Operating Responsibly

Environmental Sustainability

Carbon & Energy Management

Sime Darby Berhad is committed to reducing its carbon and energy footprint by 5% in 2023, from its 2018 baseline of CO2 emission of 127,958 tonnes and energy consumption of 917,646 gigajoules (GJ).

All Divisions are focused on reducing the use of purchased electricity, as it is the most significant component of the Group’s carbon emissions footprint. In FY2019, all three Divisions introduced more energy saving and environmentally-efficient programmes into operations:

  • SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION
    Sime Darby Industrial installed Solar PV systems capable of producing 300kWs, across its Australia and China operations. To date, the systems have generated nearly 500 MWh of solar electricity.
     
  • LED LIGHTING
    Tractors Singapore Limited, Hastings Deering’s Mackay operations and Inokom’s automotive assembly plant are progressively converting to LED lighting across their operations.
     
  • PROVISIONAL GBI CERTIFICATION FOR MOTORS NEW HQ
    The new Sime Darby Motors headquarters, currently under construction in Ara Damansara, Selangor, has achieved a provisional Green Building Index certification, nationally recognised by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia and the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia in FY2019.
     
  • EMISSION REDUCTION AT LOGISTICS JINING PORT
    Sime Darby Logistics replaced its coal-fired boiler at Jining Yuejin Port, resulting in reduced emissions and lower energy consumption at the port.

Waste & Effluent Management

The Group manages all its domestic, industrial and scheduled waste in accordance with respective national or local legislations.

We are prioritising the reduction target for scheduled waste. The Group has commenced the process of monitoring scheduled waste generated for our Industrial, Logistics and Malaysian Motors operations to identify our baseline. In 2018, the Group’s total scheduled waste generated was 6,321 tonnes. The Group aims to expand its waste monitoring initiative to cover its Motors operations outside Malaysia in FY2020.

Water Management

Sime Darby Berhad is developing guidelines to measure both water consumption and the water-saving initiatives across all our operations. Total water consumed across the Group in 2018, excluding our Motors operations outside of Malaysia, was 1,195,552 m3. For future reporting, we will also disclose water consumption in all countries of operations for Sime Darby Motors.