#ASTROESG

ASTRO AS A VOICE FOR GOOD

At Astro, we are committed to building a business that is both sustainable and profitable. We balance our business priorities with ESG commitments encompassing environmental responsibility, positive social impact and good governance. As Malaysia’s leading content producer and broadcaster, we achieve our greatest social impact by championing education and being a voice for good.

Astro provides equal access to learning for all and fosters positivity by airing over 16,000 hours of Public Service Announcements yearly across TV, radio and digital.

Environmental

Caring for our environment

1.7 million kWh of photovoltaic energy harvested in 2020 through our solar panels

19% reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions from 2018 to 2020, equivalent to planting 153,375 trees

13,500 litres of rainwater being harvested and stored to reduce usage of clean water

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Championing local talent

98% of our workforce consists of Malaysian talents of all ethnicities and diverse backgrounds

 

51% of our staff are women, a testament to our commitment towards gender equality

22,415 training hours to upskill and reskill talent, averaging 5 hours per employee

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Making a difference

5 million students and 400,000 teachers nationwide can access our learning content via Kampus Astro

65% of national junior badminton squad are Astro Kem Badminton alumni  

16,000 young badminton players have been trained since 2012

Governance

Demonstrating good governance

Top 10% of media companies worldwide assessed by FTSE Russell for overall ESG rating in 2020

17th placing for Overall CG and Performance and 27th placing for CG Disclosures among 866 Malaysian PLCs assessed for the MSWG-AseanCG Awards 2019

Environmental

Driven by Yayasan Astro Kasih’s key pillar of protecting the environment, we aim to effect positive change to benefit the planet. Through our multiplatform reach, we give a voice to climate causes by informing, educating and raising green awareness nationwide. Astro adopts green practices across our operations and invests in environmentally friendly initiatives.

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We practise an equal opportunity policy without discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age or disability. Team Astro comprises talents from diverse backgrounds, embracing our belief in diversity and inclusivity.

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At Astro, we believe in serving the community by improving lives in a balanced and sustainable manner. To help the community achieve its aspirations, we work with our various partners through our community initiatives that are based on four focus areas: Lifelong Learning, Community Development, Sports and Environment.

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Governance

Strengthened business ethics and compliance culture with regular training and through Code of Business Ethics, Astro Anti-Corruption Framework, Fraud Management and Whistleblowing Policy and Procedures frameworks

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Sustainability @ Astro

To be the Entertainment Destination for Malaysians, we leverage our Strategic Drivers of Content, Experience & Technology and Talent to serve our Customers and empower the local Community through various touchpoints across our extensive ecosystem while driving sustainability as guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”)

Creating Compelling Asian Stories

Our rich vault and pipeline of vernacular content sets us apart from our peers, both domestic and global. Innovation took center stage with new content formats, production techniques introduced as well as pioneering Malaysia's largest home cinema in response to the new normal.

Amid production breaks as lockdowns were imposed, we produced and commissioned over 9,000 hours of content and grew our On Demand library to over 65,000 titles. We explored content with bolder and edgier storylines to serve audiences across different vernaculars.

Creating Compelling Asian Stories

Bringing Us Together With Engaging Stories And Experiences

As the largest Pay-TV operator in South East Asia, we leverage our strong content slate including out local signatures, live sports, as well as regional and international content to entertain 5.7 million homes, 8,300 enterprises, 17 million weekly radio listeners on FM and digital, 14 million digital MUV and 2.8 million shoppers across Astro's TV, radio, digital and commerce platforms.

We supported the nation, our customers and communities by keeping Malaysians entertained and informed at home.

Bringing Us Together With Engaging Stories And Experiences

Bridging Technology And Shared Experiences

Features such as Cloud Recording, Play from Start, Multiscreen, and Stop Here, Continue There offer customers a flexile and seamless viewing experience across devices including Astro Go.

With an enhanced user interface and navigability powered by a robust recommendation engine, customers can now discover content easier and faster.

Bridging Technology And Shared Experiences

Championing Diversity And Inclusivity

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our corporate culture and long-term growth. At Astro, we understand that an effective way of understanding and meeting the needs and desires of our diverse customer base is to have a workforce that reflects that diversity.

Through inclusion, we create a workplace that values diverse perspectives to tackle complex and challenging business issues.

Championing Diversity And Inclusivity

Collaborating For A Better, More Sustainable Future

Our new flagship STB, the Ultra Box is around 40% smaller in size compared to its predecessors, resulting in a reduced production footprint.

The majority of materials used for its build and packaging complies to international Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Registration and European Union's Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) standards while electronic parts are also Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliant.

Collaborating For A Better, More Sustainable Future