Few businesses in Malaysia can claim such longevity and reach as the Tan Chong Group, which recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. Primarily in the automotive business, assembling and distributing such brands as Nissan, Renault and UD Trucks, and with businesses around the ASEAN region, the Tan Chong Group celebrated its diamond jubilee with a “Plant A Tree, Plant A Life” initiative.
This green initiative was done at the Group’s manufacturing plant in Serendah, Selangor where senior management together with staff planted 60 trees such as the Frangipani (or Plumeria), Kelat Paya and Ficus, around the facility’s compound. At the celebration, Dato’ Rosie Tan, Group Senior Executive Vice President of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad, welcomed guests such as Dr Zorina Khalid, Chairperson of Malaysian Nature Society, Malacca and Negeri Sembilan; Stephanie Bacon, Honorary Secretary of MNS Malaysia; and senior management of Tan Chong group and employees.
“Today, 14 October 2017, is chosen to roll out this environmental sustainability event as it marks a very special date in the heart of Tan Chong Group’s history. It was on this day, 60 years ago that the Group’s founding father, the late Tan Sri Tan Yuet Foh, started his automotive business. Indeed, today is Tan Chong Group’s 60th Birthday. Today, we are meeting at the threshold of an era; a new era”, said Dato’ Rosie Tan.
“Since our inception 60 years ago, the Group has strived hard to give back to the society it operates in and worked hard to be a caring company. This noble trait has been ingrained into its employees, with the formation of a special committee called Bettering Lives, aimed at helping our society to improve their livelihood and quality of life”, she added. The Tan Chong Group places emphasis on corporate sustainability, where priority is placed on the development and sustainability of the three main pillars of the larger business ‘ecosystem’ within which the Group operates: Economic, Environmental and Social.
Dato’ Rosie expressed her gratitude towards the commitment and teamwork shown by the employees and said, “We are all gathered here today for one mission; mission to better the environment which will inevitably better the lives of those who live in it. Everything that we do in life and to the surroundings that enclose us is important as the good or bad of our actions will have either a positive or negative impact to the environment and its beings.”
Dato’ Rosie also advised the Group’s employees to unite as a group and as a family to realize the government’s initiatives in protecting and sustaining the environment in which we live and also the economy in which we operate. The Group believes that practical and realistic actions taken today will help to sustain the Group’s business beyond its 60 years.