Scania Malaysia supports Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato’ Keramat’s campaign, echoing the Penang state government’s move to ban single use plastic in the state.
Scania Malaysia Continues Nurturing Future Leaders in Sustainability
Scania Malaysia distributed reusable lunch boxes and water bottles to the students, teachers and staff of Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato’ Keramat recently at the launch of the No-Single-Use-Plastic Campaign funded by ‘Master Sustainability by Scania’.
“Reducing the usage of single use plastic is important as we have seen the adverse effects these plastics have on our ecosystem. Therefore, we are very pleased to support Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato’ Keramat’s campaign, especially in echoing the Penang state government’s move to ban single use plastic in the state,” said Scania Southeast Asia’s Managing Director Marie Sjödin Enström.
The ‘Master Sustainability by Scania’ fund was launched last year to motivate and assist local primary schools to start curricular and extra-curricular activities or projects that focus on sustainability. Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato’ Keramat is the second recipient of the Fund after Sekolah Kebangsaan Perdana Jaya, Subang Jaya received funds for its urban farming and environmental awareness project launched in November last year.
“Doing the right things and doing things right have always been two key aspects for Scania. Sustainability has always been at the heart of Scania’s operations and it is our responsibility to nurture the young generation so they could grow to become future sustainability leaders,” added Marie.
Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato’ Keramat’s Headmaster Mohd Kamal Mohd Nor was glad that Scania Malaysia agreed to support the school’s ‘no-single-use-plastic’ initiative.
“It might seem like a small action but the impact, if followed through consistently, would be big and shape the right mind set and behaviour from an early age. We believe that with the availability of the reusable lunch boxes and water bottles, the students could reduce the use of single use plastic while living a more sustainable lifestyle,” said Mohd Kamal.
Parents too could play an important role in ensuring that the use of these lunch boxes are optimised by filling them up with prepared home meals or snacks.
The ‘Master Sustainability By Scania’ Fund by Scania Malaysia is sustained by a portion of the company’s vehicle sales revenue. Schools are invited to submit their sustainability project and/or activity ideas by emailing Scania Malaysia at email@example.com.
在“Master Sustainability by Scania”基金资助的Dato’ Keramat国民小学‘拒绝一次性塑料品’宣传运动推介礼上，大马斯堪尼亚向师生和职员们派送可重复使用的午餐盒和水瓶。
斯堪尼亚东南亚董事经理玛丽（Marie Sjödin Enström）表示：“减少使用一次性塑料品很重要，因为我们都看到了塑料品对生态系统带来的不良影响。因此，我们很高兴能够支持Dato’ Keramat国民小学的宣传运动，同时也响应槟州政府在州内采取禁止一次性塑料品的行动。”
斯堪尼亚在去年推出“Master Sustainability by Scania”基金，旨在鼓励和协助本地小学发起课内和课外可持续性活动或计划。Dato’ Keramat国小是继梳邦再也Perdana Jaya国民小学后第二间获得该基金资助的学校 ，Perdana Jaya 在此基金资助下于去年11月推行城市农耕和环保意识计划。
Dato’ Keramat国小校长莫卡玛（Mohd Kamal Mohd Nor）对大马斯堪尼亚同意支持该校的“拒绝一次性塑料品”计划感到开心。