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Hartalega Holdings Berhad

Hartalega is the largest nitrile glove exporter in the world, to over 70 countries across 5 continents worldwide. The Group is guided by their SHIELD values (Synergy, Honesty, Innovation, Excellence, Learning and Dedication) to become the number one glove company that produces and delivers the best and most innovative gloves in the world, and to be recognised as a caring company to the community and environment.

Hartalega’s sustainability efforts are premised on Economic, Environmental and Social considerations while focusing on four key pillars: Safeguarding the environment, Caring for employees, Contributing to the wellbeing of local communities and Upholding the highest standards in business practices and product quality.

Fiscal Year-End: 31 March 2021

*Proportion of in-kind giving is not visualized in the chart above.

The net profit during FY2021 was at RM2.89 billion.

Reflecting a dividend payout ratio of 60%, Hartalega’s total payout was at RM1.7 billion.

A total cash contribution of RM1 million was made by Hartalega during FY2021, as found in their annual report.

The total monetary amount of in-kind contribution given by Hartalega was not detailed in their annual report.

Hartalega employees clocked in a total of 726 volunteer hours. 

Hartalega Holdings Berhad:
Cash, In-Kind and Employee Volunteer Hours

No.ContributionCash GivingIn-kind GivingEmployee Volunteer HoursBeneficiaries
1Annual community care campaignN/AGroceries, grocery vouchers, medical supplies, monetary assistance and gotong-royongN/AJashiera Old Folks Home, Rumah Ozanam, Rumah Tunas Harapan, underprivileged in Bestari Jaya and Sepang, local authorities and agenciesCSR Hartalega extended assistance in forms of donations of groceries, grocery vouchers, medical supplies and monetary assistance to charitable organisations, which included our annual gotong-royong at Jashiera Old Folks Home, Rumah Ozanam and Rumah Tunas Harapan. Hartalega also provided groceries and financial assistance to underprivileged groups in Bestari Jaya and Sepang during Chinese New Year, Hari Raya and Deepavali. Hartalega also sponsored necessary equipment to local authorities and agencies in the community and distributed PPE such as gloves, face masks and hand sanitiser.
2Promoting good health in rural areasN/AMenstrual health programmes and donation of hygienic materialsN/A430 girlsYayasan Hartalega supports Athena Empower with menstrual health programmes are being carried out for B40 communities in rural areas and hygienic materials are supplied. This programme benefitted more than 430 girls and young women aged nine to 17 years old.
3COVID-19 school programmeN/ACOVID-19 packs, hand sanitisers and sanitising equipmentN/A15,000 studentsYayasan Hartalega supplied COVID-19 packs to approximately 6,000 students from schools in Bestari Jaya, Kuala Selangor, Sepang and Banting. Each pack included face masks, hand sanitisers, food vouchers and informative leaflets to spread awareness on COVID-19 preventive measures. Hand sanitisers and sanitising equipment were also donated to benefit 9,000 students across 18 schools.
4Learning box projectN/ALearning resource boxN/A2,000 primary school studentsYayasan Hartalega collaborated with Teach For Malaysia (TFM) for the Learning Box project, a self-directed learning resource box containing engaging activities and materials. This project reached approximately 2,000 primary school students in Sarawak, Sabah and Perak.
5BOLD @Youth ProgrammeN/ASoft skills trainingN/A31 at-risk youthYayasan Hartalega partnered with the Sisterhood Alliance for the Bridge of Learning & Development, BOLD @Youth programme where participants are provided with soft skills training and assisted with job placement. The programme has benefitted 31 at-risk youth between 18 to 24 years old.
6Discover Muay Thai (DMT)N/AUpskilling programmeN/A8 participantsDiscover Muay Thai (DMT) is a four-month programme consisted of two components; DMT Academy Programme and Work Placement and Monitoring Programme. The DMT Academy focused on modules such as English language skills, entrepreneurship skills, customer service, volunteering sessions, team building, financial management and ethics. The Work Placement and Monitoring Programme was aimed at providing financial security and upskilling opportunities.The programme helped eight participants to secure employment and continues to provide mentorship.
7Biodiversity conservation effortsN/AEnvironmental literacy programmeN/AYouth participantsYayasan Hartalega collaborated with social enterprise, Inspirasi KAWA to encourage youth participation in biodiversity conservation efforts and enhance environmental literacy among local youth in the communities near the company's operations, such as Kuala Selangor, Ijok and Bestari Jaya.
8Denai Sungai' programmeN/ARiver conservation project, sponsored gloves and t-shirtsN/AParticipantsCSR Hartalega collaborated with the Selangor State Department of Environment (DOE) on a river conservation project conducted at Denai Alam, Shah Alam. The Denai Sungai programme aimed to increase awareness among the community on environmental preservation and the importance of the proper disposal of e-waste and with volunteers participating in river cleaning activities. Hartelga also sponsored gloves and printed t-shirts for the volunteers.
9Plogging with the communityN/ACommunity plogging activityN/AParticipantsCSR Hartalega partnered with the Department of Environment (DOE) to organise a community plogging activity in Pantai Bagan Lalang, Sepang where participants, provided with reusable bags, picked up litter while jogging along the beach area to promote healthy lifestyles and good environmental habits.
10COVID-19 Relief EffortsN/A2 million glovesN/AHealthcare facilitiesHartalega contributed more than two million pieces of gloves and other PPE items such as face masks and hand sanitisers to healthcare facilities across Malaysia.
11COVID-19 Relief EffortsN/APersonal protective equipmentN/AFrontliners, government agencies and organisationsHartalega donated PPE to frontliners from Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah, Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah, Majlis Daerah, Pejabat Tanah and Bomba, along with other Government agencies and organisations such as Majlis Keselamatan Negara, the Selangor State Government, Air Selangor, MERCY Malaysia and Hospis Malaysia.
12COVID-19 Relief EffortsRM1MN/AN/AThe Edge Media GroupHartalega contributed RM1 million to The Edge COVID-19 Health Care Workers Support Fund that was established by The Edge Media Group.
13Employee volunteer hoursN/AN/A726 hrs68,000 peopleDuring FY2021, employees of Hartalega, Hartanians devoted over 726 volunteer hours through the company's various programme which positively impacted more than 68,000 lives.

1. The numerical value for total cash and in-kind giving was calculated based on individual monetary mentions in the Annual and Sustainability report

2. The information above is derived from Hartalega Holdings Berhad’s 2021 Annual Report. Email correspondence was made between between 8 July – 3 August 2022 to seek further clarification, however no reply was received.

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