Corporate Social Responsibilities

 

 

 

FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

 

We at Ajiya, uphold our corporate social responsibilities as we strive to scale greater heights. Our values and CSR practices are reflected in our social interactions and workplace, where we care for each other, our business and our environment, with an aim to build a sustainable and growing enterprise.

 

OUR PEOPLE
 

Safer Workplace

The health and safety of our people in the workplace are the core values at Ajiya. Our Safety and Health Committee continues to play their role in reviewing safety and health issues at work place at periodical basis. Ajiya strives to achieve zero harm at work and ensure health and safety of our people by implementing amongst others, the following measures:

 

Personal Protective Equipment Labels to remind employees to use the proper protective equipment.
 
Besides that, in-house trainings on safety & health at workplace are arranged regularly for our employees. For example, Emergency Response Team trainings are conducted to ensure employees are trained and prepared to respond swiftly to environment emergencies. We also had Socso (PERKESO) over at our workplace to conduct “Program Pencegahan Kemalangan & Advokasi 2017”, on road safety and defensive riding education. This workshop aims to create awareness for employees, especially motorcyclists to ride safely, predict potential hazard and avoid road accidents. Additional benefits like Medical Surgical and Personal Accident insurance coverage is provided to our employees. 
 
Employees are trained on cardiac compression                                    Program Pencegahan Kemalangan & Advokasi 2017

                                         

                                        

Treasuring Employees

Our people are undoubtedly our biggest asset. We at Ajiya believe that retaining positive and motivated staff is vital to the Company’s success. A high employee turnover not only increases expenses, but also has a negative effect on company morale. Hence, implementing an employee retention program is essential to ensure that key employees remain employed while maintaining quality job performance and productivity.
 
Besides fringe benefits, we award the children of our employees who excel academically with ‘Academy Achievement Award’. This award is a sign of encouragement and recognition of the children's’ efforts, which we hope will inspire them to pursue greater excellence. Meanwhile, our employees who have served the Company for many years stand to receive the ‘Long Service Award’, as a token of appreciation and recognition of their loyalty.

 

 

Equipping Employees with Skills and Personal Development

Training is a vital component in our company to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our workforce.

Ajiya conduct regular training and development programmes for our employees. We engage professionals to conduct a series of workshops on enhancing work performance. Such workshops aim to help the Group understand the true meaning of performance and how it can be achieved. Following this, Ajiya has since implemented a new and more accurate performance appraisal scheme. In addition, team building workshops are conducted to foster closer bonds among employees at all levels and improve interpersonal skills such as communication, planning, problem-solving and conflict resolution.

Exciting challenges at Team Building Programme
 

 

Social Events

Social events, which develop interpersonal relationships that co-employees build outside the office, are not just strengthen the bonds and break down barriers between peers, but also reinforce Company culture, and stengthen their ties with the Company and, ultimately enhancing employee engagement. After all, it is teamwork that drives a company’s operations smoothly.

To name a few events held in Ajiya, we organise annual dinner gatherings as well as sports club activities throughout the year. There clubs are set up and run by employees, such as Football Club, Ajiya Cycling Team, Y2K Club, R-Life Club and One Ajiya Club. The club activities not only foster teamwork values, but also enrich our employees’ health lifestyle.

Ajiya Football Club competition                                                              Ajiya Cycling Team
 

 

OUR COMMUNITY

Ajiya believes in giving back to the community through its various social programmes. It is as important to grow the business, as it is crucial to give back to the community. Much forethought and careful planning are given to our social programmes and we are proud to say that we are playing a role to building a greater society.

We channel financial aid through funding programmes that contribute to the social well-being of the public. We focus on schools and education scholarships, sports associations, community development programmes, and societies for the disabled, among others.

Ajiya also encourages its employees to do their part by having them volunteer in non-governmental charities and blood donation drives. By engaging in charity works, we certainly see values of human spirit, passion, and teamwork. Additionally, such acts have also strengthened the bonds between Ajiya and the community. Employees who participate in blood donation campaigns are awarded for their charitable act.

Apart from that, we recognize the value of education and aim to inspire and cultivate young talents, by providing learning opportunities.

At Ajiya, we offer a industrial trainee programme for undergraduate students or fresh graduates. This programme helps prepare the trainees for professional work in the future and develop their work skills in the rapidly advancing workplace practices. Besides that, we provide scholarships to deserving students to further pursue their education. Ajiya also participates in numerous school programmes, speeches and arranged student visits to Ajiya’s plants, with the intent of providing access to housing construction knowledge. In 2017, Ajiya extended the Memorandum of Understanding with Politeknik Port Dickson and signed a new Notes of Understanding (“NoU”) with Politeknik Melaka. The objective of this collaboration is to disseminate Ajiya’s knowledge to the higher learning institution communities and expose them to the latest industrial knowledge — both theory and practical. These continuous efforts are to ensure long-term growth and sustainability of the nation’s workforce.

 
 Participants in TAA Leadership camp 2017, an educational visit to Ajiya’s plant.

 

 
 Signing of NoU with Politeknik Melaka
 
 
 Ajiya  worked with Politeknik Port Dickson and Politeknik Melaka for the two-month training sessions.
 

During the financial year, Ajiya has been frequently involved in public welfare activities rooted in local communities, such as contributions to Haemodialysis Centres, Resources and Education for Autistic Children and Penang Flood Relief Fund.

Apart from that, Ajiya is also a gold sponsor for MISIF Trade Forum 2017. The forum aims to update all stakeholders in Malaysia on the status, challenges and aspirations of the domestic steel industry vis-à-vis regional and global developments.

 
 
 

OUR ENVIRONMENT

We are one of the founders of the Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC), a non-profit organisation supported by the professional, industrial and non-government sectors to promote sustainable buildings in Malaysia. Over the years, Ajiya has been tirelessly working together with authorities and professionals to develop more Sustainable Buildings in the country.

Ajiya understands the environmental impacts of its operations and is taking action to protect the environment. Our products offer an alternative to natural timber-based material that reduces unsustainable logging activities. With the Ajiya Green Integrated Building System, not only is the system environmental-friendly, but wastage is also minimise.

Our Energy Efficient High Performance Glass plays a part in facilitating energy conservation through reducing energy consumption for cooling, as well as minimising noise, heat and UV rays.

Ajiya remains committed to preserving the environment by implementing environmental-friendly practices in our operations. Apart from green building, green efforts begin from the workplace too, where we have allocated recycle bins in our offices, implement energy saving practice, and reusing recycled papers. Ajiya encourages green practices by utilising scanning and emails whenever possible within the workplace, to reduce paper usage. Besides that, Ajiya shall distribute its annual report electronically or on CDs to eliminate the need for large volume of paper printing.

Furthermore, as a Green IBS provider, our Managing Director, Dato' Chan Wah Kiang was invited as speaker for a seminar titled “Internationalisation Imperative for Sustainable Business Growth” for Help University Master of Entrepreneurship Programme, and “Seminar Strategi Pembangunan ‘Low Carbon’ & Pengurusan Kecekapan Tenaga” organized by MGBC, jointly with Institut Latihan Dewan Bangunan Kuala Lumpur.

 
 Dato’ Chan as speaker for Help University Master of Entrepreneurship Programme.

 

 

OUR POLICIES
 

Privacy and Data Protection

We recognise and acknowledge the laws and regulations related to Privacy and Data Protection, ensuring that the use of personal data is in a lawful and appropriate manner. Policies and procedures in place to safeguard our database are constantly regulated by our ICT department. At Ajiya, all information of both customers and employees are strictly private and confidential.

 

Supplier Management and Customer Care

At Ajiya, we ensure that all business procurement processes adhere to our procurement policy, which explains how we work with suppliers to ensure that our supply chains share our values. We are governed by our policy and procedures at every stage, from the procurement of raw materials to the delivery of our products.

Our efforts are reflected in the industry standard certifications awarded through the years. Ajiya has implemented a Quality Management System complying with ISO 9001:2015 and certified by SIRIM QAS International. Additionally, our Wall and Floor Systems are certified by the Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia. Most of our manufacturing processing is certified by BSI to ensure that products have been tested and are manufactured under the Product Certification Requirements.

We take pride in our customers’ trust in Ajiya, by upholding the quality and reliability of our products. Hence, Ajiya stands committed to its product development and services. Ajiya also emphasises on intellectual property, including patents and trademarks. This shall not only protect the Company’s intellectual property right but also safeguard consumers from confusion and harm, enabling customers to make quick, confident and safe purchasing decisions.

 

Moving Forward

Moving forward, Ajiya’s approach to corporate responsibility focuses on the three dimensions of sustainability to create economic, environmental and social value. It aims to set the direction for a future-orientated business strategy that balances economic success with environmental and social responsibility.