Rainwater Harvesting

Since 2021, we started using rainwater for non-portable purpose and continuously finding ways to maximise the use of our rainwater harvesting. In FY2023, our rainwater consumption increased to 6,754 m3, 67.5% more than the amount in FY2022.

Renewable Energy

QL is actively adopting renewable energy technologies to reduce the consumption of fossil fuel-based energy. As we are progressing steadily towards the increase of our solar energy utilisation, we installed 4,844 pieces of solar panels, equivalent 8.70 megawatt peak (MWp) installed capacity on the rooftops of our sites in FY2023. As of FY2023, we have installed a total number of 30,157 pieces of solar panels that equivalent 49.32 MWp installed capacity and offset 10,250.42 tonnes of CO2.

Aside from solar energy, bioenergy is also QL’s renewable alternative to fossil fuels. Our bioenergy is derived from biogas and biomass.

QL Plantation Sdn. Bhd. Operates a biogas plant that captures methane gas emitted from palm oil mill effluent (POME), instead of allowing it to escape into the environment which will contribute to climate change. The biogas is used to generate power for on-site operations with excess power sold to the local grid. In FY2023, we generated 5,462 GJ from biogas and avoided 14,903.25 tCO2e GHG emissions. Approximately 41% of the generated energy was used on-site.

Utilising biomass residue as a source of renewable energy in our operations is our other clean energy initiative towards reduction in our dependency of non-renewable sources. In FY2023, we generated 778,323.15 GJ energy from biomass.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy QL is actively adopting renewable energy technologies to reduce the consumption of fossil fuel-based energy. As we are

Read More »

Commitment to Our Communities
Championing Child Stunting Cause Through C Our Future Programme

In FY2023, QL assisted 11,942 beneficiaries via our corporate philanthropy collaborations with an investment of over RM 835,600.

Officially launched on 18 March 2023, at Pangsapuri Kampung Baru Hicom Shah Alam, QL collaborated with Ceva Animal Health on their C Our Future 2023 campaign. The programme, initiated by Ceva Animal Health with a tagline of “Let’s embrace chicken and eggs to break the cycle of child stunting”, is a corporate social responsibility initiative to raise awareness about child stunting issues in Asian countries.

Mutually working in partnership with Ceva Animal Health, QL has pledged to donate eggs to 207 kindergarten children ages five and six from low-income families and indigenous communities. The children will be receiving one egg daily for consumption in the school for six months and the project is supported by the Malaysia Ministry of Health and Ministry of Rural Development.

The project is currently being monitored for its effectiveness in facilitating the growth of children receiving eggs. By providing the children with high-quality protein through daily consumption of eggs, it is hoped that the major child development problem can be reduced. This initiative would be a corporate philanthropy flagship programme for the ILF business pillar.

Reaching Out to Natural Disasters Victims

Saddened by the catastrophic destruction brought about by natural disasters resulting in floods and earthquake, QL constantly provides aid either financially or food supplies to ease the pain of natural disasters victims who have suffer from the loss of life and homes.

In early March 2023, the state of Johor was hard hit by floods. Teaming up with Non-Governmental Organisations, FamilyMart provided food and water supplies to two of the most affected districts in Muar and Segamat. Approximately 300 flood victims received the assistance.

Other than assisting flood victims, QL Marine Products Sdn. Bhd. rented an excavator for digging of a new drainage as flood prevention measures for villagers at Kota Belud.

On 14 February 2023, QL contributed RM 500,000 to support the emergency relief fund for Turkiye – Syria earthquake victims. Witnessed by the Prime Minister, a cheque handover ceremony was attended by QL together with members of the Association Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCM). A collective donation amount of USD 1,000,000 was presented to the Foreign Affairs Minister.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy QL is actively adopting renewable energy technologies to reduce the consumption of fossil fuel-based energy. As we are

Read More »

Sustainability

QL envisions to be the preferred global agro-based enterprise and sustainability is integral in realising our vision. Our commitment to ensuring long-term sustainable growth and providing continuous value creation to our stakeholders is underpinned by the conscious management of our key capitals inputs. It is imperative to balance our business goals with our impacts to the environment and the society.

Our Three Pillars of Sustainability
3 3-pillar Environment Responsibility A-01
Environmental Responsibility
3 3-pillar Social Responsibility A-01
Social Responsibility
3 3-pillar Governance A-01
Governance
Leaf01
2023 Sustainability Report

Explore our latest Sustainability Report to find out more about our sustainability approach, material matters and how we are managing our material matters.

Explore Our Impact Stories

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy QL is actively adopting renewable energy technologies to reduce the consumption of fossil fuel-based energy. As we are

Read More »

Sustainability Priorities

QL is committed towards sustainable development with 12 key sustainability matters identified. These sustainability matters will support the Group’s objective achieving sustainable growth with positive impacts to the environment and the society.   

Environmental Responsibility

Climate Change & Emissions

Reducing GHG emissions to contribute towards the global climate agenda
LEARN MORE

Water Security

Safeguarding water is key to ensuring water security for all
LEARN MORE

Waste Management

Increasing efforts in managing use of resources and adopting circular economy principles
LEARN MORE

Biodiversity

Restoring the balance of nature through rehabilitation and regeneration
LEARN MORE

Social Responsibility

Growing Our Business

Pursuing sustainable growth through strategic investment decisions
LEARN MORE

Food Quality, Safety & Nutrition

Producing high quality, safe and nutritious food that meets consumer demands
LEARN MORE

Biosecurity

Practicing rigorous biosecurity management measures to ensure healthy and safe poultry
LEARN MORE

Fair Labour Practices

Promoting fair labour practices to ensure that our employees receive fair treatment and respect at workplace
LEARN MORE

Talent Management

Developing a skilled workforce led by progressive leadership team
LEARN MORE

Occupational Safety & Health

Building a safe and healthy work culture underpinned by leading health and safety practices
LEARN MORE

Commitment to Our Communities

Creating positive impacts for communities through corporate philanthropy programmes
LEARN MORE

Governance

Upholding Business Integrity

Embedding good corporate governance to manage ESG risks and opportunities across the Group
LEARN MORE

Environmental Responsibility

Climate Change & Emissions

Our Approach

QL acknowledges the potential risks and impacts associated with climate change, which if unmitigated, could potentially affect the Group’s diverse business operations. These risks and impacts comprise both physical and transitional climate change risks. We also acknowledge that it is possible that the Group’s operations, through the consumption of various types of energy and the release of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions may also be a contributory factor to climate change.

We are responding to climate impacts by managing our emissions in full compliance with air emission standards and increasing our energy efficiency. In support of a cleaner environment, we harness renewable energy from various sustainable sources and offer more customers our solar energy solution.

Climate Risks and Opportunities
Risk Category Risk & Description Time Horizon
Transition Risks Policy & Legal Increased regulatory requirement such as reporting obligation may lead to higher compliance cost, assets may need to be impaired. Short to long term
Technology Cost of transitioning to lower emission technology includes arising from investment in technology to reduce reliance on fossil fuel, improve energy efficiency and mitigate emissions to improve air quality. Short to long term
Market & Reputation Changing stakeholders’ preference such as shift in the consumers demand to climate-change friendly products, reduced financing availability in affected sectors etc. Short to long term
Physical Risks Acute Increased extreme weather patterns such as heatwave and drought, cyclones, flood & turbulent sea condition could result in supply chain interruption such as disruption of fishing activities & crop production, livestock productivity. In addition, this could reduce production capacity & exposure to assets damage which may lead to increased insurance premium etc. Short to long term
Chronic Rising temperature may have impact on human health which may lead to increase medical cost & affect productivity. Rising temperature may cause the increase in energy cost such as to maintain temperature within poultry farming & marine production operations. Long term
Opportunities Energy source Reduced operating cost can be the outcome arising from the use alternate source of fuel and energy which could be renewable or green (e.g. biomass and solar). Short to long term
Products & services Development of products through R&D and innovation to penetrate new market e.g. segment of customers who prefer ESG friendly products.

BM Greentech Berhad (a member of QL Group), being a clean energy solution provider, stands to benefit from such climate-change transition.

Short to long term

Our Target

Achieve 20% GHG emissions reduction by FY2026 from FY2020 baseline.

GHG reduction from FY2020 baseline
100%

FY2023 Highlights

  • 841,905.85 GJ

    renewable energy generated

  • 25,153.67 tCO2e

    of GHG emissions avoided

17.2%

GHG Intensity Reduction

Note: Performance since FY2020

Our Performance

Energy Consumption
FY2021 FY2022 FY2023
Non-renewable source by type (000 GJ)
Total Non-Renewable Energy Consumption Per Thousand Gigajoule, 000 GJ 787.05 722.28 1,054.67
Diesel, Petrol & Natural Gas 000 GJ 374.97 294.46 441.78
Purchased Electricity 000 GJ 412.08 427.82 612.89
Renewable source by type (000 GJ)
Solar, Biogas & Biomass Per Thousand Gigajoule, 000 GJ 314.05 320.75 841.91
Energy Intensity (GJ/ RM Mil Revenue)
Total Energy Consumption Per Thousand Gigajoule, 000 GJ 1,101.10 1,043.03 1,896.58
 
GHG Emissions
FY2021 FY2022 FY2023
Total GHG Emissions Per Thousand Tonnes, 000 tCO2e 100.91 98.95 142.82
Direct (Scope 1) GHG Emissions 000 tCO2e 328.09 23.52 35.51
Indirect (Scope 2) GHG Emissions 000 tCO2e 72.82 75.43 107.31
GHG Emissions Intensity tCO2e/ RM Mil Revenue 32.11 24.25 26.75
GHG Emissions Avoidance
Total GHG Emissions Avoided 000 tCO2e 26.53 26.23 25.15

View Our Climate Change & Emissions Section in the Integrated Annual Report

Explore More Environmental Impact Stories

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy QL is actively adopting renewable energy technologies to reduce the consumption of fossil fuel-based energy. As we are

Read More »

QL is committed towards sustainable development with 12 key sustainability matters identified. These sustainability matters will support the Group’s objective achieving sustainable growth with positive impacts to the environment and the society.   

Sustainability Priorities

Environmental Responsibility

Climate Change & Emissions

Reducing GHG emissions to contribute towards the global climate agenda
LEARN MORE

Water Security

Safeguarding water is key to ensuring water security for all
LEARN MORE

Waste Management

Increasing efforts in managing use of resources and adopting circular economy principles
LEARN MORE

Biodiversity

Restoring the balance of nature through rehabilitation and regeneration
LEARN MORE

Social Responsibility

Growing Our Business

Pursuing sustainable growth through strategic investment decisions
LEARN MORE

Food Quality, Safety & Nutrition

Producing high quality, safe and nutritious food that meets consumer demands
LEARN MORE

Biosecurity

Practicing rigorous biosecurity management measures to ensure healthy and safe poultry
LEARN MORE

Fair Labour Practices

Promoting fair labour practices to ensure that our employees receive fair treatment and respect at workplace
LEARN MORE

Talent Management

Developing a skilled workforce led by progressive leadership team
LEARN MORE

Occupational Safety & Health

Building a safe and healthy work culture underpinned by leading health and safety practices
LEARN MORE

Commitment to Our Communities

Creating positive impacts for communities through corporate philanthropy programmes
LEARN MORE

Governance

Upholding Business Integrity

Embedding good corporate governance to manage ESG risks and opportunities across the Group
LEARN MORE

Our Value Creation Strategy

Sustainability has always been an integral part of QL’s business operations. In our efforts to create shared value for all, we are cognizant of our role, responsibility and duty to conduct business ethically and uphold good corporate governance, operate in a socially and environmentally responsible manner and adhere to sustainable practices.

Our Value Creation Model
Sustainability Governance

QL’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) plays an active role in setting the sustainability direction for the Group. A Sustainability Steering Committee (“SSC”), chaired by QL’s Group Managing Director and comprises Head of Business Units and Business Functions supports the Board in steering the Group’s sustainability efforts. The SSC is assisted by the Sustainability Reporting Working Group (“SRW”) to guide and monitor QL’s sustainability performance across businesses. In addition, the business units have established their own governance structures with working Groups to lead the implementation of sustainability initiatives within their businesses.

Materiality Assessment

A materiality assessment is vital to the identification and prioritisation of sustainability matters that can affect QL’s business and stakeholders. In FY2021, we conducted a materiality assessment to review the relevance of our material matters by engaging with both internal and external stakeholders. We sought their views in relation to the ESG topics that were important to QL. The approach used in materiality assessment is reflected in the diagram below:

A total of 17 material matters and 12 priorities were concluded through the assessment.

Based on engagement with our stakeholders in FY2023, the identified material matters remain relevant. The material matters will be revisited in coming year to ensure that they are up to date with developments and changes in the business and ESG landscapes.

Explore More 

Sustainability Impacts

Sustainability Impacts

Driven by our commitment toward the environment and the society, QL strives to take proactive measures to protect and enhance the environment while meaningfully supporting and giving back to the community. 

Explore Our Impact Stories

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy QL is actively adopting renewable energy technologies to reduce the consumption of fossil fuel-based energy. As we are

Read More »