About Responsible Operations
Instilling Environmental Responsibility And Sustainable Practices
Being one of the globally leading oils and fats manufacturers, we acknowledge our role and responsibility to minimise our environmental impacts by advocating and practicing sustainable operations. Through our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy and Supplier Code of Conduct, we continuously engage our employees and stakeholders to improve their knowledge and skills on environmental responsibility and sustainable practices. In addition to our efforts to reduce emissions, we began to cover our Sustainability Stories which mostly feature our Corporate Sustainability Initiatives (CSI).
Minimizing Environmental Impacts
ISF is committed to playing our role and mitigate the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and other environmental impacts generated by our operations, in line with the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) reports that global emissions need to be reduced by 7.6% yearly between 2020 and 2030 to limit the average global temperature rise to 1.5°C.
We have been gathering and analysing data from the four key areas where the details can be found in our new web-based Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reporting. Using the gathered data as a baseline, we aim to reduce our usage intensities from the four areas by 5% by 2025.
We aim to operate responsibly by focusing on the four key areas:
- Scope 1 (Direct emissions from ISF facilities)
- Scope 2 (Indirect emissions from imported electricity
- Natural gas
- Imported electricity
- Optimising our energy usage with solar panels
- Adopting water conservation technologies
- Sourcing municipal water, rainwater and groundwater
- We manage our waste following the Environmental Quality (Scheduled Wastes)
- Regulations 2005 100% of our spent bleaching earth repurposed as raw material
Solar Panel Project
Reducing Our Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The idea of a solar panel project surfaced with aims to reduce the total of 29,552,965 kWh (2019) energy consumed at our Dengkil operations alone. These panels will harness energy from sunlight to produce 1,035,924 kWh per year, accounting for 3.5% of our total annual consumption. The project was successfully launched in mid-2020 and the energy generated from solar power will be consumed during peak hours at our operations. We aim to extend the solar panel project to our Port Klang operations should the current project yield positive results.
Consumed at Dengkil in 2019
To be produced from solar panels
Energy to be saved
Our Corporate Social Initiatives (CSI)
Empowering Our Employees, Stakeholders, And Communities
ISF strives to be a socially responsible corporation and empowers our employees to leverage our resources in line with our sustainability values. Apart from the customary environmental and community activities that we have been practicing, we formally launched our new strategic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSI) programme in 2019. Through this programme, we aim to positively influence the local communities and the environments in which we operate, while sustaining best management practices and values within our corporation.
The CSI is part of our Sustainability Stories, which promises more undertakings to come.