BHC continues intiatives for a better environment  


The National Environment Conference of Brunei Darussalam gathers the leading minds of the Sultanate and the region in an annual meet to discuss sustainability and preservation of the environment - a movement proudly supported and sponsored by Butra HeidelbergCement Sdn Bhd. 

This year marks the seventh year for Asia Inc. Forum in hosting Brunei’s premier and largest conference on environmental sustainability. The conference brings 200 key stakeholders, consisting of lead members of the public and private sectors to stimulate engaging topics. 

‘Brunei Green Future: Ideas, Strategies, Possibilities’ was the theme of the conference that featured experts from the United States. The theme discussed ideas in sustaining and developing a green environment.   

The Minister of Development Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Suyoi Haji Osman’s opening speech of ‘think globally, act locally’ encourages the hall about Brunei’s ‘green’ direction. He proposes responsibilities for the environment that using simple actions will gradually increase society’s awareness.  

One would take these words as enough inspiration to strive towards greater feats under their own initiative but the small acts of recycling and reusing materials would suffice the task of playing their part for the environment’s country. 

The conference was organised in partnership with Total E&P Borneo B.V, Butra HeidelbergCement, Baiduri Bank and Brunei Press, with the support of the Ministry of Development, Ministry of Education and the Embassy of the United States of America. 

As part of their strong support for the conference, Butra HeidelbergCement has been an active player in its Corporate Social Responsibility. An avid corporate citizen of the Sultanate, the company has supported numerous national events in line with its ‘Building a Nation’ campaign. 

Under the ‘Building Sustainability’ initiative, Butra HeidelbergCement has sponsored projects such as the ‘No Plastic Bag Weekend’, the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (JASTRe) Eco-Clubs, the Beach Bunch and most avidly the annual National Environment Conference. 

In the coming years, Butra HeidelbergCement plans to raise its effort in playing a bigger role to support and respond to the needs of the environmental community and its stakeholders.