SEB launches new building in line with corporate identity
by Justin Yap, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted on September 19, 2012, Wednesday
GOING GREEN: Photo shows SEB new building at The Isthmus.
KUCHING: Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) goes through transformation with the launch of its new building and new corporate identity which serves as a tangible reminder that it is now part of a modern, professional organisation connected to the outside world.
The organisational transformation of SEB had been massive over the last three years, said its chief executive officer Torstein Dale Sjotveit during the opening ceremony yesterday.
Down the road, the group had recruited more than 1,000 new Sarawakian staff and had used its internal resources to develop and deliver a change programme to more than 3,000 of its staff.
It had signed the first collective agreement with the Sesco Union and had revised the terms and conditions of service or Tacos for its non-executive staff.
“Today’s event is the symbolic of the transformation that is underway at SEB. The first striking feature of this building is that there is a lot of natural light and open space,” Sjotveit pointed out.
The second notable feature of the building was that it had been designed to minimize the negative impact on the environment, he added.
With that, SEB’s headquarters is now the first building in the state to achieve the Green Building status, making use of double glazing, careful shading and energy efficient compressors to reduce its energy consumption.
He further said, “We have revised the performance appraisal system and are well advanced in planning our first ever systematic leadership development programme.
“We have established a global best practice on procurement and contracts – all our tender and tender valuations are now following this new best practice and we are confident that even when we have some unfortunate leakage, the integrity of our procurement process is now very robust and will stand to any scrutiny,” he concluded.
The new corporate identify and building was officiated by Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud which captures the mighty rivers of Sarawak as the source of hydropower, its connection to the forest and the natural environment and drawing energy from the sun.