KLCC Group, led by KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, a committed advocate of sustainability for over four decades, continues to shape the urban landscape of Kuala Lumpur while staying true to its sustainability agenda. It has seamlessly integrated its sustainability agenda into its business operations, showcasing KLCC Group’s commitment to eco-conscious practices and long-term responsible growth. One such endeavour is “Sustainable September,” a month-long initiative undertaken in collaboration with the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Business Events Alliance (KLCCBEA).
Sustainable September is a campaign designed to promote interconnected sustainability and ESG-related activities across KLCC Group and its BEA Partners. This initiative aligns with its mission to establish KLCC Precinct as Malaysia’s first Sustainability Development Goal Hub (SDG Hub), supporting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the 12th Malaysian Plan – Advancing Sustainability. The goal is to position the KLCC Precinct as a sustainable destination that caters to all communities inclusive business travellers, while encouraging responsible practices in all aspects of visitor experiences, encompassing “meet, eat, sleep, shop, and play”.
Datuk Md. Shah Mahmood, Group Chief Executive Officer of KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, inaugurated this year’s Sustainable September with the “Run for a Cause” event, a fundraising activity benefiting the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). The event featured a fun run around KLCC Park for 200 participants and kidney health screenings for all attendees.
John Burke, General Manager of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, representing the KLCCBEA, commented, “We are thrilled to be involved in the Sustainable September initiative which would not be possible without in-depth collaboration between the KLCCBEA partners who are all actively contributing to the various activities. We are committed to our sustainability journey and building a sustainable venue, destination and business events supply chain that inspires others to follow suit. We are also delighted that we can be a part of worthy causes such the National Kidney Foundation and Stepping Stone Living Centre in the process.”
Commenting on this meaningful collaboration, Datuk Md. Shah emphasised “Sustainable September is just one of the many programmes we have created throughout the year which we believe will benefit our Precinct partners. This also demonstrates our collective commitment to transform KLCC Precinct into a sustainable business and leisure destination.”
Sustainable September 2023 calendar is packed with diverse activities aimed at benefiting both employees and community. These activities include Bake for Charity, where proceeds will be donated to charity homes – Pertubuhan Dar Asnaf Al-Fateeh Al-Idrisiah and Stepping Stones, Used Cooking Oil Collection drive across the Group, mental health and well-being education sessions for employees to promote their overall wellness and blood donation drives. The hotels within the KLCC Group organise specially curated Restaurant Week promotion featuring delectable, sustainable, and healthy food options available in the KLCC precinct. The campaign will culminate in a Sustainability Explorers Hunt, an interactive competition, solving eco-teasers while amplifying awareness on KLCC Precinct green initiatives.