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Conserving Our Environment

 

Environmental conservation continues to be among key sustainable development issues for the petrochemical industry. In the light of this, the petrochemical industry is committed to reducing the impact of its operations on the environment. This is achieved through the responsible use of natural resources and producing sustainable products that improve the lives of the community.

PCG strives to continue using energy and water responsibly in all our operations and we aim to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions through our continuous drive for energy efficiency. In developing more and better products to meet society's needs, we shall continue to balance socio-economic and environmental requirements.

ecoCare Programme

The mangrove forests and river vegetation along Kertih River are sensitive habitats for aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. The mangroves act as fertile breeding grounds for freshwater and marine life, which also support the local fishing industry located at the river mouth.

Acknowledging the importance of this ecosystem, PCG through PETRONAS Chemicals Olefins, PETRONAS Chemicals Glycols and PETRONAS Chemicals Derivatives have implemented the ecoCare programme. ecoCare is a joint effort between PCG and the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) that involves the reforestation and rehabilitation of ecologically sensitive mangrove habitat along Kertih River, concurrently promoting community-based involvement.

PCG's signature corporate responsibility programme, ecoCare, received a boost with the launch of ecoCare Environmental Education Centre (EEC) in Kertih, Terengganu, in November 2013. Established by PCG and MNS, the centre is the first of its kind on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia that educates the public on mangrove protection and conservation. The unique appeal of EEC rests in its capacity to cater to the local community, tourists and students as an integrated environmental education avenue that showcases the Kertih River ecosystem. In addition to programmes for staff and teh community, on-going training and educational activities such as nature trails, forest ecology studies, canopy walk, bird-watching, camping and stream ecology studies are also conducted.

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Program Cintai Sungai (River Care Programme)

Another significant environmental conservation activity advocated by PCG is River Care, which aims to enhance the river ecosystem with a thriving fishing population resulting in an increase in the source of income for locals. It also aims for a healthier environment and cleaner river while upgrading the relevant infrastructures for the wellbeing of the local community. With strong participation from the local community, the River Care Programme promotes a wide range of gotong-royong (mutual cooperation) activities that benefit the environment, such as the releasing of siakap fish, waste collection and recycling.

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Refuse, Reuse and Reduce (3R Programme)

PCG believes that sustainability is integral to the long-term success of the Group. Environmental conservation continues to be among the key sustainable developments for us. As such we are focused on using natural resources efficiently and producing sustainable products.

PCG. through its subsidiary, ASEAN Bintulu Fertilizer Sdn Bhd (ABF), is committed to improving the wellbeing of the local communities and the environment where it operates through its 3R Programme. It involves schools in Bintulu and activities that revolve around the inculcation of 3R practices such as a community collection centre for recyclable waste and entrepreneurial training for school teachers. Contests such as "Inspiring Innovation" and "Music with Nature" are held to promote eco-friendly practices in daily life.

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Beach Cleaning

It has always been in PCG's CSR mission statement and culture to achieve our business objectives while carrying out our responsibilities towards good environmental practices and sustainable economic development. Beach cleaning is integral to our efforts in protecting the essential frontier of our natural resources.

Annually, PCG's subsidiaries, PETRONAS Chemicals Ethylene Sdn Bhd and PETRONAS Chemicals Polyethylene Sdn Bhd, organise their CSR programme, carried out as a means to contribute to the wellbeing of the community in a sustainable manner. The event, "Program Cakna Pantai" helps to cultivate the spirit of "gotong-royong" (mutual cooperation) in environmental conservation among the local communities, while cleaning the beach and recycling waste.