Sime Darby Property pledges stronger workplace safety

KUALA LUMPUR (May 5): Sime Darby Property Bhd (SDP) has pledged to enforce greater precautionary measures and introduce innovative solutions to reduce safety related incidents in its business operations.

In a statement on Friday (April 29), the property developer said it aims to become a stronger proponent of workplace safety and health in the property development industry in Malaysia.

SDP group managing director Datuk Azmir Merican said that the company had reviewed its historical safety and health performance and is now rolling out efforts to implement minimum Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) mandatory requirements across its businesses.

“The nature of our business exposes the company to a plethora of safety risks, and we are responsible to comply with regulatory requirements at all our worksites.

“To manage the HSSE risks effectively, we will collaborate with our contractors in the value chain to tackle their biggest risks as well as provide the necessary resources and support to mitigate them,” he added.

Meanwhile, SDP head of safety and sustainability Razif Yusoff said the safety and sustainability playbook had been designed to systemise multiple HSSE standards and practices that will enable the workforce to plan and track the progress of the company’s HSSE objectives and targets.

“The goal is to strengthen SDP’s HSSE priorities through on-site safety standards, supervision, self-regulation, and basic safety compliance and reporting.

“The playbook will also help the company tackle our biggest risks effectively across all projects and developments,” he added.

At 10.15am on Friday, SDP was half a sen higher at 60 sen, with 28,700 shares traded.

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