TM’s green programme: 10 chosen to work from home to cut travel, time and money


  • Nation
  • Monday, 25 May 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: A pilot programme that allows employees to work from home has been introduced by Telekom Malaysia Bhd in a move to make the group more “environment-friendly.”

TM group CEO Datuk Zamzam­zairani Mohd Isa said the move was in line with its efforts to contribute to a “greener” environment in Malaysia.

“We have selected a few people who can do their work from their homes.

“This will cut down on travelling and thus reduce the carbon footprint as well as time and money,” he said in an interview.

Zamzamzairani said the group had started with 10 employees and would increase the number if it worked out well.

TM also plans to nurture the younger generation in the country via its vast resources and development programmes.

“We have done that before we were privatised and we will still continue doing our part now,” he said.

On the group’s Yayasan TM, Zamzamzairani said it has disbursed RM20mil for the education of the young last year.

“Since its inception, the foundation has contributed more than RM360mil to 10,077 students at secondary and tertiary levels, to continue their studies locally and overseas,” he said. TM has also adopted two schools, the SK Bukit Indera Muda and SK Seri Penanti in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, under its Pintar programme.

“During the three-year programme, the TM group has organised various programmes and activities to assist the students to obtain better academic results, especially with the aid of information and communications technology.

“Urban schools can raise their own funds and emphasis is usually placed on the rural schools. “The two schools are in the suburban areas, therefore they are sometimes forgotten.”

“Gone are the days when a company just presented a cheque to help the needy and be done with it.

Now, corporate responsibility goes beyond that,” he said.

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