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DIC Epoxy’s Initiatives for Green Environment – Implementing DIC Core Value: Social Responsibility

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DIC Epoxy is making significant strides in the realm of green initiatives, aligning itself with the DIC 2030 Vision – by embracing the power of Solar Project to reduce carbon footprint and energy consumptions, while contributing back to the environment through CSR Activities. 

DIC Epoxy’s Solar Project: Harnessing Solar Power for a Greener Tomorrow 

In line with DIC’s visionary 2030 roadmap, DIC Epoxy has embarked on an ambitious green initiative aimed at harnessing the power of the sun to reduce its carbon footprint. 

Welcoming Bright Beginnings & Seizing Opportunities 

Solar PV systems represent the cutting edge of renewable energy sources. In recent years, the Malaysian government has proactively promoted solar PV systems by incentivizing their adoption. DIC Epoxy saw the opportunity to contribute to this renewable energy revolution, which is aligned to DIC’s larger mission to reduce CO2 gas emissions by 50% by the year 2030. 

The Roadmap to Implementation – To Reduce Energy Consumption & CO2 Emissions 

DIC Epoxy has been diligently working toward reducing energy consumption and curbing CO2 emissions. As early as 2018, the company initiated a comprehensive study on the feasibility of installing solar PV systems, which culminated in the decision to move forward with this project. The solar PV system was initially installed atop the cold storage warehouse, marking a significant milestone in their pursuit of a greener future: 

The first phase included installation of solar energy system on top of the finished goods storage warehouse building – marking its completion by the end of 2020. 

Picture showcasing the panels before the Installation of Solar Energy on Top of Storage Warehouse
Before the Installation of Solar Energy on Top of Storage Warehouse
Picture showcasing panels after the Installation of Solar Energy on Top of Storage Warehouse
After the Installation of Solar Energy on Top of Storage Warehouse
Bird’s Eye View of Implementation of Solar Panels at DIC Epoxy
Bird’s Eye View of Implementation

The second phase included installation of solar energy system with a capacity of 44kwp for use in office buildings – completed in 2023. This augmented its clean energy capacity.

DIC Epoxy Solar Energy Phase 2: Preparation & Building Solar Energy Panels in 2023
Preparation and Building Solar Energy Panels in 2023
DIC Epoxy Completed Installation of Solar Energy Panels in Office/Warehouse
Completed Installation of Solar Energy

Future State: Positive Environmental Impact 

Since the installation of this solar energy system, DIC Epoxy looks forward to achieving around 30% of CO2 emission reduction monthly on warehouse energy consumption. 

“As part of the DIC Group’s sustainability strategies to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by fiscal year 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, DIC Epoxy is pleased to announce the completion of the second phase of Solar Project in July 2023. The first phase solar panel system installed on top of warehouse was completed in 2020 and we were granted the Green Investment Tax Allowance (tax incentive) in honor of our commitment to green technology projects for business. We have also taken steps to enhance energy efficiency, for significant energy savings, such as converting an old compressor into a highly energy-efficient one. Our commitment is to a greener and more sustainable future, in alignment with DIC Vision 2030.” – Terufumi Asano, Managing Director at DIC Epoxy 

Throughout the implementation, safety was also practiced around all premises. 

Safety Briefings

Green Initiative in Action: DIC Epoxy Joins Hands for Mangrove Conservation 

DIC Epoxy participated in a significant event aimed at preserving and safeguarding the natural treasures of Johor, Malaysia. The event, organized by the Johor Port Authority in collaboration with Tanjung Pelepas Port and Johor National Park Corporation, took place on the 7th of August 2023, within the pristine environs of Taman Negara Tanjung Piai in Pontian, Johor. 

DIC Epoxy team photo in front of Tanjung Piai for CSR activity: Mangrove Care

About This Initiative

Taman Negara Tanjung Piai, situated in the Pontian District of Johor, encompasses a sprawling 926-hectare national park that safeguards the coastal mangrove and forest area on the southernmost tip of the Asian continent, at Tanjung Piai. Recognized as a promontory of immense ecological significance, it is a predominantly wetland area traversed by five rivers. The mangrove swamps surrounding Tanjung Piai have been designated as the Tanjung Piai National Park to ensure the preservation of this unique environment. 

While the development of the Pasir Gudang Port and Tanjung Pelepas Port led to the transformation of some mangrove swamp forest areas, a dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative was undertaken to mitigate these effects.  

Collective Efforts with Foresight for Environmental Preservation 

DIC Epoxy, in collaboration with the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), the Johor National Park Corporation, government agencies, and port users, launched the “Mangrove Tree Planting and Conservation Initiative Program.” The objective is to plant a total of 160,000 mangrove trees over a five-year period until 2027 in the Tanjung Piai National Park, contributing significantly to the region’s environmental preservation.

DIC Epoxy team Picture of Mangrove Rehabilitation Area
Mangrove Rehabilitation Area
DIC Epoxy Team photo on CSR activities in front of Mangrove Nursery
Mangrove Nursery

The General Manager of the Johor Port Authority underlined the significance of this CSR initiative, an alliance with government and private agencies, in combating regional erosion challenges. The collective effort has seen nearly 10,000 mangrove saplings and 8,500 seeds planted in the area. 

DIC Epoxy Team Photo with Johor Port Authority Members
DIC Epoxy Team with Johor Port Authority Members

DIC Epoxy’s commitment to a greener world is evident, and alongside its dedicated partners, forges ahead in its pursuit of a sustainable, eco-conscious planet.

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