Shell Malaysia raises RM20,000 for SEED Malaysia
Nov 14, 2016
Proceeds from the sale of Shell 125 Year Anniversary memorabilia goes to marginalized communities in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, 14 November 2016 – Shell Malaysia recently presented a cheque amount of Ringgit Malaysia Twenty Thousand in support of SEED Malaysia’s efforts that are targeted at three marginalised communities; namely the homeless community of Jalan Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur; the transgender community; and those living with HIV/AIDS.
Presenting the cheque on behalf of Shell Malaysia was Lily Rozita, Head of Legal & Managing Counsel Downstream, Shell Malaysia. Meanwhile, former President of the Malaysian AIDS Council, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, was also in attendance to receive the cheque on behalf of SEED Malaysia.
“At Shell, we have a responsibility to create positive impact and shared value for society beyond just doing business. Our company’s legacy in Malaysia is deeply rooted in social investment, that is why I am extremely honoured to present this cheque to SEED Malaysia because it is an extension of our efforts to continuously fuel the future of Malaysia,” said Lily.
Nisha Ayub, Project Director of SEED Malaysia, who was also present, took the opportunity to dialogue with Shell staff on volunteering opportunities with the organization.
“I am heartened that a global corporation such as Shell takes very seriously its social investment efforts not just through monetary contribution, but also in volunteerism. It is crucial that these individuals who raised funds believe in the cause they are championing in because only through participation can we better understand and aide the marginalized,” said Nisha.
Shell is a global leader in power, energy, and gas technology and is working to meet increasing energy demand and supply challenges by delivering smarter products and cleaner energy, infrastructure, and by developing new energy sources while addressing the impact on the environment. Malaysia is one of Shell’s heartlands. The history of Royal Dutch Shell in Malaysia started more than 120 years in Miri, Sarawak. Shell currently has a strong market presence in the upstream and downstream sector in Malaysia.