Perodua provides eco-friendly recreational area for staff

    Laman Hijau is part of the company's Green Initiative, representing its commitment towards green and sustainable operations.


    Perodua’s Green Initiative was boosted recently with the opening of Laman Hijau, representing its commitment towards green and sustainable operations. Located within its headquarters and manufacturing campus in Sungai Choh, Selangor, Laman Hijau is an open recreational area for staff that incorporates greenery and fountains powered by solar electricity.

    “This initiative includes the installation of solar panels on the roofs of our manufacturing facilities, which we will further install on most of the buildings within our campus. Our new staff locker room facility also makes use of a green wall for natural insulation,” said Perodua President & CEO, Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad.

    162-hectare campus
    Perodua’s 162-hectare campus comprises a corporate building, a R&D development facility, two vehicle manufacturing facilities, a parts centre, a training centre and a children’s day-care centre.

    Google Earth view of the Perodua campus which has 2 vehicle manufacturing plants and a test course.

    “And it does not end there – we are also harvesting other natural resources like rainwater and atmospheric water, and furthering our efforts to eliminate waste on the whole, benefitting Mother Earth and increasing our operational efficiency. Together with our products, known for their fuel efficiency, this is how we define sustainable growth within our natural ecosystem,” Dato’ Zainal added.

    ECO Garden to be opened soon
    Perodua’s Green Initiative began in June 2017 with the announcement of its ECO Garden, set to be opened next month. The 1,500 square-metre garden utilises recycled waste materials in its construction, solar energy and a diverse variety of plants and trees, amongst others.

    Artist’s impression of the Perodua ECO Garden which will be located at the centre of the campus. It will include a small farm where the company will use hydroponics to grow produce and a green rest area for the staff.

    “Since then, we have come a long way. We have now implemented the best practices for sustainable operations with a focus on preserving the environment and maximising our efficiency. Our industry is an energy- and resource-dependent one. It is therefore critical that we never stop finding new ways to use energy more efficiently if we want to do our bit towards a cleaner, leaner and greener Malaysia for us all,” said Dato’ Zainal.

    He explained that, apart from environmental sustainability, the Green Initiative also includes continuous safety and operational improvements to ensure everything moves harmoniously within the Perodua Group.

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