Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre signs sustainability partnership with Urbanice Malaysia

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and Urbanice Malaysia have recently signed the first public-private sector Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Memorandum of Understanding which is designed to contribute towards efforts to create a sustainable city.

As part of the Memorandum, Urbanice Malaysia will provide strategic counsel and advice to help the Convention Centre further align its corporate responsibilities to the SDGs; enhance and execute its SDG roadmap; develop an SDG business events guideline; and expand SDG reporting. The venue will also be engaging with the Government and Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) through knowledge sharing dialogues and the development of integrated urban solutions.

Norliza Binti Hashim, chief executive of Urbanice Malaysia, commented: “The effort sets a great example and we hope it will drive more businesses and corporations in Malaysia towards adopting Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) frameworks.”

Alan Pryor, general manager of KLCC, added: “This marks an important step for the Centre and Malaysia’s business events industry in contributing to and supporting the country’s adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

“International meetings and events are now designed through the lens of sustainability, with the intention of leaving behind a lasting legacy for the local communities where the event is hosted,” Pryor continued.

KLCC has retained its EarthCheck’s Silver certification for the third consecutive year. The certification recognises efforts to decrease energy consumption equivalent to 1,278 four-person households per year; reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 1,938 cars’ worth of annual emissions; and lessen potable water consumption equivalent to 46 Olympic-sized swimming pools; decrease waste sent to landfills equivalent to 58 smart cars.