Corporate Environmental Responsibility in Malaysia and India: A Preliminary Analysis




Environment, Corporate Environment Responsibility, Malaysia, India


Following the activities of a tyre recycling company in Johor, Malaysia, over 2000 people fell sick and 111 schools were shut when toxic substances were released into the Sungai Kim Kim, a river in Pasir Gudang. This paper examines the relevance of corporate environmental responsibility (CER) policy framework in ensuring constant environmental sustainability by corporate bodies in Malaysia.  The paper adopts a comparative law research methodology to assess the potential impact of environmentally sustainable corporate social responsibility across two jurisdictions i.e., Malaysia and India. Looking at existing CER framework in another jurisdiction, the paper argues that voluntary and mandatory CER can strengthen existing environmental regulations in Malaysia under the environmental regulation in Malaysia.

Keywords: Environment, Corporate Environment Responsibility, Malaysia, India

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


Author Biographies

Irini Ibrahim, University Technology of MARA

Assistant Professor, Civil Law Department

Khor Poy Hua, Universiti Tecknologi MARA, Perlis

Faculty of Law

Sodiq Omoola, International Islamic University Malaysia

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation,


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How to Cite

Ibrahim, I., Hua, K. P., & Omoola, S. (2019). Corporate Environmental Responsibility in Malaysia and India: A Preliminary Analysis. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 4(11), 195-199.