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Sime Darby Berhad

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Laporan Tahunan 2012

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Corporate Social Responsibility

DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE THROUGH SHARED VALUE CREATION

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Sime Darby Berhad

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Annual Report 2012

Corporate Social Responsibility

The Netherlands • R&D and promotion of sustainable palm oil Liberia Community engagements: • Infrastructure development • Facilities provision • Medical services • Scholarships & educational aid Malaysia • Conservation of ecosystems and protection of endangered species • Poverty alleviation • Scholarship & educational aid • Educational infrastructure • Health awareness & cancer R&D • Recycling initiatives / energy conservation • Township safety initiative • Charitable contributions • Affordable housing • Work-life balance initiatives • Sports development & athletic talent advancement Volunteer projects in Malaysia: • Tree planting • Mangrove reforestation • Environmental awareness • Child protection - school holiday camps • Road safety awareness • Fundraising through sporting event

The following diagram highlights some of the key CSR initiatives in Sime Darby’s countries of operations

Corporate Social Responsibility
Over 80 initiatives were completed worldwide with more than 30 projects still on-going for various beneficiaries.

Overview
At Sime Darby, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is reflected in amongst others, the collective commitment and accountability of all its business operations. Due to the diverse business nature of the Group and its widespread operations, Sime Darby continuously strives to inculcate and embed CSR into its value chain, taking into consideration its responsibilities to and the expectations of its stakeholders. It is a commitment that goes beyond regulatory compliance and ethical business behaviour. Over the years, Sime Darby’s commitment towards CSR and its initiatives have continued to be expanded, improved and refined. Today, Sime Darby’s CSR framework is dynamic and incorporates not only operational responsibility but also shared value creation. Even its core businesses are tied to a unifying objective and pledge;

Sime Darby Berhad

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Annual Report 2012

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Vietnam • Recycling initiatives • Community sports Hong Kong, China and Macau • Junior road safety awareness Thailand • Scholarship & educational aid • Disaster relief through volunteer aid & monetary contribution • Mangrove reforestation • Volunteer-based charitable contributions • Tree planting • Educational aid • Health awareness • Volunteer-based charitable contributions • Recycling initiatives / energy conservation Australia • Sponsorship of sporting events Singapore • Charitable contributions Indonesia Community engagements: • Infrastructure development • Facilities provision • Medical services • Scholarships & educational aid • Recycling initiatives / energy conservation • Volunteer-based community projects • Charitable contributions New Zealand • Junior road safety awareness • Volunteer-based community projects • Charitable contributions

to ensure business sustainability without compromising the rights and needs of future generations. Implementing and embedding CSR in all of its divisions and countries of operations are not without their challenges. In delivering its CSR objectives and ensuring the success of the initiatives, CSR at Sime Darby is more than the responsibility of one. It has grown to become a network of multi-discipline with multi-stakeholder effort, providing not only assistance in corporate philanthropy but also solutions pertinent to corporate sustainability. This section will not include all efforts undertaken, but aims to provide a summary and highlights some of the initiatives that have been developed and carried out during the financial year. For more information on Sime Darby’s CSR initiatives, visit www.simedarby.com/csr.

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