PHOTO- Intel cyclists cruising down Beach Street, Georgetown, Penang.
To promote a healthier lifestyle as well as to celebrate its 40th anniversary in Malaysia, technology giant Intel gathered almost 500 cyclists for its 55-kilometre Campus2Campus Cyclothon from the company's centres in Kulim Hi-Tech Park to Intel Penang at the end of May 2012.
"In celebrating Intel's 40th year of operations in Malaysia, we remain committed to enhancing the quality of life in the community with our direct involvement in sustained environmental programmes such as this Campus2Campus Cyclothon," said Intel Malaysia managing director of assembly, test & manufacturing, Robin Martin. "This is in line with one of the four objectives in our global strategy, and that is to 'Care for our people and our planet, and inspire the next generation.'"
Martin said that as the 2009 Prime Minister's CSR Award winner for the Environment category, Intel Malaysia has remained firm in its commitment to environmental stewardship.
He said other initiatives included the Intel Solid Waste Recycling Programme, now in its 10th year, which has collected more than 500 tons of recyclable solid waste and has also reached out to more than 170,000 students and teachers from various schools across Penang and Kulim, Kedah.
Other programmes include the '1 Employee: 1 Tree Programme' where 17,000 mangrove trees have been planted in the coastal areas of Penang, as well as a series of biodiversity conservation programmes, including turtle protection, river preservation and beach clean-up activities, aimed at promoting the importance of sustaining a healthy marine ecosystem.
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