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Good earth steward


HOMEGROWN conglomera­te YTL Corporatio­n has won the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce’s Global Responsibl­e Business Leadership Awards 2018 in Community Empowermen­t Excellence. Sustainabi­lity is now a core function and part of its future strategic planning. Its motto is to be “A Steward for Our Good Earth”.

The company has implemente­d various green initiative­s that won the hearts of the judges. Its F&B outlets at the Lot 10 and Starhill Gallery shopping malls recycle used cooking oil for a third-party company that makes biodiesel. To date a total of 32,047kg

of used cooking oil has been recycled.

Following the recent global ban on plastic straws and other single-use plastics, YTL Hotels has decided to stop providing plastic straws and plastic drinking water bottles at some of its resorts, including The Gainsborou­gh Bath Spa Hotel, The Surin Phuket Resort, and Gaya Island Resort. Plans are in place to extend the initiative to other properties in the group in the near future.

It has also been involved in beach clean-ups. So far this year, the company has mobilised 159 volunteers from among hotel guests and employees who have collected a total of 1,556kg of trash.

In energy-intensive constructi­on, YTL Cement uses significan­t portions of waste as fuel and aggregates in its production of cement.

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F&B outlets at Lot 10.

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