responsibility-to-the-environment.pdf - 42 RESPONSIBILITY TO THE ENVIRONMENT MATERIAL ISSUES \u2022 Water Stewardship \u2022 Effluents and Waste \u2022 Energy

responsibility-to-the-environment.pdf - 42 RESPONSIBILITY...

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ENVIRONMENT RESPONSIBILITY TO THE 42 Advancing Strategically, Growing Sustainably. We recognise that, as a manufacturer, our operations have an impact on the environment. Along with increasing awareness of how human activity leaves long-lasting effects on our natural surroundings, we have become more conscious of the need to minimise our environmental footprint. At F&N, we manage our environmental impact by being resource efficient, as well as by reducing our toxic emissions and waste generation throughout our entire value chain. MATERIAL ISSUES • Water Stewardship • Effluents and Waste • Energy and Climate Change • Route Planning • Packaging
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43 Fraser and Neave, Limited & Subsidiary Companies // Sustainability Report 2017 WATER STEWARDSHIP Water is essential in our production lines, hence is a critical natural resource for us. Given that it is also scarce, we are committed to sustainable water management. As outlined in our Environmental Policy, we strive to improve our processes and procedures so as to continuously reduce our water consumption. In FY2017, the total water withdrawal was about 2.9 million m 3 at the Group level. Singapore Singapore has several ongoing water reduction initiatives: Water Reduction with New Evaporative Condenser The ice-bank chilled water system uses ammonia to supply chilled water for process cooling and milk tankers. After evaporation, ammonia is compressed and condensed in evaporative condensers. Our milk tankers are cooled using a glycol system. To achieve better energy efficiency, we integrated an ice-bank into the glycol system in December 2014. Subsequently, a higher capacity evaporative condenser was installed. The new evaporative condenser replaces the two older condensers, cutting down on the need for water from lower evaporation loss. Water usage in the washrooms of our premises is high due to high water pressure and less than optimal systems. However, we have started to replace our old toilet and tap systems with more efficient models. As of April 2017, we have replaced 20 foot-pedal operated taps in the toilets and wash basins of our production facilities with sensor-operated models. In June 2017, we replaced three manual taps in the washrooms for the Finance department with spring-operated systems. Although we are confident that the new taps will reduce our water consumption, we are unable to quantify our total savings as we have to date installed a water meter only in the production area, and not for all the washrooms. Water Reduction with Small Diameter Hose Our equipment and factory floors are hosed down for cleaning purposes. To reduce water wastage, we will be replacing the bigger diameter hoses (3/4” and 1”) with smaller 0.5” hoses. Nozzles have also been affixed at the hose end to cut off water flow when it is not needed.
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