- The donation will help Montfort Boys Town launch a new Automotive After Sales and Service programme
- Grants programme is part of Ford’s broader conservation and CSR programme across Malaysia and Asia Pacific region
Ford’s CSR Projects in Malaysia
In addition to the Ford Conservation and Environmental Grants Programme that was launched in 2000, the company has demonstrated its commitment to support local communities in Malaysia through various CSR efforts, including the annual Global Caring Month.
As part of the Global Caring Month in 2016, volunteers from Ford and SDAC visited the Lovely Nursing Centre in Petaling Jaya, where they spent time with the elderly, repainted the facility and donated necessary supplies.
Ford’s ongoing commitment to Malaysia also includes projects and initiatives related to automotive education and road safety. One of such programmes is Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) that aims to increase road safety awareness. In the past three years, DSFL has offered free-of-charge, hands-on driver training to members of the public, Ford customers, university students and, this year, expanded to corporate partners.
About Ford’s Conservation and Environmental Grants Programme
Since launching the global grants programme in 1983, Ford has awarded more than US$5 million in grants to hundreds of environmental and educational projects in 60 countries, spanning Asia Pacific, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Central America.
“Ford’s legacy of caring goes back to the company’s founding and Grants are awarded for community projects around the world to build a better world around our three strategic priorities of community life, education and driver safety,” explained Bagus Susanto.
In the Asia Pacific alone, Ford has played a pivotal role in advancing environmental initiatives and the Conservation and Environmental Grants programme has become a regular project in markets ranging from Hong Kong, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Sri Lanka to Guam and Fiji.