has been awarded National Safety and Health Award 2012
|SilTerra has been awarded National Safety and Health award 2012 for the electrical and electronic sector on 30 October 2012 at the ceremony held in Putrajaya convention center. SilTerra Chief Executive Officer, Dr Kamarulzaman received the award given by Minister of Human Resources, Dr. S.Subramaniam as a recognition to the company for implementing good safety management system and achieve good safety records.
SilTerra has implemented a few safety and health systems that impressed the Department of Safety and Health Malaysia (DOSH) auditors such as safety and health element in Key Result Area, online system for reporting near misses or potential accident and online tracking issues raised during audits, incident actions item or modification of systems to ensure all actions items are closed.
Health & Safety Week 2003
||With safety being the top priority
measure of many organizations at present,
creating and maintaining a safe working
environment is the responsibility of
everyone. With that in mind, the Training,
Recognition, Discipline and ERT
committee hosted a three-day “EHS Awareness
Week” from October 14th 2003, with
the theme, “Towards an Environmentally
Responsible Company – Protecting Human
Health and Safety”.
Greener Earth For Future Generations
200 angsana trees were planted in conjunction
with Silterra's Environmental
Day 2004, which was held on October 19, 2004.
The trees, sponsored by Silterra
employees, were planted in and around the
Company's plant and offices.
Health Awareness Campaign 2005
||Silterra recently organized a
Health Awareness Campaign, with the motto
"Prevention Is Better Than Cure".
Silterra's Health Services department joined
hands with several organizations, including
Kulim Hospital, Pantai Mutiara Hospital, Bagan
Specialist Centre, USM Medical and Dental
Institute, BP Lab and the Consumer Association
of Penang, to bring its employees an
interesting line-up of activities. This
include health exhibitions, blood screening,
health talks, online health quiz -- all
designed to create and enhance health
awareness amongst Silterrians. There was also
a blood donation campaign, where Silterrians
donated 148 bags of blood to the Mobile Blood
Bank of Hospital Kulim.
Recycling Awareness Campaign
||Through the synergistic effort
of Silterra and Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman
Hi-Tech, a Recycling Awareness Campaign was
held on May 26, 2005 at the grounds of SK
Taman Hi-Tech. The event was organized in the
Company's effort to promote and inculcate the
importance of recycling for a well-balanced
environment -- hence the theme "Kitar
Semula Tanggungjawab Bersama" or
"Recycling is a Collective
Responsibility". Several recycling bins
were placed strategically in the school
compound to encourage both students and staff
to recycle. A special colouring contest was
also held to mark the day and winning works of
art were exhibited for guests to view.
Goes Green With Mangrove Replanting Project
Malaysia (December 26, 2006) –
Environmentally-friendly Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Silterra)
and its employees have taken a step further to
define what they meant in protecting the ecosystem.
The company recently contributed 1,200 mangrove
saplings to be replanted in the coastal areas near
Merbok and Kerpan, in Kedah.
The project was organised by Sahabat Alam Malaysia
(SAM) in the wake of the widespread destruction
caused by the tsunami two years ago. According to
SAM, Silterra was the first private sector company
to step forward and support their efforts, which is
in line with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah
Badawi’s call to Malaysians to replant coastal
areas as a defence against the ravages of the giant
Bruce Gray, the President and CEO of Silterra, said
that the cost of the project was partly funded by
donations from the staff. The greening of the
coastal areas was in line with the company’s
commitment to positively impact the local
Gray added, “At Silterra, we have established an
environmental policy for the company which clearly
states our commitment to the environment
conservation. We believe that everyone, including
corporations and its employees should be encouraged
to play a role in helping to conserve and replenish
the existing environment,”
“Silterra fully supports its employees’
environmental conservation activities involving
community related projects like recycling, car
pooling, natural gas installation system and other
initiatives for the benefit of the environment. The
mangrove-replanting event is a prime example of our
employees’ initiative and drive towards achieving
a greener environment. We are extremely proud to
have such environmentally conscious and responsible
employees as part of the Silterra family.”
The company has received ‘Notable Achievement
Award’ in the Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Awards
during the last couple of competitions.
One Of The First To Adopt Environment-Friendly Natural
Gas Supply System – Wafer Foundry To Save RM1.4M
Each Year From New System
Malaysia (September 10, 2006) – Silterra Malaysia
Sdn Bhd (Silterra), a leading semiconductor wafer
foundry majority-owned by Khazanah Nasional Berhad,
recently upgraded its facility to use a natural gas
system as part of its strategy to implement cost
efficient and environment friendly technologies in
All systems within Silterra that previously used
diesel or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) are now
being powered by natural gas as the primary source
“At Silterra, we have always given priority to
using environment friendly technologies in our
plant. Our decision to switch to natural gas is not
only a testimony to that philosophy, but is also a
very effective way to reduce operating cost,” said
Bruce Gray, Chief Executive Officer of Silterra.
“As a result of our move to 100% natural gas, we
expect to save over RM1.4 million per annum on our
fuel supply cost. This is certainly inline with our
continuing efforts to maximise our resources,” he
Installation of the natural gas system, which was
completed in five weeks, costs Silterra
approximately RM1 million.
Bruce added, “We are confident that we will
recover the initial investment within a year due to
lower maintenance and handling costs for the natural
gas system compared to those of other fuels.” As
natural gas burns cleaner than either diesel or LPG,
there is marked reduction in the level of air
pollutants like smog and other suspended particles.
This results in better air-quality in the area.
As a responsible corporate citizen and
environment-friendly company, Silterra had also
previously participated in the state government’s
Bumi Hijau campaign, initiated car pooling among its
employees, organised blood donation camps and
carried out tree planting event among other
initiatives as part of its ongoing
environmental-awareness and corporate social
Recycling Of Old Newspaper Campaign
Leads The Way To A Cleaner Environment At Sungai Sedim
Dec’09 - Silterra had successfully completed
another Environmental Conservation Project for the
general public. This time we headed to Sedim River,
a famous family recreation park 40km from Kulim. The
Silterra was leading all other factories under the
umbrella of Kulim Industrial Tenants Association
(KITA) to perform a cleaning activity at Sedim River
KITA members together in hand with Sedim villagers,
had performed a cleaning activity at Sedim River. A
total of about 17 Silterrians and 350 other
participants took part in this activity.
|Participants were doing the
||Group leader was giving
briefing to the participants.
Contribution Towards “Program Bumi Hijau” Campaign
With Menteri Besar Kedah in Sungai Petani
||6th May 2006, Sungai Petani – In line with good Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices, Silterra donated three hundred and twenty 60-liter plastic drums (originally used to transport non-toxic material) to the Department of Agriculture of Kuala Muda in conjunction with the “Program Bumi
This exercise is a conscious decision by Silterra to help conserve the environment by recycling the plastic containers that would otherwise end up in landfills or rubbish dumps. According to officials from the department of agriculture, these drums can be used to store fertilizers, animal feed, water or other items related to agriculture.
The state-level campaign was officially launched by the Menteri Besar of
Kedah, YAB Dato’ Seri Mahadzir Khalid on 6th May 2006 at Taman
Delima, Sungai Petani. Among the many guests attending the event were Silterra representatives.
The Menteri Besar received the drums in a symbolic handover from Mr. Kalai of Facilities and Encik Tahir of
CDEA. The Menteri Besar acknowledged this as a useful and socially responsible action by
The agriculture department will distribute these drums among residents of the housing area in Taman Delima and other areas that require these containers.