Minimising Environmental Impact
At TNB, our priority is to ensure that the environment is protected wherever our business operates.
TOWARDS MORE SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES
Our environmental performance is overseen by the Environmental Management Committee, which comprises the Environmental Performance Monitoring Committee and the Environmental Regulatory Compliance Monitoring Committee.
Generating energy requires the consumption of natural resources like fuel and water on a large scale. It is essential that we manage our consumption for business sustainability and the impact that it has on the environment. In line with the Government’s fuel mix policy in addressing the energy trilemma, coal and gas are used extensively in our power generation. We use the latest USC-fired technology to increase thermal efficiency and minimise our emissions footprint, so that more energy can be extracted from the same volume of fuel. Additionally, we use natural gas supplied through pipes to generate electricity in our gas power plants. Our water consumption is also carefully monitored, and all our power plants have a system that tracks water consumption monthly under the plant optimisation and waste minimisation programme.
TNB aims to practise optimal waste management by reducing waste generation within our business and ensuring safe disposal wherever we can. From our centralised waste management system to all our practices, we comply rigorously with the appropriate regulations. We work closely with the Department of Environment (DOE) to ensure that our wastes and effluents are managed and disposed as per their regulatory requirements. Our waste management practices are further guided by Our Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) guidelines on Scheduled Waste Management.
Thanks to the scale and geographical spread of our operations, TNB faces inherent environmental challenges. Our long-term business sustainability depends on conservation and management of environmental risks, which in turn benefit the communities where we operate. TNB works with environmental and governmental organisations, such as the Forest Research Institute of Malaysian (FRIM), Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN), Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia and Department of Fisheries Malaysia, to understand how we can better protect biodiversity hotspots and contribute to the wellbeing of our communities.