KUALA LUMPUR, 3 May 2021 – YTL Cement has launched its dedicated CSR arm, BUILDS, with an initiative focused on community health and safety. BUILDS has distributed 7,000 COVID-19 Care Kits and donated essential cleaning equipment to students and teachers from 24 schools across Peninsula Malaysia.
As an extension of YTL Cement’s commitment to building better together, the mission of BUILDS is defined by its three pillars: community, sustainability and education. These anchor its efforts to ensure the wellbeing of people, the environment, and the making of sustainable and worthwhile progress. They will guide the course of its work.
Rachel Yeoh, Director of YTL Cement, elaborates, “Through BUILDS, we are working alongside community members to enrich lives and improve livelihoods. We will continue to be proactive in our efforts to protect the environment around us whilst, additionally, providing opportunities for academic progress across all levels of education.
“Whether directly or indirectly, the pandemic has affected many people. We mobilised this Care Kit initiative because we felt it was necessary to act. We wanted to put people first and to help them protect themselves and others,” she added.
The COVID-19 Care Kit initiative was conducted throughout the month of April. Each kit contained Personal Protective Equipment including reusable face masks, anti-bacterial wipes, hand sanitisers, and other essential items.
In line with guidelines set out by the Ministry of Health (MoH), the 24 schools also received cleaning kits comprising of antibacterial sanitisers, hand wash, disposable face masks, and floor sanitation materials.
BUILDS is a Corporate Social Responsibility commitment from YTL Cement to build together with and for the communities we live and work in. BUILDS is dedicated to supporting causes which extend beyond business objectives. Its goals are centred around ensuring and contributing to the wellbeing of people, the environment, and the making of sustainable and worthwhile progress.
YTL Cement is a leading regional building materials group in Malaysia, contributing to construction of homes, buildings and infrastructure for more than 60 years. Our passion for building better is rooted in our beginning as a Malaysian construction company in 1955 and today, we offer world-class quality products and end-to-end solutions to customers from all around the region.