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Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC) and Control Union Malaysia Sign MOU Witnessed by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte


Sheraton Petaling Jaya, 31st October 2023

In a significant and momentous occasion witnessed by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC) and Control Union Malaysia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at a networking dinner organized by the Netherlands Embassy. This collaboration, solidified through the MOU, signifies a profound commitment to foster cooperation and synergy in various fields of mutual interest, with a focus on advancing sustainability and addressing critical environmental challenges.

The Parties intend to collaborate and pool their expertise, capacity, and capabilities to support Malaysia in several key areas of cooperation. These areas include:

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Assessment and Net-Zero Roadmap Development Capacity Building in Sustainability Programs
Expansion of MyHijau Products and Services
Validation and Verification Services

Platform for Rating, Verification, and Certification of Sustainability Performances: The Global Sustainable Enterprise System (GSES) platform to assess, verify, and certify the sustainability performances of organizations. This platform will play a crucial role in recognizing and encouraging sustainable practices.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who graciously witnessed the signing of the MOU, expressed his support for the collaboration and the shared commitment to environmental sustainability. He emphasized the importance of international cooperation in addressing global climate challenges.

The signing of this MOU marks a significant step in the advancement of environmental sustainability in Malaysia and underscores the nation’s commitment to addressing climate change and promoting sustainable practices. The collaboration between MGTC and Control Union Malaysia is expected to have far-reaching implications, with the potential to drive positive change in various sectors of the Malaysian economy.

About Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC):

MGTC is an agency under the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change (NRECC) mandated to accelerate green growth, advance climate action and include green lifestyle.

Guided by the National Green Technology Policy (NGTP), the National Policy on Climate Change (NCCP), the Green Technology Master Plan 2017-2030(GTMP) and the Twelfth Malaysia Plan, MGTC carries out programmes and initiatives to support stakeholders at all levels.

By 2030, through its various programs and initiatives, MGTC aims to facilitate RM100 billion in green investments, create 230,000 green jobs and help Malaysia achieve its net- zero GHG emissions as early as 2050 target.

About Control Union Malaysia:

Control Union part of the Royal Peterson Control Union group, which was founded in The Netherlands in 1920 is currently active in over 80 countries and Control Union Malaysia have been serving clients in East and West Malaysia since 1987. Control Union is a global leader for palm oil, forestry, biomass, textile, recycling, food safety, aquaculture, fisheries, social compliances, and assurance on environmental services, carbon and ESG assurance in accordance with the AA1000 Assurance Standard. In addition to certification and assurance, Control Union is also a global leader in Commodity and Industrial inspections, Collateral Management Services, Non-toxic Pest Control and Academy services.


From the left: H.E. Mark Rutte (Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Netherlands) Mr. Supun Nigamuni (Managing Director of Control Union Malaysia), Ts. Shamsul Bahar (GCEO of MGTC), and Y.B. Liew Chin Tong (Deputy Minister of the MITI)

For more information and media inquiries, please contact: Dinusha W. Surendre
Business Development Assistant Manager
Control Union Malaysia +6012 627 2505

Puan Farisha Zainol
Corporate Communication
Malaysia Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC)
+6019 327 5456

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