• PDB has begun its sustainability journey for more than two decades, integrating sustainable practices into its business and decision-making. We also hold our partners, contractors and suppliers to similar standards of conduct to ensure sustainable development across our value chain.
• We are gearing up our sustainability efforts in line with PETRONAS Net-Zero Carbon Emissions aspiration by 2050. At PDB, our focus is on the eight SDG’s which are directly related to our Sustainability Agenda.
• Efforts will encompass reducing GHG emissions across our operations and projects, investing in renewable energy, continue to contribute towards electric mobility ecosystem while creating value and strengthening our businesses.
• Since 2015, PDB has been certified as a constituent company member of FTSE4Good Index Series – a testament to the Company’s demonstration of strong environmental, social and governance practices measured against globally recognised standards.
A. Our operations (aligned with UN SDG 12 – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns)
In 2020, our total GHG emissions measured approximately 185.8 kilo tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (ktCO2e) (Comparing to 275.9 kilo tonnes in 2017)
We are committed to use water efficiently and minimise impact on water resources. For our terminal operations, water is essential for cylinder washing, tank cleaning, maintenance, and conveyor chain lubrication as well as for general purpose.
• Actions taken to reduce water consumption throughout our operations include:
• Reuse water for LPG cylinder washing, where appropriate;
• Implement efforts to identify and reduce water leakage in our operations;
• Incorporate water saving taps in our retail station toilet design;
• Install rainwater harvesting systems. Recorded 54,603 litres of water withdrawal from harvested rainwater, equivalent to the quantity of water used for 364 commercial vehicle washes.
All our facilities are equipped with an oil interceptor system to prevent any unplanned or uncontrolled discharges from directly entering public drains. In line with the best environmental practices beyond regulatory requirement to safeguard surface water resources, we conduct monthly monitoring of stormwater discharges of our oil interceptors at our terminals and stations.
Wastewater from our LPG terminals are treated prior to discharge, which are monitored regularly to ensure compliance. Key parameters analysed are Oil and Grease as well as Chemical Oxygen Demand.
We are also committed to contributing towards UN SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production, as we step up our efforts to reduce the amount of waste generated and to recycle or recover waste as much as possible.
In 2020, we sent close to 256.4 tonnes of hazardous waste for reuse-recycling-recovery (3R), an increase of 4.4% compared to the previous year. This means there was a corresponding decrease in hazardous waste disposed in 2020 compared to the previous year.
B. Other Initiatives undertaken
1. Ventured into LNG in support of cleaner energy transition
• Supply LNG within the Peninsular Malaysia (refer press release on VPS – attached)
• Market LNG to the marine industry via LBV (https://www.petronas.com/media/press-release/petronas-marks-start-business-lng-bunkering-completion-first-delivery)
2. Solar & EV charging
• Since the installation of our first rooftop solar panels at two of our stations in 2012, we have continued scaling up the installation of solar panels at another six PETRONAS stations up to 2020, bringing the total installed capacity to 400 kWp, which is currently equivalent to powering 100 households for a year. As of end of 2020, approximately 197 MWh of electricity was generated, with an estimated reduction of 134.8 tonnes. Plans are underway to install more.
• The transition to EV is inevitable. We are supporting the demand too with 60 EV charging facilities installed at our stations.
3. Fuel – PP97 & Biodiesel
• More energy efficient fuel e.g PETRONAS Primax 97 with Pro-Race and Primax 95 with Pro-Drive which give more mileage, thus reducing emission
• In support of the Government’s plan to increase biodiesel blend from 10.0% to 20.0%, biodiesel B20 was introduced and made available at PETRONAS Stations in Langkawi, Labuan and Sarawak during the year under review. PDB is working closely with the relevant agencies to expand B20 implementation across the country, including the potential increase of biodiesel blend in the future. As a result of our biodiesel sales, PDB has helped reduce as much as 278.9 ktCO2e from the transportation sector’s GHG emission in 2020
4. Mesra Store product packaging to support the single use plastic roadmap
• Slowly transitioning to more eco-friendly materials
• WE have replaced our Mesra mineral water bottle packaging with 100% recyclable material
• Discontinued use of straws and replacing plastic bags with biodegradable materials
• Introducing reusable bags as part of our merchandise
5. Recycling programme with Alam Flora
• Collaborated with Alam Flora Sdn. Bhd. in December 2020 in a drive-through recycling concept named 3R on Wheels at four PETRONAS stations in Klang Valley.
• 6,733kg collected since December 2020.
• Our customers and the local community were encouraged through social media platform to drop off their household recyclable items ranging from electrical items, paper, boxes and used cooking oil. In turn, customers were rewarded with Mesra Loyalty Points or cash, in exchange for the recycled items.