edotco Group, the first Tower Company in Asia to pledge on protecting endangered birds nesting on its towers

  • The new Bird Watch Pledge aims to uphold policies that protect tower-nesting birds of prey, create greater awareness, and innovate ways for technology to support ecological balance
  • edotco will collaborate with the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), BirdLife International and Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara Semenanjung Malaysia (PERHILITAN) to protect and manage the habitat of wild bird populations

KUALA LUMPUR, 14 SEP 2022 – edotco Group, a leading integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Asia, has pledged to protect endangered birds residing in their telecommunication infrastructures as part of their mission to connect the world equitably and sustainably. The Bird Watch Pledge, which was signed with the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) at the launch event of edotco’s Sustainability Blueprint, reflects edotco’s commitment towards the conservation of Malaysia’s wildlife habitats.

According to the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), telecommunications towers have become a preferred breeding site for wild birds of prey due to their stability, height and location. However, their nests are often disturbed or destroyed, contributing to a dwindling habitat and reduced population numbers. With over a fifth of Malaysia’s 822 bird species classified as Threatened or Near Threatened as of 2020, new conservation strategies are crucial to preserve the ecological balance.

Created in accordance with the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010, edotco’s Bird Watch Pledge aims to implement new policies and processes to minimise destruction to bird nests located on its towers, create awareness about the importance of raptor conservation among employees, and collaborate closely with the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), BirdLife International, Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara Semenanjung Malaysia (PERHILITAN) and similar organisations on relevant bird conservation programmes.

“The recent launch of our edotco Sustainability Blueprint underscores our unwavering commitment to the sustainability agenda. Managing environment impact is part of the environmental sustainability pillar in our Sustainability strategy, and we recognise our responsibility to drive sustainable development to preserve the future of our majestic wild birds. With the Bird Watch Pledge, we aim to work hand-in-hand with local nature organisations to strike a balance between technological advancement and wildlife preservation,” said Adlan Tajudin, Chief Executive Officer, edotco Group.

Existing hazard escalation and reporting mechanisms for edotco towers will have to involve the relevant agencies in order to minimise nest management and relocation disruptions. edotco will also work with MNS and PERHILITAN to conduct wildlife monitoring at selected towers in key biodiversity areas and run raptor conservation awareness programmes to educate edotco employees. edotco employees will also be able to volunteer for MNS’s annual Pesta Sayap (Festival of Wings), which aims to raise awareness of and collect data on birds in the forest and wetlands habitats.

In 2021, edotco planted more than 40,000 trees across its regional footprint, innovated new green designs, improved energy efficiency and invested in renewable technologies among other milestones. That same year, edotco was awarded Company of the Year for Excellence in Environmental and Community Welfare Initiative at the Sustainability & CSR Malaysia Awards 2021 and was also the first telecommunications infrastructure company in Malaysia to be appointed as a Signatory Member of the UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei.

To learn more about edotco’s Sustainability Blueprint, visit edotco’s website at edotcogroup.com/sustainability.

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About edotco Group


Established in 2012, edotco Group is the first regional and integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Asia, providing end-to-end solutions in the tower services sector from tower leasing, colocations, build-to-suit, energy, transmission and operations and maintenance (O&M).
edotco Group operates and manages a regional portfolio of over 54,000 towers across Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines, Myanmar, and Laos. edotco strives to deliver outstanding performance in telecommunications infrastructure services and solutions. Its state-of-the-art real-time monitoring service, echo, has driven significant improvements in field operations while maximising operational efficiencies in terms of battery, energy and fuel consumption for telecommunications infrastructure. edotco Group was recently awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2021 Asia Pacific Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award for its exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.
For more information, visit www.edotcogroup.com

Media Contact
Redhill, on behalf of edotco:
Uma Kanapathy
Account Manager
Redhill Communications
+6012 568 4606
uma@redhill.asia

For edotco:
Noreen Sabrina Mohd Noor
Group Head, Corporate Communications & Branding
edotco Group Sdn. Bhd.
+6016 662 1747
noreen.sabrina@edotcogroup.com

For media enquiries, please contact:

Noreen Sabrina Mohd Noor
edotco Group Corporate Communications
Tel: +603 2268 6014
E-mail:  noreen.sabrina@edotcogroup.com

edotco Group, the first Tower Company in Asia to pledge on protecting endangered birds nesting on its towers

  • The new Bird Watch Pledge aims to uphold policies that protect tower-nesting birds of prey, create greater awareness, and innovate ways for technology to support ecological balance
  • edotco will collaborate with the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), BirdLife International and Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara Semenanjung Malaysia (PERHILITAN) to protect and manage the habitat of wild bird populations

KUALA LUMPUR, 14 SEP 2022 – edotco Group, a leading integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Asia, has pledged to protect endangered birds residing in their telecommunication infrastructures as part of their mission to connect the world equitably and sustainably. The Bird Watch Pledge, which was signed with the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) at the launch event of edotco’s Sustainability Blueprint, reflects edotco’s commitment towards the conservation of Malaysia’s wildlife habitats.

According to the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), telecommunications towers have become a preferred breeding site for wild birds of prey due to their stability, height and location. However, their nests are often disturbed or destroyed, contributing to a dwindling habitat and reduced population numbers. With over a fifth of Malaysia’s 822 bird species classified as Threatened or Near Threatened as of 2020, new conservation strategies are crucial to preserve the ecological balance.

Created in accordance with the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010, edotco’s Bird Watch Pledge aims to implement new policies and processes to minimise destruction to bird nests located on its towers, create awareness about the importance of raptor conservation among employees, and collaborate closely with the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), BirdLife International, Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara Semenanjung Malaysia (PERHILITAN) and similar organisations on relevant bird conservation programmes.

“The recent launch of our edotco Sustainability Blueprint underscores our unwavering commitment to the sustainability agenda. Managing environment impact is part of the environmental sustainability pillar in our Sustainability strategy, and we recognise our responsibility to drive sustainable development to preserve the future of our majestic wild birds. With the Bird Watch Pledge, we aim to work hand-in-hand with local nature organisations to strike a balance between technological advancement and wildlife preservation,” said Adlan Tajudin, Chief Executive Officer, edotco Group.

Existing hazard escalation and reporting mechanisms for edotco towers will have to involve the relevant agencies in order to minimise nest management and relocation disruptions. edotco will also work with MNS and PERHILITAN to conduct wildlife monitoring at selected towers in key biodiversity areas and run raptor conservation awareness programmes to educate edotco employees. edotco employees will also be able to volunteer for MNS’s annual Pesta Sayap (Festival of Wings), which aims to raise awareness of and collect data on birds in the forest and wetlands habitats.

In 2021, edotco planted more than 40,000 trees across its regional footprint, innovated new green designs, improved energy efficiency and invested in renewable technologies among other milestones. That same year, edotco was awarded Company of the Year for Excellence in Environmental and Community Welfare Initiative at the Sustainability & CSR Malaysia Awards 2021 and was also the first telecommunications infrastructure company in Malaysia to be appointed as a Signatory Member of the UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei.

To learn more about edotco’s Sustainability Blueprint, visit edotco’s website at edotcogroup.com/sustainability

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About edotco Group

Established in 2012, edotco Group is the first regional and integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Asia, providing end-to-end solutions in the tower services sector from tower leasing, colocations, build-to-suit, energy, transmission and operations and maintenance (O&M).

edotco Group operates and manages a regional portfolio of over 54,000 towers across Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines, Myanmar, and Laos. edotco strives to deliver outstanding performance in telecommunications infrastructure services and solutions. Its state-of-the-art real-time monitoring service, echo, has driven significant improvements in field operations while maximising operational efficiencies in terms of battery, energy and fuel consumption for telecommunications infrastructure.

edotco Group was recently awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2021 Asia Pacific Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award for its exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.

For more information, visit www.edotcogroup.com

Media Contact

Redhill, on behalf of edotco:
Uma Kanapathy
Account Manager
Redhill Communications
uma@redhill.asia

For media enquiries, please contact:

Noreen Sabrina Mohd Noor
edotco Group Corporate Communications
Tel: +603 2268 6014
E-mail:  noreen.sabrina@edotcogroup.com