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PPB Group Berhad

Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, PPB Group Berhad (“PPB”) is an investment holding and property investment company with operations in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore. PPB’s principal businesses are divided into 6 segments; Grains and Agribusiness, Consumer Products, Film Exhibition and Distribution, Environmental Engineering and Utilities, Properties, Investments and Other Operations. 

The Group takes a holistic sustainability approach to harmonise economic performance with their impact on the environment and on society following four sustainability pillars which are Environmental Impact, Working Environment, Marketplace Engagement, and Community Investment. 

Fiscal Year-End: 31 December 2021

Note:

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

PPB reported a net profit of RM1.50 billion during FY2021.

In FY2021, the Group had a dividend payout of RM0.49 billion. 

The total cash contributions made by PPB was approximately RM7 million through community investments, in which more than RM6 million was toward COVID-19 relief efforts.

Total in-kind contributions made by the Group has been accounted for in the reported RM7 million of community investment. 

No employee volunteer hours were not detailed in the annual and sustainability report of PPB Group Berhad.

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

No.ContributionCash GivingIn-kind GivingEmployee Volunteer HoursBeneficiaries
1Total community investment
It is assumed that all related community initiatives is included in the stated amount.
RM7MN/AN/AVulnerable communitiesThe total community investment made by the Group as a whole was RM7 million where more than RM6 million was channeled into COVID-19 relief efforts nationwide, helping the B40 group and vulnerable communities that are affected by the pandemic to obtain basic necessities, as well as to assist frontliners in their duties.
2Food provisionsN/AFood provisions worth RM3MN/A2,400 recipientsThe PPB Group partnered with Food Aid Foundation, Kechara Soup Kitchen (“KSK”), Kembara Kitchen, Mutiara Food Bank and Yayasan Food Bank Malaysia among others to distribute food provisions and hot foods to vulnerable families and communities nationwide. The Group also supported public funded quarantine centres a total of 149,700 lunch meals to 2,400 recipients for 3 months in Seremban, Penang, Johor and Klang Valley. This amounted to a total in-kind giving of RM3 million.
3The Hope BoxN/A1,500 boxes worth RM225kN/A1,500 recipientsPPB distributed 1,500 boxes of organic regenerative vegetable terrarium (“Hope Box”) worth RM225,000 from PWD Smart FarmAbility to communities in need.
4Medical equipmentsN/AMedical equipment worth RM1MN/A17 government hospitals17 government hospitals benefited from PPB's contribution of medical equipment requested by the hospitals and frontliners such as 200 units of oxygen concentrators, 15 sets of PAPR, 18,000 pcs of N95 facemasks, oxygen concentrators, syringe pumps, infusion pumps and oxygen flowmeters worth RM 1 million.
5Utility bills contributionN/AUtility bills worth RM85kN/A12 welfare homes and 149 familiesPPB contributed more than RM 85,000 of utility bills to 12 welfare homes and 149 families.
6Donations to KL bomba and NGOsN/A7,500 units worth RM24.5kN/AKL Bomba and 3 NGOsPPB donated more than 7,500 units of hand sanitisers, hygiene and cleaning products, worth RM24,500, that were distributed to KL Bomba and 3 NGOs
7Cookies for frontlinersN/ACheer packs and cookies worth RM268kN/A9,030 frontlinersPPB provided cheer packs and cookies for 9,030 frontliners worth RM268,000.
8PPB-KF Welfare Fund for PerlisN/AVouchers, donations and a study grant worth RM197kN/A1,000 students and 1 welfare homeIn 2021, the PPB-KF Welfare Fund for Perlis disbursed RM197,340 to provide vouchers for school items to 1,000 students, one study grant and a donation to one welfare home.
9PPB50 FundN/AProgram funds worth RM274kN/A1194 studentsPPB50 Fund with a RM20 million fund was set up by PPB in 2019. It disbursed a total of RM274,664 in 2021 for a Food Program benefting 694 students in need from 35 secondary schools in Sungai Petani, Kedah who were provided daily RM 3 meal vouchers, and The Back To School Program where 500 students in need were provided essential school items in Klang Valley, Kedah and Melaka and 150 tablets were provided to underprivileged students in Kedah and Johor.
10e-Learning, The Way Forward' projectN/ALaptops, printers, projectors, tablets, scientific calculators and PC speakersN/A9 welfare homes and 1 Orang Asli Community CentreIn FY2021, PPB contributed new laptops, printers, projectors, tablets, scientific calculators and PC speakers to nine welfare homes and one orang asli community centre to aid these children with their online learning during school closures.
11Baking a Better Future' projectN/AUpskilling programN/A9 single mumsPPB headquarters works with Dignity for Children Foundation in establishing the ‘Baking a Better Future’ project to empower the marginalised with baking skills while developing entrepreneurial skills and employment opportunities. This project helped 9 single mums in 2021.
12From Zero to Hero' projectN/AUpskilling courseN/A30 candidatesThe ‘From Zero to Hero’ project was established in collaboration with Persatuan Seni Jahitan Kreatif Malaysia (“PSJKM”) to empower the B40 community through an upskilling for entrepreneurship or employment effort. 30 candidates were enrolled in a 6-day intensive sewing course as part of this project in October 2021.
13Donations to farmersN/AFarming tools and saplings, two water tanks and pumps and piping materialsN/A3 small-scale farmersIn FY2021, PPB provided farming tools and saplings, two water tanks and pumps and piping materials to three small scale farmers from the Orang Asli community in Tasik Chini, Pahang.
14Donations during festivalsN/AItems requested by welfare homes worth RM39kN/A13 welfare homes and 1 needy familyPPB headquarters and the business segments celebrate the four main annual festivals with the underprivileged communities by donating items requested such as medicine, stand fans, freezers, gas stove, refrigerator, water purifier and sewing machines besides groceries of dry food and toiletries that were worth RM39,000. This initiative benefited 13 welfare homes and one needy family.
15Donation to food banksN/AFood products worth RM400kN/A10,769 familiesFFM contributed more than RM400,000 worth of food products to 5 foodbanks that covered a total of 10,769 needy families as well as frontliners from the police force and government hospitals.
16Hello, We Can!' mental health campaignRM234kN/AN/A4 NGOsDuring the "Hello, We Can!" campaign organised by GSC, PPB contributed a total of RM234,000 to raise awareness on mental health and inspire kindness. This contribution was a pledge made by PPB to donate RM10 for each social media posting. The campaign received a total of 15,460 participants hence the amount raised were given to four NGOs, Befrienders, UM Cares, Women’s Aid Organisation and the Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association (“MIASA”).
17Food donation in PenangN/A200 sets of basic food and essential items worth RM80 per packN/A200 families The Property division at PPB Group partnered with Mutiara Food Bank in Penang to distribute basic food and essential items worth RM80 per pack to 200 vulnerable families in Georgetown.
18Music live shows sponsorshipRM5kN/AN/A42 musiciansPPB sponsored Music Live Shows to support local musicians, who had lost their income due to the MCO, by donating RM5,000 to the Persatuan Pemuzik Malaysia which aided 42 musicians to perform for the MfM Centrestage Show Facebook Livestream.
19Training and learning centreN/AWorkshopsN/A16 studentsPPB collaborated with UKM to establish a training and learning centre at the Kampung Kacau Dalam and Kampung Kacau Luar, to empower the orang asli communities there through workshops and training which benefited 16 students.

1.The total community investments made by PPB Group Berhad is RM7.00M as stated in the report. It is assumed that all related community initiatives is included in the stated amount.

2. The information above is derived from PPB Group Berhad’s 2021 Annual and Sustainability Report. Email correspondence was made between between 8 July – 3 August 2022 to seek further clarification, as reflected in the table above. 

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