KPJ Healthcare Berhad (“KPJ Healthcare” or the “Group”), Malaysia’s largest private healthcare provider, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gentari Sdn Bhd (“Gentari”), a leading clean energy solutions provider, to embark on a strategic collaboration that will drive decarbonisation efforts in the healthcare sector and propel KPJ Healthcare towards sustainable growth.
By joining forces with Gentari, KPJ Healthcare is set to integrate green mobility and renewable energy solutions into KPJ Healthcare's operations, positioning the Group at the forefront of driving positive environmental impact through clean energy solutions. This partnership marks a significant milestone in KPJ Healthcare’s commitment to sustainability and sets the stage for the widespread deployment of clean energy ecosystems across the Group’s extensive network of hospitals.
One of the key areas of collaboration outlined in the MoU is the installation of electric vehicle (“EV”) charging facilities at 10 KPJ Healthcare premises. These charging facilities will be made available to the public soon, on a pay-per-use basis, supporting Malaysia’s growing EV infrastructure and encouraging EV adoption among staff, patients, and visitors.
This collaboration aligns with the ambitious targets set by the Malaysian government, aiming to establish 10,000 charging points by 2025 and have 1.3 million EVs on the road by 2040. By installing EV charging stations at KPJ Healthcare hospitals, this collaboration aims to contribute to these national targets, reduce carbon emissions, and promote sustainable transportation. In addition to providing better accessibility to EV charging facilities at KPJ Healthcare hospitals, the joint effort also aims to drive awareness, educate stakeholders, and influence policy frameworks to create an enabling environment and accelerate the transition towards sustainable operations and widespread EV adoption across the country.
Beyond EV charging facilities, the collaboration will introduce Zero Emission Vehicle Fleet solutions tailored to the Malaysian market by exploring options which may include the adoption of EVs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable transportation in the healthcare sector.
In addition to green mobility, the collaboration also extends to exploring the deployment of renewable energy solutions within KPJ Healthcare’s facilities. This may include the installation of solar and other clean energy technologies to harness renewable sources and generate electricity, thereby reducing the Group’s reliance on fossil fuels and decreasing its overall carbon footprint.
The collaboration also anchors KPJ Healthcare’s aspirations in redefining its healthcare ecosystem by embracing sustainable and eco-friendly practices. The integration of renewable energy solutions and green mobility not only reduces KPJ Healthcare’s carbon footprint but also creates greater efficiency, better service delivery and, ultimately, a more positive patient experience.
“We are excited to join forces with Gentari as we embark on this transformative journey towards clean energy,” said (Puan) Norhaizam Mohammad, Officer In Charge of KPJ Healthcare. “With our network of 29 specialist hospitals, we are confident that by combining our expertise and resources, we are able to set new industry standards, establish best practices, and drive positive change in the healthcare sector. Our existing sustainability programme has laid a strong foundation, but we understand the need to accelerate our efforts. This collaboration aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing high-quality healthcare services while prioritising environmental stewardship. Together with Gentari, we will work hand in hand to accelerate the transition towards sustainable operations and make a meaningful impact on global emissions.”
“We set out over 40 years ago to enhance the livelihood of the communities we operate in, and we believe this is one of the best ways to ensure our ‘Care for Life’ promise can be further expanded to include the environment as well, in order for us to deliver the very best of quality healthcare to our patients. In a way, it is personal for us to continuously elevate our standards of treatment, especially with our personalised care and our future growth towards preventive care,” added Norhaizam.
"At Gentari, we recognise that the significant energy demands of the healthcare industry must be underpinned by sustainable practices. It is our privilege to collaborate with KPJ Healthcare to support their responsible approach to operations. With the integration of clean energy solutions, we aim to assist KPJ Healthcare in reducing their carbon footprint and contribute towards achieving their sustainability goals,” said Shah Yang Razalli, Deputy CEO of Gentari.
Through this strategic collaboration, KPJ Healthcare and Gentari are poised to lead the sustainability changes in the healthcare industry, and are confident to affect the much-needed changes in creating awareness as well enabling more positive impacts to the environment and society.