– Delivering Sustainable Futures –

Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), or the Sime Darby Foundation, was established in 1982 and is the philanthropic arm of Sime Darby Berhad, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad and Sime Darby Property Berhad.

YSD’s vision is to lead and make a sustainable impact in the lives of others. The Foundation’s objective is supported by its five pillars, namely education, environment, community & health, sports, and arts & culture.

Since its inception, YSD has awarded scholarships worth RM268 million to 3,786 students in Malaysia and internationally, with a focus on the underprivileged. It is supporting long-term research projects such as Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems (SAFE), the world’s largest ecological project, reforestation initiatives such as the Reforestation and Rehabilitation of Orangutan Habitats in Northern Ulu Segama, and conservation of endangered species like Danau Girang Field Centre’s research to protect the Sunda clouded leopard, proboscis monkey and the Bornean Banteng.

YSD is also actively involved in the development and improvement of sports in Malaysia, particularly in track cycling, football and golf. Under its community & health pillar, YSD works with organisations such as the Malaysian Aids Council, Women’s Aid Organisation and Cancer Research Malaysia to promote the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged groups irrespective of race, culture, religion, creed or gender. YSD also works with established organisations such as the ASK Dance Company, Five Arts Centre and The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre to promote the development of arts and culture.

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