Climate change not only poses a global threat to the environment, but also to human health and the economy. We recognise that taking decisive measures to address climate change is crucial to the long-term stability of the economy and well-being of the society. As part of our commitment to the Climate Action Pledge signed in 2021, Nextgreen’s efforts were presented at the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC) event on 21 July 2022.
Reforestation can alleviate the effects of carbon emissions on climate change, re-establish ecosystems, improve biodiversity and the availability of natural resources. One of the collaboration areas between NGPP and Universiti Malaysia Pahang Al-Sultan Abdullah (UMPSA) is the Tree Planting Programme, initiated by Yayasan UMP to support the Pahang State Forestry Department’s tree planting agenda.
On the World Sustainability Day 2023, Nextgreen Global Berhad successfully achieved the milestone to plant 1,000 trees in collaboration with Universiti Malaysia Pahang Al-Sultan Abdullah (UMPSA) and Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Pahang. The objective of this initiative was to demonstrate the long-term benefits of reforestation and to foster environmental stewardship among local communities and industries. These efforts will also help boost the green covering for Chini Lake, which is home to the Jakun tribal villagers and over hundreds of aquatic and non-aquatic species.
Utilisation of renewable energy is a growing expectation. The advancements in renewable technology and incentives through legislation, have facilitated the creation of a robust renewable energy market. Nextgreen’s phase 1A has solar panels installed on the factory roof to enhance energy efficiency for manufacturing operations.
Solar-street lighting has been installed in GTP, Pekan as one of the strategies for energy reduction. As opposed to conventional on-grid street lighting, solar-street lighting technology offers off-grid advantage, where energy yield during the day, will be stored (battery system) and utilised during the night. This reduces our energy consumption from the national grid as well as our greenhouse gas emissions.
Circularity and driving a zero waste economy is at the core of our business strategy specifically in the way we manage our resources. By using resources efficiently and in an innovative way, and by making decisions with consideration of the environment, we address both our immediate impacts and building business resilience. We see waste as a valuable resource, which can be regenerated or repurposed into something new.
Waste produced from each production process is reutilised in the production line, converted into environment-friendly products, or reused as a source for renewable energy. This is made possible through the efforts of strategic planning in the early design stages of the GTP, Pekan; and together with our scientific breakthrough research, we are able to form a closed-looped system (circular economy) in our value chain.