Hengyuan Refining Company Encourages Young Malaysians to 'Go Green'

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Hengyuan Refining Company Encourages Young Malaysians to 'Go Green'

PORT DICKSON, 9 August 2017 -- Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad or HRC (formerly known as Shell Refining Company (Federation of Malaya) Berhad), together with Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tinggi Port Dickson, successfully carried out a unique initiative aimed at inculcating values of health, safety and environmental conservation amongst young Malaysians recently.

The initiative, which was aptly called the ‘Go Green Programme - Doing My Part for the Environment', took place within the school compound and involved a total of 129 teachers and 1400 students. Several fun-filled yet cleverly-engaging activities were showcased by students with the support of teachers and the team from HRC.

The event was graced by Pn. Norhazni binti Mat Sari, the Director of the Negeri Sembilan Department of Environment. HRC was represented by En. Johan bin Jainudin, Senior Manager, Technology and Acting Managing Director, and En. Zackaria bin Abdulah, QHSSE (Quality, Health, Safety, Security and Environment) Manager.

En. Johan said, "As a sustainable and progressive corporate organisation, HRC has and will continue to embrace the best possible sustainability practices. Reducing our impact on the environment, caring for people and contributing to society are areas very close to our hearts. Our support of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tinggi Port Dickson's ‘Go Green' programme is a tangible reflection of our commitment."

"We are heartened to see such enthusiastic support from both the students and teachers as well as the Department of Environment (DOE), for this programme. By using creative ways to engage and communicate, participants have been effective in inspiring their fellow students to ‘Go Green'," he added."

As part of its on-going efforts to educate the community on the Government's environmental conservation efforts, DOE also set up a booth which drew the interest of many curious students.

"Pn. Norhazni shared, "I am very pleased to see such proactive collaboration between Hengyuan and this highly respected school. This ‘Go Green' initiative is in line with the government's aspiration to lower our country's carbon footprint by 40% come year 2020, which looks to address climate change and global warming."

The programme kicked off with a rousing performance of songs sung by talented students, followed by a special Fashion Show where students donned creative attire using recyclable or waste materials.

Team ‘Pengakap F3' led by Haziq Haikal (aged 15) were the Young Green Inventor Challenge winners from lower form category with their eco-friendly barbeque set made from aluminium cans and ‘satay' sticks. Other categories included those for the upper form and Form 6 where the students illustrated various creative inventions. ‘Kelab Pelancongan' led by Ealingeshwar A/L Muthu Kumar (aged 17) created the winning D-I-Y KITE made from newspaper which also achieved the fastest kite title by having the kite up in less than 10 seconds.

The programme capped off with an informative talk by Matthias ‘Greenman' Gelber, a world renowned environmentalist. "It is always lovely to see so many young people wanting to do something for Mother Earth. Some of the inventions which were presented here today like the mini loudspeaker, are all recycled and made from eco-friendly material."

"We can all be the change. Lower your environmental impact. Save your home electricity, save your money at the same time. Recycle your waste. Reduce your water consumption. Be the healing impact on Mother Earth, rather than the problem," he enthused.

In addition to co-organising the programme, HRC also contributed two sets of recycle bins to the school's Kelab Kitar Semula and supplied First Aid boxes, to inspire a step-change in areas related to the environment, safety and health.

"Hengyuan continuously seeks to play a more meaningful role with initiatives that would benefit the community where we operate," En. Johan concluded.

About Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad

Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad (HRC), formerly known as Shell Refining Company (Federation of Malaya) Berhad (SRC), was incorporated in Malaysia on 19 September 1960. The company was listed on the Main Board of the then Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (now known as the Main Market of Bursa Securities) on 29 October 1962.

On 22 December 2016, Malaysia Hengyuan International Limited (MHIL) acquired 51.0% equity stake in SRC from Shell Overseas Holdings Limited for USD66.3 million. MHIL is wholly-owned by Heng Yuan Holdings Limited, which in turn, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shandong Hengyuan Petrochemical Company Limited..

Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad manages and operates a refinery in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan with licensed production capacity of 156,000-bpd. The refinery is involved in the refining and manufacturing of petroleum products, and provides employment for more than 500 individuals comprising of staff and contractors.

About Shandong Hengyuan Petrochemical Company Limited

Established in 1970, Shandong Hengyuan Petrochemical Company Limited (SHPC) is a state-owned enterprise based in Linyi County, Shandong Province, China. SHPC develops, produces, processes, and markets diesel oil, liquefied gas, propylene, propane, polypropylene, tert-butyl alcohol, oil slurry, asphalt, tert-pentene, ethybenzene, and other petroleum related products.

SHPC has total assets of 4 billion Yuan (approx. USD582.53 million) and employs 1,700 employees. SPHC is one of the Top 100 Leading Enterprises in Shandong and one of the Top 500 Chinese Chemical Enterprises. The Group has garnered multiple accolades over the years and its Chairman and General Manager, Wang Youde, has also received recognition including ‘One of Ten Outstanding Entrepreneurs in Shandong Province' and ‘Outstanding People Award of National Advancements in Productivity', amongst others.

This news release is issued on behalf of Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad by Acendus Communications Sdn Bhd. For further information, please call I-Mae at 012 383 5688 or Michael Poh at 012 395 5202.