Cementing our actions in advancing sustainable business practices
At CIMA, we recognize the importance of combining sound financial performance with a commitment to environmental stewardship, social responsibility and good governance.
We are committed to and invested in sustainability because it is a win for everybody – for our business, employees, customers, stakeholders, communities and the planet.
The environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles are embodied in our core values and integrated in our day-to day
A Comprehensive Approach to Sustainability
Environment : Achieving The Target Of Net Zero Carbon By 2050
A Journey which Began over 10 Years Ago, to Push the Boundaries of what is Possible
Utilising Alternative Fuel
Since 2007, CIMA has started utilizing rice husk in our cement production. We became the first cement manufacturer in Malaysia to adopt an alternative fuel combustion system in 2014, allowing more recycle materials such as pulverized fly ash, palm kernel shell, empty fruit bunch, carbon granule and rubber to be incorporated in our production to reduce the dependence on fossil fuel.
Incorporating Alternative Raw Material
As part as our efforts to reduce the need for landfills, CIMA has been incorporating alternative raw material including SW421 and SW207 sludge, as well as mud cake as an alternative raw material in our production.
Introducing Greener Products and Solutions
Our composite cement was introduced in 2010 and we have followed it up with various greener cement products, GGBS and high-performance concrete that is more sustainable. Some of our key products have received the green label certification from the Singapore Environment Council.
Preserving The Environment
CIMA has both air and water quality monitoring mechanisms in place to ensure compliance with the rules and regulations. Our plants are certified with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications. We are currently in the process of installing the Waste Heat Recovery system which upon completion, will save up to 30% of our electricity consumption and reduce carbon dioxide emission by 24%.
The Waste Heat Recovery System (WHR) at plant in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan
The environment, social and governance (ESG) principles sit high on our agenda at CIMA.
Our commitment to continue operating in a more environmental-friendly and sustainable manner is further reaffirmed through our RM120 million Waste Heat Recovery System
This system, expected to be ready in 2024, will save up to 30% electricity consumption and reduce carbon dioxide emission by 24% at our plant in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan
A Comprehensive Effort, An Entire Value Chain Approach to Reduce Green House Emission
We are on a mission to accelerate the transition to a net-zero carbon economy by 2050, by focusing on each and all three scopes of emission
Direct emission from our operations
Continuously reducing our carbon emissions by:
Replacing coal with recycled materials and biomass waste fuel in our kiln operations;
Using alternative raw materials from waste products and by-products of other industries;
Replacing clinker with substitute cementitious materials in our cement
Social : Investing In Our Human Capital and The Community
As the Company Continues to Grow, We want Our People and the Community to Grow Together with Us
Developing our Human Capital
We place a great emphasis to provide continuous learning and development opportunities for our staff across all position levels – from young, fresh entrants to senior leaders. CIMA is on a journey to develop a more inclusive workforce through key policies on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Giving Back to the Community
Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts are centered on two key pillars – community assistance and education. We are always ready to lend a helping hand to the underprivileged community in the areas where we operate through financial and in-kind assistance. CIMA also sponsors various education initiatives towards creating a more conducive learning environment and bridging the educational gap.
We believe in growing together with the local communities especially in the areas where we operate.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility Program is designed with primary emphasis on education – to provide a more conducive learning environment for the younger generation, especially those from less privileged background and help bridging the educational gap.
CIMA TUITION PROGRAM
A flagship programme for Standard 6 Primary School students to provide complement formal education provided in schools. More than 3,500 participants from Negeri Sembilan and Perlis have benefited from this initiative over the years.
This program is facilitated by experienced teachers in several subjects – English, Mathematics and Science. Additionally, we also organized Motivational Program to help prepare UPSR candidates both mentally and physically.
BE MY MENTOR PROGRAM
This is a specially designed program in collaboration with the local Education Authorities for Form 4 and Form 5 secondary school students to prepare them for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).
We invited fellow student mentors with excellent academic record to mentor and share their knowledge with the participants in various subjects including Malay and History. Over 1000 students from selected secondary schools in Perlis and Negeri Sembilan have benefited from the program.
BACK TO SCHOOL PROGRAM
Under this annual initiative, we provide uniforms, shoes, bags and stationaries to underprivileged students in the areas where we operate as well as the children of our own selected employees. The program has assisted in reducing the parents’ burden as well as brought smiles to the faces of the recipients as they begin their new school year.
AL QURAN RECITAL CLASS
For more than 20 years, Al-Quran Recital Lessons have been held at our Perlis Plant Surau for local communities especially children aged 7 to 15 years old every Monday to Friday from 5pm to 7pm.
Governance : Creating A Culture Of Integrity, Ethics and Compliance
Strong Governance as the Foundation for Us to Operate an Ethical Business which Our Stakeholders Trust
Our Compliance Framework, Code of Conduct (for business partners) and Code of Ethics (for employees) outline the behavior we expect from our staff and business partners including those involved in our supply chain in the running of the day-to-day operation.
The Risk Management Framework allows us to mitigate and manage any operational risk due to disruption or other unforeseen circumstances.
Health, Safety, Security and Environment
Relevant policies such as on drugs & alcohol, no smoking, stop work, environmental, health & safety are in place to ensure the work environment remains conducive, healthy and safe for our employees.
Anti-bribery and Integrity
We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business operations, guided by policies such as Authorities Raid Procedure, Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption Guide and Whistle-blower Policy & Procedure.