Frankfurt, Germany (April 26, 2018) – allnex, the leading supplier of specialty chemicals, offering a broad range of UV curable resins, coating resins, additives and crosslinkers for use on wood, metal, plastic and other surfaces, is thrilled to announce the Malaysian office has won the Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award – the most prestigious environmental award in Malaysia.
On March 23rd, our colleagues in allnex Seremban, Malaysia attended an event to receive the award. The award, first launched in 1996, is the premier private sector environmental award for business and industry in Malaysia. This Award presents an opportunity for public recognition of business and industry's environmental accomplishment and leadership and serves to create environmental awareness amongst enterprises that have yet to demonstrate environmental stewardship. You can find out more info about the award here.
Seremban received the award for exceptional environmental achievement, an improvement over the previous year they were recognized. There were many factors that led to this accomplishment, namely the great feat of having zero non-compliance related issues for the past 20 years. What’s more, Seremban made great efforts to reduce its Thermal Oxidizer operation, leading to the reduction of natural gas consumption and lowered emissions. Other acts of environmental commitments, such as their Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) 100% biological process, WWTP improvement projects, new process vent scrubber, new centralized dust collector and continuous environmental campaigns helped them attain the “Exceptional” status.
“Winning the award is an excellent recognition for the team. Our aim is to win the Excellent Award in the next cycle and that will be the challenge for us,” said Muhd Helmi Bin Ashar, SHE Manager Malaysia. “The key leaders are the management team and our shift leaders as they are our first line crew in making sure that we obtain this result.”
The allnex Seremban plant has several international quality, safety and environmental certifications and has been recognized in the past with company awards for environmental and safety performance. This is the third time that our Malaysia location has received public recognition of environmental accomplishment and leadership. They have been awarded the Prime Minister Hibiscus Award in 2008/2009 as well.