The WHA Group's efforts to drive sustainable operations are governed by the Board of Directors' approval of the Group's Environmental Quality, Energy Conservation, and Biodiversity Policy. The Policy outlines the WHA Group's commitment to preventing and mitigating environmental impacts while continuing to improve quality, ensure regulatory compliance, and align practices with international standards such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 Environmental Management System and the ISO-9001 Quality Management System. As a result, a framework for ensuring a consistent environmental management approach across all WHA Group business hubs is provided.
Energy Saving in Office Buildings
Apart from energy saving schemes conducted at the industrial estates, all business hubs also acknowledge and actively support the directional movement to reduce energy consumption.
Energy Saving in Industrial Complex
To increase equipment efficiency and support the achievement of the energy reduction target, WHA Group has replaced a total of 8,182 LED installed throughout the Group's logistics properties and industrial estates till now.
WHA Group prioritizes the installation of solar panels within the Group's own operations to increase the use of renewable energy consumption. In 2021, renewable energy generated from the installed solar rooftop panels at the water treatment facility at WHA Eastern Industrial Estate (WHA EIE) were able to reduce conventional electricity by 315,857 kWh per year, thus offset 177 tCO2e of GHG Scope 2 emission.
Vehicle Management System
Traffic congestion outside industrial estate during rush hour cause air pollution. WHA Group has invested heavily on smart ecosystems and technologies including the permanent tracking for vehicles and visitors, and drones for traffic management for managing and decreasing traffic congestion as well as pollution.
Control Cable Alarm System
Implementing Control Cable Alarm system, as stated in the Innovation Management chapter, is one of the initiatives that could help reduce air pollution. Installation of CCTVs with motion detecting function at the wastewater pumping stations can eliminate the need for employees to conduct on-site monitoring that required fuel usage for travelling processes.
Adaptive Traffic Control
WHA Group has installed an Adaptive Traffic Control System that uses CCTV to monitor the traffics and calculate the number of vehicles in the industrial complex.