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YTL's Wessex Water wins award
Somerset County Gazette, 28 April 2010
YTL's Wessex Water is in the running to represent the UK at the European business awards for the environment in Brussels next year. The water company is among the winners in the Green Apple Environment Awards – one of the major international environmental awards schemes and a feeder into the European Awards. It was shortlisted after judges recognised the success of the company’s partners programme which has supported wildlife organisations across its region including Somerset. Since 1998 the initiative has helped to restore rivers, protect species under threat and tackle diffuse pollution as well as funding other conservation projects.

Ruth Barden, of Wessex Water’s environmental regulation team, said everyone was delighted when they heard the company was among those to be shortlisted. Wessex Water will be presented with its Green Apple Award at the Tower of London in June when it will also find out if it has secured the top award.

Double Wins: YTL Power named the Asia's Power Company of the Year and PowerSeraya the Most Socially Responsible Power Company of the Year
YTL Community News, 12 April 2010
At Asia Power & Electricity Awards 2010 held at Suntec City Singapore, YTL Power emerged as the Asia's Power Company of the Year while PowerSeraya topped other nominees to be the Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year.

Cleaning up Gombak, Klang Rivers
BTimes, 23 March 2010
YTL's WESSEX Water Ltd is expected to start work on the ambitious project of rehabilitating the highly polluted Klang and Gombak Rivers in Selangor and treating the water to make it safe for drinking at the latest by early next year. The RM15 billion project will span 15 years.

Wessex Water managing director Gareth Jones said the company received a letter of appointment from the state government recently. News of the successful bid came close on the heels of the YTL group's results for the six months ended December 31 2009. It saw pre-tax profit increase 20 per cent to RM1 billion on a 134 per cent jump in revenue to RM7.9 billion compared with the previous corresponding period.

YTL ups commitment in Earth Hour 2010
Earth Hour Malaysia, 17 March 2010
"Climate Change is a very real phenomenon and as sea levels rise and our climate grow more erratic, each and every individual on our planet will no doubt feel its impact," said Ruth Yeoh, YTL Corporation’s Director of Investments.

"In its message of hope and action, Earth Hour underlines the very simple fact that every individual should take responsibility for the impact they create on our precious environment. Earth Hour sets an excellent example of how simple it is for every individual to contribute towards saving our planet," added Ruth, stressing the importance of sustainable practices in our daily lives.

This is what I live for
Managment Magazine, 17 March 2010
Brought up to respect the environment and to appreciate its beauty, Ruth Yeah, is unwavering in her passion to reduce carbon footprints. My father has always taught me to do business the right way, always in the Christian way. The environment is God's creation. It is a huge responsibility. We have been brought into this earth to be His stewards to protect the wealth that He has given us. You might have seen our premiere of Ed Norton's Strange Days on Planet Earth on the National Geographic Channel. I know Ed Norton Sr through the environmental circles that we mix in. His son the Ed Norton, the Hollywood actor, is following in his footsteps. It really encourages me as it reminds me so much of my father and me. We also premiered the Inconvenient Truth movie. In the second year we did the same thing with the Eleventh Hour movie. We also held business conferences and you workshops. I invited every school in Malaysia to participate and that was very successful. During Earth Hour we gave away our Green Ribbon Award to the school with the most innovative sustainability programme. There are a lot of lobbyists and skeptics who are paid to work against these initiatives but that doesn't stop me because I know that there is a lot of caring Malaysians out there. I invite them to be part of the projects that we do.

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