Source: Media Outreach
Headline: Diversity Key to Unlocking Value in the Community
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – MediaOutReach – 8 January 2018 – NS BlueScope Malaysia hasincreased its efforts to forge a sustainable future through communityengagement and diversity. Recognising that a fully engaged community is anessential component of sustainability to unlocking further economic value. NS BlueScope has continued to implementchanges which have started to see positive results. This is in-line with the Malaysiangovernment’s recent efforts to create a business-friendly ecosystem which takesinto consideration, “People, Planet and Profit” as the country moves closer tobecoming a high income develop nation.
Given the rising challenges from theincreasingly competitive global marketplace, we believe that Budget 2018 willplay an integral part in maintaining Malaysia’s strong levels of productivityand most importantly moving towards inclusive economic growth that incorporatesthe need for diversity in the workplace as a factor of success into the future.
NS BlueScope welcomes the government’sinitiative in improving the levels of diversity on boards of companies bothGLC’s and GLIC’s will include up to 30% women, childcare facilities in all newoffice buildings and personal income tax exemption to encourage women to returnto the workforce. With 2018 named “WomenEmpowerment Year” it is clear that the government is serious about thesepolicies to empower and build diversity in the workplace.
At NS BlueScope, we know that our success comesfrom our people, moving sustainably into the future success will come from thediversity of our people. In 2018, we arefocused and committed to improve gender diversity in our manufacturingoperations to exceed our current level of 10% female workers. Through focused recruitment strategies anddevelopment & training initiatives our aspirations for a gender diverseworkforce can be achieved in coming years.
Our vision for gender diversity has becomeeasier following the steps taken in the latest budget, at NS BlueScope we knowthat diversity helps produce superior products and services for a diverseglobal market. Diversity of thought isalso key to ensure that we innovate and get ahead of the competition.
Diversity needs a conducive environment to takeroot, with an allocation of RM2.2 Billion aimed at making available thousandsof houses and units for the public in various income levels the governmentremains committed to the wellbeing of the people. NS BlueScope remains committed to the supplyof quality roofing materials so that the next generation of Malaysians willknow homes that are safe, durable and sustainable.
As the nation sets its sights on a newaspiration as spelled out in TN50, NS BlueScope believes that workplacediversity and inclusion is necessary to raise the quality and standards oflocal steel to ensure competitiveness in the current market environment. With this approach, moving forward throughcontinual investment in diversity, innovation and technology to develop highlyskilled human capital is viewed as the best pathway to success.
About NS BlueScope Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
For more than 20 years NS BlueScope Malaysiahas been an integral part of the building materials industry in Malaysia. Nowas a reputable and major manufacturing, marketing and distribution company wecontinue to serve the needs of the construction industry in Malaysia.
A global company with a significant localfootprint, it currently owns and operates a coated steel building plant (NSBlueScope Malaysia, Kapar) and five roll-forming manufacturing plants — NSBlueScope Lysaght, Shah Alam; NS BlueScope Lysaght, Sabah; NS BlueScopeLysaght, Sarawak; NS BlueScope Lysaght, Singapore; and NS BlueScope Lysaght,Brunei — employing some 500 people.
With products produced locally, used in iconicprojects and housing that improve the daily lives of people, NS BlueScope Malaysia is the only local manufacturerof COLORBOND® pre-painted steel, ZINCALUME® and TRUECORE® aluminium and zinccoated steel.
NS BlueScope Malaysia is a leader in innovativeand green manufacturing practices, as the first coated steel manufacturer inMalaysia to receive SIRIM’s Eco-Label certification. Our commitment to sustainability has beenrecognised by the Malaysian Green Building Confederation in the publication ofthe Green Pages Malaysia directory and MyHIJAU directory by GreenTech Malaysia.NS BlueScope is also accredited by the Singapore Green Building Council and itscontinual improvements in best practices are accredited through QualityManagement System ISO 9001 and Environmental management System ISO14001.
NS BlueScope Malaysia is a part of BlueScopeSteel Limited Australia, one of the world’s largest manufacturers listed on theAustralian Stock Exchange (ASX: BSL). As the leading the supplier of premiummetallic coated and painted steel building products, the strength of BlueScopeis its global network with more than 100 facilities in 17 countries, employingover 17,000 people serving thousands of customers.
BlueScope drives growth in premium brandedcoated and painted steel markets in the Asia-Pacific region and builds on thestrong value proposition offering customers across the Pacific Rim from Asia,Australia, New Zealand and to the west coast of North America high qualitybuilding materials.
For more information about NS BlueScopeMalaysia, visit www.bluescope.com.my or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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