CSR Overview

CSR Overview

Businesses are increasingly looking to the wider community to meet their developmental needs and social aims. This has created a significant demand in using community and environmental projects for corporate teambuilding and development programs. Our Corporate Social Responsibility Programs are tailored to your needs and very much in partnership with your training and CSR requirements. A choice range of CSR projects are available and include nature conservation, community outreach, and educational initiatives. We are working with youth groups and adults groups, within Malaysia. Projects include creating artificial reefs for fishing communities, protecting crucial natural habitats, support scientific research on marine mammals, support educational programs that develop young people, improve the lives of native societies with new opportunities. The choice available is far reaching. Within or at the end of a conference, it may be part of the workshop ‘break out’ process. Within a team build it may be the central theme or designed to support the strategy element of the program. For an away day, it may be what the day is all about. We have been involved with conservation for over 16 years and we are confident to deliver successful projects until its completion. Our solutions are innovative and can be tailored to your needs while keeping to your training and CSR requirements. We have carefully selected high quality and sustainable projects that are timely, that addresses real needs and is of real value. We do not make up projects for the sake of running projects. By working with our network in Malaysia we will carefully monitor and support for the long term.
Corporate Team Development

Corporate Team Development

We take groups into the natural world where they can see, smell, hear, feel and to find their interests and gain the skills to question, investigate and explore the world around them and relate the principles found in the natural world in everyday living.

CORPORATE CHARITY BIRDRACE

The whole group will undergo a crash course into the basics of Birdwatching identification with a short practice session in the field. They will then be divided into several teams of between 3 and 5 strong. Each team will be equipped with the necessary tools i.e. binoculars, fieldscope, field guide book, note book. They will race against time and the other teams. The team with the highest correctly identified number of birds will be the winner. Bonus points will be awarded to teams with well documented field notes and photo images of birds. The corporation will donate some of its CSR funds to a choice of nature conservation projects.

CORPORATE BIOMIMICRY WORKSHOP

Learning from nature. After millions of years of evolution, nature has learned: What works. What is appropriate?. What last?. Biomimicry is a new way of viewing and valuing nature. It introduces an era based not on what we can extract from the natural world, but rather what we can learn from it. It takes inspiration from nature designs and processes to solve human problems.

CORPORATE TEAMBUILDING- SAILING CHALLENGE

The tool that we will use to teach leadership and teamwork is a purposed built traditional designed sailing and paddling outrigger craft. The participants will learn the basics of sail craft and our trainers will execute a training program that maximizes each participants physical, mental and technical capabilities. They will be taught how to sail, paddle and handle the craft, they will learn to lead and work as a team all in an atmosphere of unity for a common goal. With practice and proficiency they will gain in confidence of their individual abilities, leadership skills, an active understanding of the importance of teamwork in achieving common goals and feel the rewards of success.

CORPORATE MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

This one day event challenges teams to summit the top of Gunung Matcincang, it is Malaysia oldest rock formation, with breath taking views of the west and north coast of Langkawi. It is a moderately challenging climb and that usually take 3 hours to climb. Teams will not only race against time but they will be required to solve certain challenges along the way and requires quick thinking, strategies, the use of strategies and teamwork skills. The team that wins may not necessary be the one that summits first but that has accumulated the most points and the least penalties on the way to the top.
Nature Conservation Projects

Nature Conservation Projects

Langkawi has lost over 49% of its natural heritage to agriculture, urbanization and transport infrastructure (roads). This loss in biodiversity is further compounded with the introduction of invasive species, pollution, population and over harvesting. Langkawi main industry is tourism and within this industry there is no doubt that ecotourism is its number one draw. There is an urgent need to protect the last wild places on the island from further loss. Rainforest Aid is a project to stem the further loss of island natural heritage and to try to reverse this trend.

AIMS

The project will address the problem by several measures including encouraging stake holders i.e. hotels, schools, travel agents etc to lobby local government for better enforcement on illegal encroachment into rainforest reserves, to the purchase of critical habitats and the establishment of a network of wildlife corridors that will allow the free migration of wildlife between habitats for purpose of seeking shelter, food and breeding. As part of the project we will encourage the planting of trees that benefit birds and other wildlife around urban area and other built environments.

BENEFITS

The benefits derive are many firstly it is hoped to stem the further destruction to the last few ecological zones on the island. Secondly direct action will be taken to restore marginal lands back into thriving ecosystems once again. Thirdly the general public will have a better understanding of environmental issues that affect the island and they will become active players in the protection of the natural heritage they are held in trust. Finally we hope that these measures will help Langkawi achieve sustainable economic benefits from ecotourism.

MANGROVE AID

Restoring ecosystem and sustaining fisheries

Background

Langkawi is well known by its biggest attraction its mangrove forest, forest on limestone and the fauna that are found here. Although mangrove cruise is the most popular attraction in Langkawi very little has been done to highlight its mangrove ecosystem and best practice to enjoy its wildlife. Because of lack of knowledge many practices such as wildlife feeding is practices by boat operator as a tourist attractions.

AIMS

This is a combined effort between the corporation and the community to address the problem and support the best practices by fisherman and tourism industries stake holders and visitor alike.

BENEFITS

By Mangrove replanting with communities, these mangrove will be a buffer zone from  erosion and any natural disaster such as tsunami. Its will help the wildlife to sustain it self from the fruits, flowers and young shoots. *These program can be modify to your company needs and requirements.
Community Outreach Projects

Community Outreach Projects

Unsustainable fishing practices and illegal encroachment by trawlers into inshore fishing zones have resulted in the drastic decline in fish catch leading to a big drop in the income of the local fishermen. Fish for the Future will invite a corporation to adopt a particular fishing community in the hope to address their problems.

AIMS

This is a combined effort between the corporation and the community to address the problem by teaching the local community in the better management of their fishing resources. This will include instructions and field trips and the building of a memorial artificial reef. The reef will be an aggregating device and will be a fishing reef for that community. It will be managed by the local community and they will adopt best practices to insure that the catch is of the right size and age. In addition if they so choose the reef can be used for sport fishing tourism.

BENEFITS

Practice what they have learned in sustainable fisheries. Be directly involved in the tourism industry and increase the income of the community. Finally the reef will provide a source of income for generations to come. *These program can be modify to your company needs and requirements.
Scientific Project

Scientific Project

Langkawi is considered to be Malaysia’s top tourist destination and is well known by its many natural attractions including the UNESCO Geoparks, its rainforest, mangrove forest, forest on limestone and the fauna that are found here. Very little has been done to highlight its marine attractions although there are regular sightings of dolphins, whales and migratory whale sharks. There has also been some stranding of whales and carcasses of dolphins and even Whale sharks washed up on some of the island’s beaches. There is an urgent need to establish a research facility to gather scientific data and develop the necessary conservation measures that is required to protect these truly amazing creatures. The center will also develop the best practice needed for the tourism potential of whale watching, dolphin watching and whale shark watching.