SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


Practicing responsible consumption and production has been a YTL Group ethos through constant monitoring of our natural resource and material usage patterns and also through finding ways to reduce our various footprints. For instance, YTL PowerSeraya and YTL Jawa Timur (YTLJT) have taken extra care in monitoring their power plant water usage as part of their commitment to sustainability. For the year under review, the total plant water consumption for these two entities has decreased by 22% and 16.4% respectively. YTLJT in particular has achieved their target of a 40% reduction in water consumption compared to 2009. Most of the power plants’ water sources are desalinated water, and another portion which is less than 10% is recycled and municipal water.


On the other hand, YTL Cement has always been an advocate of producing green cement with lower carbon footprints. Buildcon Concrete uses ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) and pulverised fly ash (PFA) from industrial sources as supplementary cementitious materials or aggregates in their concrete mixes. More sustainable manufactured sand (M-Sand) is also used to replace natural sand. Likewise, Pahang Cement Sdn Bhd (PCSB) started an initiative to receive suitable external industrial scheduled waste as alternative raw material or alternative fuel. Similarly, Slag Cement Sdn Bhd (SCSB) has exported over 8,000 tonnes of their iron ore reject granules to be reused in the steel and alloy industries since 2007.


Public education to promote SDG 12 was also demonstrated by several business units, such as GENeco who worked with the Bristol Waste Company on a social media campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of reducing, reusing and recycling (3Rs), particularly on food waste and how GENeco's biowaste processing business has come about. The festive season is when household food waste rises by around 80% and thus the campaign was carried out throughout December 2016 around the festive season and over the holidays.

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