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Berjaya Sompo holds windscreen repair roadshow to raise awareness about environmental issues

18/06/2022 05:06 PM

PETALING JAYA, June 18 (Bernama) -- Berjaya Sompo Insurance Bhd is holding a windscreen repair roadshow from June 15 to 19, with the aimed of raising public awareness about environmental issues on windscreen waste and promoting windscreen repair.

Chief executive officer Tan Sek Kee said windscreens were made of sand, among others, and it took a lot of energy resources to produce, thus contributing to pollution. 

"Disposing of a windscreen however small the chip or crack basically means that it will land up in a landfill and remain there for a long time. 

"Do we really need to replace every chipped or cracked windscreen? The answer is a big no," he said during the roadshow at 1Utama Shopping Centre here today. 

Tan said windscreen repair technology has been around for many years.

“So why not repair your chipped windscreen which can be done in as little as 30 minutes, allowing the users to get back on the road sooner, hence, we can contribute to reducing global pollution and climate change.

"In addition, you save on insurance premiums because repairing a windscreen will not require you to pay an additional amount of premium after repairs compared to changing your windscreen," he added.

The roadshow was held in line with Berjaya Sompo's environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts as part of the company’s commitment towards environmental and climate change efforts that were aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

Berjaya Sompo said the roadshow was also aimed at lessening the negative impact of wasteful windshield glass dumping and encouraging users to prioritise repairing rather than disposing of their windscreens. 

Berjaya Sompo has 42 windscreen panel repairers with 208 branches nationwide.

-- BERNAMA


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