A lot has been said about the need for businesses across the world to contribute to the development of the communities in which they operate in. This is no different for the MSC Group. As such, a number of platforms have been set up to ensure that these contributions are practical and identified by the community.

CSR can involve a range of activities such as partnering with local communities, investing in socially sensitive investments, developing relationships with employees, customers and their families, and getting involved in activities that promote environmental conservation and sustainability. Thus, it is the quintessence for gearing towards greater sustainability in the industry to ensure the long term livelihood of the community.

The MSC Group's CSR framework represents our philanthropic initiatives for its stakeholders, hence establishing the corporation as an agent of positive change in society. This helps improve our social legitimacy.

The Group continues to firmly embrace the Social Licence to Operate ("SLO") and Environmental Licence to Operate ("ELO") concepts amongst our other CSR initiatives to ensure that the Group's actions imprints a positive impression on our stakeholders and communities.:

One of the most significant initiatives which MSC take enormous pride in, is our participation in the engagement and development of the ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiatives ("iTSCi") scheme which allows the export of conflict free mineral from Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC") and its neighboring countries. iTSCi, a traceability, tracking and due diligence programme, is a collaboration between the international tin industry (represented by ITRI) and the Tantalum-Niobium International Study Centre ("T.I.C"), of which MSC is a member. Further details of our engagements are reported separately under the Conflict Free Smelter ("CFS") Audit Report.

At MSC Group, our aspiration is to steer towards sustainability and good governance. As such, our CSR framework is structured on four strategic pillars; Local Communities, Human Resources, Safety and Health as well as Environmental Management. Our efforts, namely youth development and education, socio economic development and quality of life are built upon these core purposes. We believe that this approach will bring about a positive impact to the society whilst securing success for the organisation.

As a group, we understand the importance of coexisting with the community in fulfilling our role as a corporate citizen. Sustainability is about benefitting people in the long term, and in doing so, community engagement must play a central role. Community engagement is a way to understand, engage in and act upon critical issues surrounding the workplace, marketplace and environment. It is about addressing the business objectives and building strong, invaluable relationships by being a part of the community in order to ensure sustainable economic advantage.

Our mining subsidiary, RHT situated in Klian Intan, Pengkalan Hulu continues to contribute to the betterment of the community by investing in various social contribution activities and volunteering support for non-profit organisations with a specific emphasis on health, education, religion and community aid at local and district levels.
Last year alone, the Group contributed approximately RM120,000 to various charitable organisations and welfare establishments, including government authorities. This was done to maintain a good relationship while encouraging them to a greater sense of corporate citizenship within local companies.

The Group has always been of the thought that education holds the potential to unlock significant change in any community. We strongly believe that impactful skilled programmes will help foster young minds to be great future leaders. Thus, our close involvement with local CSR is the embodiment of gearing towards greater sustainability in the industry and ensuring the long term livelihood of the community.

The importance of employee welfare and ethical behaviour is at the heart of our business values. Our employees’ wellbeing significantly impacts our business practices, and as such, we take this into consideration when making decisions about our operations and policies. Human resource development plays a key role in developing and implementing sustainable strategies that help provide a functional support system for employee engagement which complies with employment and human rights standards. This, in turn creates a more valuable human capital resource.

We always encourage our employees to partake in consequential activities with the community. This mostly includes charitable contributions, volunteering or corporate sponsorship of community events, among others.

The Group conducted numerous workforce programmes designed to increase and enhance productivity at work. The RHT administrative had the opportunity to obtain the Datamine Software, which allows our engineers and geologists to manage, plan and optimise our mining operations. The Datamine team also conducted training and advisory consulting services at the mine so that the software is optimised to its full potential and can contribute towards improving work efficiency.

Other Human Resource programmes also play a crucial role, particularly those that focus on how employees are motivated, incentivised, recruited and promoted. These programmes include the Excellent Performance & Long Service Awards, Family Day, and Annual Dinners to name a few. These practices help to ensure that our employees are recognised, promoted and rewarded.

The Group also provides incentives and benefits to our employees such as financial assistance for employees whose children are pursuing their tertiary education, food subsidies as well as recreational activities and employee’s quarters.

The working environment and nature of work are important influences to an individual’s sense of worth and wellbeing. It is a basic human right to promote safety and health at work to secure economic sustainability and social benefits. We realise that it falls on our shoulders to have in place the necessary policies, processes, and support programmes to minimise the risk of employee illness or injury in the workplace.

As an entity that reigns as one of the world’s leading integrated producers of tin metal and tin based products and a global leader in custom tin smelting since 1887, we prioritise the health and safety of our people. Additionally, we also emphasise the preservation of the environment in which we operate in. This is in line with our core values here at MSC, where we aim to build a sustainable, profitable and growing organisation.

Supporting environmental awareness and conservation activities, especially those that reduce the environmental impacts of mining are an essential ingredient in conducting our business responsibly and successfully.

In RHT, we ensure that the excess water exiting the mining leases meet the regulatory standards. This is done by recycling processed water in the tailing ponds and restricting the discharge of mine effluent into the surrounding rivers.

As part of our rehabilitation efforts to maintain a greener working environment, we established our first nursery in 2011. This nursery was to propagate plants which would be later used in many landscaping works in the mine property.

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