SUBANG JAYA, 17 September 2019 – Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) organised its annual Sustainability Day today with a focus on the importance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to incorporate sustainable business practices as part of their strategy for growth.
The changing business environment and stakeholder expectations have put more demands from businesses today to act responsibly, and studies have shown that customers and partners across the value chain prefer to purchase from and work with sustainable businesses.
Digi’s Chief Corporate Affairs officer, Joachim Rajaram said that it is critical to embed responsible business practices as the core of any business strategy.
“Digi has put in place a holistic framework to ensure that we act and instill responsible behaviour in our business and across our value chain. This is also part of our commitment to reduce inequalities within our communities, and work closely with stakeholders to continuously improve our responsible way of work.”
Joachim Rajaram, Digi’s Chief Corporate Affairs officer
Digi Sustainability Day is organised in collaboration with Business Council for Sustainable Development Malaysia (BCSD), Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), Telenor Group and UNICEF.
The main highlight of the day were two panel forums which saw a mix of panelists from the MNCs, industry bodies, NGOs, consultants, media companies and banking sectors. The opening panel discussion saw a panel made up of representatives from Telenor Group, KPMG Malaysia, CIMB Bank Berhad and Unilever discussing on the importance of running a sustainable business for future growth and how can SMEs start on the sustainability journey.
Digi employees also had several sharing sessions on the different key areas in driving a sustainable business such as integrity and ethics, digital privacy, digitalising businesses, and supply chain, among others.
Booths showcasing Digi’s various digital solutions were also featured at the event alongside booths by Digi’s sustainability partners such as UNICEF, Business Council for Sustainable Development in Malaysia (BCSDM) and Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM).