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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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”)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.