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:
GHG Emissions

Accounting our:

  • Scope 1 (Direct emissions from ISF facilities)
  • Scope 2 (Indirect emissions from imported electricity
Energy Usage
  • Natural gas
  • Imported electricity
  • Optimising our energy usage with solar panels
Water Consumption
  • Adopting water conservation technologies
  • Sourcing municipal water, rainwater and groundwater
Waste Generation
  • 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.

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.

13th July 2019: Mangrove Rehabilitation Programme

The programme was held in collaboration with the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS). Being a crucial part of the coastal environment, mangrove ecosystems offer a medium for marine and land biodiversity while lessening erosion and providing protection. Due to the endangered state of mangrove species, a total of 365 tree saplings were planted by 60 ISF employees at Kuala Selangor Nature Park to symbolize one tree for each day of the year.

Watch the photo and video highlights of our mangrove rehabilitation programme below:




Mangrove saplings

Days in a year