Environmental Responsibility

Water Security

Our Approach

Water scarcity threatens communities and economies across the globe. QL acknowledges the significance of water as a critical resource used across its operations. We are committed to safeguarding water resources and optimizing water consumption at all our operation sites. To address water scarcity issue, we manage our water withdrawal efficiently by following industry best practices. In addition, QL offers a range of water management solutions to fulfil the growing demand for clean water and water treatment needs for industrial applications.

FY2023 Highlights

  • 4.3% reduction YoY

    of water withdrawal Intensity

  • 6,754 m3

    of rainwater harvested

Our Performance

FY2021 FY2022 FY2023
Total water withdrawal by source (m3)
Total Water Withdraw Per Thousand Cubic Meter, 000 m3 2,681.18 2,429.42 3,042.14
Source from Municipal Water 000 m3 1,863.97 1,685.22 2,507.14
Source from Groundwater 000 m3 363.14 353.50 277.52
Source from River Water 000 m3 453.98 386.67 250.73
Source from Rainwater 000 m3 0.09 4.03 6.75
Wastewater Withdrawal Intensity m3/ RM Mil Revenue 853.17 595.49 569.89

Based on analysis using the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas tool, none of our operations within the reporting scope in Malaysia are situated in water-stressed regions. We also do not withdraw water from any water-stressed regions for use in our operations in Malaysia.

FY2021 FY2022 FY2023
Total water discharged by destination (m3)
Water Discharged to Surface Water Per Thousand Cubic Meter, 000 m3 812.73 802.62 1,213.62
Wastewater Discharged Intensity m3/ RM Mil Revenue 258.62 196.73 227.35

All of our treated water is discharged into surface water, and QL ensures that the discharged water complies with the Environmental Quality (Industrial Effluent) Regulations 2009, Standard A and B. In FY2023, there were no reported cases of non-compliance with environmental laws, regulations and standards for effluent management.


m3 of rainwater treated


m3 of wastewater treated

Note: Last 3 years performance
  • Water Treatment Solution

    QL invests in clean energy and environmental technology businesses through BM GreenTech as part of our business and sustainability strategy. The POCE business pillar offers water management solutions including water treatment service for industrial use to help improve raw water quality and increase water-use efficiency. A total of six new water treatment systems were installed at customers’ facilities with approximate treatment capacity of 0.2 million m3 raw water.

    Besides water treatment services, QL POCE business pillar also provides industrial wastewater treatment solutions through BM GreenTech . The solutions help our customers meeting environmental regulatory standards for their discharged wastewater. In FY2023, we successfully installed four wastewater treatment plants at customers’ sites which treated approximately 0.3 million m3 wastewater.

View Our Water Security Section in the Integrated Annual Report

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