25 firms make the 2nd stage of award

THREE small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) and 22 companies have qualified for the second stage of the Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award for 2002/03. 

The award is presented to the company which implements the best environmental measures in its daily operations. 

In the first stage, the evaluation showed an overall increase in environmental management by all participants, according to a statement from the Award Secretariat of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI). 

The award attracted a total of 39 companies. 

Going by industrial sector, nine of the 25 shortlisted companies are from electrical and electronics, five chemicals, five petroleum and petrochemicals, four hotels and resorts, one semiconductor and one palm oil refinery, 

The organising committee chairman Datuk Kok Wee Kiat said the profile of the participating firms showed a healthy mix. – Bernama 

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