Environmental Resource Management: Energy

Energy Initiatives Adopted in 2018

Changed light fittings in common areas and car park to LED

Monitored and controlled air-conditioning consumption
The average monthly electricity usage in 2018
-23%
compared to the previous year.

Average Monthly Electricity Usage

Electricity (kWh)

Recently, we had commissioned the services of a third (3rd) party expert to conduct an energy audit. We hope to identify ways to further reduce the energy usage in Kenanga Tower by a target of 5% to 10% moving forward.

Environmental Resource Management: Waste

Office waste is the bulk of waste produced. We keep office waste to a minimum and recycle whenever possible. We have appointed a licensed waste disposal contractor to manage and dispose of our solid and scheduled wastes in compliance with the Government’s regulations on proper waste handling.

Environmental Resource Management: Water

Water is essential in the Group’s daily operations. We strive to keep consumption to a minimum. Recognising that clean water is a scarce asset, we are committed to reducing, reusing and recycling this valuable commodity.

There is a rainwater harvesting system installed on the rooftop of our headquarters, Kenanga Tower, which collects, stores and rechannels rainwater for common washing purposes.

Through an initiative to control and regulate air conditioning consumption within Kenanga Tower, we have managed to reduce water consumption, despite an increase in headcount in the building.

Average Monthly Water Usage

Water (m3)

The average monthly water consumption in 2018
-4.35%
compared to the previous year.

Environmental Awareness

Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (“WWF”). It encourages individuals, communities, households and business to turn off their lights for one (1) hour each year to show their commitment to the planet. This year marks the Group’s tenth (10th) year supporting this action against energy waste.

All non-essential lights and signages on the Group’s premises were switched off for one (1) hour on 24 March 2018. All employees were encouraged to support this cause at their work area and in their respective homes.

#GreenAtWork

We celebrated World Earth Day through a month-long environmental campaign.

The #GreenAtWork campaign was awarded Gold, for Best Event (Internal) at the Regional Marketing Event Awards 2018. The Awards is an annual event that recognises excellence in event marketing with over a hundred (100) submissions across Southeast Asia, South Asia and Australia and New Zealand regions.

#GreenAtWork Initiatives Initiative Description

Initiative Description Reach
1-FOR-1 PLANT GIVE-AWAY Employees who had successfully nurtured their plant adopted from the year before were rewarded with an edible plant. One hundred and thirty (130) plants were given away
MEAT-FREE MONDAYS This event was held on three (3) consecutive Mondays. Three meat-free meals were prepared together with Davina Da Vegan, a plant-based lifestyle advocate. One hundred and (105) employees participated in this event
ECO-WORKSHOP TUESDAYS This event was held on three (3) consecutive Mondays. Three meat-free meals were prepared together with Davina Da Vegan, a plant-based lifestyle advocate. One hundred and (105) employees participated in this event
POP QUIZ WEDNESDAYS Held on three (3) consecutive Wednesdays, this programme challenged employees to pop quizzes and crossword puzzles on environmental-related topics. Three hundred and fifty (350) submissions were received
PLASTIC TRADE-IN FRIDAYS In-line with Earth Day 2018’s theme, “End Plastic Pollution”, employees were invited to trade-in their recyclable plastics for eco-friendly items such as reusable straws, tote bags and biodegradable toothbrushes. Seventy-five (75) submissions were received and a total of 140.8kg of plastic were collected
PLANT YOUR OWN EDIBLE GARDEN Employees and their families were invited to a workshop to learn composting and how to start their own edible garden. Thirty-five (35) employees participated in this event