Kuala Lumpur, 21st July 2022 - PETRA Group has been conferred the Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards (AREA) 2022 under the Social Empowerment category by leading NGO Enterprise Asia. Widely regarded as the gold standard for CSR and sustainability practice, the AREA is the most prominent CSR recognition program across Asia that aims to recognize and honour businesses and leaders for championing sustainable and socially responsible business practices.
PETRA Group’s Chief of Sustainability Mooreyameen Mohamad said the Group is honoured to be recognised for its entry on ‘Providing Solutions for Humanity Through Sustainable Technology’.
“PETRA Group’s vision is to become the global beacon for social capitalism, while providing real and sustainable solutions to address humanity’s most pressing issues. We believe that when businesses play a role in uplifting communities, it leads to stronger societies and sustainable wealth creation”, Mooreyameen said.
PETRA Group’s Senior Vice President Professor Dr Graham Kendall said that since the start of the pandemic, the PETRA Group through the Vinod Sekhar Foundation has channelled some RM15 million to help support the most vulnerable communities including the indigenous, disabled, old folks, children, refugees, and hardcore poor.
"We hope that other businesses will also come forward and help those who are less fortunate. We owe this to them, we owe to each other and we owe it to humanity,” Graham said.
PETRA Group is one of only 3 companies from Malaysia to be recognised in this year’s regional awards. Since 2011, AREA has recognized businesses from various industries while honouring their achievements in the seven categories of Social Empowerment, Investment in People, Health Promotion, Green Leadership, Corporate Governance, Circular Economy Leadership and Responsible Business Leadership.