Seremban, Malaysia, October 31, 2013 – Allnex’s production facility in Seremban, Malaysia, has been recognized for its environmental performance with the State Chief Minister Yearly Environmental Award 2012.
The goal of the State Chief Minister Yearly Environmental Award is to create awareness for environmental stewardship and to call upon the public, manufacturers, business operators and local farming to the preservation and conservation of the environment in the State of Negeri Sembilan. It is awarded based on the level of compliance with environmental regulations pertaining to the management of industrial effluents, sewage, water and air emissions, and waste generation. A total of 57 companies in the state of Negeri Sembilan participated in the competition, and Allnex was nominated as Champion based on its environmental performance.
“At the Allnex Seremban plant, we are very committed to the continuous improvement of our safety, health and environmental performance. The receipt of this award is therefore very gratifying. Our employees deserve recognition for their efforts to ensure that we go beyond compliance with our local regulations,” notes Safety, Health & Environment Director Guy Depauw.
Located in Seremban, the capital of Negeri Sembilan, and approximately 85 kilometers south of the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, the Allnex facility manufactures polyester resins for the production of powder coatings that are used to protect and beautify metal products in both indoor and outdoor applications. These resins are supplied to powder coating producers in Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Japan, India and Pakistan, the Middle East and South Africa.
The Allnex Seremban plant has several international quality, safety and environmental certifications (ISO‐9001:2000, ISO‐14001:1996, OHSAS 18001:1999) and has been recognized in the past with company awards for environmental and safety performance, as well as Malaysia’s premier environmental award - the Prime Minister Hibiscus Award (Notable Achievement) - in 2008/2009.
“At Allnex, we care deeply about our community and are aware of the responsibility we have to preserve the natural environment for current and future generations. We are working hard to achieve zero releases to the environment, and the acknowledgement of the State Chief Minister Yearly Environmental Award is another exciting step towards that goal,” asserts Plant Manager Wong Chia Toong.