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Safety, Health & Environment (SHE)

License to Operate

Safety comes first and always takes precedence over all other aspects of our business. We adhere to the highest safety standards in all work practices and ensure the protection of or people, our partners and our communities.

At CCM, each employee has a responsibility to make health, safety and environmental protection an integral part of all daily work. For this reason, we have incorporated throughout our entire operations a new mission to achieve “a world class SHE culture”. The mission is to “AIM Zero: zero incident, zero pollution and zero waste”. Programmes on operational safety, workplace safety and hygiene, environmental protection, health maintenance, product safety, and community outreach have been planned and implemented.

As a key industry player, we are at the forefront as participant and initiator of various initiatives, campaigns and efforts to promote SHE within the industry.

To comply with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Group began its carbon management programme and carbon footprint reporting back in 2012. Under the IPCC initiative, we report our greenhouse gas emissions associated with key operations in our Polymers and Chemical Divisions. Our carbon footprint calculation covers the consumption of electricity, fossil fuels and natural gas throughout our operations.

Co2 Emission (MT)* Headquarters Chemicals Polymers
2017 54.30 81632 255.70
2018 59.60 83857 251.90
2019 42.70 87827 402.14
Co2 Emission Intensity Ratio Headquarters Chemicals Polymers
2018 1.27 0.34 0.01
2019 0.87 0.35 0.02

The table below shows the breakdown of energy consumption at our Headquarters as well as our Chemicals and Polymers operations over 2018 and 2019.

Total Energy Consumption

Energy Consumption Unit 2017 2018 2019
Electricity kWh 159,451,990 129,505,917 136,416,033
Fuel Oil (Diesel, Petrol) Litres 13,200 9,670 22,526
Natural Gas sm3 3,630,000 3,123,499 3,091,963

Breakdown according to Business Unit

Energy Consumption Unit Headquarters Chemicals Polymers
2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019
Electricity kWh 78,140 71,192 129,017,499 135,762,832 410,278 582,009
Fuel Oil (Diesel, Petrol) Litres - - 1,978 2,400 7,700 20,126
Natural Gas sm3 - - 3,123,499 3,091,963 - -

Green House Gas Emission (GHG)

Green House Gas Emission (GHG) Chemicals Polymers
2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
CH4 (tonnes) 0.29 0.25 0.25 - - -
N2O (tonnes) 0.28 0.24 0.24 - - -
Global Warming Potential (million tonnes of CO2 equivalent) 0.09 0.09 0.09 - - -

All scheduled wastes generated from the Group’s operations are being managed in a responsible manner in terms of their generation, storage, transportation and treatment. Scheduled wastes are collected by a licensed waste contractor that has been approved by the DOE Malaysia. In 2019, the following wastes were generated.

Division Types of Waste Waste Disposal Method 2018(MT) 2019 (MT)
Polymers General Waste Landfill NA 50.40
Scheduled Waste Recovery 98.43 157.68
Chemicals General Waste Landfill 274.86 332.15
Scheduled Waste Recycle, Landfill, Incerator at approved prescribed premise 1,786 1,273

Water is one of the key resources utilised within the Group’s operations and our product manufacturing process is dependent on this valuable resource. Nonetheless, we are continually striving to minimise water usage in our operations and throughout our supply chain in order to safeguard the environment, reduce costs and ensure a resilient future for our business. We acknowledge our responsibility to use and manage water sources efficiently and sustainably.

Water Consumption (m3)

2017 688,484
2018 429,806
2019 435,877

Water Consumption by Business

Business Unit Water Withdrawal by source 2018 2019
Polymers Groundwater - -
Surface Water - -
Seawater - -
Produces Water - -
Third party water- SYABAS 14,943 10,233
Chemicals Groundwater - -
Surface Water - -
Seawater - -
Produces Water - -
Third party water - SYABAS 74,619 -
Third party water - SAJ 340,244 425,644

Water Discharge

  Water Discharge by source Level of Treatment * 2018 2019
Polymers Groundwater   - -
Surface Water Waste water treatment to comply to Standard A 290.00 613.64
Seawater   - -
Water reused by other organisation   - -
Others : Please specify   - -
Chemicals Groundwater   - -
Surface Water Waste water treatment to comply to EQA IER 2009 Std B 91,551 129,086
Seawater   - -
Water reused by other organisation   - -
Others : Please specify   - -

To promote the Group’s safety and health culture and ensure participation by all employees as well as to inculcate SHE ownership among all employees, we have established Health and Safety KPIs within our operations. Our goal is zero fatalities and we are committed to achieving this through the effective management of safety risks. The KPIs for SHE is based on the SHE Statistic pertaining to the Total Recordable Case Frequency (TRCF) rate. The TRCF rate is the number of recordable incidents per million manhours of employees.

  2017 2018 2019
No. of fatality cases 0 0 0
No. of fines or penalties 12 0 0
No. of lost time injury (LTI) cases 7 0 3
No. of recordable cases 10 2 9
Lost time injury frequency (LTIF) 1.54 0 2.00
Total recordable case frequency (TRCF) 2.20 1.99 6.00
All incidents 131 67 92
No. of near miss cases 21 15 14
Business Unit % of sites with certificiation
ISO 9001:2015 ISO 14001:2015 ISO 18001:2007
Chemicals 100% 50% 50%
Polymers 100% NIL NIL
% of sites with OHSAS 18001:2007 33%
Chemicals 2017 2018 2019
Number of staff trained on health & safety standard
a. Staff trained on safety
b. Staff trained (General Training which includes safety)
a.197
b.219
a.165
b.224
a.170
b.180
Polymers 2017 2018 2019
Number of staff trained on health & safety standard
a. Staff trained on safety
b. Staff trained (General Training which includes safety)
70 74 84

World-Class SHE Culture

Objective:

  • Improve the SHE culture and enhance the capabilities of leaders, managers, SHE professionals and employees to achieve the desired SHE performance.
  • Achieve enhanced organisational structure, SHE Management Systems and processes that would help integrate SHE into routine operations and create a conducive environment.
  • Create structured processes for enhancing the “people” aspect of SHE, covering management and employees.

Chemical EmergencyService (CES)

We understand chemicals like no other. Our Chemical Emergency Service (CES) team offers 24/7 emergency response service and is recognised as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) by the Fire and Rescue Department Malaysia.

The expert you turn to in emergencies

We are proud to stand as the one and only chemical company in Malaysia which has dedicated teams throughout the country to respond to any chemical-related emergencies, around the clock. Our trained CES teams are well-trained to provide emergency response and in times of chemical-related crisis and recognised as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) by the Fire and Rescue Department Malaysia.

Toll-free CES Hotline: 1-800-888-565

Responsible Care

Committed to Safety, Health and the Environment.

Our chlor alkali business is proud to be a signatory of the Responsible Care programme. Responsible Care is a global initiative aimed at minimising any negative impact from the manufacture, distribution and use of chemicals, while maximising the beneficial use of our products in society. Our goal is to meet or exceed Responsible Care guidelines in every instance.

Environment

We are committed to upholding environmental stewardship and continuously work to minimise ecological footprint. As a responsible chemical manufacturer, we strive to minimise energy consumption across our plants. As a result, we closely manage our input and output of energy, water consumption and waste management through the practice of 3R (Reuse, Reduce and Recycle).

Our commitment has been recognised through the following:

  • Prime Minister Hibiscus Award 2016/2017
  • Silver Award for Pollution Prevention Code in Responsible Care Programme