HSE Efforts

Nurturing Health, Safety
and the Environment

Health, Safety and Environment

Hartalega aims to be the industry leader with dedicated efforts towards the Health & Safety of our employees, as well as preserving the Environment. We are committed to continually improve, adapt and monitor all aspects of our operations to ensure sustainable growth and development. We are also proud to have obtained the ISO14001:2004 certification (for Environmental Management Systems) within the year we started our application, further underlining our commitment towards environmental preservation.

Some of the key aspects in our Health, Safety & Environment policy include:

  • Complying with all applicable health, safety and environmental requirements.
  • Committing to continuously improve the health, safety and environmental performance of the company to prevent ill health, injury and pollution.
  • Designing, operating and maintaining all plants and machinery in a manner which protects the health and safety of our employees and the public as well as the environment.
  • Continuously monitoring and measuring health, safety and environmental performance.
  • Reducing and efficiently using required natural resources and energy.
  • Establishing and maintaining contingency procedures to minimise possibility of harm in the unlikely event of an accident.
  • Promoting health, safety and environmental awareness.

Environment

At Hartalega, we are serious about conserving the environment. We have consistently set aside an average of 4% from our annual profits to make significant investments in equipment which uses the most advanced local and foreign technology to help protect the environment.

Hartalega has also taken a comprehensive approach to environmental responsibility by setting stringent internal targets which exceed the regulatory standards of local authorities as well as dedicated initiatives such as:

  • Achieving ISO14001:2001 certification
  • Designing our scrubber towers to reduce air emissions levels up to 20 times lower than the regulatory limit
  • Conforming to Malaysia’s Department of Environment’s highest benchmark for effluent water discharge (Standard A) by choice although the looser Standard B is still applicable by regulation
  • Converting waste to a valuable renewable energy resource as well as reducing dependence on fossil fuels
    with the industry’s first Biomass Energy Plant
  • Stack Flue Monitoring
  • Sewerage Servicing

Safety

Employee safety is a priority in Hartalega. We strive to keep our work environment safe at all times by not only promoting care and consideration between Hartanians but also by making substantial investments in safety measures such as:

  • Training Emergency Response Teams (ERTs) to respond effectively and efficiently during emergencies
  • Maintaining a dedicated in-house ambulance with trained personnel for swift delivery of medical aid
  • Conducting regular Emergency Response & Evacuation drills
  • Continuously training First Aid & Ambulance teams
  • Training for fire fighting & Chlorine handling

Health

The health and welfare of our workforce are among Hartalega’s primary concerns. We have dedicated measures in place to ensure all Hartanians live a healthy, happy lifestyle, such as providing:

  • An in-house clinic
  • Regular health screenings
  • Insurance coverage for all Hartanians
  • Annual Health & Safety Campaigns