Clear vision for water management

Suhaimi says the company wants to become leading water operator in region.

PENGURUSAN Air Selangor Sdn Bhd held a “CEO engagement with vendors” session attended by over 1,700 business partners.

Present at the event held at Setia City Convention Centre, Shah Alam, was chief executive officer Suhaimi Kamaral-zaman together with Air Selangor management, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Selangor director Datuk Alias Salim and representatives from vendors.

MACC provided an explanation of Section 17A of the MACC Act 2009 pertaining to corporate liability before they took an anti-corruption pledge.

“Companies should abide by the law as there are severe consequences and penalties for any breach, ” said Alias.

Suhaimi said Air Selangor is one of the largest water operators in Malaysia but “we must set benchmarks for ourselves to be the best in South-East Asia as it is our vision to be leading water operator in the region.”

“The reason we have got to where we are is because Air Selangor partners such as contractors, suppliers and consultants have contributed greatly to the smooth operation of the company’s water supply over the years.”

He noted that for the next 30 years, Air Selangor will spend RM30bil as capital expenditure to implement seven strategic plans and initiatives.

These include ensuring supply of water forever, improvement of asset reliability and resilience, improving operational efficiency as well as customer experience, reducing non-revenue water, providing a conducive working environment and environmental stewardship.

“Reducing non-revenue water is key, from 2013 to 2019, it has decreased from 34.52% to 28.73%, ” said Suhaimi who added that this was to ensure a 10% to 15% water reserve margin.

Air Selangor wants to further mitigate such risks by utilising existing as well as new partners to bring about innovation and to become more efficient.

“One of the most important things that we are emphasising today is integrity and compliance with laws to ensure transparency, ” said Suhaimi.

He said these changes need to be implemented at the top as the head impacts the rest of the organisation.

“We are committed to investing and transforming water management, forging win-win partnerships with vendors and playing our part as responsible corporate citizens to benefit all stakeholders, ” added Suhaimi.

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