Top Glove executive director Ng Yong Lin (fifth from right) and Top Glove Joint Manufacturing Council executive director Hue Kon Fah (fourth from right) accepted the accolades on behalf of the company at the Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award 2021/2022.
Top Glove Corp Bhd swept three awards for its environmental efforts at the Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award 2021/2022 (PMHA) held at M Resort & Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on June 22, 2023.
The glove maker took home Gold award in the Special Project Category and earned two awards for Notable Achievement in Environmental Performance.
Lim Cheong Guan, managing director of Top Glove said: “These accolades at the prestigious Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award serve as a recognition of Top Glove’s commitment towards protecting the environment.
“It is also a testament to the collective efforts of our employees who have contributed to our sustainable practices.”
Top Glove executive director Ng Yong Lin remarked: “We are inspired to continue our journey towards a greener future, upholding ethical business principles that benefit our employees, the environment and the wider community. We remain committed to continue making a positive impact as we strive for excellence in sustainability.”
Top Glove executive director Ng Yong Lin (centre) accepts the Special Project Award for Factory 30.
Ng (centre) accepting the Notable Achievement Award for Factory 9.
The Notable Achievement in Environmental Performance recognition award was for two of Top Glove’s factories, Factory 30 and Factory 9, based on an assessment to evaluate a company’s overall commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its own operations or activities.
These two factories are among 18 factories that are certified with ISO 14001:2015 certification.
Additionally, Factory 30 won Gold in the Special Project Category for an initiative aimed at “turning waste into gold”, by turning nitrile residual waste into value-added rubber products such as reclaimed nitrile rubber safety shoe outsoles, gaskets, and sealants.
Factory 30 has also developed a patented green reclaiming process which resulted in an annual reduction of carbon emissions by about 80 metric tonnes and the mitigation of land space by 54 cubic metres.
The initiative underscores Top Glove’s commitment to nitrile residual waste reclamation.
The three awards earned marks the second time the company’s environmental stewardship has been recognised at PMHA, it had previously earned the Notable Achievement in Environmental Performance award at the PMHA 2019/2020 edition.
Understanding how climate change can greatly impact businesses, communities and the environment, Top Glove has undertaken several initiatives to protect the environment in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 13 (SDG 13: Climate Action).
These initiatives are outlined in the Company’s Sustainability Policy which was launched in June 2022, which includes setting a Net Zero Carbon target by FY2025, among others.
The Group also aims to reduce its carbon emission intensity by 10% by FY2025 with FY2022 as a baseline.
Additionally, the Group adheres to the Environmental Policy and Environmental Management System and has in place efficient water management and energy management, effluent and waste management, product innovation, circular economic and upcycling, and data monitoring.