Sunway Group-Wide Sustainability

In 2016, The Sunway Group formally incorporated the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) into their mission and as such sustainability became the feature of Sunway Group’s corporate strategy. Demonstrating its commitment to drive change through innovation, the Sunway Group Sustainability Department has been set up to cascade and drive the Group’s climate and environment policy, operations and management of the natural resources, energy, utilities, environment, biodiversity conservation, waste management initiatives, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the use of alternative resources to systematically and sustainably maximise system efficiency. Sunway Group Sustainability Department is the unit responsible for the sustainability strategy and sustainability management. The Department is advised by academic experts and researchers from Sunway University, particularly the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development.

Sunway Education Group is the education division of the Sunway Group. There are eight different educational institutions under the Sunway Education Group umbrella ranging from primary education right up to tertiary education as well as specialised learning centres. These include the Sunway International School, Sunway International School Sunway Iskandar, Sunway College Kuala Lumpur, Sunway College Johor Baru, Sunway College Ipoh, Sunway College Kuching, Sunway University, Sunway Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts and Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence. As the parent company, Sunway Group has developed the Group Sustainability policy that governs the standards adopted by all their 13 business units.

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Campus Sustainable Practice 

The sustainability initiatives of Sunway University predate the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015.
This 3rd Sustainable Development Goal (SDG3) aims at globally improving everyone’s health and well-being in the world, no matter their level of income, age, race, gender etc. According to the UN, despite significant strides made in increasing global life expectancy, inequalities in healthcare access still exist.

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This SDG focuses on ensuring a clean and stable water supply and effective water sanitation for all people by the year 2030. The goal is a reaction to the fact that many people throughout the world lack these basic services. Read more
The SDGs promote sustained economic growth, higher levels of productivity and technological innovation. Encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation are key to this, as are effective measures to eradicate forced labour, slavery and human trafficking. With these targets in mind, the goal is to achieve full and productive employment, and decent work, for all women and men by 2030. Read more
Making cities sustainable means creating career and business opportunities, safe and affordable housing, and building resilient societies and economies. It involves investment in public transport, creating green public spaces, and improving urban planning and management in participatory and inclusive ways.

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The SDGs can only be realized with strong global partnerships and cooperation.The world is more interconnected than ever. Improving access to technology and knowledge is an important way to share ideas and foster innovation. Coordinating policies to help developing countries manage their debt, as well as promoting investment for the least developed, is vital for sustainable growth and development. 

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