A big thank you to MERCY Malaysia for their partnership with 3M to address hunger issues facing under-resourced community members, as the economic disruption associated with COVID-19 is exacerbating challenges to consistent food access for many. The fund from 3M of more than RM22,000 was channeled to MERCY Malaysia to provide food packages to the communities in PPR Seri Johor, Kuala Lumpur & Perumahan Awam Seri Negeri Sembilan, Sentul. #mercymalaysia
In June 2019, an incident of airborne pollution affected several thousand people including a large number of students in Pasir Gudang, Johor, causing them to suffer breathing difficulties and nausea.
3M Malaysia stepped in to donate 1,000 units of 3M™ Disposable Respirator 9042, P2 and share its expertise on the effects, correct donning, care and maintenance of respirators to help protect students in the 12 schools affected by airborne pollution in the area.
3M Malaysia works closely with hospitals and is committed to supporting their initiatives to aid. Below are several examples of past initiatives from 2018:
3M Malaysia is dedicated to aid the less fortunate community to improve their lives. We consistently engage with Pusat Jagaan Rumah Juara to positively influence the underprivileged children. Below are examples of some activities that we have done:
While festive seasons are commonly associated to spending time with loved ones, let’s not forget about the less fortunate. That is why 3M Malaysia employees dedicate their time to run programs that will brighten up the lives of children.
In 2018, an ammonia leakage from an ice factory near SMJK Chung Hwa led to the death of 2 factory workers. Shortly after, six pupils from the school were admitted to the hospital for nausea – a suspected cause from inhaling ammonia gas. 3M Malaysia stepped in to donate various PPE products worth more than RM36,000 in efforts to protect students and teachers from the dangerous gas.
The 3M team also conducted a talk which helped students and faculty members better understand the specifications of each product, and the correct way to use these products.
At 3M, we believe that all Malaysians should have access to cleaner, clearer and better tasting water. In 2015, the Drinking Water Week Campaign was launched, and received favorable feedback from young families. The next year, a public campaign was held in 1 Utama to raise awareness and advocacy for cleaner, clearer and better-tasting water and to inculcate good drinking water habits amongst Malaysians.
In 2017, we partnered with 11street to host a Charity Badminton Clinic where 35 children from 2 orphanage homes (Rumah Victory Children & Youth Home and Pure Life Society) got to participate in the program.