Kuala Lumpur, 2 September 2021
AEON Taman Maluri Shopping Centre Kuala Lumpur is a fully vaccinated shopping centre in Malaysia and the first among 200 AEON outlets nationwide.
The shopping centre achieved 80% threshold of the herd immunity comprising 1,733 people within the ecosystem as of 30 August 2021. It comprised not only AEON Taman Maluri Shopping Centre’s employees but also the tenants, security and facilities personnel, suppliers and business partners. This accomplishment is been made possible through self-initiated vaccination programme held on 7 and 28 July 2021 and coupled with administration of vaccines of a few groups within the ecosystem in the month of August at various vaccination centres.
The self-initiated vaccination programme was a collaboration between AEON CO. (M) BHD. (AEON or the Company) and the Ministry of Federal Territories which was funded by the Malaysian AEON Foundation. Marking the milestone, employees and business partners of AEON Taman Maluri Shopping Centre Kuala Lumpur ecosystem are entitled to ‘I AM FULLY VACCINATED’ badge, obtainable upon presenting their COVID-19 Vaccination Digital Certificates. The badge is to be worn and clearly displayed while they are in the premise.
Shafie Shamsuddin, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of AEON said, “We are grateful for the completion of the vaccination programme for AEON Taman Maluri Shopping Centre Kuala Lumpur ecosystem. It was done for the best interest of AEON people and the entire stakeholders within the ecosystem. It is indeed a special milestone for AEON Taman Maluri Shopping Centre, being our signature mall to be the first fully vaccinated AEON outlet.
Congratulations to those who have completed the vaccination and please continue to practice the SOPs stringently.”
He further added, “To date, out of 12,000 AEON retail employees, 77% of them based at our outlets in Klang Valley have been administered with two doses of vaccination and overall, we have achieved 50% vaccination rate. Concerted efforts are being made for the vaccination exercise to be rolled out in our endeavour to care for AEON people, the ecosystem, and ultimately, to achieve the herd immunity in tandem with the Government’s National COVID-19 immunisation programme. We are targetting for all AEON outlets nationwide – 28 AEON Malls, 34 AEON Stores, 22 AEON BiG, 9 MaxValu Prime, 65 AEON Wellness and 42 DAISO – to be fully vaccinated by October this year.”
“We also would like to express our gratefulness to all the frontliners – from medical, health, safety and security, to social and services including retail players and our AEON Warriors – for their tireless dedication in serving the nation in these trying times. AEON is in full solidarity with the rakyat and the authorities in fighting the pandemic. This is the time for all of us to stand united and work towards achieving the common goal of herd immunity for the good of the nation. Let us do all that we can, and remain focused and hopefully soon enough, we can come out of this ‘unseen war’ safely together,” Shafie concluded.
The health and well-being of employees, customers and business partners are AEON’s utmost priority. The company is committed to providing the stakeholders with a safe environment thus the implementation of a much more stringent Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) since mid-August 2021. The new safety protocols require employees, customers, visitors, suppliers and business partners to show proof of vaccination before they are allowed admission to AEON outlets.
In line with AEON’s effort to champion the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal – Good Health and Well-Being (SDG 3) that aims towards healthy lives and promotes well-being for all at all ages, the Company remains steadfast to rally with the Government in ensuring COVID-19 relief and vaccination programmes are successful for the benefits of everyone. To that effect, AEON offers 42 of its own outlets nationwide as food bank locations and COVID-19 vaccination centres.