MAH SING GROUP BHD believes in walking the talk. It can be seen that environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are prioritised by the company’s three divisions — property, plastics and healthcare — in their decisions and actions.
The property division, which Mah Sing is most well known for, continues to increase the use of environmentally friendly materials and products. It focuses on the materials, fittings and passive design concepts in order to lower the environmental impact.
To increase its effort to protect the environment, Mah Sing Plastics is closing the loop by using 100% recyclable plastic raw materials. As such, all its plastic products are recyclable plastics, contributing to the realisation of the circular economy. Solar photovoltaic cells are also installed in its factory to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change.
Mah Sing is also conscious of the environmental impact of effluent discharge and ensuring noise compliance. Mah Sing Healthcare has a dedicated treatment plant that is able to safely discharge treated effluent and is in compliance with the Environmental Quality (Industrial Effluent) Regulations 2009 set by the Department of Environment.
Recognising that prolonged noise exposure might be a concern to employees and the surrounding community, noise monitoring and risk assessment are carried out at the boundary and interior of the factory respectively to reduce the impact.
Mah Sing Healthcare prides itself on doing things right the first time with strict monitoring and internal controls. It adheres to structured and effective standard operating procedures as well as uses an enterprise resource planning system.
In terms of governance, Mah Sing takes a zero-tolerance approach towards bribery and corruption across its business operations and supply chain. The company also adheres to stringent industry standards for its divisions by achieving ISO9001 and ISO14001 certification for both property and plastics while the healthcare division is EN ISO 13485:2016 and ISO 13485:2016 (MDSAP) compliant.
Moreover, Mah Sing adheres to responsible business practices where Mah Sing Plastics is a member of Sedex, a world-leading ethical trade membership organisation that works with businesses to improve working conditions in global supply chains. In its strive to keep its workers safe and free from exploitation, Mah Sing Healthcare practices an internationally recognised good labour practice code known as the Ethical Trading Initia- tives Base Code.
At the heart of Mah Sing is its people. It is well aware that a successful company must first have talented and happy employees. As such, the company continues to develop a positive and inclusive workplace for everyone. A total of 17,442 hours of training were given to employees in FY2020 to further build and expand their capacity.
The health and safety of its workers are a top priority. Mah Sing focuses on safety requirements and environmental compliance at all worksites, including project sites and manufacturing factories. Workers are given safety training to nurture good work practices and a safety culture at the workplace.
Meanwhile, the company also continues to stay on its journey of developing affordable, value-for-money homes for the buyers through its property division. It has participated in several federal and state government housing initiatives while remaining focused on its business strategy of offering affordable landed homes and high-rises in the outskirts/suburban areas and central business districts respectively.
Mah Sing is also committed to giving back to the community, including during these challenging times. Together with its strategic corporate responsibility partner Mah Sing Foundation, Mah Sing and its founder, Tan Sri Leong Hoy Kum, have assisted the community by contributing close to RM4.6 million of various health equipment to organisations, government agencies and hospitals throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.