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Sysmex Malaysia raised JPY 1,000,000 donations for Shelter Home for Abused Children

21 members of Team Sysmex Malaysia raised a total of RM 37,000 or JPY 1,000,000 for the Shelter MKCC (Mount Kinabalu Charity Climb) in conjunction with Sysmex Corporation 50th Anniversary celebration theme of Gratitude and Challenge. The cheque presentation ceremony held at Shelter Home for Abused Children on September 28, 2018 concludes the 3 months of challenges the team of Sysmex Malaysia climbers faced to conquer the highest mountain in South East Asia and brings a deep sense of gratitude for the support to raise funds for the Shelter children.

The presentation ceremony started with SMA Managing Director, Albert Tan giving an overview of the Team Sysmex MKCC endeavor and how it is aligned to the Gratitude and Challenge theme. He then describes the journey from our 3 months training to the final two days of grueling journey to reach Mount Kinabalu’s peak at 4,095m and the trials and tribulation experienced by all the climbers

After the cheque was presented, Mr Vincent Pee, the Chairman of Shelter Home expressed his appreciation to the SMA team for the overwhelming response to participate in the MKCC challenge.   Sysmex’s donation will enable Shelter Home to continue its educational and therapeutic programs for the traumatised children.  Many thanks to all donors from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia for making their kind donations and support to raise the JPY 1,000,000.

Sysmex Malaysia 2019 IFTAR Ramadhan Celebration

As part of 2019 CSR activity, Sysmex Malaysia organized a Ramadhan Breaking-of-the-Fast Dinner and we invited orphans from Rumah Amal Limphan Kasih to join the celebration.

Rumah Amal Limphan Kasih was established back in 2007 and located at Kampung Sri Aman, Puchong.  It provides shelter to almost 300 orphans, poor children, single mothers and old folks. There were 30 girls of age ranging from 13 to 18 years old joined the event. It was a pleasure to have them during this event and having them performing Nasyid.

Ramadhan fasting month is a noble month to do charity work and remembering those who are less fortunate and in need of our gratitude.  This Ramadhan Dinner provides an opportunity for SMA employee to share the joy of this festive season with the orphans who enjoyed the evening with good food. SMA also donated total of 30 treat bags which contains of backpack and snacks.

 All of us went home with a gratifying experience having served the less fortunate community.  Thank you to the Shaping Direction team and the GSC committee members who organized and made this event successful.

 

 

 

 

SMA Christmas & Movie Day with Shelter Home

Jingle bell, jingle bell…

SMA celebrated this joyful Christmas season with children from Shelter Home, on 14th December 2018. Total of 23 SMA staffs and 45 children from Shelter Home come together on this evening and had a very meaningful evening for Christmas celebration. We started the night with scrumptious dinner at Nando’s in Sunway Pyramid before proceeding for movie night. After the dinner, we proceed to cinema for movie, Aquaman. 

Previous year, SMA will have gift exchange sessions among the staffs. However, this year, SMA took a step of change and celebrated Christmas with contribution of money pool from SMA staffs to purchase Christmas presents for the children from Shelter Home.

The children were happy in this movie outing with SMA staffs, where we had shared so much of joy and laughter together in this meaningful season, good food, good movie and presents.

 

SMA IFTAR RAMADHAN & 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

On 8th June 2018, Sysmex Malaysia organized a Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at office and invited orphans from Noor Manzil Shelter Home (Rumah Kebajikan Noor Manzil) to join us for the Iftar Ramadhan Dinner and 50th Anniversary celebration.

Total there were 80 participants including a total of 57 SMA employees, 17 children and caretakers from the orphanage home and 6 business partners as our honorable guests.

Noor Manzil Shelter Home (Rumah Kebajikan Noor Manzil) was established back in 1995 and located at Kampung Seri Aman Hilir, Puchong. It provides shelter to orphans and poor children especially from the Indian-Muslim and Malay ethnicity. The kids under the shelter are ranging from the age of 1 year old to 20 years old.

Ramadhan fasting month it’s good a month to do charity work and remember those who are less fortunate and being gratitude. This Ramadhan Dinner provides an opportunity for SMA employee to share the joy with those less fortunate during this festive season and to the orphans they enjoyed the evening with good foods, gifts and entertainment from the clown (sculpture balloon, games and magic shows).

We were touched to see the kids went back with smile on their faces. Thank you to the team of Diversity for organizing this “Sysmex Give Back” event.

 

Sysmex Malaysia FY2017 Teambuilding Trip to Sabah

Sysmex Malaysia team building trip in September 2018 focused on the two words of “Gratitude” and “Challenge” highlighted in Sysmex 50th Anniversary theme. Therefore, Sabah was selected as the venue as it boasts impressive natural attractions and adventures

Our trip started off with the sent off for the SMA heroes, the MKCC(Mount Kinabalu Charity Climbers) for their 2-days-1-night ascend of hope to the highest mountain of South East Asia to raise funds for the Shelter Home for Children. For the rest of the non-climbers, their first destination was Desa Dairy Farm in Kundasang, which has refreshing mountain green landscape resembling that of New Zealand. We enjoyed visiting the milk processing plant, milking station, enjoying fresh milk, cheese pizzas as well as their signature dessert – milk frozen yoghurt. Then we adjourned to our CSR activity at Don Bosco Children Home at Bundu Tahan. We really enjoyed our times spent with the children. To show their gratitude, the children performed 3 group traditional dance whole heartedly and all of us felt so touched by their performance.

Visiting Sabah Tea Garden which is a beautiful tea plantation in Sabah and we enjoyed our morning walk and the breathtaking view of rainforest around the tea plantation with majestic Mount Kinabalu as the backdrop. We also explored the 41-metres-high canopy walk, witnessing the grandeur of a hundred-million-year-old rainforest, and the fabulous view of Borneo’s rainforest’s flora and fauna. We were very lucky to view the rare Rafflesia plant blooming which reputedly only happens once in 16 months and only last for 8 days. Finally, the day ended with soaking our tired muscles in the invigorating waters of hot sulphur springs at The Poring Hot Springs.

After the MKCC heroes rejoined us, we participated for the team building activities at Zip Borneo Adventure Center. Adrenaline pumping activities such as zipline, white water-rafting and wall climbing were carried out in teams which we all enjoyed very much. Many colleagues had to overcome their fear for heights during the zipline and the shrieks of laughter were heard along the river as we rafted and splashed water between rafts.

Finally we took a boat trip to Sapi Island – one of the five spectacular islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. It was a leisure day with some snorkeling, sea walking, relaxing on the beach and as well as jet skiing. Some who opted to experience scuba diving had a chance to examine closely underwater life and the lucky ones also swam with a whale shark! The final night was a gala seafood dinner with lobster accompanied by lively cultural performance of traditional Sabahan dance.

From watching the sunrise at the peak of Mount Kinabalu to those who can immerse in the waters of Poring Hot Springs or go river rafting or enjoying their dive and getting close to underwater life, this is certainly a memorable trip of Gratitude and Challenge!

2018 Blood Donation Campaign collaboration with Pusat Darah Negara

Celebrating Sysmex Corporation’s 50th Anniversary, with “Gratitude & Challenge” being the theme, Sysmex Malaysia organized a blood donation campaign on 6th July 2018 to express our gratitude to the society and challenge ourselves to create values for our community while fulfilling our corporate social responsibility.

A Greener Sysmex collaboration with National Blood Centre (PDN), this event saw the participation of more than 50 passionate members, which consists of both Sysmex’s employees, and some members of public. We have successfully collected approximately 30 bags of blood from the qualified donors, where two-third of them were from fellow Sysmex staffs. Sysmex also helped support this campaign by offering additional food items including bananas, breads and packet drinks in addition to the biscuits provided by PDN to the kind-hearted donors.

Blood donation is considered the noblest donation a person can make, and their little contribution can save lives. Hence, SMA will continue to commit in bringing positive impact to the community while building trust and confidence of the people.

 

 

Sysmex Malaysia FY2016 Teambuilding Trip to Happening Hanoi

Xin chào!! And chào mừng to Vietnam! SMA recently organized a Teambuilding trip to happening Hanoi, Ninh Binh and Hạ Long Bay, Vietnam to gain new experiences and adventures.

The highlight of the trip was spending a night on a cruise ship, which sail in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hạ Long Bay. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes, and emerald waters. We visited the one of the floating village, and a limestone cave exploration, which most of us are so inspired to have our photo contest pictures taken there. Awakening to a beautiful sunrise from our bed, we also enjoyed a mind refreshing Taiichi class on board the cruise to kick start our day.

The journey also took us to Ninh Binh province to visit Trang An and Phủ Vườn Thiên (Phu Thien Garden), also known as the temple of Prince Le Long Thau, and have a boat ride to cruise along the river and limestone cave

Another highlight of the trip is visiting one of the social protection center (orphanage and old folks home) near Hanoi, which provides shelter, food and education to orphans, abandoned elders or beggars in Vietnam. As our part of our Greener Sysmex CSR, we donated a water dispensing system and satellite television to the centers, in addition to distributing snacks and drinks to the energetic children and kind elders.

Other memorable experience includes visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, where we saw a lot of young ladies to pray for success in their exams, and Hoan Kiem Lake with the legend of Emperor Le Loi returning the magic sword of Heaven’s Will. Nowadays it is closed to motorized traffic on weekends to allow walking, jogging, street dancing and cycling activities around the lake.

This was a rejuvenating trip for all of us. We enjoyed the exotic sceneries, fresh air and delicious foods. Without a doubt, it had relaxed our minds and get us ready to work together as an excellent team to overcome all our challenges!! Tam Biet!!!

SMA collaborates with Pertiwi Soup Kitchen to distribute food to the homeless

Date : 2 February 2018

In conjunction with KL City Week, the Greener Sysmex team of 30 staff sacrificed their Friday evening to distribute food & recycled clothing to almost 1,000 homeless poor in Kuala Lumpur. Many thanks to Dato Munirah, the founder of Pertiwi Soup Kitchen who agreed to this collaboration with Sysmex Malaysia and other organizations such as Kechara Soup Kitchen, Food Aid Foundation and Gardenia Bread.

This augurs well with the spirit of the coming Chinese New Year and represents the Greener Sysmex Committee initiative to encourage the habit of giving back to the society and giving a treat to the underprivilege community.

Food distributed includes biscuits, waffles, bread, beverages and mandarin oranges, while recycled clothes and shoes was given away amidst a celebrity, Chef Zam and his team who were busy preparing meals at Pusat Gelendangan Medan Tuanku.

SMA staffs were divided into different group, taking care of different food stations. There were mandarin oranges station, drinks station, dry food station, clothes station, packing station etc. There were also 6 staffs that were assigned to be runners of the night which their main tasks are to bring kids below age of 5 to collect their food from different station. Sysmex treat bags were given out to the less fortunate on that night at two different location – Lorong Medan Tuanku 2 as well as Anjung Singgah YKN Kuala Lumpur.

It was a night of teamwork for the Greener Sysmex squad who participated in this event with remarkable sharing and meaningful caring for the underprivileged.

Sysmex Malaysia celebrates IFtar Ramadhan with the Orphans

Date : 16 June 2017

As part of the Muslim culture, SMA organized the breaking of the fast dinner for all staff, business partners and invited 30 orphans from the Pusat Jagaan Cahaya Kasih Bestari, Kg Melayu Subang, Shah Alam  as our special guests to this Iftar Ramadhan celebration.

Following the introduction by our emcees, Meor & Jacey and the recital prayer by Ahmad Faizal, , our Managing Director, Albert highlighted in his opening speech the correlation between Sysmex Way values and Greener Sysmex CSR activities to help the less fortunate. It was a grand event complete with Teduh Canopy(Light Fairy decoration in Arabic Transparent canopy and Chivalry Chair Sets with Table) set up in SMA office compound  supplied with catering from the famous Arabic/Lebanese Al-Rawsha restaurant.

A special drama sketch was performed by SMA staff about the open house trend during Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Eid -Muslim Celebration Eve after Fasting) where people will be visiting each other to strengthen the friendship bonds with family members, relatives and friends. A school utility container gift was also presented by all Team Managers to each of the orphans. It was a memorable occasion with everyone gathering to take group photos and the orphans were treated to play with fireworks/sparkles as part of the Muslim culture in this festive celebration.

Sysmex Malaysia collaborate with PERTIWI Soup Kitchen to feed the Homeless to start off the New Year

Date : 06 Jan 2017

Thirty SMA employee and family members sacrificed a Friday night to participate in a Greener Sysmex project in collaboration with PERTIWI Soup Kitchen to feed the homeless in Kuala Lumpur.  This was our second participation and the Greener Sysmex Committee managed to get more participation compared to last year.  PERTIWI Soup Kitchen is a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian food-aid service to the homeless and hard-core poor irrespective of race or religion.

SMA donated total of 600 treat bags which contains of biscuits, swiss roll, soya drink, pop-corn and tissue and 600 waffles from Gardenia Malaysia.  Our employees were divided into few teams taking charge of 6 stations with some of us giving out pack of rice and vegetables, bananas, drinks, snacks and recycle clothes. A number of us became ‘runners’ helping the children and elderly people to carry their foods and drinks.  The distribution were done at Lorong Medan Tuanku 2 and Kota Raya, Kuala Lumpur.

 

SMA Donates Blood to Save Lives at the National Blood Transfusion Centre

On 4th May 2016, SMA  Greener Sysmex organized a blood donation campaign at the National Blood Transfusion Centre, Malaysia. The event was held in conjunction with a Coagulation scientific seminar which was a collaboration between  Sysmex Malaysia and the National Blood Transfusion Centre.

The objective of this blood donation campaign was to promote the importance of blood donation to save lives and a culture of volunteerism among employees at Sysmex Malaysia.

As soon as the campaign started in the morning, Sysmex staffs arrived at the centre in succession. There were a total of 20 staffs signed up as blood donors on that day. 13 of them were eligible to donate blood. All donors were briefed about the terms and conditions of donating blood, as well as some health advice regarding blood donation.

The campaign ended at 12 noon, marked by a group photo taken together with Dato Dr Faraizah who is the Deputy Director of the National Blood Transfusion Centre. She  thanked all donors for their donation and commended about Sysmex Malaysia effort to encourage our staff to donate blood annually. Everyone was proud to be part of the contribution to society and thankful to the Greener Sysmex committee for their organizing efforts.

Sysmex Malaysia collaborate with PERTIWI Soup Kitchen to feed the Homeless

On 18 Jan 2016, twenty two (22) SMA staff and family collaborated with PERTIWI Soup Kitchen to feed the homeless people in Kuala Lumpur as part of our Greener Sysmex program. In this event, we work as a team to provide a simple meal, clothing and medical service to the homeless and hard-core poor. PERTIWI Soup Kitchen also provided sanitary kits. The event started at 9pm at Lorong Medan Tuanku 2 and we helped to distribute rice, fish and vegetables, and drinks. It was a humbling an interesting experience learning the distribution system to ensure the disabled, mothers and children were handed the food before the rest of the crowd. Some of us acted as ‘ runners’; where we help the recipients to carry the foods and drinks for those unable to do it,  such as the elderly and children. SMA staff also donated recycled clothings to those in need of clothes.

After the first location, we headed to the next stop at Kota Raya, Kuala Lumpur. In Total we manage to feed about 800 homeless people and it was a well spent evening as we have the opportunity to help and understand the underprivileged population in Kuala Lumpur.

Ramadan Dinner with GOLD Kids

On 22 Jun 2015 – As the Syawal (Muslim Festive Month) approaches, SMA organized a buka puasa (breaking fast) dinner for all staff and invited special guests from GOLD (Giving Opportunities to Learning Disables) which is an  association dedicated to training mentally disabled children to acquire life skills and employment for independent living.

These special children are taught skills to earn their income through hand made products such as  porcelain/ceramics, baking, handmade cards, special packaging / hampers, home decor and etc. which are normally sought after as corporate gifts, door gifts and ornaments.

By 7.30pm, the break fast prayer was performed by our Sales Engineer, Razif. This year our emcees were Fazli from Sales and Marketing and Wati from IT Application. They wore bright traditional suits; specially for this event. The guest of honor from QMS and our tendering agent partners arrived just before the break fast. We have arranged for the special children to be seated together with our staff and their friendliness and bubbliness surprise us all! They are very sociable and we got along well!

Arabian cuisine consisting of Chicken and Lamb Kasbah, Beef kebabs and the all-time favorite Nasi Arab were served, After dinner, our Managing Director, Albert Tan gave a speech and presented the mock cheque for purchase of their homemade cookies as a sign of support for this organization. Next, came the anticipated key board performance by one of the kids, William; and he played beautifully! To top off the night, we gave everybody 2 helpings of ice cream! (which was welcomed by everyone because it was a very warm night)

It was a memorable night as SMA was able to celebrate a very meaningful occasion with these special children and share delicious food and more importantly, filled their hearts with joy and laughter!

 

Blood Donation Campaign – “Give Blood Save Life”

Following the contribution of SMA for flood victims in the East Coast states of Malaysia, SMA organize another Greener Sysmex Project to help National Blood Bank (Pusat Darah Negara) alleviate the shortage of blood platelet supply due to recent dengue epidemic.

On March 23 2015 with collaboration of National Blood Bank and SMA Greener Sysmex Committee organized a Blood Donation Campaign at our office. National Blood Bank managed to arrange a mobile blood donation bus which was stationed at our office as the bleeding area. While the medical examination and consultation were done at our Conference Room with 3 different check points.

For many of us this is the first experience donating blood inside a coach. It was something different and we managed to draw the public attention as blood donation usually either done at hospital or shopping mall. There are total 50 peoples registered for the blood donation include Sysmex employee, family, friend and the neighbours who work around this area. Out of this number 38 qualified as blood donors.

National Blood Bank expressed their appreciation to Sysmex Malaysia for providing them a comfortable venue and helpful team to make this blood donation campaign a successful one.

Sysmex Malaysia donates to East Coast flood victims

In end December 2014, the East Coast states of Malaysia were inundated with the worst flooding in 30 years, from the South East monsoon. Alot of roads and buildings were flooded to the roof tops in the states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Johor and Sabah. More than 200,000 victims were evacuated to evacuation centers and alot of them lost their belongings and homes to the flood waters.

Together with our key customer from Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kota Baru (HRPZII). Sysmex Malaysia Greener Sysmex Committee took the initiative to donate essential supplies to 100 flood victim families. The supplies included rice, biscuit, drinking water, sardine, detergent, sanitary pad and gas stoves.

The essential supplies were delivered to HRPZII, Kota Bahru on Jan 03, 2015 through the collaboration with IMAM Response & Relief Team (IMARET). Staff from Pathology Dept, HRPZII allocated the supplies which was then distributed to 100 families in 3 affected villages in Kuala Krai, Kelantan.

Thanks to Sysmex Malaysia’s staff (Mohd Fazli, Ong Hui Ping, Anderik, Amran and Albert Tan) who helped to make this arrangement within a short period. HRPZII also informed us that they really appreciated our effort and contribution toward the flood victims.

EPIC Team Home Building – Sysmex Way of Improving Life

As part of the FY2014 team building program, Sysmex Malaysia decided to build a home for an underprivileged Orang Asli (local aborigines) family, Norizan & Perina as part of our Greener Sysmex projects. Over a period of 4 days(15 to 19 August 2014), Sysmex Malaysia staff sacrificed their weekends to collaborate with EPIC Home (Extraordinary People Impacting Community) which is a non-profit organization that aims to provide sustainable homes for the orang asli community in Malaysia, to complete the house.

Norizan, Perina and their 4 children were living in a dilapidated shack measuring only 200 sq ft in an Orang Asli village, Kampung Buloh Telor located in Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor. With a monthly household income of less than RM 900, Norizan was unable to provide their family with a safe and decent home. Therefore this project brought a lot of joy to Norizan and family when 47 of Sysmex Malaysia’s employees built a 400 sq ft house (4 module home) and repair their existing kitchen.

Building the house was not an easy task but the Sysmex’s team demonstrated great teamwork and Sysmex competencies to complete the built with the guidance and assistance from the master builder and specialists. To prepare for the building project, Sysmex Malaysia’s employees were required to attend a Builder Basics Workshop to equip them with the right set of skills and knowledge to build the house.

It was a meaningful teambuilding for the Sysmex’s team and on the final day, all our hard work, sweat and commitment were paid off by the Norizan family smiling and beaming in gratitude as they bashfully thanked Sysmex Malaysia and EPIC Homes. The burden of providing shelter for his family has been lifted by the Greener Sysmex teamwork and Norizan can now focus on ensuring his family has enough food, his children have the equipment they need for school and their family will be raised in a safe environment.

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Visitation to Jumble Station Sewing Learning Centre Opening Ceremony

As part of Greener Sysmex CSR project, 22 Sysmex Malaysia staff and our guests from our regional headquarters attended the opening ceremony of Jumble Station Sewing Learning Center in USJ 1, Subang Jaya on 5 July 2013.

Jumble Station, a community outreach initiative of Parents without Partners Bhd, an NGO, was created to raise funds to assist Single Parents in need. In this learning centre Mr Adrian Ong, a well-recognised local fashion designer conducts sewing classes with a minimal fee, for poor housewives and single parents who are keen to learn sewing skills After learning the sewing skills, they can then take tailoring orders and sew to supplement their income.

At this learning centre they will also teach English once a week to single mothers or poor working adults and future plans to include weekly art & craft classes for children.

The event started with a warm welcome speech by Mary Anne Tan (Cofounder), introducing the background of Jumble Station. Mr. Albert Tan, Managing Director of Sysmex Malaysia delivered a speech highlighting Greener Sysmex CSR roles and presented a poster to commemorate Sysmex Malaysia’s sponsorship for the renovation of the Sewing & Learning Centre.

This was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony officiated by Sysmex Asia Pacific Senior HR Manager, Jumble Station cofounder, Mary Anne Tan and Lioness Club President, Ms Ilene Khoo.

A thankyou gift was presented to Sysmex Malaysia by Lioness Club for the sponsorship of RM3,000 on the renovation cost of the Jumble Station Sewing Learning Center followed by a tea party.

On behalf of Greener Sysmex we like to thank our staff for their generous donations of the used items to Jumble Station with special thanks to Ms Celyn Liew and Mr Sim Chin Seong being the highest contributors.

This event demonstrated the Sysmex Way values of teamwork, passion and flexibility of Sysmex Malaysia’s employees who are committed to make this Greener Sysmex CSR event a great success despite the hot weather on Monday afternoon.

Family Fun Run with Orphans from Loving Home Care Centre

On Sunday October 09, 2012 Sysmex Malaysia staff and family members took part in a 4km Family Fun Run together with 8 orphans from “Pusat Jagaan Rumah Kesayangan” (Loving Home Care Centre). We formed 17 teams in total and each team have at least one adult and two children or both adult and one child.

It was a meaningful event to our staff especially those who brought their spouse and child. It give them an opportunity to spend quality time together and motivating each other.

For few of the child it was their first running experience. Despite the sweating and tiredness they managed to finish up the race. A big bravo to them!

As part of our effort to promote health awareness and encouragement to the orphan Sysmex Malaysia donated a pair of running shoe to 8 of the orphans whom we invited for the run. The orphans have a great time with us and bringing back goodies bag worth of RM350.00 in value from the organizer.

The event ended with a get together breakfast at a nearby Malay Restaurant the Park Corner.

Sysmex Malaysia’s visit to Old Folk Home Rumah Al-Ikhlas (Sincerity Home)

On 29 October 2011 – As part of Greener Sysmex CSR project, 17 Sysmex Malaysia staff sacrificed a Saturday morning on Oct 29, to visit and bring cheers to 46 senior citizens at the Rumah Al-Ikhlas (Sincerity Home) located in Pulau Meranti, Puchong.

Rumah Al-Ikhlas (Sincerity Home) is a non-profit organisation founded by Mrs. Muji since 2003 which provide home shelter to 46 elderly people (21 Male & 25 Female) from ages 50-80s’. Mrs Muji who used to be a chief nurse at Hospital Serdang, took up the courage to open this shelter home for the elderly almost 9 years ago and her passion and strong determination drove her to take on the challenges.

The programme began at 11.00am with a welcome speech and briefing about Rumah Al-Ikhlas by the founder, Mrs.Muji. After the briefing and Q&A session, we mingled around with the senior citizens at Rumah Al-Ikhlas. At 12 noon, we had our lunch together with the old folks and the caretakers. Some of Sysmex staff were given the opportunity to feed the old folks who are unable to feed themselves.

Our presence on that day brought much happiness to the senior citizens who are always looking forward for someone to visit them and spend time listening to them.

The event has been very meaningful to Sysmex employees as it help us make a difference to the old folks home. The organizing committee would like to thank our fellow colleagues for their generous donations ie. foods, groceries, toiletries and adult diapers. This event demonstrated the Sysmex Way values of teamwork, passion and flexibility of SMA employees who are committed to make this Greener Sysmex CSR event a great success.

Eco Reforestation of Mangrove Plants

On November 19,2011, Greener Sysmex Committee organized a CSR event to preserve and conserve the mangrove trees that are declining in Malaysia at Sepang, Selangor. Total 45 participants from Sysmex Malaysia employees and family members participated in this meaningful event.

Upon arrival at the Environmental Interpretive Centre (EIC) Sepang, we were welcomed by the member of EIC staff and the event started off with an opening speech by our Managing Director, Mr Albert Tan followed by an overview presentation and briefing by one of the EIC staff on the nature and habitat of Mangroves forest. Mangroves are various kinds of trees up to medium height and shrubs that grown in saline coastal sediment habitats in the tropics and subtropics. Besides acting as a habitat for birds and fishes, it act as a potential barrier to protect against natural disasters such as tsunami.

Each of the participants was given a pair of glove, boots and a hoe to work on and plant a Mangrove sapling Despite the hot weather our staff and family members managed to completed the plantings of 40 mangrove saplings with great teamwork and followed by a group photo session.

Upon completion of the planting, a Sysmex signage was unveiled by Mohd Syafiq, Event Manager, Albert Tan, Managing Director and several other participants.

Lunch was served back at the EIC Centre.