08 March 2021 / 12:03

KUALA LUMPUR: Top Glove Corporation Bhd has garnered Notable Achievement in Environmental Performance at the prestigious Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award 2019/2020.

The Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award 2019/2020 recognition was for one of Top Glove’s factories, F12, which was certified with ISO 14001:2015 that specify requirements for effective environmental management system, in 2019.

Currently seven Top Glove factories are certified with ISO 14001:2015 certification, and another four are in the midst of applying for the certification this year.

Its aims to include its other factories next year, Top Glove said in a statement today.

The glove maker said the award is also a recognition of the company’s commitment to environmental protection in Malaysia, driven by its leadership through a board representation on sustainability initiatives and governance.

“Top Glove has always believed in doing well by doing good and we remain committed to managing our business in a way that respects and contributes positively to our employees, the environment, and the greater community,” managing director Datuk Lee Kim Meow said.

He said recognising the effect of climate change as an impactful risk to business, the community and environment, the company has undertaken several initiatives to minimise its carbon footprint in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 13.

These initiatives, which aim to reduce its greenhouse gas emission intensity by 23 per cent by financial year 2024 (FY24) with FY19 as the base year, include investment in green energy and solar power system; adherence to the environmental policy and environmental management system; efficient water management and energy management; air pollution and waste management; facilities investment and improvement; product innovation; rubber waste recycling and data monitoring.

The company’s corporate office – Top Glove Tower is also a Grade A and Green Building Index (GBI) certified gold office and retail block, compliant with quality standards set by the internationally recognised Construction Quality Assessment System and Malaysia’s Quality Assessment System in Construction.

In November 2020, Top Glove was listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) under emerging markets for the second year running in recognition of its sustainability practices.

The company was ranked 13th out of 73 healthcare companies, outperforming 83 per cent of its industry peers while being the only Malaysian company listed on the DJSI last year.

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