Malaysia is not in the clear yet with the coronavirus pandemic. But as the country gets its economy going again, the need for Personal Protective Equipment remains crucial. As such, Perodua had decided to continue with its public protection initiative. In line with its corporate social responsibility to the local community, Perodua recently distributed 10,000 face shields within the Hulu Selangor district and Selayang municipality.
The recipients in Hulu Selangor include the District Health Office, the community and dental clinics, enforcers from the District Council’s (MDHS) Licensing Department, as well as various morning and night market traders.
Perodua also contributed face shields to the Selayang Municipal Council’s (MPS) Licensing and Enforcement Departments, which helped to distribute the face shields to the hawkers and street traders in the area.
“Perodua’s face shield contributions are our way of giving back to the surrounding communities who have supported and made us feel at home for the past 27 years,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said.
“As a People First company and a good corporate citizen, Perodua cares very much for the safety, health and well-being of the general public in these COVID-19 times. We have given out over 21,000 face shields to date – we hope they will be worn conscientiously and diligently by those going about their daily duties, bravely continuing to give all of us the services, healthcare and provisions we need,” he added.
Perodua had given out about 11,000 face shields to secondary schools in Putrajaya and Hulu Selangor last month. Manufactured by an associate of Perodua’s, the face shields feature a fog-resistant visor made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for optimal visibility, and fitted with sponge cushioning at the forehead as a barrier against airborne droplets.
“We are not out of the woods yet in our battle against COVID-19. We hope Malaysians will continue to adopt and adapt to the new normal by exercising caution and complying with all the government’s health and safety guidelines,” said Dato’ Zainal.