14th January 2015 – The future of the planet lies in the hands of next generation and to educate this generation about planet-friendly consumerism, local environmental NGO, EcoKnights signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with EcoTan Malaysia. The MOU marks their 12 month corporate responsibility engagement to educate Malaysian consumers about climate change and also about smart usage of natural products.
The MOU was signed between president of EcoKnights, Yasmin Rasyid, and the principal of EcoTan, Tammy A. Rahman.
"I feel that it’s good to support a local initiative which has products that are earth-friendly. This MOU will provide good branding exposure to both parties,” said Yasmin.
The partnership will also include education and awareness to the public on climate change, importance of proper sun protection, and also on smart consumerism.
“Not many consumers are aware of the kind of toxic ingredients that make up their everyday beauty products. EcoTan stays true to its cause and beliefs by ensuring that they select non-toxic ingredients in their products. We hope more companies and brands would see this as the way forward in the future to ensure that their consumers are safeguarded and protected,” added Yasmin.
“Ecotan is a healthy alternative with no hidden nasties which I feel is useful for any consumer; babies, men and women. People love going under the sun these days without being aware that sun exposure can cause serious skin disease and even skin cancer. Our aim for EcoTan isn’t just to sell products. We would like to share facts as well as educate the importance of keeping our biggest organ, the skin, healthy,” added Tammy Abdul Rahman, Malaysia’s representative for EcoTan.
EcoKnights is a not-for-profit environmental organization based in Kuala Lumpur. Established since 2006, the organization focuses on environmental education and awareness, community development and empowerment, effective environmental communication solutions and design of impactful CSR projects with corporates. For more information about EcoKnights, please log on to www.ecoknights.org.my.
About EcoTan Malaysia
EcoTan Malaysia is the first and sole partner and distributor in Malaysia of EcoTan by Sonya Driver which started and made Australian history by becoming the first and only tanning company to be certified organic by the Organic Food Chain, under the Australian Government’s organic and biodynamic standards as well as accredited toxic and animal cruelty free. For more information about EcoTan Malaysia, log on to www.ecotan.com.au
Tammy A. Rahman
Director of Ecotan Malaysia