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Zurich Malaysia breaks an “eggs-traordinary” record in conjunction with its annual community week

Putrajaya, August 8, 2018

– Many hands make light work and if they happen to be school-going children, it is definitely a good reason to mark it in history. Thanks to the helping hands of 798 students of S.M.K. Putrajaya Precinct 11(2) and S.M.K. Agama Putrajaya, Zurich Malaysia managed to break a record set in The Malaysia Book of Records for the Most Number of Children Making Sandwiches in a Single Event.

Held in conjunction with the company’s annual Zurich Community Week (ZCW), the record-breaking event is in line with Zurich Malaysia’s long-term commitment to the well-being of children through initiatives that promote healthy eating habits as well as active lifestyles. ZCW serves as an avenue for its employees to contribute their time, resources and skills to make a positive difference to the communities in which they live and work.

 

It was indeed an “eggs-traordinary” co-curricular day for these students as they made their way down in their multi-coloured club uniforms, accompanied by 100 teachers to the school hall in attempt to break a national record. 47 mini “sandwich factory stations” were set up in the hall with 20 students assigned to each station. All geared up with aprons, facemasks, gloves as well as caps, the students were supervised by 150 Zurich Malaysia employees including local celebrity chef, Anis Nabilah, who made an appearance to share her culinary knowledge and provide nutritional advice to the children.

 

The ingredients of the egg omelette sandwiches included wholemeal bread, lettuce, tomato, cucumber as well as cheese; representing a balance diet that includes carbohydrates, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They were pre-prepared by Sodexo Malaysia Sdn. Bhd, a global food services and facilities management company, which is one the key partners alongside 100PLUS.  

 

Cheering on the students today was Philip Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Zurich Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad who shared his sentiments on the rationale behind the record-breaking event, “ZCW is all about providing Zurich employees across the world with opportunities to make a difference and improve the lives of the local communities. For Zurich in Malaysia, we channel our community efforts to promote the well-being of children through initiatives and programmes that improve their knowledge on healthy eating habits. Today, we are delighted to partner one of our adopted schools under the Bank Negara Malaysia School Adoption Programme as we believe that it is equally important for children to learn how they can contribute to the society through meaningful actions. It is truly a privilege to see our employees, students and teachers motivated by a common purpose to do something good for the community.”

 

Within 45 minutes, 8726 egg omelette sandwiches were prepared and immediately packed to maintain its freshness. The sandwiches were then delivered in batches to 10 beneficiaries including shelter homes, orphanages, soup kitchens and underprivileged communities.

 

Beating the previous record of 503 children, the new Malaysia Book of Records certificate was presented by Gillian Ooi from the Malaysia Book of Records, who certified and witnessed the successful record breaking attempt. Also present to receive the certificate on behalf of the partnering schools were En. Hassim bin Markom, Principal of S.M.K. Putrajaya Precinct 11(2) as well as Puan Salmah Abdul Rani, Head of Student Affairs of S.M.K. Agama Putrajaya.

 

For more information and updates on Zurich Malaysia’s endeavor towards corporate responsibility, please visit www.zurich.com.my.

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Zurich Insurance Group

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 53,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 210 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. The Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com

 

Zurich General Insurance Malaysia Berhad

Zurich General Insurance Malaysia Berhad (ZGIMB), as part of Zurich Insurance Group, is an established general insurer headquartered in Kuala Lumpur. ZGIMB caters to the protection needs of individuals and business owners through a wide range of general insurance solutions covering motor, travel, property, financial and personal lines, small to medium enterprises as well as large industrial risks. Together with its dedicated employees, agency force, distributors and partners, supported by more than 35 branches nationwide, ZGIMB is committed to help its customers understand and protect their valuable assets and businesses from risks. Additionally, shariah-compliant general takaful solutions is made available to customers through its sister company, Zurich Takaful Malaysia Berhad. Further information about ZGIMB, visit www.zurich.com.my

 

Zurich General Takaful Malaysia Berhad (ZGTMB)

Zurich General Takaful Malaysia Berhad (ZGTMB) is one of Malaysia’s leading general takaful operators. It is a member of Zurich Insurance Group and the sole provider of shariah-compliant general takaful products within Zurich. With more than a decade of Takaful market expertise, ZGTMB offers an extensive range of general takaful solutions spanning motor, travel, property, financial and personal lines, small to medium enterprises as well as large industrial risks. Together with its dedicated employees, agency force, distributors and partners, supported by its nationwide branch network, ZGTMB is committed to help its customers understand and protect their valuable assets and businesses from risks. Additionally, conventional general insurance products are made available to customers through its sister company, Zurich General Insurance Malaysia Berhad. Further information about ZGTMB, visit www.zurich.com.my

 

Zurich Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad

Zurich Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad (ZLIMB), as part of Zurich Insurance Group, is an established life insurer headquartered in Kuala Lumpur. Through its diverse range of life insurance products, ZLIMB provides protection, medical and health, savings and investments solutions to address its customers’ financial security needs. Together with its dedicated employees, agency force, distributors and partners, supported by more than 25 branches nationwide, ZLIMB is committed to help its customers understand and protect themselves from risks. Additionally, shariah-compliant family takaful solutions is made available to customers through its sister company, Zurich Takaful Malaysia Berhad. ZLIMB is formerly known as Zurich Insurance Malaysia Berhad. For more information about ZLIMB, visit www.zurich.com.my

 

Zurich Takaful Malaysia Berhad

Zurich Takaful Malaysia Berhad (ZTMB) is one of Malaysia’s leading Takaful operators. It is a member of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) and the sole provider of Takaful products within Zurich. With more than a decade of Takaful market expertise as well as an extensive range of Family and General Takaful solutions, ZTMB caters to the various needs of customers, serving over 1.1 million certificate holders nationwide. Together with its dedicated employees, agency force, distributors and partners, supported by more than 13 branches nationwide, ZTMB is committed to help its customers understand and protect themselves from risks. Additionally, conventional products of General and Life Insurance are made available to customers through its sister companies, Zurich General Insurance Malaysia Berhad and Zurich Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad. Further information about ZTMB, visit www.zurich.com.my