Shell Malaysia Kick Starts with Its People in Empowering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Oct 13, 2022
Shell Malaysia partnered with the Malaysian Wheelchair Basketball Federation (MWBF) recently, to raise awareness on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) among its employees in Miri, through experiential learning. The initiative involved creating exposure for Shell staff to 3 X 3 wheelchair basketball where MWBF’s very own national wheelchair basketball players, Freday Yei Bing Tan and Muhamad Atib Zakaria were the esteemed coaches.
"We are truly honored that Shell reached out to us for this opportunity as part of Shell Malaysia’s DE&I Week 2022. This further reaffirms Shell’s commitment towards DE&I. It is our sincere hope that through the 3 X 3 wheelchair basketball event, we will be able to collectively demonstrate and create awareness that sports as a whole is a great platform to bring people together. I would like to take this opportunity to also thank Shell Malaysia for their donation– this will help contribute towards the carrying out of MWBF’s activities/initiatives,” said Idham Khalid, the President of Sarawak Wheelchair Basketball Federation.
“Shell Malaysia is pleased to be the first organisation to have reached out to MWBF to partner up with us on DE&I Week 2022. DE&I is an integral part of our organisation, and we hope that by organising the DE&I Week, Shell Malaysia is able to continue fostering an environment in which everyone can come to work as themselves, feel safe, and contribute freely," shared Shazmi Ali, VP of HR, Shell Malaysia.
Shell Malaysia’s DE&I Week 2022, which was hosted by Shell’s Human Resources team in partnership with the various employee networks in Shell, namely, Shell Women Action Network (SWAN), Menara Sports Club (MSC), and NEXUS (Graduate network) focused on the topics of Gender, Disability & Enablement, and Inclusion, which form part of Shell’s Powering Lives aspirations.
Other than this collaboration with MWBF, other activities as part of Shell Malaysia’s DE&I Week 2022 which took place from September 20th to 23rd include spotlight sessions with renowned speakers/sports personalities such as Madiha Fuad (founder and CEO of PlusVibes) and Cheah Liek Hou (Malaysia's para-badminton gold medalist) were invited to speak about their personal journeys where they have navigated through various obstacles including their own disability challenges.
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MWBF national wheelchair basketball players, Freday Yei Bing Tan and Muhamad Atib Zakaria with the first batch of employees of Shell Malaysia employees with their families
Friendly 3 X 3 wheelchair basketball game between the employees with Freday and Atib