Golden Sands Resort, Penang by Shangri-La has won the ‘Health, Safety & Environment Award’ at the 2015 National Occupational, Safety and Health Award Night organised by the Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia at Putrajaya Marriot Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 18 November 2015.
The award honours an individual or organisation who has significantly contributed towards improvements in health, safety and the environment. Golden Sands Resort, Penang is the only hotel in the country to have received the award recently.
The resort’s hotel manager, Tane Picken, received the award from the Minister of Human Resources, Dato’ Haji Ismail Abdul Muttalib. In attendance were players from the industry and the business community in the country.
“We are thrilled to have won this award, thanks to the excellent cooperation and hard work of our team, who have been able to apply an innovative approach to make our work place a safe place to be. Golden Sands Resort, which is managed by Shangri-La, has always played a major role in working towards and improving employee safety,” Mr Picken said.
Background of Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) DOSH, under the Ministry of Human Resources, is a supreme body responsible for determining the direction and policy of the State in relation to occupational safety and health in Malaysia. DOSH’s main objective is a continuous effort by the government to ensure the safety, health and welfare of employees in the workplace is secure. Accordingly, DOSH has become more mature and always strives to improve the level of occupational health and safety by making safe and healthy work practices part of the Malaysian culture. This effort is based on a tripartite process towards a culture practice.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts remains committed to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner while balancing the interests of diverse stakeholders. In striving to be a leader in corporate citizenship and sustainable development, a corporate-level CSR Committee drives the company’s initiatives in the strategic areas of stakeholder relations, environment, health and safety, supply chain and employees. Under the umbrella of sustainability, Shangri-La’s social responsibility programme consists of the two elements of “embrace” and “sanctuary.” Embrace focuses on Shangri-La’s Caring People Project, which aims to promote the highest level of education and health support in underprivileged communities. In sanctuary, the programme concentrates on Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project, which promotes the conservation and restoration of biodiversity. For more information, please access the CSR section on www.shangri-la.com.