Food & beverage (F&B) manufacturing generates both solid and liquid waste (effluent). Guided by our Environmental, Safety and Health Policy and the principles of a circular economy, we strive continuously to reduce the amount of waste produced, and to recycle as much of the waste we generate as possible. We also apply strict standards over the quality of our effluent discharge.
Our aspiration for ‘zero discharge, zero waste and zero landfill’ starts from each individual. As such, we organise activities to enhance environmental awareness among our employees through communication platforms such as the Intranet, emails and internal recycling programmes.
- 100% of industrial sludge from our dairy plants in Thailand and Malaysia is converted into organic fertiliser and distributed to local farmers.
- Wastewater from our industrial effluent treatment plants in Malaysia and Thailand is treated and repurposed for general cleaning purposes and watering of plants. We also reuse treated wastewater in our cooling system in Thailand, reducing effluent emission by up to 33%.
- At our Pulau Indah plant, 100% of recyclables are sent for recycling while kitchen waste is sent for composting.
- At our Shah Alam plant, all aluminium, bottles and cartons are recycled and kitchen waste is composted. A future initiative that we are looking forward to undertaking is new technology for soya extraction which utilises the leftover okara (soy pulp).