All Posts in Category: TPG Environment

Earth Hour Green screen

Tune Protect observes Earth Hour Fridays from 12pm to 1pm every Friday by switching off non-essential lights and electrical equipment. To support the effort, Tune Protect publishes Green Screen messages internally on Workplace every week to remind staff to “switch off” for Earth Hour Fridays. Employees are also encouraged to share their stories, photos and videos about their personal take on climate action and environmental action. Since we started, we have published hundreds of messages already! Here are just a few that show how awareness has taken root firmly at Tune Protect and social change is already here!

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Nature Awareness Trip
Justin Ng shared his story about the melting glaciers in Nez Zealand.
Nature Awareness Trip
Sara Jayne Ramalingam is shared about how much she loves ocean swimming.
Nature Awareness Trip
Simone wrote about her outdoor adventures in Adelaide, Australia.
Nature Awareness Trip
Shafida told us about her road trips and nature appreciation hiking trips in East Malaysia.
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Handoicraft queen Azlinah Simon with her festive decorative items she made for Hari Raya and Christmas.
Nature Awareness Trip
Dixon Wong shared his Christmas green story as a brand new Papa.
Nature Awareness Trip
A green message to recycle Ang Pau packets during Chinese New Year.
Nature Awareness Trip
Driving home the point about global warming with ice-kacang!
Nature Awareness Trip
Liew Eng Siong shares his story about recycling and how it all began while schooling.
Nature Awareness Trip
Our colleague Theerapong Sompetch from Tune Protect Thailand has an ongoing adventure with tree-planting on 7 acres of land in Thailand.
Nature Awareness Trip
Shawn shares about the “Green Christmas” he had in 2020.
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Sureen links traveling to her recycling.
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Tune Protect Project Sunshine

Let the Sun Shine Thru – Phase 1

Tune Protect Project Sunshine

The COVID-19 lockdowns nationwide crippled many business and households that left many struggling to make ends meet. Tune Protect collaborated with a several outreach partners to hand-deliver 324 Project Sunshine boxes containing USA FDA recommended food pyramid essential items to fill hungry tummies and COVID-19 prevention surgical face masks and anti-bacterial soap bars to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the Malaysians in most need of a helping hand. Project Sunshine boxes contained the following :

It was heart-warming to witness Tune Protect members of the Board of Directors, senior management team and other employees nominating beneficiaries and/or volunteering to deliver Project Sunshine boxes to “white flag” beneficiaries.

Tune Protect Project Sunshine
Group CEO Rohit Nambiar warmly leading the way by hand-delivering boxes of “sunshine” to beneficiaries.

Tune Protect Project Sunshine
Tune Protect Project Sunshine

Tune Protect Project Sunshine
Tune Protect Project Sunshine

Employees not only nominated “white flag” beneficiaries they knew who were in dire need of assistance, they also volunteered to provide much needed manpower and also helped to deliver the boxes of sunshine in person too!

Tune Protect also strategized collaboration with several partners to reach a wide group of people in need of urgent assistance from many locations and backgrounds.

Tune Protect Project Sunshine

Tune Protect Project Sunshine
Tune Protect Project Sunshine

Tune Protect Project Sunshine

Tune Protect Project Sunshine
Tune Protect Project Sunshine
Tune Protect Project Sunshine

For Phase 1 of the initiative, beneficiaries from the following local and refugee communities in the Klang Valley received the boxes of sunshine from our employees and collaborative partners:

  1. Taman Medan
  2. Damansara Damai
  3. Rumah Pangsa Seri Jati
  4. Taman Jinjang Baru
  5. Kepong
  6. Sentul
  7. Desa Mentari
  8. Shelter Community Services
  9. Desa Petaling
  10. Salak South
  11. Kampung Kayu Ara
  12. Pudu

Tune Protect Project Sunshine

Tune Protect Project Sunshine

Tune Protect Project Sunshine

Project Sunshine was in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal No. 3 promoting Good Health and Well-Being for the hardcore poor beneficiaries throughout the Klang Valley.

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Nature Awareness Trip to FRIM

Tune Protect organized a Nature Appreciation Trip to Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) in Kepong. The effort was to bring employees closer to nature in order to appreciate the natural beauty of mother nature.

The day started with a fun bus ride from Tune Protect’s Headquarters. Upon arrival, where we spotted out route and had a safety briefing.

Nature Awareness Trip
Tune Protect Nature buffs arrive at FRIM after breakfast.
Nature Awareness Trip
Safety briefing to protect against snakes, falling trees and leeches before we started the hike.

Our ultra-experienced guides divided us into 2 groups and led the way very swiftly.

Nature Awareness Trip
On the way to the FRIM gallery, our guides took us by the lovely lake that house a secret…
Nature Awareness Trip
…they were home to giant Amazonian Arapaima fish that were larger than most of us!
Nature Awareness Trip
At the Nature Gallery, our guides showed us how timber has been widely used and explained why it must stop.
Nature Awareness Trip
After a guided tour of the Nature Gallery, we ventured outside and were surprised to learn that we were walking on tin-rich soil!
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Everyone gathered to listen to our guide introducing the FRIM “celebrity” tree …
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…the Tongkat Ali!

Cameras and mobile phones were snapping all the way up the “Keruing” Trail📸

Nature Awareness Trip
We hiked the “Keruing Trail” named after the Keruing tree that has seeds…
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…shaped like “wings” that rotate gently at they make their way down to the ground to germinate.
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We felt like little Smurfs walking in the land of the giants.
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The show-stopping towering Kapur trees that reached for the sky and protected everyone from the scorching heat and the land erosion.
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The “Crowning Shyness Phenomenon” was the highlight of the hike…
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…the “Crown Jewel” of FRIM!

The air was cool, fresh and crisp! Our senses came to life during the adventure!

Nature Awareness Trip
Massive Ara trees that shelter forest rangers and researchers when it rains were at the centre of attraction.
Nature Awareness Trip
Boulders and rocks showed the way to the stream.
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The sound of the stream was like calming music to our ears.
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After the playing with the stream water, the nice picnic lunch under the green canapoy tasted sooo good


The trip was successful in “creating awareness” that led to social change within Tune Protect. We look forward to the next trip!

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2018 Climate Action & Environmental Protection Initiative Launch

In February 2018, Tune Protect launched the Tune Protect Climate Action & Environmental Protection initiative to “create awareness and enable social change” within the Company. For Climate Action, there was a visual presentation with slides and videos on the following:

  • Global warming and the many causes.
  • The damage already done and the crisis that we are already in.
  • The simple things Tune Protectors can do to fight climate change and lower our carbon footprint in the office and at home

For Environmental Protection, the presentation covered :

  • Fresh water sources and how limited they really are.
  • The urgent need to protect precious water sources and land that support all living creatures and plants.
  • The crucial role we need to play in helping to maintain good balance.
  • The importance of protecting water sources and land from pollution.

2018 Climate Action
People & Culture launched the Initiative at Tune Protect’s HQ
2018 Climate Action
Heads of Departments and teams welcoming each other to the launch.

Tune Protection invited collaborative partner The Truly Loving Company (TLC), to provide important information about biodegradable alternatives to regular detergents and washing liquids that won’t contaminate precious water sources and land. TLC was represented by their Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Julia Chong and her team.

2018 Climate Action
Ms. Julia Chong, Chief Executive Officer from TLC educating Tune Protectors about the protecting water sources.
2018 Climate Action
Cik Azlina from TLC sharing about their wide range of biodegradable products that are gentle on the environment.

To officiate the initiative, Tune Protect kicked-off several initiatives for Climate Action and Environmental Protection in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals No. 13, 14 and 15 promoting Responsible Consumption, Climate Action, Life Below Water and Life On Land.

For Climate Action, Tune Protect took definitive action with the following :

  1. Programme timers for hot drinking water dispensers were installed to turn them off automatically after working hours to halve electricity consumption.
  2. Reminder signages at switches were installed to remind users to conserve electricity.
  3. Reminder signages at photocopier machines were installed to remind users to switch off at the end of the day.
  4. Lighting Floor Plans were installed to enable staff to switch off lights at the end of the day.
  5. Switching to cooler and longer lasting LED bulbs.
  6. Observing Earth Hour Friday every Friday when all non-essential lights and equipment are switched-off between 12pm to 1pm every Friday.

2018 Climate Action
Programme Timers were installed to halve the electricity consumption of drinking water boilers.
2018 Climate Action
Reminders have been placed at strategic locations to remind users to switch off electrical equipment before closing the office.

There were also specially designed signages developed to remind about switching off non-essential lights and electrical equipment, conserving water and protecting against water pollution.

2018 Climate Action
An employee attaching a sticker to remind users to conserve electricity.
2018 Climate Action
Lighting Floor Plans provide a visual guide to switch off lights when before leaving for home.

For Environmental Protection against water source and land pollution, Tune Protect launched the following initiatives :

  1. Installation of reminders signages to encourage water conservation.
  2. Recycling of fluorescent tubes to ensure proper disposal by a licensed collection center in accordance with environmental laws.
  3. Recycling e-waste items such as batteries, mobile phones and power banks to ensure proper disposal by a licensed collection center in accordance with environmental laws.

For both Climate Action and Environmental Protection, Tune Protect also place recycling bins to encourage staff to recycle the following :

  1. Paper, newspaper, magazines, table calendars, boxes, file, folders and other paper products.
  2. Recyclable plastic.
  3. Aluminium drink cans.
  4. Metal biscuit tins

At the end of the event, dozens thronged the TLC booth to grab specially priced environmentally friendly products to take home. It was a very good launch that set a foundation for more green initiatives to come.

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