SOLID HORIZON CHAMPIONS UNITED NATIONS’ SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
KLANG (8 Jan 2021) – Going into the year 2021, Solid Horizon Sdn Bhd, a Malaysia manufacturer and supplier of shipping containers will be channelling its energy into increasing the awareness for modular construction in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) under the United Nations’ (UN) 2030 Agenda.
The SDG or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked goals that are part of a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Set during the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, the 17 goals of the SDG include No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Wellbeing, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water & Sanitation, Affordable & Clean Energy, Decent Work & Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Reducing Inequality, Sustainable Cities & Communities, Responsible Consumption & Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water, Life on Land, Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions and Partnership for the Goals.
According to James Yeoh, Director of Solid Horizon Sdn Bhd, the guidelines that were set by the UN should be adopted by all corporations moving forward. “These guidelines are very important to Solid Horizon and we will start by practicing them or creating awareness in the industry that we are currently in, which is the construction industry,” he says.
Solid Horizon plans to promote the SDG through two ways; creating awareness for sustainable modular construction technology in Malaysia’s liveable environment and propagating the construction of Centralised Labour Quarters (CLQ) that fit industry standards for the welfare of workers.
“In terms of construction technology, we want to build things differently in Malaysia. We want to move towards a more sustainable construction industry. Currently, there’s so much wastage in the environment like cement and sand. If we can create awareness on modular construction and change the mind set of citizens and key players in the industry to move away from brick and mortar materials, we can reduce both cost and the negative impact on the environment,” Yeoh says.
For CLQs, Yeoh adds that companies that employ foreign workers tend to approach worker’s quarters as the least of their priorities. “Companies, especially those in the construction and manufacturing industries, often throw the issue of worker quarters to the wind. People in key roles of the company have to start making sure that worker quarters are built correctly and their hygiene is maintained to a safe standard,” Yeoh says.
Solid Horizon’s efforts to promote the welfare of workers is in line with SDG’s third goal; Good Health and Wellbeing. “We need to create awareness to both the companies hiring migrant workers and the workers themselves that their health and wellbeing are important aspects to a good, working country. So we have to create a very hygienic environment for them and educate them at the same time,” Yeoh says.
Yeoh adds that he hopes Solid Horizon is able to create the awareness and become the key player in both providing CLQs to the corporate industry and modular homes to the citizens of Malaysia. “It’s not going to be easy, but I want to be the first one to do this. Even though the awareness is not yet there and the construction technology is rare, we still have a responsibility to change people’s mind sets to switch from brick and mortar and upgrade to modular housing.”
For manufacturing, construction, agriculture and service sector employers seeking living quarters customised and built from repurposed shipping containers that are fast, lightweight, durable and a fraction of the cost of traditional brick and mortar materials, they can contact Solid Horizon, a Malaysian manufacturer and supplier of cabins and containers. Visit our website here or email us at email@example.com and call us at 03 3396 3888.