Bringing light to rural communities in Malaysia

BP Malaysia has received the award for ‘Best Practices - Corporate Social Responsibility’ in the GBS Asia Awards 2018 for its “Liter of Light” initiative

The initiative aims to bring cost-effective and sustainable solar lighting to rural communities in Malaysia. The Liter of Light initiative is a 3-year commitment (to 2020) to provide solar lighting to rural communities which still do not have access to electricity. The solar lights are hand built and installed by our colleagues in Malaysia led by the expertise of a social business organization known as The Incitement which founded this initiative.

The initiative is called 'liter of light' as a 1-litre bottle is used to house the LED bulb on the solar light.

This is BP Malaysia’s first foray in the award which is organized by Outsourcing Malaysia - a chapter of the National ICT Association of Malaysia. Now in its 8th year, the awards honor stellar contributions, performance and best practices by Malaysia’s top companies with a global business services sector.

Receiving the award is Amir Fadil, Head of IT&S KL (centre) flanked by Victor Toh, Head of Factory Services (on his left) and Kurt Bergmans, Service Operations Manager accompanied by awards officials.


 

 

On July, 30 colleagues volunteered their time to build 50 solar lights from scratch. The next day, 15 of the same volunteers travelled five hours to the remote village, Ulu Tual B and worked through the day to install 50 solar lights.

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