THE Penang Young Entrepreneurs’ Association of Malaysia (PUMM) has received 10 nominations so far for the green award category under this year’s Top 50 Enterprise Award.
Datuk Dr Ong Hean Tee, who heads the green award category judging panel, said the nominated companies include those involved in the construction business and the manufacturing of energy saving and recycling pro- ducts.
“They will be assessed by the raw materials used, the manufacturing processes involved, the final product manufactured, the environmental and economic benefits of the new technology, and the commitment of their senior management team to the adoption of the new technology.”
He said the process, product, and management were key aspects of the judgement.
Ong, who is also Penang Environment Working Group (PEWOG) chairman, is one of the panel judges for the green award. The others are Wawasan Open University deputy vice-chancellor Datuk Prof Dr Ho Sinn Chye, Socio-economic and Environmental Research Institute (SERI) chairman Datuk Leong Yueh Kwong, and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) chemistry professor Prof Dr Lim Poh Eng.
Meanwhile, PUMM Penang chairman Leon Lee said the new green award category was a direct reflection of the organisation’s concern towards the welfare of the environment in creating a better world.
Lee said PUMM Penang was targeting to get some 50 more nominations from last year for the award night, to be held at a hotel in Penang on July 22.
He said McMillan Woods, a renowned global firm of independent accountants and professional advisors, was the appointed independent judging panel for the selection of winners for the Top 50 Enterprise Award.
Nominations for the Top 50 Enterprise Award have to be submitted before April 30.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz is scheduled to attend the event.