At the core of IJM Land’s responsibilities, priority is placed on the development and sustainability of the four main pillars of the larger business ‘ecosystem’ within which we operate: the marketplace, the community, the workplace, and the environment.
IJM Land is intrinsically aware that it is not so much what goes into building a house that is as endearing or important to our customers, but more so what comes out of living in them as homes. This is the reason we place great importance in enhancing lives through our residential and community efforts.
We thus frame our every action on and around how we manage our business, relationships and processes to produce an overall and sustainable positive impact in and on society.
Home Rehabilitation Programme
IJM Land continues to enhance the lives of underprivileged through it signature Home Rehabilitation Programme launched in 2010. This year, through a united effort, we successfully adopted and revamped the homes of two families, one in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan and one in Padang Besar, Perlis. The programme also received massive support from our contractors and suppliers, serving as a key initiative for engaging and inculcating a culture of corporate responsibility among our business associates.
Supporting Flood Relief Efforts in Penang
IJM Land is always committed and at hand to help the needy in the community.
In the aftermath of Penang flash flood, IJM Land deployed 80 employee volunteers to the affected areas to assist residents with the general clean-up efforts and restore their homes so the residents will be able to resume a normal life soon.
The company also dispatched 12 machineries and lorries including backhoes, mobile crane and trucks to help remove fallen trees, and to ferry debris and waste.
Making Positive Changes Through Healthy Lifestyle
IJM Land is an active advocate of healthy living. We believe that community-oriented, family-friendly runs are good platforms in building healthy communities and fostering 'neighbouring' ties.
In 2017, IJM Land organised two major running events that are synonymous with the townships it is developing; Bandar Rimbayu’s “Run with Me” 2017 on 9 July and the IJM Land Half Marathon 2017 in Seremban 2 on 13 August. Both events attracted record turnouts, with around 2,000 runners and 7,500 runners respectively.
P.S.P King of Forest 2017
IJM Land is title sponsor and organiser of signature running events that take place around the company-developed townships.
IJM Land's Pantai Sentral Park was the official partner, title sponsor and also a venue sponsor for P.S.P King of Forest 2017. The forest trail run took place at Taman Rimba Bkt. Kerinchi on 16 July and attracted 1,500 participants taking part to raise funds for National Cancer Society Malaysia.
Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) 2017
IJM Land is a strong advocate of the Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) which aims to discover, develop and nurture a new generation of talents in the fields of architecture and interior design. Our three-year partnership with Nippon Paint Malaysia Group for AYDA sets out to bridge links between design education and industry. In support of this initiative, all AYDA gold and silver winners in the architecture and interior design categories are offered internships at IJM Land.
IJM’s Give Day Out (GDO) 2017
Over two weekends, 2,000 IJMers across IJM’s Property, Construction, Infrastructure, Industry and Plantation business divisions participated in a clean-up and maintenance of 12 nature trails in several regions across Malaysia and India during its Give Day Out (GDO) corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative. Themed “Fun with Nature” with a focus on environmental preservation, the event marked IJM’s second Give Day Out this year, making this its seventh outing since the CSR activity began in 2010.
Safe City Initiative
Delivering on our commitment to community safety, IJM Land donated to the local police force one Toyota Hiace window van designed to serve as a mobile police station and two fully equipped Honda PC X 150 motorcycles to support existing security efforts in Seremban 2.
Home Rehabilitation Programme
Through a united effort, IJM Land successfully adopted and revamped the homes of two families, one in Kampung Seronok, Bayan Lepas (27 April 2016) and one in Kampung Baru Rasah, Negeri Sembilan (15 November 2016). The programme also received massive support from our contractors and suppliers, serving as a key initiative for engaging and inculcating a culture of corporate responsibility among our business associates.
The Star’s Win with Words
IJM Land has collaborated with The Star Media Group and supported their Win with Words contest, where the newspaper readers stand a chance of winning more than RM480,000 worth of prizes by forming words with alphabets published in the daily. The contest motivated entrants to expand their command of English and encouraged family participation and interaction as well.
Releasing sea turtles to the open seas through a pilot conservation project
As part of our joint pilot conservation and research project with the Turtle and Marine Endangered Species Research Centre, part of the Department of Fisheries Malaysia in Rantau Abang, Terengganu, IJM Land released 30 green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) aged between 8 and 30 months to their natural habitat on Teluk Bahang beach in Penang.
Collected as tiny hatchings from a conservation centre, the turtles were raised in the seawater pond of THE LIGHT Waterfront Penang’s waterways. Results from the first phase of the programme, which launched in 2014, proved encouraging. The turtles’ high survival rates of between 70% to 80% indicated that the waterways provide a conducive environment for marine life to thrive.
Further IJM Land and Fisheries Department collaborative efforts are also in the pipeline to utilise the waterways for future breeding and rehabilitation programmes.
IJM Land Half Marathon 2016
IJM Land organised its 5th running event in Seremban 2 township, IJM Land Half Marathon 2016 with a tagline of “Run Together, Bond Stronger”. The IJM Land Half Marathon, which featured a 21-km run and a 10-km run, attracted some 6,000 participants to run for a good cause.
As a developer for the people, IJM Land has made it a priority to promote a sporting and active lifestyle to community members of all ages and walks of life. IJM land organised its 2nd running event for its local community, #runwithme in Bandar Rimbayu township. #runwithme, which featured a 10-km fun run, attracted some 2,000 participants.
Founding Sponsor of Tech Dome Penang
In our effort to advance the learning of young children in the fields of science and technology through immersive and exciting experiences, IJM Land contributed RM1 million towards the Tech Dome Penang, the state’s very first Science Discovery Centre.
As consumers are getting more health-conscious, Bandar Rimbayu organises free community events and activities such as Zumba, stretching and toning workout and kids bootcamp every Sunday at The ARC to encourage healthy lifestyle and to reinforce family bonds.
Winners Revealed for IJM Land Designer Award (iLDA) 2016
IJM Land announced the winners of its inaugural IJM Land Designer Award (iLDA) 2016 themed “Reliving Nostalgic Memories”. iLDA 2016 is a platform to provide design graduates the opportunity to turn their designs into reality. The initiative was aimed to encourage new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces for multi-family living, taking into consideration the efficient layouts, privacy and spaces for leisurely pursuits.
Leo Wong Kwan Theng emerged as the Gold winner while Goh Sow Yee was the silver winner. For the last two months, both contestants fully furnished a Penduline showroom in the Bandar Rimbayu township under the theme of "Reliving Nostalgic Memories".
Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) 2016
IJM Land continues to support the AYDA (rebranded from Nippon Paint Young Designer Award), which aims to nurture the next generation of talents in the fields of interior design and architecture. For AYDA 2016, the theme “Be Bold. Be Free. Be You.” is tailored to inspire young interior designers and architects in birthing new and refreshing concepts that encapsulate boldness, freedom and originality. IJM Land offers 6-month paid internships to gold and silver winners in each category.
Green and Healthy Living
During the year, IJM Land organised two runs for our local community. Our two signature running events – the IJM Land Run in Seremban 2 and Run with Me in Bandar Rimbayu have grown strength to strength and year on year. This year’s events attendance has been the highest recorded yet with the annual IJM Land Run 2015 proving to be a hot favourite with a record number of 4,000 participants taking part in the various disciplines to raise funds for designated charities.
Community Art Program
Launched the Community Art Program that provides opportunities for our local artists to create art, display their creative talents and integrate into the community. Pasar Seni Seremban was converted to display paintings, drawings and handicrafts from the local community, providing spaces for creative expression and social integration. The newly transformed Pasar Seni Seremban comes alive every second Sunday of the month from 8:00am to 4:00pm with an eclectic programme of events.
House Rehabilitation Program
On 6 November 2015, through our signature CSR programme, the Home Rehabilitation programme which serves to provide better living environments to the less fortunate, IJM Land’s property division in Seremban reconstructed a badly damaged family home at Taman Tuanku Ampuan Najihah, Sungai Gadut in Seremban which was gutted by fire and left in a barely liveable state.
IJM Land Designer Award (iLDA) 2016
In active support of innovation in the industry, IJM Land launched its first ever IJM Land Designer Award (iLDA) 2016 at its Bandar Rimbayu township, with the aim of providing design graduates the opportunity to turn their designs into reality. The initiative is aimed to encourage new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces at the Penduline double-storey houses in Bandar Rimbayu township.
Supporting Local Artists
A proud supporter of our local artist communities, we partnered The Edge Galerie to bring the works of the emerging and established local artists to the community. In September 2015, we supported the ‘ Penang Art: Then & Now’ exhibition to promote a greater appreciation of Malaysian art principally produced by prominent artists associated with Penang.
Annual IJM Land Run
More than 4,000 runners and supporters took part in this year’s IJM Land Run on Sunday morning (9 August) at Seremban 2. Together, they run in the various disciplines to help raise funds for Pertubuhan Hospice Negeri Sembilan and Malaysia Lysosomal Diseases Association.
IJM Land Partners Nippon Paint Young Designer Award 2015 To Nurture Young Talents
IJM Land is a proud partner of the Nippon Paint Young Designer Award 2015 for the second year running to nurture young talents and spark greater creativity and inspirations amongst architecture and interior design students. The award, which offers two competition categories namely Architecture and Interior Design, has garnered an international recognition by providing a platform for emerging designers to share their ideas with industry experts.
IJM Land’s Rumah Selangorku at Bandar Rimbayu
IJM Land launched its Rumah Selangorku affordable housing project in its 1,879-acre Bandar Rimbayu township as part of its nation building efforts. The project will comprise 15 blocks of residential apartment that consists of a total of 2,330 units with built-ups ranging from 700 to 1,000 sq ft for its 3-bedroom and 2-bathroom units. The launch was officiated by Dato’ Menteri Besar Selangor, Tuan Mohamed Azmin bin Ali.
As a thoughtful developer, IJM Land offers affordable housing projects in its suite of developments including Bandar Sri Pinang in Penang, Seremban 2 in Negeri Sembilan, Shah Alam 2 in Bandar Puncak Alam and Bandar Utama in Sandakan.
Festive Gift for Needy Families
Some 10 needy families in each district of Seremban received an early Chinese New Year gift when a group of volunteers from the Seremban office presented the festive food packs and cash to them at an event officiated by YB Tuan Mohd Ghazali bin Abd Wahid, Adun Paroi.
IJM Land Partners The Edge Galerie to Promote Art
IJM Land has partnered with The Edge Media Group in support of The Edge Galerie, an art gallery here that focuses on Malaysian and Southeast Asian art. As part of the partnership, IJM Land will support activities such as auctions and art exhibitions organised by The Edge Galerie which promotes and advances art investment and appreciation. IJM Land’s partnership with The Edge Galerie is a natural extension of our passion in providing a destination for artists and art enthusiasts to connect and be inspired by art, in turn creating greater visibility for the emerging and established Malaysian artists.
Admission to The Edge Galerie is free.
In December 2013, Seremban 2 declared its neighbourhood parks and playgrounds located at S2 City Park and S2 Heights Hill Park in Seremban to be smoke-free, as part of the Group’s initiative to encourage smoke-free living in the community. The initiative, supported by Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri, Negeri Sembilan (JKNNS) also includes our office in Seremban. Park users, especially children, can look forward to enjoying healthy lifestyle activities in a smoke-free environment under the initiative. We also provide dedicated smoking areas for smokers. Signs have been placed strategically around the parks to create awareness, and our smoke-free advocates made their rounds in the parks to inform park users, including smokers of the initiative and to encourage them to use the designated smoking areas.
Needy Families Received an Early Chinese New Year Gift
The Group’s Seremban office brought joy to ten poor and needy Chinese families in each district of Seremban in the run up to the Chinese New Year celebrations. The families received cash, daily essentials and clothes at an event officiated by YB Dato’ Norhayati Omar, Exco Kerajaan Negeri.
At IJM Land, we encourage, recognise and reward creativity and innovation by generating new ideas, solving problems and seeking continuous improvement at work. Employees can do so by participating in the IJM Innovation programme. The programme was created to inspire employees and support their creative spirit
High Performance Culture Initiative
In our pursuit of a high performance culture, concerted effort has been put in to nurture employee engagement to drive higher performance. Anchored around the IJM Core Values, the programme and appreciation activities were launched to nurture the core values and promote employee engagement. There were individual contests, team competitions, as well as skill enhancement workshops to provide opportunities for employees to engage with each other towards achieving common goals.
Trees for Tomorrow
A tree-planting event was held in December 2013 at Seremban 2’s S2 Heights Hill Park. The event saw an overwhelming participation of almost 128 staff from Seremban and RBM – S2 site office. Everyone set out in nature and had an enjoyable time planting 4,000 of nine different species of shrubs on a bright and sunny morning.
More than 25 cars with a total of 100 people showed up for CA-IJM Land Charity Eco-Hunt in September 2013. Jointly organised by the Group and Columbia Asia Hospital Seremban, the treasure hunt incorporated eco elements to promote a healthy lifestyle, love for the environment and team spirit while having a whale of a good time. The participants were flagged off from Columbia Asia Hospital Seremban to solve riddles and find treasures at various locations in Seremban and Rahang, and finished at IJM Land office in Seremban. The charity initiative helped to raise funds for Pertubuhan Hospice Negeri Sembilan and Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Rhema.
Nature and Environmental Volunteering
The Group adopted a 7km trail within the Kota Damansara Community Forest Reserve (KDCF) by volunteering to open a new trail, known as Denai Harmoni, Hutan Simpan Komuniti, Kota Damansara. The event, which coincided with IJM’s Give Out Day 2013, saw 120 enthusiastic staff and representatives, including senior management, setting up the trail, helping to keep the other existing trails clean and safe by collecting litter and performing trail maintenance on existing trails in the KDCF. Continuous monthly maintenance of Denai Harmoni is undertaken by the Group, with staff visiting the trail frequently to ensure that it is properly maintained. The objective of the trail adoption was to enable all users to enjoy the outdoors and to better appreciate our nature and KDCG’s trails."
Home Rehabilitation Programme (myHome)
The House Build 2010 Programme is the flagship programme ofThe Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia (MHLG) in celebrating World Habitat Day 2010, which was officially designated by the United Nations to reflect on the state of our community and towns and the basic human right to adequate shelter. It also aims to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the habitat of future generations.
MHLG first embarked on this programme in 2009 with the objective of creating awareness and implementing projects and activities toward the improvement of the quality of life in Malaysia in line with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT).
The House Build programme involves identifying old, unsafe, and dilapidated homes of the poor for repairs and IJM Land was more than happy to participate as part of the compan's corporate responsibility initiatives.
In 2012, house repair works were done for a poor Indian family with a disabled family member in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan while the team in Johor Bharu had assisted a local single mother with seven children and one sick grandchild to rebuild the house.
This programme not only involved the management and staff of IJM Land but also received the massive support from our suppliers as one of our initiative to engage and inculcate a corporate responsibilty culture among people we do business with.
IJM Give Day Out – Community
The second year of the annual IJM Give Day Out involved all levels of management and staff from all divisions across IJM Group, including IJM Land, in the spirit of corporate responsibility. The objectives of IJM Give Day Out were to give back to the community, to provide an avenue for staff integration across departments and divisions, to instill value of selfless service, to promote a culture of togetherness and involvement in company's activities amongst IJMers. Among the community activities IJM Land staffs were involved in are: Charity Trips & Visitations for the Underprivileged, Sponsorship for Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Melaka (Kubu), Arts & Culture: Scenery Sketching cum Drawing Competition, Chinese New Year Celebration with Taman Megah Home for the Disabled, Majlis Berbuka Puasa with Rumah Kasih Harmoni and Rumah Kasih Bistari, Restoration at Taman Tunku Seberang Jaya (MPSP)
Construction of Bicycle Path in Penang
To encourage more people to commute by bicycle among Penangites, IJM Land held a briefing to the Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng and members of the media on 8 March 2013 to provide updates on the construction of the 2km bicycle path at Linear Park.The bicycle path has a minimum of 2.4m width and is constructed according to Category 1 guideline which makes it a dedicated bicycle path. The bicycle path will eventually be linked to the existing bicycle path at the Promenade of Bandar Sri Pinang, making a total length of 6.2km once the construction is fully completed.
Sponsorship for National Cancer Society & Penang Hospice Society's Relay for Life
For the third year running, IJM Land Berhad, a Super Gold Sponsor, has been supporting and contributing to National Cancer Society of Malaysia (Penang branch) and Penang Hospice Society's Relay for Life – Fighting Cancer Together Awareness programme. IJM Land has always been at the forefront in contributing to society and wishes to continue its stance in enhancing the lives of others. This community effort is part of IJM Land's social obligations to the community which forms an integral part of IJM Land’s business philosophy and corporate culture.
'We Care' Charity Fun Run 2012
IJM Land co-organised the 'We Care' Charity Fun Run 2012 with Columbia Asia Hospital Seremban on 20 May 2012 at S2 City Park. Free screenings, health consultation, free massage and few other services were provided during the event to create health awareness in the community. The proceeds from the charity run were channelled to Hospice Malaysia, Seremban branch.
10,000 steps Walkathon – 'Move to Improve, Let’s Walk Together'
In conjunction with the celebration of Independence Day and the World Arthritis Day announced by the United Nation, IJM Land sponsored the 10,000 steps Walkathon – 'Move To Improve, Lets Walk Together' organised by The Arthritis Organisation and Negeri Sembilan State Health Department on 9 September 2012 at S2 City Park.
The objective is to raise public awareness on the importance of mobility and the healthy lifestyle that is being promoted by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
Mud Ball for Cleaner Earth and River
In conjunction with Earth Day 2012, IJM Land had organised "Mud Ball for a Greener Earth" at Seremban 2 Multipurpose Hall on 19 April 2012 and "Mud Ball for a Cleaner River" at Sungai Gelugor river mouth adjacent to the entrance of The Light Waterfront Penang site on 21 April 2012.
About 30 staff joined the mudball making workshop/session andmade 1,200 mud balls in two hours for "Mud Bal l for a Greener Earth" where Mr Hoo Kim See, General Manager of Central Region launched on 28 April at Seremban 2 City Park. The launching ceremony was attended by the members of the media, management and staff. The mud balls were tossed into the lake at Seremban 2 City Park after the ceremony in an effort to improve its water quality.
Meanwhile, about 50 enthusiastic participants comprising of IJM Land's employees and their family members participated in "Mud Ball for a Cleaner River" to save the environment. As a result, Sg. Gelugor river mouth's polluted water, smell and sludge were decontaminated by using EM© (effective microorganismsTM) mud balls. It also successfully turned the after-work staff activity into a green and noble cause, which is in line with the objectives of IJM Land's corporate responsibility.
IJM Games 2012
In line with the effort of IJM Corporation to promote the spirit of sportsmanship, the management and staff from all levels of IJM Land had actively participated in the IJM Games in Lumut, a bennial competition of the Group. The objectives of IJM Games is to create and increase interaction amongst IJM staff from all divisions and to promote active participation in physical activities and instill the spirit of cooperation amongst IJM staff to create a positive attitude towards better performance.
Workshops and Training Programmes
In order to emphasise on the importance of the high performance culture, a new performance appraisal system was introduced. Employees were sent to different workshops targeted to communicate the idealogy of the new system and to educate on the usage of the system whilst those with subordinates were sent to workshops targeted for appraisers. IJM Land also conducted a programme of "Train the Trainers", which was to develop and train middle management staff to perform knowledge transfer to their colleagues from other departments and functions so that they have a better overall understanding of the business, improve product and technical knowledge and also improve on their soft skills.