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PPB Group Berhad

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, PPB Group Berhad (referred to as “PPB”) is an investment and property investment firm that operates across various countries including China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. PPB is engaged in six main business sectors, including Grains and Agribusiness, Consumer Products, Film Exhibition and Distribution, Environmental Engineering and Utilities, Properties and Investments. 

The company follows a comprehensive sustainability strategy that aims to balance economic achievements with their effects on the environment and society. This strategy revolves around 4 key sustainability pillars; Environmental Impact, Work Environment, Engagement with the Marketplace and Investment in the Community. 

Fiscal Year-End: 31 December 2022

The net profit of PPB Group saw an increase from RM1.49 billion in FY2021 to RM2.19 billion in FY2022.

The year on year net profit growth at PPB Group is at 46.84%.

The Group’s dividend payout for the FY2022 is RM569 million which is 25.90% of their net profit.

Total cash contributions made by PPB during FY2022, was approximately RM0.22 million.

Approximately RM2.96 million in total were made through in-kind contributions by the Group in FY2022.

The total employee volunteer hours reported by PPB Group Berhad is 421 hours.

PPB Group Berhad:
Cash, In-Kind and Employee Volunteer Hours

No.ContributionBased on Previous YearCash GivingIn-kind GivingEmployee Volunteer HoursBeneficiaries
1PPB-KF Welfare Fund for Perlis⬆️N/AVouchers worth RM0.48MN/A2770 studentsIn 2022, the fund disbursed RM488,990 to provide vouchers for school items to 2,770 students, and a donation to one welfare home. A
2PPB50 Fund⬆️N/AMeal vouchers worth RM0.34MN/A655 students from 35 schoolsIn 2022, a total of RM345,096 was disbursed for a Food Programme in which 665 students in need from 35 secondary schools in Sungai Petani, Kedah were provided with daily RM3 meal vouchers.
3PPB50 Fund⬆️N/ASchool items worth RM0.25MN/A1982 studentsA total of RM255,117 was spent on the PPB50 Educare Programme and Back To School Programme where 1,982 students in need from Melaka, Sg Petani, Pahang and the Klang Valley were provided with essential school items
4PPB50 Fund⬆️RM0.12MN/AN/A1126 studentsFinancial aid worth RM119,956 was given to 1,126 students from B40 families in Bentong, Pahang to pay for their school and book fees.
5Baking CompetitionN/AOven and baking utensilsN/AYouthWe worked with the Dignity for Children Foundation and bake X dignity to organise a year-end competition for students currently enrolled in their baking classes. The judging panel consists of experts and representatives from PPB and FFM, and the grand prize winner received an oven and baking utensils.
6Persatuan STANDN/ABaking equipment worth RM59.81kN/AYouthPPB donated baking equipment and amenities as they relocated to a new pie bakery (Stand Pie Me), allowing the NGO to increase production volume and accommodate a larger number of students.
7EZY Bakery WorkshopN/ASponsorship worth RM39.70kN/ACommunityPPB became the founding sponsor for a baking studio at Subang Jaya Goodyear Court 2 aimed at upskilling the B40 community through free baking classes, which started in March 2023
8SupermumN/ABusiness Training workshopN/A24 mumsFor Supermum’s Batches 3 and 4 participants, PPB organised a Business Training workshop. The workshop topics included basic accounting, branding and baking tips and were facilitated by staff from our subsidiaries. PPB ordered 616 jars of cookies and 86 cakes baked by Supermum graduates for our CSR initiatives to support the participants
9Ibupreneur AcademyN/ASponsorship worth RM0.11MN/AWomenWe maintained our collaboration efforts with Ibupreneur to establish the Ibupreneur Academy, which empowers vulnerable women through an 8-module training course. To support their training needs, PPB renovated the Academy’s baking studio and FFM sponsored the baking equipment worth RM106,882.
10Baking for a Better FutureN/AEmpowerment initiativeN/A7 single mothers and 1 NGOPPB and PPB Property collaborated to organise bazaars in November and December 2022 to provide trainees under the "Baking for a Better Future" initiatives with an opportunity to sell their products and boost their income. The bazaars also offered the trainees a valuable learning experience and exposure.
11Hello We Can⬇️N/AMental Health awareness programme worth RM0.08MN/A83 youthsGSC and HELP University's Centre for Mental Health and Wellness (“CMHW”) held a competition for high school students and young adults to create short films to raise mental health awareness while encouraging creativity. The competition winners were given the opportunity to create a public service announcement on mental health issues in Malaysia, which was shown in GSC cinemas in November 2022. The total investment in Hello We Can Campaign was RM81,000.
12PPB50 Fund⬆️RM0.19MN/AN/AYouthDonations totalling RM190,000 were approved for Sekola Baroka activities in Johor Bahru and Pendidikan 360 workshops in Kuala Lumpur
13Sukma XX MSN Games 2022N/A38,000 units of cakeN/ACommunityDonated 19,000 units of Massimo Burrosa Pound Cake and 19,000 units of Massimo Chiffon in a Cup for participants and volunteers at the Sukma XX MSN Games 2022.
14SJK (C) Jinjang Annual Sports DayN/A500 units of cream rollN/AYouthDonated 500 units of Massimo Cream Rolls for SJK (C) Jinjang Annual Sports Day
15Battle of the Chefs 2022 competitionN/A18 bottles of cooking oilN/ACommunity Supplied 18 bottles of Seri Murni Cooking Oil to Crew Skills Culinary School of Asia for the Battle of the Chefs 2022 competition.
16PIXEL 2022N/A404 units of cake, 60 V-SoyN/ACommunitySponsored 200 units of Massimo Burrosa Pound Cake, 204 units of Kart’s RTE and 60 sets of V-Soy Multi-Grain Soya Bean Milk for the closing ceremony of PIXEL 2022
17Merbauan Science and Technology Day 2022N/A500 units of cake, 504 units of Kart's RTE, 120 sets of V-SoyN/ACommunityContributed 500 units of Massimo Burrosa Pound Cake, 504 units of Kart’s RTE and 120 sets of V-Soy Multi-Grain Soya Bean Milk for participants of Merbauan Science and Technology Day 2022
18Creative Content Workshop & CompetitionN/AEducational workshopN/A244 youthsPPB continued its efforts in empowering youth by collaborating with GSC with support from TikTok, in organising a workshop on "Content Creator Day with GSC". This workshop equipped youth with a passion for filmmaking and storytelling, with technical skills to discover new and inspiring ways to create effective, impactful as well as engaging unique content. Five social media influencers were invited to share their experiences and tips on creating engaging content.
19Empowering The Indigenous CommunityN/AEducational trainingN/A4 villagersPPB worked with Yayasan Kajian dan Pembangunan Masyarakat ("YKPM") to help four villagers start a fruit orchard on 4.5 acres of vacant land in Kg. Keruing, Pekan in Pahang. We also provide eco-farming and bookkeeping training to ensure sustainable long-term self-management by the communities.
20Empowering The Indigenous CommunityN/A16 sets of sanitation facilitiesN/A7 rural villagesBy providing the necessary building materials, we aided in the construction of sanitation facilities for rural communities in Pekan and Kuala Rompin in Pahang. PPB contributed the materials to construct 16 sets of sanitation facilities, each of which includes one toilet, tne bathroom and one wash basin with a mirror. 16 sets of sanitation facilities for 7 rural villages in Pahang.
21Megah Rise Mall Mural PaintingRM1.00kN/AN/AYouthThe property division partnered with two local universities in a mural painting project. Students from the arts and design faculty were invited to submit mural designs for the Megah Rise retail space. The designs of shortlisted candidates were featured at Megah Rise mall’s opening in December 2022. These candidates received RM1,000 each as a token of appreciation
22Autism Awareness 2022RM30.00kN/AN/A3 NGOs 15 PWDGSC launched a campaign called “Loving Autism” in April for autism awareness, beginning with the screening of two films about the disorder, “The Specials” (re-run from 2020) and “The Reason I Jump”. GSC also deployed long-term sensoryfriendly screenings in July 2022, making films accessible to neurodivergent audiences on a monthly basis. The campaign received extensive media coverage, including articles in major newspapers, online portals, and magazines. GSC donated RM30,000 to organisations such as the National Autism Society of Malaysia, the Early Autism Project Malaysia, and the Autism Café Project to further support this cause
23Community Charity Kiosk @ Cheras LeisureMallN/AFree kiosk spaceN/A6 NGOsAlthough Malaysia is transitioning to the endemic phase, local NGOs remain vulnerable to economic disruptions. Our property division helped by providing free kiosk space at Cheras LeisureMall for seven charitable organisations/ NGOs to sell their wares while also raising awareness of their causes.
24Regenerative Satellite FarmN/ASponsored 5 satelite farmsN/A5 welfare homesPPB invested in a sustainable initiative by PWD Smart FarmAbility Enterprise (“PWD”) by sponsoring five satellite farms for welfare homes or recipients in nee. The recipients of the satellite farms were Pertubuhan Warga Emas Kenang Budi KL, En Yuan Old Folks Home Sg Way, Persatuan Kebajikan Kasih OKU Selangor, Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti (“PDK”) Semenyih, and a group of single mothers residing at PPR Pinggiran Bukit Jalil.
25Mooncake Donation & DistributionN/A297 sets of mooncakesN/ACommunityFFM and the Asia Crisis Response Alliance (“ACRA”) donated 297 sets of mooncakes to underprivileged communities in the Klang Valley and Bukit Mertajam.
26Festival CelebrationsN/AGroceries and festive aid worth RM51.75kN/A1,000 familiesPPB celebrates the four main festivals with the underprivileged and marginalised communities by organising lunches, outings, activities, distributing festive goodies and fulfilling some of their wishes. distributed groceries and festive aid to 1,000 B40 families in conjunction with Deepavali
27Food AidN/AFood aid worth RM0.68MN/A5,108 beneficiariesFood Aid: RM683K • 5,108 Recipients • 12 Welfare Homes • 1 Grocery Store (Manned by Refugees) • 1,100 Hot Meals
28Flood AidN/AFlood Aid worth RM0.64MN/ADisaster victimsFlood Aid: RM645K • Cash Relief for 320 Staff • 6,917 Packs of Food & Cleaning Products • 300 Packs of Diapers & Sanitary Pads • 1,230 Sets of School Uniforms & Shoes
29UpskillingN/AUpskilling programme worth RM0.32MN/A83 beneficiariesLivelihood/ Upskilling: RM324K • 46 Entertainers • 30 Women for Creative Sewing • 1 Home Tailor • 5 Regenerative Satellite Farms • 1 Baking Studio
30Learning AidsN/ALearning Aids worth RM71.0kN/A2 community beneficiariesLearning Aids: RM71K • 1 Orang Asli Centre • 1 Welfare Home
31Disaster Preparedness and ReliefN/A5 Awareness Sessions worth RM38.0kN/APublicDisaster Preparedness and Relief: RM38K • 5 Awareness Sessions on Flood Safety & Survival
32Utility AssistanceN/AUtility Assistance worth RM24.0kN/A27 families, 4 welfare homesUtility Assistance: RM24K • 27 Families • 4 Welfare Homes
33Medical CareN/AMedical care worth RM6.0kN/ACommunityMedical Care: RM6K RM6,000 worth of medical care for underserved communities
34Upskilling underserved communitiesN/ATraining programmeN/A54 single parents and underserved communities54 single parents and underserved communities were trained on baking, sewing and organic farming. Additional average monthly income generated per participant was about RM476.
35Learning AidsN/A5 laptops and 5 desktop computersN/A26 studentsContributed 5 laptops and 5 desktop computers to a welfare home to aid 26 students in their online classes and assignments.
36Stream restoration activityN/AN/A122.5 hrsEnvironment35 staff volunteered in the stream restoration activity organised by PPB at Taman Tugu.
37Employee Volunteer HoursN/AN/A421 hrsPublicEmployees are encouraged to contribute to the Group's corporate social responsibility ("CSR") efforts to give back to the community. PPB Group's employee volunteered for a total of 421 hours in FY2022.

⬆️– shows an increase monetarily or the number of beneficiaries from 2021 report 

⬇️ – shows a decrease monetarily or the number of beneficiaries from 2021 report 

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 PPB Group Berhad’s 2022 Annual and Sustainability Report. Email correspondence was made between between 20 April – 3 July 2023 to seek further clarification, as reflected in the table above. 

Focus Areas of PPB Group Berhad

Beneficiaries of PPB Group Berhad

PPB Group contributed a total of RM220,000 in cash givings and RM2.96 million in in-kind giving during FY2022. The top focus areas from the group’s giving are in Education and Welfare. 41.7% of PPB’s giving initiatives were contributed towards education including providing RM3 meal vouchers and school supplies over RM400,000 to students. The main beneficiaries that were positively impacted by the Group’s giving initiatives were the Community and Youth. A large portion of givings benefited the Community as it was catered for a specific group that shared the same characteristics to improve their well-being such as donations of Massimo breads to various community programmes and also sponsorships to NGOs that benefited underprivileged communities. The employee volunteer hours reported at PPB Group is 421 hours in the current financial year.

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