New Delhi, 17 January 2023: In pursuit of its aspiration to advance sustainability efforts across its
organisation, Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC),
a global initiative that promotes responsible business practices and the advancement of the
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As the first aviation company in Malaysia to join this initiative, MAG is committed to aligning its
operations and strategies to the UNGC Ten Principles, which outline the business’ core human rights,
labour, environment, and anti-corruption principles.
Through this global initiative, MAG will benefit from accessing local and global sustainability tools and
resources; and implementation of culture and talent development programmes, including the
incorporation of the UN Global Compact Academy into the learning syllabus to increase awareness
and deepen Group-wide engagements in sustainability.
Captain Izham Ismail, Group Chief Executive Officer of MAG commented, “We are pleased to join the
United Nations Global Compact to strengthen our commitment in adopting sustainable business
practices, joining a growing list of more than 20,000 companies in over 160 countries who have
committed to the UNGC’s Ten Principles and share the same values and goals for a sustainable future.
Beyond achieving our net-zero goal, we believe that partnerships and collaborations will be essential
to propelling our efforts holistically and delivering a positive impact on the environment, society, and
governance, and chart our way forward for long-term success.”
Faroze Nadar, Executive Director of UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB)
said “We are delighted to welcome Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) to the United Nations Global
Compact. As a sector that plays a critical role in connecting people and driving economic growth, the
aviation industry has a unique opportunity to lead the way in sustainable business practices. We look
forward to working together to create a more sustainable future for all.”
Since the launch of MAG Sustainability Blueprint in April 2021, the Group has continued to accelerate
its Sustainability Blueprint agenda in all sectors, inspiring positive change through various initiatives.
In addition to supporting the United Nations’ 13th SDG (Climate Action), these initiatives target three
other SDGs: Goal 5 (Gender Equality), Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), and Goal 12 (Responsible
Consumption and Production).
In the near term, the Group will focus on four (4) priorities to achieve net-zero from the ground up
through measures taken within all its operations, including implementing fuel efficiencyprogrammes
such as Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Other initiatives include the Carbon Accounting project, which
tracks the Group’s GHG emissions to help develop a decarbonisation strategy and mitigation plan; the
fuel efficiency plan, fleet renewal programme, the installation of solar panels; waste management
programme and utilisation of Electrical Vehicles to reduce ground carbon emission in nearfuture.
The Group is also committed to increasing female employees in technical roles and reducing income
inequality in line with its commitment to IATA’s 25by2025 initiative to strengthen and improve female
representation within its organization and the wider aviation industry. As a responsible business, the
Group has also incorporated sustainable practicesinto its day-to-day operations and collaborated with
stakeholders and partnersfrom the ecosystemsto addresslong-term business challenges in the future
as part of its commitment to promoting socioeconomic development underpinned by strong good