We contribute our efforts, time and involvement in activities to the communities in which we operate including Bintulu, Miri, Paka, Labuan and Kuala Lumpur as well as in Indonesia. Part of our contributions also goes to supporting institutions such as orphanages and non-profit government organisations.
As corporate citizen also, we did our part by supporting the front liners in fighting the COVID-19 outbreak. We distributed personal protection equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies including more than 100,000 face masks, disinfectants latex gloves and infrared thermometers worth up to RM1.0 million to several hospitals in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Sarawak.
We have diverse workforce including people of varying gender, age, religion, race, ethnicity, cultural background and languages. Our employees diversify from other countries including Bosnia, India, Indonesia, Guinea, Myanmar, Yemen, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand and United Kingdom.
We are stepping up our actions to improve the imbalance by increasing the employment of women across all areas of our organisations. We make efforts to at least maintain our total female composition between 18% and 21% over the past five years. Part of our initiatives for 2019 is to give seminars and talks targeted at female engineering students in tertiary educational institutions as well as vocational students with the intention of attracting them to join our Group.
At end of 2018, we introduced the Serba Dinamik Education Fund to provide scholarships to our employee’s dependents. The scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to the children of eligible Serba Dinamik employees to pursue either a Professional Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate or Postgraduate programme locally. For the batch in 2019, (3) students were selected and for the year 2020, (10) students were selected for the program.