Community Investment and Contributions

We are driven to contribute to the community not only because it is expected of large organisations, but because we feel intuitively it is the right thing to do. Our outreach programmes are targeted primarily at local communities where we operate as well as members and retirees of the Malaysian Armed Forces.

Guided by the UN SDGs we have identified three areas where we believe we can make a significant impact, namely education, health and welfare. In carrying out programmes under these three pillars, we actively encourage the participation of our employees. Community programmes have become entrenched into our corporate culture that employee volunteerism is now part of our DNA.

Since the pandemic, we have not been able to undertake some of our flagship CSR programmes such as BHPetrol’s Orange Run and Cerah Ceria Bersama BHPetrol. Through other initiatives, nevertheless, we invested a total of RM25.7 million in the community this year.

We are also pleased to announce that Pharmaniaga was named Company of the Year in the Pharmaceutical category for Overall Excellence in COVID-19 & Community Initiatives at the Sustainability & CSR Malaysia Awards 2021, organised by CSR Malaysia, for the second year running.


Total value of CSR contributions in 2021


Initiatives Targeting Education in 2021

ProgrammeBusiness Unit InvolvedDetails
My eTuition Programme Boustead Petroleum Marketing Free online tuition was provided for children from B40 families in the vicinity of Tanjung Piai and Tanjung Bin, Johor, in collaboration with the Ministry of Plantation, Industries and Commodities (MPIC) – for the second year.

Total allocated: RM50,000
No. of beneficiaries: 1,650 students
PINTAR Programme Boustead Holdings Berhad Through this programme, we fund various academic and motivational sessions in five primary schools that are attended by children of Armed Forces personnel, namely SK Kem Terendak 1, SK Kem Terendak 2, SK Kem Gerakhas, SK Raja Chulan and SK Seri Bayu.

Total allocation: RM57,700
No. of beneficiaries: 911 students
Humana Schools and Community Learning Centres Boustead Plantations Partnering with the Ministry of Education (MOE), Borneo Child Aid Society, and Indonesian Consulate, two Humana Schools and seven Community Learning Centres (CLCs) have been built across our estates in Sabah for the children of foreign workers. The students are also provided free transportation.

No. of beneficiaries: 694 students
Back-To-School Programme for B40 families Pharmaniaga Each child of Armed Forces members received RM120 vouchers for the purchase of school uniforms and bags.

Total allocation: RM180,000
No. of beneficiaries: 1,500
Laptop Contribution Pharmaniaga Ten laptops were donated to Asnaf students from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Keluarga Istimewa (PKKI) Pahang in Paya Besar, Pahang.

Total allocation: RM25,290
No. of beneficiaries: 10 students

Initiatives Targeting Better Health in 2021

ProgrammeBusiness Unit InvolvedDetails
Contribution of PPE Sets Pharmaniaga Distributed PPE to various public agencies, medical NGOs and healthcare facilities all over the country (eg government hospitals, dialysis centres, prisons, police stations).

Total allocation: RM1,524,503
No. of beneficiaries: 18 institutions
Program Pharmaniaga Prihatin Pharmaniaga Contribution of:
  • 1,400 food parcels for 7 days for Hospital Angkatan Tentera Tuanku Mizan
  • 6,000 food parcels for 30 days for Hospital Kuala Lumpur
  • 12,000 food parcels for 30 days for Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah
  • 19,500 pack food for 30 days for Hospital Sg Buloh

Total allocation: RM406,246.25
No. of beneficiaries: 4 hospitals
Donation of Healthcare Products Pharmaniaga Donated in-house supplements including 2,000 bottles of Citrex Vitamin C to Ahli Lembaga Pelawat Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Klang, Selangor and Gerakan Belia 4B Malaysia Cawangan Sri Tumang, Kampung Berambai, Johol, Negeri Sembilan.

Total allocation: RM28,560
No. of beneficiaries: 2,000 community members

Initiatives to Improve Welfare in 2021

ProgrammeBusiness Unit InvolvedDetails
Program MINDEF Prihatin Banjir Boustead Group The Group contributed to an aid programme that saw the Armed Forces mobilise its troops to assist flood victims in Pahang, Johor, Terengganu and Kelantan.

Total allocation: RM425,000
Food Donations for Flood-affected Families Pharmaniaga Contributed food to flood victims in Kelantan, Johor, Selangor and Terengganu.

Total allocation: RM200,884
No. of beneficiaries: 1,837 families
In-Kind Donation to Armed Forces Personnel Boustead and Pharmaniaga Berhad Continued to contribute cash to fund a medical procedure for the child of an Armed Forces member suffering from Apert syndrome.

Total allocation: RM20,000
No. of beneficiaries: 1
Food Supplies for Families Impacted by Flood Boustead Petroleum Marketing Collaborated with BHPetrol dealers in Kelantan and the Pasir Mas Welfare Society to assist local communities affected by floods in Kelantan.

Total allocation: RM10,000
No. of beneficiaries: 250 families
Di Celah-Celah Kehidupan TV Programme Boustead Petroleum Marketing In collaboration with RTM, Jabatan Hal Ehwal Veteran (JHEV) Angkatan Tentera Malaysia, UAC Berhad and AFFIN Bank, this documentary television programme seeks to improve the quality of life of underprivileged families, particularly Armed Forces veterans through financial and material contributions.

Total allocation: RM500,000
No. of beneficiaries: 18 families
Donation of Products UAC Berhad Partnered with local MPs and NGOs in reconstructing and repair homes that were destroyed by thunderstorms and fire.

Total allocation: RM47,488
Gerobok Infaq Programme Boustead Petroleum Marketing Collaboration between BHPetrol and station dealers to set up food banks at more than 100 service stations nationwide.

In addition, donations were made to various charitable organisations including Yayasan LTAT, Yayasan Kebajikan Negara (specifically for Bakul Prihatin Programme), and other local institutions and orphanages.

Protégé Programme

Protégé is a Government-initiated programme aimed at enhancing the marketability and employability of fresh graduates. Through this initiative, we provide eight-month on-the-job training and soft skills development to unemployed youth. In 2021, a total of 65 graduates were admitted into the Protégé programme across Boustead Group. Since the programme was launched in 2011, we have coached 784 trainees across all of our operations.

Boustead Green Army

In 2021, our Plantations Division, together with Yayasan LTAT and JHEV, established the Boustead Green Army (BGA), enabling retired Armed Forces personnel to take up jobs in our estates. Under the initiative, retirees aged 45 years and below are recruited under the Divisions’ special harvesting team. The first BGA batch comprising 20 retirees underwent specially-arranged two-week training beginning in December. Through this initiative, we seek to empower our local communities.