Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMS) has played a leading role in Sarawak’s rapid growth since 1974 until today. We have been humbled and honoured to have been the recipient of many awards, receiving recognition for our businesses and for our role in State’s growth and development. These awards are a testament to the support, dedication and commitment from each and every one of our employees and stakeholders.


CMS Bags Silver Award at Global Annual Report Competition 2020 in New York

Kuching (Sarawak), Tuesday, 14 September 2020 – Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) today announced that it clinched a Silver Award for its 2019 Integrated Report at the 34th ARC Awards International event in New York. Recognised as the world’s premier annual report competition, the ARC event provides a platform for companies from all around the world to showcase their high reporting standards.

CMS’ 2019 Integrated Report with its tagline “Creating Future Value” was named Silver Award winner in the Integrated AR & CSR: Non-Traditional Format sub-category under the Specialised Annual Reports Category.

Commenting on CMS’ achievement was Group Managing Director, Dato Isaac Lugun who had this to say: “The ARC Awards represent the best of the best in annual reporting standards and we are elated that our 2019 Integrated Report, our second integrated report to date, ranks among the world’s distinguished reports. The fact that we were assessed against a multitude of entrants from some 76 countries and still clinched a Silver Award is very humbling too.”

“This achievement comes on the back of our 2018 Integrated Report, our maiden report, being named one of five finalists for the “Report of the Year Award” at the Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) event in Melbourne. This was after it bagged an ARA Gold Award for distinguished reporting. Our 2018 Integrated Report also had the added distinction of being the first ever report from a company within ASEAN to be selected as a finalist in the 70-year history of the ARA.”

“These multiple accomplishments to date underscore CMS’ commitment to upholding excellence through the high standards of reporting and disclosure. While we are pleased with our recent accomplishments, rest assured that we will not rest on our laurels but will continue to give of our very best in all that we set our hands to,” he added.

Dato Isaac went on to say, “As a passionate, people-led organisation, CMS remains committed to exceeding the expectations of our discerning stakeholders and to upholding the responsibilities we have been entrusted with. We continue to approach our business in ways that truly preserve and create stakeholder value by remaining agile amidst an increasingly challenging playing field, as well as by rolling out relevant and focused business strategies.”

“Our being recognised by key organisations for our integrated reporting endeavours shows that we have made some solid progress by way of articulating the story of how we have been aligning strategy with value creation and performance. By formally demonstrating how we are creating real value for our stakeholders over the short, medium and long-terms, I believe we are also making good headway in strengthening stakeholder confidence and bolstering our position as a preferred company on Bursa Malaysia.”

The international Annual Report Competition or ARC Awards event, organised by MerComm, Inc. is the most anticipated annual report event of the year. This contest attracts numerous entrants from around the globe, including publicly-held and privately-owned corporations, government agencies, non-profit organisations and associations. As the world’s premier annual report competition, the ARC upholds openness, independence and fairness and celebrates accountability, ethical standards, and transparency – all hallmarks which continue to earn it the trust of entrants again and again. Awards are given for overall performance i.e. how well an annual report tells a company’s story.


The BrandLaureate Award

The BrandLaureate Award 2019

BrandLaureate – Conglomerate Award 2019

The BrandLaureate Award31 October 2019 – CMS was awarded the ‘BrandLaureate – Conglomerate Award 2019’ in Singapore. In picking up the prestigious accolade, CMS not only continues to surpass its mantra of being ‘The Pride of Sarawak’ but is also rapidly forging a new mantra for itself and that new mantra of becoming one of the State’s ‘Most Admired Companies’. The award recognises great brands that have impacted communities that represent the best-of-the-best in their industries.


Malaysian Investor Relations Association IR Awards

Group Chief Financial Officer, Syed Hizam Alsagoff – Best CFO for Investor Relations (Mid Cap)

30 October 2019 – CMS was nominated under 10 categories with over 434 nominees in 25 different award categories at the Malaysian Investor Relations Association’s IR Awards held in Kuala Lumpur. The IR Awards recognises the achievements of top IR performers from the Malaysian listed entities and promotes companies with good corporate governance practices who also advocate greater transparency and fair disclosure. Group Chief Financial Officer, Syed Hizam Alsagoff was named the Best CFO for Investor Relations (Mid Cap). Group Managing Director, Dato Isaac Lugun and IR Manager, Sahil Singh Dev were also nominated for individual categories – Best CEO and Best IR Professional. Other categories that CMS was nominated under were Best IR Website, Best Company for IR, Best Quality of Annual Report/Formal Disclosure, Best Quality of One-on-One Meeting and Best Knowledge & Insights of IT Team.

FTSE4Good Membership Certificate

The FTSE4Good Index Series 2019

CMS solidifies its position as a FTSE4Good member as the Company’s ESG ratings soared by 21%

FTSE4Good30 July 2019 – CMS received amazing news as they remained a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series, following the most recent June 2019 index review. The FTSE4Good Index Series measures the performance of companies in the region who demonstrate strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. To an organisation, FTSE Russell ESG Ratings provide a multi-dimensional rating that breaks down into underlying Pillar and Theme Exposures and Scores which were built on over 300 individual indicator assessments that are applied to every company’s unique circumstances. As this review is done independently, organisations can distinctively know the value of their sustainability efforts.

FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Cahya Mata Sarawak has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

2019 ARA Reporting Award Certificates (Silver & Bronze)

2019 Annual Austalasian Reporting Awards

Sustainability Report 2017 – Silver
Annual Report 2017 – Bronze

2019 ARA Sustainability Reporting Award (Silver)2019 ARA Reporting Award (Bronze)28 June 2019 – CMS received Silver and Bronze for its Sustainability Report 2017 and Annual Report 2017, respectively at the 69th Annual Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) in Australia. These reports were benchmarked against ARA criteria based on world best practice.