ZF Serves Mother Nature And Charitable Home
§ ZF Sales and Service (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (ZF SSM) launched recycling campaign
§ Raised funds for local charity home
§ Social Responsibility is as an integral part of ZF
ZF SSM recently wrapped up a month-long automotive parts recycling charity programme, which combined both environmental and community components. The funds raised, amounting to RM10,000, was used to assist the Selangor Family Aid Association residents.
“Social responsibility is an integral part of ZF SSM’s corporate culture. To us, as a corporate citizen, it is our duty to contribute towards the well-being of the community. We are so humbled by this opportunity to make a difference, not only to the environment we live in, but also in the lives of the residents of the Selangor Family Aid Association,” said ZF SSM Managing Director, Mohd Syahrul Yusuf.
Launched in early October 2016, the recycling campaign is part of ZF SSM’s contribution to the community. The objective was to promote a greener environment by instilling the recycling habit within the automotive industry, particularly among spare part dealers. A total of nine spare part dealers came forward in full support to contribute their scrap metal for charity namely, YonMing Auto & Industrial Parts Sdn Bhd, Syarikat Selayang Muhibbah Sdn Bhd, Megamix Sdn Bhd, Rimbunan Kuasa Sdn Bhd, Klang Yew Huat Auto Parts Industries Sdn Bhd, Stuttgart Parts Centre Sdn Bhd, Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Kai Yuan Auto Parts Sdn Bhd and Gee Hup Auto Supply Sdn Bhd.
ZF SSM successfully collected a total of 18,855 kilograms in old automotive parts and machines from the spare part dealers around the Klang Valley. The resulting scrap value amounting to RM 9,428 was combined with contributions from ZF SSM staff for a final total amounting to RM10,000. The contributions were then divided between settling the charity home’s outstanding utility bills and purchasing essentials requested by the home such as garbage bags, instant noodles, milk, rice, disposable cutlery and a food trolley.
The Selangor Family Aid Association, a welfare home for the aged and handicapped, shelters a total of 85 residents comprising of the aged and handicapped between the ages of 19 and 94 years. The home, which depends on donated funds from the public, was established in July 1988. Currently, the home has no sustainable funding.
“On behalf of the residents and administration, I thank ZF SSM for their kind assistance. Our home is often overlooked by potential donors because our application for tax exempt status was unsuccessful. This contribution from ZF SSM is most appreciated as it helps us to cover our everyday basic necessities like food and utility bills,” said Selangor Family Aid Association President, Dato’ Seri Pusparajah Gunaratnam.
Continuing its role as a responsible corporate citizen, ZF SSM is determined to embark on biannual outreach campaigns with varying themes to instil a strong sense of community among its employees. Some of the past outreach programmes organised by ZF SSM included a visit to the Assunta Children Society in 2012 and relief efforts for the Kelantan flood victims in 2015. ZF SSM is also involved in ongoing efforts to help marginalised communities enjoy sustained daily meals.
Members of the public who wish to contribute to the Selangor Family Aid Association can contact Mrs D. Murugai or Ms M. Geetha at tel: 03 6075 3771 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit http://www.sfaa-malaysia.org
For more information on ZF Sales & Service (M) Sdn Bhd, visit www.zf.com/my