Published on June 19th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
Perodua Opens ANOTHER New Green Lung on Campus
This time, they’ve upped the game with a 1,500 square metre sustainable garden.
Just as in their Laman Hijau, the garden is constructed using recycled manufacturing waste materials and its lights derived energy from solar panels.
For more details on this new eco-friendly project, check out the press release below.
Having launched its Laman Hijau recreational common a mere month ago, Perodua’s green movement shows no signs of slowing as it officially opened its ECO Garden in the heart of its headquarters and manufacturing campus in Sungai Choh yesterday.
“An initiative of Perodua Auto Corporation Sdn Bhd President Mr Masanori Takahashi’s, the 1,500-square metre sustainable garden serves as a strong blueprint for Perodua to incorporate eco-friendly practices into both its facilities and operations.
“As a company that operates in an energy- and resource-dependent industry, Perodua wants to change how its products and operations impact the world around us,” Perodua Chairman Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin said.
“We want to prove that we deeply care for the environment and are constantly looking to make our processes and products more ecologically sustainable,” he added.
The Perodua ECO Garden was officiated yesterday by Selangor Department of Environment Director Tuan Haji Shafe’ee Yasin, acting on behalf of Malaysian Department of Environment Director-General Dato’ Dr Ahmad Kamarulnajuib Che Ibrahim, and Tan Sri Asmat, in conjunction with World Environment Day on 5 June and Perodua’s own ECO Month.
It features a natural forest with a diverse range of flora, a fish and water lily pond that makes use of treated wastewater, a recreational park, a learning centre and an organic herb garden.
Furthermore, the Perodua ECO Garden is constructed largely from recycled manufacturing waste materials, and the lighting and water pumps are entirely powered by solar electricity.
“Waste reduction is a key component in the quest for efficiency, which is Perodua’s perpetual goal and which is not limited to our Energy-Efficient Vehicles (EEV). We always strive to ensure every aspect of our operations is as lean, clean and green as it can be.
“A number of our campus buildings already have solar panels and rainwater-harvesting systems, and the installation of a 1 MW solar panel at our test track is expected to finish in July.
“We hope our initiatives will also inspire our employees, the industry and the Malaysian public to continuously pursue a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly way of life. Together, I’m certain we can all make a difference,” said Tan Sri Asmat.
Perodua is Malaysia’s No 1 Energy-Efficient Vehicle (EEV) manufacturer, having produced and sold over 650,000 EEVs to date, including the Axia, Bezza, third-generation Myvi and Aruz seven-seater SUV.