Site logo


How Malaysia's Biggest Public Companies Give Back To Society?

Sime Darby Berhad

With operations in 19 countries and territories, Sime Darby Berhad continues to grow, delivering sustainable value to stakeholders across 4 divisions; Industrial, Motors, Healthcare, Logistic and others. 

Sime Darby’s sustainability considerations and efforts are centred around four key themes; optimising their environmental and social footprint, engaging in sustainable partnerships, inspiring employees to deliver meaningful change and driving sustainable innovations and technology. One of their sustainability targets is to invest a minimum RM250 million in environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) innovation by 2025.

Fiscal Year-End: 30 June 2021


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

The Group’s total net profit surged by 74% to RM1.4 billion during FY2021.

The total dividend payout is equivalent to 70% of Sime Darby’s net profit for FY2021. It is a 50% increase from the total dividend payout of the previous financial year.

Total cash contributions made by Sime Darby Berhad during FY2021, as found in their annual report, is RM20 million made through Yayasan Sime Darby.

Total in-kind contributions made by the Group has been accounted for in the reported RM20 million of community investment. 

No employee volunteer hours were reported by Sime Darby Berhad.

Sime Darby Berhad:
Cash, In-Kind and Employee Volunteer Hours

No.ContributionCash GivingIn-kind GivingEmployee Volunteer HoursBeneficiaries
1Contribution to Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD)
The total community investments is RM20M made through Yayasan Sime Darby, as stated in the report. It is assumed that all related community initiatives and COVID-19 giving is included in the stated amount.
RM20MN/AN/ABeneficiariesThe Group contributes RM20 million to the Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) foundation which is approximately 25% of total contribution YSD receives annually. The contribution were allocated as follows; education - 55%, environment - 14.4%, community & health - 24.6%, sports - 2.9%, arts & culture - 2.6%.
2Contribution towards Covid-19 responses by Yayasan Sime DarbyN/AContributions worth RM20.5MN/A160,000 individuals, families and frontliners.Yayasan Sime Darby has committed more than RM20.5 million towards more than 90 Covid-19 emergency responses initiatives. In Sarawak, YSD and Sime Darby Industrial Sdn Bhd committed RM100,100 under the YSD Disaster Relief Fund that was in collaboration with Federation of Kuching Samarahan and Serian Division's Chiense Associations to give affected households with dry and packed food items and hygiene products. Other contribution of grocery vouchers, ventilators, oxygen aid and personal protective equipment were made towards other COVID-19 relief programmes in Malaysia that benefited a total of 160,000 individuals, families and frontliners.
3Supporting Malaysian cancer researchRM4MN/AN/AMalaysian cancer researchYSD has donated RM27 million to Cancer Research Malaysia since 2017 which goes towards funding medical research to fight cancer and improving public awareness and accessibility to genetic counselling. Additionally, YSD contributed RM4 million each year from 2017 to 2020 to support Malaysian cancer research.
4YSD skill enrichment programmeN/ASponsorshipN/A1,000 underprivileged studentsYSD sponsored more than 1,000 underprivileged students Over the years, under the YSD Skill Enrichment Programme, for technical and vocational training courses provided by education partners like TWI Malaysia.
5BursariesN/ABursariesN/A20 studentsYSD awarded bursaries to 20 students who will train for international certificates in welding and guaranteed job placements on their graduation during FY2021.
6Sime Darby Foundation Track Cycling TeamN/AFunding worth RM2.6M up to December 2020N/AMalaysian track cycling teamYSD supported the team’s participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which entailed a funding of RM2.6 million between February 2017 and December 2020.
7Mangrove conservation and sustainable livelihood programmeN/AMangrove conservationN/A7,300 residentsYSD partnered the Global Environment Centre for the community-based Mangrove Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood Programme which aims to conserve mangroves and create sustainable jobs for the Perak community. This project involved approximately 6,300 residents in Kuala Gula and 1,000 residents in Lekir.
8Support for Perak State Parks CorporationN/AAnti-poaching efforts worth RM4.12M since 2017N/ARoyal Belum State ParkYSD has been supporting the Perak State Parks Corporation since Sept 2017 committing RM4.12 million until 2023 for enhancement of anti poaching efforts in the Royal Belum State Park where part of the money will go towards employing and training more rangers on the ground.
9Training anti-poaching squad in SabahN/ATraining worth RM4MN/AWildlife in SabahYSD is committing RM4 million to train and deploy an anti-poaching squad to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking in Sabah.
10Free lunches by Sime Darby MotorsN/AFree lunchesN/ANew Zealand schoolchildrenSime Darby Motors’ Continental Cars dealership is helping to ensure that no child in New Zealand goes hungry at school by sponsoring free lunches for New Zealand schoolchildren.
11Donation drive by Sime Darby Motors' employeesN/AEmployee donation driveN/ABeneficiariesA donation drive for groceries was supported by the staff of Sime Darby Motors where staff from across different locations in Hong Kong donated grocery items from their own pantries.These groceries were then donated to those in need in the community in partnership with Caritas Hong Kong.
12Donation drive by Guangzhou Bow Yue Vehicles' employeesN/A185 rice packagesN/AUnderpriviliged familiesThe employees of Guangzhou Bow Yue Vehicles, Sime Darby's operations in China, donated 185 packages of rice for poor families in support of the Ninth Hundred Rice Charity.
13Donations in Klang ValleyN/ABag of groceriesN/ABeneficiariesSime Darby Motors and Auto Bavaria joined the Waz Lian Foundation and Hotel Sentral Management in distributing a bag of groceries to those in need around Klang Valley in Malaysia.
14Supporting local community by Hastings DeeringN/ABusiness centre visits, mock interviews and resume assistance N/AYoung Aboriginaland Torres Strait Islander menHastings Deering, Sime Darby’s Industrial operations in Australia, partners with the Clontarf Foundation in Queensland and Northern Territory to provide potential pathways to employment through work experience, business centre visits, mock interviews and resume assistance for young Aboriginaland Torres Strait Islander men.
15Supporting Orange SkyN/AServicing vans and providing volunteersN/AHomeless community in AustraliaHasting Deering, Sime Darby's Industrial operations in Australia, supports Orange Sky, the world's first free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness, by servicing its vans and providing volunteers for shifts in each of their shared location.
16Donation to by Terra CatN/AFunding N/A2 charity organisationsTerra Cat, Sime Darby's Industrial operations in New Zealand allocated funds originally set for staff and customer's Christmas gifts to 2 charities that work with vulnerable children and families.
17Fundraising by Tractors Singapore LimitedN/AFundraising and donation drive amounting to S$5,000N/AAssisi Hospice and APSNThe Group’s industrial operations, Tractors Singapore Limited, held a series of fundraising sales and online donation drives that included selling specially designed Tractors Singapore Limited face masks, Cat merchandise and various donations from staff. A total of S$5,000 was raised and was contributed towards supporting Assisi Hospice and APSN, a social service agency that provides special education for persons with mild intellectual disability.
18Free cataract surgery by Manipal Hospitals KlangN/AFree cataract surgeryN/AB40 communityManipal Hospitals Klang partnered with the Rotary Club of Klang Central to offer free cataract surgery to members of the B40 community in Klang Valley, Malaysia.
19Food bank initiatives by Ara Damansara Medical Centre, ParkCity Medical Centre and Manipal Hospitals KlangN/A2 food banksN/AMembers of the publicAra Damansara Medical Centre, ParkCity Medical Centre and Manipal Hospitals Klang launched a two-pronged food bank initiative to support local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic by opening a dry groceries food bank at the main entrance of the hospital to be accessed by the public.
20Donation by Ara Damansara Medical Centre's staffN/A150 ration packsN/AResidents in Lembah SubangAra Damansara Medical Centre also donated 150 ration packs to the residents in need at Lembah Subang where funding came from the senior management, hospital staff as well as external consultants.
  1. The total community investments for Sime Darby Berhad is RM20M made through Yayasan Sime Darby, as stated in the report. It is assumed that all related community initiatives and COVID-19 giving is included in the stated amount.
  2. The information above is derived from Sime Darby 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.

See How Sime Darby Berhad Ranks Against The Other Top 19 Public-Listed Companies

Why Is This Report Necessary?



Generous and meaningful corporate philanthropy


More corporate giving and social responsibility
good reporting


Encourage transparency and accountability for social and environmental matters


Spark discussions on the importance of corporate philanthropy 

Get updated on the impact industry

Receive monthly digest about jobs, news, and events. Promise, no spam!

You can unsubscribe anytime.

Follow Us On Instagram For Daily Bite-sized Content

BURSA TOP 20: Who’s The most charitable?