Mohd Nazrul Izam Mansor, FGV’s Group Chief Executive Officer said that everyone including FGV’s workers has the right to a good standard of living including access to food and basic necessities.
“Since the grocery stores at FGV’s plantation in Sampadi are quite far from where the workers live, and as a responsible employer, FGV has decided to set up the mobile Kedai FGV service so that our plantation workers can enjoy the supply of fresh raw materials for their daily needs easily and at a more affordable price,” said Mohd Nazrul.
In ensuring the smooth running of the mobile shops, FGV’s regional offices will manage all related needs such as the arrangement of drivers, supply of raw materials and daily necessities as well as operational maintenance.
In line with FGV’s efforts to support the Government’s initiatives towards cashless transactions, all purchases and payments at the mobile shops are conducted through the FGV e-wallet application, which was introduced in 2020.
“Through the use of this e-wallet, plantation workers, especially migrant workers can manage their finances efficiently,” Mohd Nazrul explained.
In addition to cashless transactions, the application allows migrant workers to make remittances to their families in their country of origin, purchase mobile prepaid and withdraw cash at any VISA-registered automatic teller machine (ATM), or through registered merchants. Workers can also channel any grievances or complaints through the application.
In addition to the mobile Kedai FGV, the same application can also be used in other Kedai FGV in all FGV plantation operations nationwide.
“FGV has now taken a step forward by achieving 100 percent implementation of salary payment as well as daily transactions of our plantation workers through FGV’s e-wallet. This has benefited a total of 23,716 of our plantation workers in the Peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak,” added Mohd Nazrul.