SMK Dato' Abdul Rahman Yaakub first school to benefit from Taiwan Excellence's ESG Campaign

02 Nov 2022 09:01am
Image for illustrative purposes only - BERNAMA
Image for illustrative purposes only - BERNAMA
IPOH - Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dato’ Abdul Rahman Yaakub in Bota Kanan, Parit is the first school in Malaysia to receive Taiwan's green technology and innovation input under Taiwan Excellence's ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Campaign.

Taiwan Excellence in a statement said the school is one of 20 schools in Perak that had participated in the Eco-Schools Programme since 2019 and was recently awarded the coveted Green Flag Award.

"The school is committed to environmental education through the Eco-Schools Programme which is primarily private sector funded through the companies' ESG initiatives.

"For Eco-Schools Perak, Perak MB Inc is the main sponsor, committing RM1.2 million over three years," said the statement.

It added that the programme was held to showcase the long-term, sustainable partnership between local and international companies, federal and state departments and agencies, funders, and the Eco-Schools Programme national operator, Green Growth Asia Foundation (GGAF).

Meanwhile, in the same statement, Perak MB Inc chief operating officer Nor Afzanizam Abd Manan said Perak MB Inc aims to achieve at least 100 Eco-Schools by 2025.

"The community of youth in the state is our focus and funding the Eco-Schools Programme here will definitely contribute towards both and obtain a good ESG score down the journey," he added.

GGAF advisor for Eco-Schools Perak Aznan Alias, also in the statement, said the programme is to spread the awareness of Environment and Society as two of the ESG pillars to industry players.

The GGAF targets 1000 Eco-Schools in the country by 2025 involving the state Education Departments, local authorities, state agencies, universities and the ESG-focused private sectors.
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The programme became a national agenda last July at the Green City Action Plan Kick-Off event when Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed launched "The Race to 1000 Eco-Schools Malaysia 2025" initiative during the official kick-off of the IMT-GT & BIMP-EAGA Green City Action Plan. - BERNAMA