4,600 workers get Covid-19 kits


Mohd Norlisam (right) handing over Covid-19 kits to employee Rosli Mohd Zin. Looking on is Mohd Zan (left).

JOHOR BARU: Close to 4,600 workers in the solid waste management and public cleansing service in Johor have received SWM Kasih Covid-19 kits from SWM Environment Sdn Bhd.

SWM Environment southern region manager Mohd Zan Arris said these workers were on duty at all 15 local authorities in the state.

The authorities are Johor Baru City Council, Iskandar Puteri City Council, Pasir Gudang City Council, Kulai Municipal Council, Muar Municipal Council, Batu Pahat Municipal Council, Kluang Municipal Council, Segamat Municipal Council, Yong Peng District Council, Pontian District Council, Tangkak District Council, Kota Tinggi District Council, Simpang Renggam District Council, Mersing District Council and Labis District Council.

“Their service is invaluable when it comes to solid waste management and public cleansing in Johor as they ensure our surroundings are free from rubbish, ’’ said Mohd Zan.

He said the Covid-19 kits distributed to the workers consisted of face mask, hand sanitiser and antibacterial personal care products.

Mohd Zan said the company was committed to ensuring the safety of its field workers on duty in view of the surge in new Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.

He said the SWM Kasih Covid-19 initiative began in April, with the kits donated to the low income group before it was extended to the company’s field workers.

Separately, the company is continuing to support and promote environmental-related programmes among companies in Johor.

At another event, SWM Environment corporate general manager Mohd Norlisam Mohd Nordin hoped that more companies would promote 3R (reduce, reuse, recycle) at their workplace.

He said the 3R and 5S practices (Sort, Set to order, Shine, Standardise, Sustain) went hand in hand to create a conducive, safe and healthy working environment and helped to reduce wastage.

“Recycling should be part of the work culture in public and private sectors and we are willing to assist in implementing 3R there, ” Mohd Norlisam said at the launch of the KITARecyle programme at Kompleks Mutiara Johor Land.

JLand Group managing director Datuk Akmal Ahmad said KITARecycle would add value to the Clean & Green programme organised by the company.

“We want to create better awareness of the 3R concept among employees so the concept will become part of our monthly activities, ’’ he said.

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