Our stakeholders expect us to ensure that our marketplace remains dynamic and of high quality and integrity with investor protection. We place great emphasis on innovation to meet the needs of a wide range of investors and issuers, as well as ensure that our regulatory framework continues to remain relevant and inclusive and that our markets remain fair, orderly and transparent. We also are committed to raising the bar on good Corporate Governance (CG), transparency and ethics among PLCs and ensuring that our systems, policies, guidelines and processes continue to embody all the right characteristics of a responsible organisation. We believe that our focus underscores our persistent efforts in creating values for all our stakeholders.
We remain guided by our four strategic intents in our effort to create a vibrant marketplace. Being a market operator and regulator of the Malaysian capital market, we discharge our duty in a manner that is effective, balanced and independent. We promote best CG as well as sustainability practices and disclosure among our PLCs and strive to provide leadership in this area.
In the Marketplace, we aim to:
Our 614 employees embrace the dynamic, driven and dependable “3D” values, which embody the high performance organisation (HPO) culture we are nurturing. These are key drivers in our goal to become ASEAN’s Leading Marketplace. As a responsible employer, we benchmark ourselves against market best practices to ensure that we offer competitive performance and reward management, work-life balance choices as well as personal and professional development opportunities. Our employees uphold the highest ethical standards and business conduct when dealing with our stakeholders, guided by our Codes of Ethics. We also strive to ensure that our workplace remains safe, conducive, inclusive and supportive.
In the Workplace, we strive to:
Here at Bursa Malaysia, we place great importance on balancing our business and societal needs and are committed to investing in community initiatives that aim to improve lives and create meaningful impact. We contribute to youth development through enhanced educational opportunities such as scholarship and internship programmes as well as increase financial literacy and capital market awareness through our community education activities. Our foundation, Yayasan Bursa Malaysia, remains the vehicle for our philanthropic activities and employee volunteerism.
In the Community, we endeavor to:
In managing our impact on the environment, we focus on initiatives that reduce our impact on the environment and lower operational costs. We also manage our carbon footprint and promote responsible usage of resources among our employees and stakeholders.
In the area of protecting the Environment, we shall:
We strengthened our connection with the community through active employee volunteerism.
We worked towards minimising our GHG emissions by implementing more energy-saving initiatives, such as replacing fluorescent light bulbs with energy-savings bulbs, reviewing our air travel policy and further educating our employees on ways to save energy.
Our collaborative The Edge-Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Rat Race charity run continues to impact communities in need. Last year's race collected RM1.83 million from 58 companies. The proceeds were distributed to 28 selected beneficiaries.
We empowered more youth in the community through our internship and youth leadership programmes. We trained 60 undergraduates under our internship programme and participated in the government initiated Skim Latihan 1 Malaysia (SL1M).
We sponsored students from our adopted schools and Bursa Kids to attend leadership camps. We promoted educational excellence, rewarding undergraduate students with scholarships, and provided financial awards to top-performing students in our adopted schools as well as Bursa Kids who excelled in their public examinations.
We strengthened our connection with the community through active employee volunteerism. A total of 3936 volunteer hours were logged for activities such as Bursa Malaysia's The Great Cookout, Mah Meri Project, Baju Sekolah Programme, trip to Hospital Kuala Lumpur and visits to 16 Rat Race 2013 beneficiaries.
We promote environmental protection among our employees with screenings on environmental-related documentaries and produced a 3-minute video clip with environmental protection messages shown on our “Pulse” TV screens.
We worked towards minimising our GHG emissions by implementing more energy-saving initiatives, such as replacing fluorescent light bulbs with energy-savings bulbs, reviewing our air travel policy and further educating our employees on ways to save energy. For the year 2013, our GHG emission from three sources: electricity usage, business air travel and paper consumption, increased slightly by 0.22%.