CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY / SUSTAINABILITY

The Company and its Group (“the Group”) is the land owner of 992 acres in the Tebrau-Plentong region. The Group acts as the master developer of the area and thus, our stakeholders include the people who live in the surrounding area. The Group believes in responsible and inclusive development and we believe this transformative work that we do is for the benefit of the people of Johor Bahru.

The Group strongly believes that a robust and effective Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) Framework would deliver greater value to the Group’s business. CSR creates value to the Group’s stakeholders by enhancing business reputation, brand awareness, and staff engagement levels. The Group believes that CSR initiatives are an integral part of good Corporate Governance. As we aspire to greater corporate governance and profit generation, we believe it is imperative that we contribute back to the community, the environment and improve the welfare of the employees.

The Group is proud to announce that we have high standards in ensuring the environment is handled responsibly, in ensuring high levels of employee engagement and in ensuring adherence to market requirements. We are also proud to announce that in 2014, we have contributed to the cause of several local societies.

In The Environment

The Group recognizes the importance of responsible development with regards to environment preservation and protection, which we believe is important taking into consideration the fast pace of growth of Iskandar Malaysia.

We are vigilant in protecting and preserving the surrounding environment at every stage of our development. To ensure this, the Group has had regular dialogues and feedback sessions with the government agencies and the Department of Environment with the objective of ensuring our developments comply with all government regulations.

In the Workplace

The Group believes that human capital plays a substantial role in the success of our Group and that people are our greatest assets. We believe in mutual trust and respect at all levels and we believe that a high performance culture is nurtured through embracing diversity and teamwork, which in turn inspires the employee to aspire more for the company.

In order to attract talent, we have provided competitive benefits, provided health and hospitalisation packages for employees and offer an engaging career path, advancing them professionally with appropriate training to keep the staff up-to-date with the latest industry knowledge and skills. In Year 2014, 89 employees attended training for a total of 950 hours, as below:

  1. Executive GST Briefing;
  2. Public Private Partnership Conference 2014;
  3. Amendments & Changes to Several MFRS;
  4. Construction Site Management;
  5. Behaviour Based Safety and Process Safety;
  6. Construction Safety and Healthy Training;
  7. International Conference on Moving towards JB World City by 2020;
  8. Understanding an ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System;
  9. Training on Safety and Quality Management; and
  10. GST implementation.

The Group believes in achieving gender diversity at the workplace and we strive to strike a balance between male and female employees. As at the end of Year 2014, we have a satisfactory composition of 56% male and 42% female employees. We encourage open communication between our employees and the management. We welcome employees’ comments and feedback so we may better the Group as a whole. We have put in place a whistle blower policy, encouraging employees to report on any illegal, improper or unfair practices they may encounter in their work and dealing with the management.

We strongly believe that with the right people at the right place with the right skills, we are able to promote an innovative and a high performance culture which will make the Group more competitive in the market.

In the Marketplace

The Group has over the years, maintained a high standard of integrity by its adherence to the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance and the Overseeing of the Group Operations by the respective Committees. Details are available in the “Corporate Governance Statement” and “the Statement on Risk Management and Internal Control” of this annual report.

The Group maintains regular communication with its stakeholders. We ensure that they are kept informed of all major developments of the Group through timely announcements and various disclosures, press releases, Company’s annual reports and circulars to shareholders.

Additionally, the General Meetings serves as a platform for the shareholders to interact with the Board face-to-face to seek clarifications on any issues and to better understand the Group’s business strategy and performance. A website at www.iwcity.com.my is also maintained and regularly updated for the stakeholders to retrieve information on the Group and our products. We welcome any feedback from the public via our website or our investor relations email adress at ir@iwcity.com.my.

The Group has also received the ISO 9001 certificate, demonstrating our drive for quality and transparency in our product delivery.

In the Community

The Group and its employees are passionate and mindful about giving back to the community. In recent years we have participated in various local community activities. The Group views that community-based initiatives help to promote positive values of a caring multi-racial society. In Year 2014, the Group has given sponsorship and donations to several societies.

The recipients of our donation and sponsorship are as follows:

  • Kesatuan Pelajar Islam Johor
  • PIBG SK Tebrau Bakar Batu Johor Bahru
  • Persatuan Ummah Barakah Selangor
  • Penduduk Blok A Desa Belantik Sri Stulang Johor Bahru
  • UMNO Bahagian Johor Bahru
  • Madrasah Tahfiz Al-Jauhar Kota Tinggi Johor Darul Takzim
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Tebrau Bakar Batu Johor Bahru
  • Persatuan Orang Cacat Johor Bahru
  • Parlimen Johor Bahru

The Group looks forward to continue to make CSR initiatives a feature of our company as we develop our land bank. We wholeheartedly believe that our development will both be profitable to the shareholders and at the same time beneficial to the people of Johor Bahru and we look forward to deliver a better 2015.

Iskandar Karnival Danga Bay 2015

Majlis Menanam Cerucuk SJKC Pei Hwa

Bursa Bullcharge Challenge 2015

Larian Amal Kesihatan Johor 2015

Chap Goh Meh Celebration with Sultan Johor

Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar joined his subjects for the Chap Goh Meh Celebrations in Pontian Mini Stadium on 22nd February 2017. Together with Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin, state secretary Datuk Ismail Karim and state Domestic Trade, Tourism and Consumerism exco member Datuk Tee Siew Kiong, also tossed the yee sang to mark the auspicious event, IWCity was proud to be one of the sponsor for this event.

2016 Iskandar Waterfront Hari Raya Open House

It was our honour that the 2016 Iskandar Waterfront Hari Raya Open House on 2nd August 2016 was graced by Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar and Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Idris Shah, as well as members of the royal family.

More than 60 elderly & disabled person from 4 homes enjoyed the feast together with the royal family and the staff. Donation & ‘Duit Raya’ also given to the respective homes by the Group during the Open House. The homes being invited and received the donation was Pusat Jagaan Warga Emas Nur Eshan, Persatuan Kebajikan Jagaan Warga Tua Ehsan, Cheshire Homes and Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Terencat Akal JB.

Dinner with Persatuan Orang-orang Cacat JB

Keys Handing Over Ceremony

IWCity has been undertake to development 2,720 units of low cost apartments to relocate residents from various villages such as Kg. Datuk Hajjah Hasnah, Desa Makmur, Kg. Bunga Raya, Kg. Tok Siak, Kg. Bakar Batu, Desa Jaya, Desa Melayu, Kg. Belantik and Kg. Tengah. The apartments are located at Plentong next to EDL highway and the keys handing over ceremony was held on 30th January 2016 and it was marked by the Chief Minister of Johor YAB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Bin Nordin.

2016 Chinese New Year Celebration

We were the sponsor for the CNY Celebration by PDRM Johor held in Grand Straits Garden Restaurant on 19th February 2017 which was officiate by Johor Police Chief, Datuk Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd.

We were the sponsor for the CNY Celebration by MCA Pasir Gudang held in Dewan Serbaguna Pasir Gudang on 24th February 2017 which was officiated by YAB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Bin Nordin, Chief Minister of Johor.