Our approach

Sustainability is part and parcel of our business strategy. Our approach to sustainability recognises that meeting the expectations of our stakeholders is not only the right thing to do but also critical for the long-term success of IJM.  Our sustainability governance framework, established in 2017, defines and guides us towards impact-focused targets.

Running a responsible business helps us attract and maintain our investors and top talents, grow our base of customers, participate in nation building alongside the government’s growth agenda and create brand affinity with our customers and the public. Continuous engagement with our stakeholders is important for our success. 

Given the value of collaboration with various stakeholders, we also actively participate in industry association activities to learn, develop and contribute to a collective voice towards best practices for the industries we serve, continuously and successfully.

The IJM Group was founded on strong ethics and professionalism since inception in 1983. The Group has issued a number of company policies that represent the main points of reference for all people working for the Group.

Sustainability Pillars

The IJM Group Charter guides us in our tireless efforts to be a responsible corporate citizen, to protect and nurture the environment, to be a positive strength in our communities, and to ensure our workplaces are safe, respectful and empowering. The values enshrined in our Charter stress on sustainability, and have consistently given rise to divisional-level initiatives over the years. Meanwhile, we continually advance the means by which we measure and report on the progress we make on our sustainability journey. In our adoption of these best practices, we are guided by four main pillars:


  • Embedding Strong Ethics and Governance
  • Commitment to Quality
  • Ensuring Customer Satisfaction
  • Responsible Supply Chain
  • Embracing a Culture of Innovation and Digital Transformation


  • Preventing Pollution
  • Reducing and Managing Waste
  • Monitoring Our Water Footprint
  • Protecting Land and Biodiversity
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Promoting Green Buildings


  • Supporting Community Growth
  • Building Educational Capacity
  • Sports for Development


  • Ensuring a Safe Working Environment
  • Driving a Diverse and Dedicated Workforce
  • Respect for Human Rights
  • Highly Engaged Employees
  • Learning and Development

Sustainability Highlights

3 Awards
In FY2020, we won 3 awards at the Minority Shareholders Watch Group ASEAN Corporate Governance Awards 2018
In FY2020, 19% of our total waste footprint was reused or recycled, as compared to 12% in FY2019
In FY2020, 96% of our efforts were strategic community investment, as compared to 92% in FY2019.
In FY2020, women continued to constitute 34% of our total workforce


Adapting To A Changing Marketplace

The ability to command the confidence of our customers, suppliers, business partners, investors, bankers, governments and regulatory bodies are of paramount importance to the Group's continued success.


Managing Environmental Impact

The Group has long made the protection and preservation of the environment an integral part of its corporate philosophy and business policy.


Investing In Communities

IJM firmly believes that we should give back to the community in any way we can as a responsible corporate citizen.


Promoting A Safe, Inclusive And Rewarding Workplace

The wellbeing of employees is critical to the Group and is addressed to ensure a healthy and safe working environment for its people. Our initiatives are focused on creating opportunities for professional growth and benefits to improve staff performance.


As an organisation with diverse business operations, IJM’s drive for sustainability is part of everything we do. 

IJM Charter

Our Business Policy and Conduct continues to be guided by a strong Commitment towards:

  • Quality Products & Services
  • Trusted Client Relationships
  • Safety, Health & Environment
  • Employee Welfare
  • Social Responsibility
  • Good Corporate Governance
  • Maximising Stakeholder Returns
  • Ethical Conduct