TPC Kuala Lumpur have been awarded two certificates from SIRIM QAS International with recognition as a Top-100 Platinum Golf & Country Club 2020-2021 by the Platinum Clubs of the World as well as securing the number one spot for the Best Golf Courses in Malaysia by Golf Digest International.
TPC Kuala Lumpur was awarded the International Standard Organisation (ISO) 45001:2018 on Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (OHS) and ISO 50001:2018 on Energy Management System Compliance.
The recognition marks TPC Kuala Lumpur, the leisure arm of Sime Darby Property, as the first golf club in Malaysia to receive both certificates.
Commenting on this, Sime Darby Property Group managing director and KLGCC Berhad director Datuk Azmir Merican said it was an honour for the club to earn such high standards of certification.
“The certifications are testaments to the club’s efforts in developing and implementing sustainable business practices and our continuous endeavour to improve operations at the workplace for the benefit of our people and the planet.
“The achievement also speaks for our compliance to the industry’s best practices and our intention to remain the leading premier golf club, ” said Azmir.
He added that TPC Kuala Lumpur is committed to upholding the industry’s standards and best practices.
The ISO 45001:2018 comes as TPC KL places emphasis on their employees’ safety at work and maintaining a zero-fatality rate at the workplace. Risks at a club may include incidents at the golf course, office, kitchen and even threats caused by wildlife. The club’s Health Safety Environment and Sustainability (HSES) committee conducts regular risk assessment initiatives, monitor reports and employs proactive methods to raise awareness of best practices at the workplace.
“The HSES committee has contributed to an effective and systematic working culture within TPC Kuala Lumpur and their initiatives have also successfully reduced the club’s Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate to 75% between 2015 and 2019.”
The ISO 50001:2018 standard is based on TPC KL’s Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle that focuses on continuous improvement and incorporates energy management in everyday organisational practices that enable cost reduction and less greenhouse gas emissions.
“The ISO 50001 Certification comes from TPC Kuala Lumpur’s commitment to transforming the way the club manages and improves energy performance through sustainable approaches.
“The Club has been able to reduce an average of 13% Kilowatt (kWh) of electricity consumption since 2010 through several energy-saving approaches. These include phasing out old bulbs and replacing them with LED bulbs, closely monitoring the energy efficiency of chillers, standardising the temperature at the workplace and educating and encouraging employees to play a part in conserving energy.”