Clean UP 2018
22nd September 2018
"This is an effort intended as a first step in raising the awareness, to bring attention to the public of all generation in the social issue - marine debris. We wish to do this together with all of you and we should make a change to our environment with this initiative." - Mr Jackal Chua, on behalf of Metrics Global.
In this 22nd September 2018, we would like to have you to join hands together for the event "Beach Clean-Up" to educate the younger generation about the importance of pollution and marine conservation, bringing the event together with various corporate partners, medias and schools. The event is held in conjunction of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day, and collaborate with Reef Check Malaysia, at up to 40 locations all over Malaysia.
Metrics Global Sdn Bhd
Jackal was born and brought up in Sabah, surrounded with beautiful beaches and seas which are abundant in coral reefs and marine life. He has had his studies and worked in Kuala Lumpur since his early 20’s, with his passion and hard work throughout the years he is now pulling all together to give back to the society, community and environment, returning the marine life a "home".
Metrics Global was formed in 2013, from its humble beginning with a five-person-company and the company now has five times more creative talents with it. As a young and vibrant company, Metrics Global redefines the word “creative”. The company injects fun working environment to inspire a higher level of creativity from its talent. Its core values also include outstanding effort to achieve excellent results which resulting in the team always exceeding the client’s expectations, and consistently delivering innovative and distinctive design and build concepts.
Metrics Global embeds these three principles in their delivery and everyday work, and their community service is also based on them:
People – Metrics Global’s employees, the client, the client’s customers and the surrounding community that will be impacted by the project
Planet – the environment that will be impacted by the activities and the project
Profit – the bottom line of the company
One of the community services which Metrics Global had done is addressed to the proper care of the elderly folks. In 2017, the company visited Suria Old Home Care Centre in Taman Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur. The team came together on 19 July 2017 and gave the centre a more refreshing and uplifting look. They replaced the old electrical equipment and the roof, repainted the walls and cleaned the inside and outside of the centre. The residents were also served and entertained by the team. To enrich the resident’s lives and to enhance the look of the centre, the team had also donated art pieces creatively and personally designed and produced by themselves. This year, we have a greater vision, which is to gather the people from different backgrounds, different industries, NGOs or even individuals and give back to the environment. We wish to address this serious marine debris problem to the government, organisations and innovate ways and technologies to solve the problem.
Reef Check Malaysia
Julian is British, but has been living overseas since 1992. He is a scientist by training, with a degree in biochemistry. He worked for several years as a management consultant, including six years in Russia managing a variety of environmental consulting programmes. He moved to Malaysia in 1998, initially managing an environmental consulting company in Kuala Lumpur before moving to Tioman Island to pursue his dream of running his own dive centre, which he did for six years. It was during that time that he became interested in Reef Check.
In 2006 he moved back to Kuala Lumpur to pursue other business opportunities. Having raised some seed funding, he worked with a team to establish Reef Check Malaysia (RCM) as a registered NGO in Malaysia. Since then he has continued to raise funds for the organisation and to develop its programmes which now include a national annual coral reef survey programme, education programmes for schools, community-based projects and reef rehabilitation programmes.
This year marks 12 years of operations for RCM. During that time the annual survey programme has grown to cover over 200 sites, and RCM has established close relationships with relevant government agencies involved in reef management. In particular, it is helping the Department of Marine Parks Malaysia to change its approach to managing its Marine Parks, with more emphasis on community engagement and participation.