agv sUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANTS
AGV Sustainability & ESG Services Sdn Bhd is a member of AGV Group that consists of AGV Environment Sdn Bhd, AGV Environment Asia Pte. Ltd and AGV Energy & Technologies Sdn Bhd. AGV is an Environment, Sustainability, Health, Safety, Social Impact and Renewable Energy consultancy. AGV Group was established by senior consultants with combined experience of more than 200 years in projects across Asia Pacific. Our consultants have carried prepared sustainability reports for MNCs operating in this region since 2004 to meet their corporate reporting requirements and for BURSA listed companies since 2016 when South East Asian bourses made it a mandatory requirement.
We are a specialist consulting firm that provides complete range of services that enhance the sustainability performance of businesses. Our services range from preparing sustainability and carbon footprint reports as well as Integrated Reports, formulating sustainability strategies, developing Sustainability Roadmaps, Internal Sustainability Guidelines & Stakeholder Engagement Plans and providing sustainability assurance services/audits.
We have an impressive Board of Directors and a robust company track record. Hence, we have successfully obtained the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia and PETRONAS license to undertake sustainability related studies.
Dr. Vijayalakshmi Samuel PhD, CEO
Dr. Vijayalakshmi Samuel PhD has more than 25years of experience in environmental, health and safety (EHS) consulting specializing in environmental impact
assessments (EIAs), chemical health risk assessments (CHRA), environmental site assessment, social impact assessment, environmental management plan,
environmental, environmental due diligence, environmental monitoring and compliance audits, site contamination assessment, and environmental suitability/feasibility studies.
She has carried out numerous IFC Performance Standards
compliant environmental and social impact assessment
and environmental due diligence in India, Bangladesh,
Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, Azerbaijan and South Africa. Her project experience also includes environmental, health and safety audits and environmental site assessments including compliance, acquisition, divestiture and for a wide range of industrial facilities and green field sites in the Asia Pacific region including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, India, Taiwan and Korea and, in South Africa.
Dr. Vijayalakshmi has been involved in the preparation
of more than 150 Sustainability Reports for public-listed
companies in Malaysian and Singapore Stock Exchanges.
She is very familiar with GRI framework, GRI Standards,
Integrated Sustainability Reporting and Carbon Footprint
She is registered with the Department of Environment,
Malaysia as an EIA Consultant and Environmental Auditor,
and is a qualified Lead Auditor under the ISO 14001
Environmental Management System. She is fluent in
English and Bahasa Malaysia
We have an impressive team of consultants at both AGV Sustainability and AGV Environment from where we can draw resources to prepare your Sustainability Report.
Our strength is our technical knowledge and experience in field of sustainability (including environmental) consulting that enables us to understand the implications of the energy sector on the human and physical environment. The senior consultants in both companies have more than 20 years of experience and registered with the Department of Environment.
AGV Sustainability’s team is led by Datin Dr. Vijayalakshmi Samuel who has more than 23 years of experience in sustainability and environmental consulting. Her PhD research involved the development of sustainability KPIs for the petrochemical industry in Malaysia. With her solid academic foundation, she is one of the handful of consultants in Malaysia who has been technically trained in the field of sustainability.
Our team has also conducted capacity building sessions and workshops on sustainability-related topics to members of the Board in public listed companies as well as to senior management and operational level personnel. We are trained and certified in GRI reporting including GRI4 and GRI Standards. We have to date prepared more than 200 sustainability & integrated reports based on GRI’s G4 Guidelines, GRI Standards, Integrated Report framework and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (17 UNSDGs) in compliance with the requirements of Bursa Malaysia Berhad. We also develop sustainability reports to meet sector-specific GRI guidelines, and the RSPO requirements for the palm oil sector specifically.
Prof Dato’ Ir Dr A. Bakar Jaafar, PEng, FIEM, FASc
Prof Dato’ Ir Dr A. Bakar Jaafar is the Chairman of AGV Environment Sdn Bhd and AGV Sustainability & ESG Services Sdn Bhd.
He is also the Chairman of the Board of Malaysian Green Technology & Climate Change Centre (MGTC), appointed
on 4 October 2019.He has served the Government of Malaysia in various capacity since 1973, including DOE Director of Operations (1985-86), DOE Deputy Director General (Planning) (1987-1989), and as the Director General of the Department of Environment Malaysia (DOE) (1990-1995). After his optional retirement, he continued to serve the Government of Malaysia as the Elected-Member of UNCLOS Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf UN Headquarters, New York. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia, 1973, a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from Miami University, Ohio, USA, 1976; and PhD in (Marine) Geography from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1984. Currently, he is the Director of UTM Ocean Thermal Energy Centre, and Professor at Perdana Centre, UTM Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, since 2013.
Ms Tan Kim Fong
Ms. Tan Kim Fong has over 25 years of consulting experience in environmental impact assessments (EIA), environmental management plans, environmental due diligence and site assessment, environmental monitoring and compliance audits, pollution control studies and environmental feasibility studies. Prior to consultancy, she has 7 years experience in the field of laboratory analysis and monitoring, environmental research, and waste recovery and management.
To-date Kim Fong has completed more than 100 EIA studies including Detailed EIAs, giving her an in depth understanding of the EIA requirements in the country, from scoping of the studies, Identification of key issues, evaluation of assessment results, to recommendations on measures required to minimize the impacts to acceptable/ sustainable levels. She takes on the role of the project manager in most major projects, leading a team of consultants from multiple disciplines. Her experience covers a wide range of sectors, including industrial projects (oil & gas, iron & steel, power projects, cement plants, chemical plants), waste projects (recovery, recycling, incinerators), infrastructure (highways, reclamations), agricultural projects (plantations, aquaculture) and urban development (resorts, townships, mixed residential & industrial developments). She has undertaken projects for the Government and private sectors, including public-listed companies and multinational clients.
She is registered with the Department of Environment, Malaysia as an EIA Consultant and Environmental Auditor, and is a qualified Lead Auditor under the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. She is fluent in English and Bahasa Malaysia.