KUALA LUMPUR, 14 November 2016 – (5th from right) The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) General Manager, Alan Pryor, (4th from right) the Centre’s Director of Facilities, Chen Soo Yoong and team members proudly displaying the venue’s 10 EarthCheck certificates, gained from 2006 to 2016, following the Centre’s recent successful completion of its annual EarthCheck benchmarking assessment.
“Gaining our 10th consecutive EarthCheck Bronze certification affirms our commitment to being an internationally recognised convention centre that operates its business in a responsible and sustainable manner. It also reflects our support of the long-term sustainability goals of the business events industry in Malaysia,” explains Pryor.
The EarthCheck certification encompasses 8 areas of assessment, Policy, Energy, Water, Waste Sent to Landfill, Community Commitment, Paper Products, Cleaning Products and Pesticide Product.
“The effort and dedication demonstrated by every team member is integral in our endeavour to maintain this globally-recognised and respected certification. The benchmarks set by EarthCheck are a strong motivator for us to continue implementing sustainable best practices into our business operations.”
According to Pryor, three of the Centre’s areas of assessment including, waste sent to landfill, paper products and cleaning products were 91%, 100% and 100% above the best practice level, which received a star rating.
Over the next 12 months, the Centre aims to achieve best practice level in the remaining assessment areas, he concluded.
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About the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is a component of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) and is managed and operated by Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a joint-venture company between KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd and AEG Ogden Pty Ltd, Australia.
A winner of numerous awards, this world-class facility is wholly-owned by Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Sdn Bhd which in turn, is owned by KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS).
The Centre has ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications, EarthCheck Bronze status (environment) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Certification (HACCP) recognition, the international food safety system for international convention facilities and five-star hotels. It is also the first in Asia to receive the ‘Gold’ AIPC Quality Standards certification.
Comprising two auditoria (seating 3,000 and 500 respectively), 9,710 sqm of Exhibition Halls, a Grand Ballroom which seats 2,000 diners, a Banquet Hall for 500, a Conference Hall for 1,800 and 20 other meeting rooms, the Centre provides 20,059 sqm of function space in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.