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PCG and AFES Strengthen Commitment Towards Circular Economy

Petrochemical industry | 01 Jul 2022 IST | Polymerupdate.com
PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) and Alam Flora Environmental Solutions Sdn Bhd (AFES) are collaborating for the supply of plastic waste, food waste and evaluating potential partnership to build waste segregation facilities in Malaysia.

The collaboration was formalised with both parties signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) detailing the framework of their mutual cooperation.

Under the MoU, AFES will supply plastic waste that consists of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) for PCG to produce circular products which will be used in food packaging, healthcare, and industrial applications. AFES will also supply organic and food waste for the purpose of research and development towards the potential manufacturing of high value fertiliser for sustainable agriculture.

This signing follows the two MoUs that PCG signed with KDEB Waste Management and One Biosys Sdn Bhd for a similar collaboration earlier this year, thus further strengthening PCG’s commitment towards circular economy.

Ir. Mohd Yusri Mohamed Yusof, PCG’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer signed on behalf of the Company while AFES was represented by Dato’ Mohd Zain bin Hassan, its Director.

Commenting on the partnership, Ir. Mohd Yusri said, “We are delighted with our partnership with AFES. The shift towards a circular economy requires action from a broad range of stakeholders, from those involved in production and manufacturing through to end users of products as well as those in the waste management industry. The positive participation from these organisations to collaborate in unlocking the value within the solid waste ecosystem in Malaysia, is testament to the economic and social shift within the industry in understanding the latent value hidden in waste material. With this MoU, we continue to accelerate our initiatives towards circular economy in ensuring sustainable consumption and production of plastics.”

Director of AFES, Dato’ Mohd Zain bin Hassan said, “Creating a sustainable environment is the cornerstone foundation of our business and our goals are well-aligned with those of PCG’s and, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). By combining our expertise in holistic environmental solutions and resources together with PCG, we are optimistic that this collaboration will contribute significantly towards the sustainable future of the nation and, becoming a significant milestone for the healthy growth of circular economy here in Malaysia.

“Over the years, AFES’ businesses had steadily grown and continue to be responsive towards creating a sustainable world for all to live in and the future generations to inherit. Our focus has always been on the 3P principles which are People, Planet and Profit as we believe that if you take care of the people (our personnel and clients) and the planet, profit will be there for you.”

“Collaboration between different industries is key as we journey towards a sustainable future with plastics,” said Ir. Mohd Yusri in closing.



About PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad

PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) is the leading integrated chemicals producer in Malaysia and one of the largest in Southeast Asia. It operates a number of world-class production sites, which are fully vertically integrated from feedstock to downstream end-products. With a total combined production capacity of 12.8 million metric tons per annum (mtpa), it is involved primarily in manufacturing, marketing and selling a diversified range of chemical products, including olefins, polymers, fertilisers, methanol and other basic chemicals and derivative products. Listed on Bursa Malaysia in 2010 and with more than three decades of experience in the chemicals industry, PCG was established as part of the PETRONAS Group to maximise value from Malaysia’s natural gas resources.

PCG is one of the top 10 companies in the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia (F4GBM) Index, out of 200 largest companies ranked by market capitalisation. In addition, PCG is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index. This Index represents the top 10% of the largest 2,500 companies in the S&P Global BMI based on economic, environment and social criteria. PCG is committed to ensuring that its business practices are in line with globally recognised standards for Economic, Environment, Social & Governance (EESG) practices.

About Alam Flora Environmental Solutions Sdn Bhd (AFES)

Alam Flora Environmental Solutions Sdn. Bhd. (AFES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alam Flora Sdn Bhd (Alam Flora), under Malakoff Corporation Berhad (Malakoff), was incorporated in October 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and aims to be the country’s urban problem solver in areas of waste, energy and green initiatives be it for a city of today or smart city of the future. It is certified with ISO 9001, 14001 & ISO 45001 and offers holistic environmental solutions to various corporations, government agencies and institutions through comprehensive environmental services to in support of sustainable development. AFES had diversified its businesses and services through innovation, into several distinct core businesses, which includes Facility Management (FM), Infrastructure Cleansing and Waste Solutions (ICWS), Waste Management Facilities (WMF), Port Reception Facilities (PRF) and Sustainable Facility & Eco Park Centre (SAFE). AFES has been awarded with Best Environmental Impact Award 2019 in Europa Awards for Sustainability, Excellence in Facilities Management 2020 in Global Business Leadership Awards 2020, Winner of Special Submission Category of The ASEAN Renewable Energy Project Awards 2021 in ASEAN Energy Awards 2021 and Green Initiative Award 2021 in Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards 2021.
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