KUALA LUMPUR, August 21 – Hektar Asset Management Sdn Bhd, the Manager for Hektar Real Estate Investment Trust (Hektar REIT), has been honored with the esteemed “Company of the Year – Best in Sustainability Reporting & Community Support” award in the Retail Management category at the Sustainability & CSR Malaysia Awards 2023. The prestigious ceremony took place last night at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

The Sustainability & CSR Malaysia Awards 2023, officiated by the Minister of Women, Family & Community Development, YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, is organized by CSR Malaysia, a publication and social initiative under the auspices of the Malaysian Welfare Society for Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility. This national organization for sustainability in the country recognizes companies’ outstanding efforts in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability practices. A distinguished panel of judges drawn from the media and the Malaysian Welfare Society for Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility evaluated several nominations across various categories.

Hektar REIT takes immense pride in being recognized as the “Company of the Year” for its unwavering dedication to CSR and Sustainability. The award highlights Hektar REIT’s exceptional contributions to the well-being of people and the environment. The company firmly believes in creating shared value for all stakeholders, including tenants, employees, shareholders, and the surrounding communities. Through its extensive CSR programs, Hektar REIT has forged strong partnerships with local communities and institutions to drive impactful social change.

By investing in the community, the company plays a pivotal role in improving and enriching the lives of the communities surrounding the areas where its malls operate. Johari Shukri Jamil, Executive Director & CEO of Hektar Asset Management, expressed his gratitude for the recognition and emphasized the company’s commitment to sustainability and CSR. He stated, “Our responsibility goes beyond quarterly profits and shareholder value. Sustainability and CSR are central to who we are and how we operate.

We must view our work through the lens of sustainability, not as a separate initiative, but as an intrinsic element of all our decisions and actions. We are committed to a world where our CSR efforts reflect our respect for the planet, our community, and future generations.” Johari Shukri Jamil added, “This award serves as both an honor and an inspiration for us to keep pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve in the realms of sustainability and community support.”

The accolades bestowed upon Hektar REIT are a testament to its industry-leading initiatives and steadfast commitment to sustainability and CSR. The recognition further cements the company’s reputation as a socially responsible organization actively contributing to a more sustainable future.

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