SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

To us, being sustainable is never in isolation but instead to be able to recognize and manage its wider impact and contribute to the People, its’ Stakeholders and the Environment. Therefore the Management focuses on its Stakeholders, listens to their ideas, concerns and perspectives which is vital to the success of our business and builds an interest to the environment.

We identify our core values, incorporate them in our daily operations, business policies and apply it with and through our Stakeholders to operate a transparent, responsible and sustainable Business.

Processes

Tex Cycle has its Standard Operating Procedures which are adhered to with the relevant regulations in order to provide the best products and services which are in compliance to the legal requirements. Our services involve a set of Production Process Flow that involves procedures from the time waste is collected from the Generator until it is cleaned and recycled.

The process flow for Production covers 2 major processes:

  • Process Flow for Contaminants which has Solid & Liquid Form and
  • Process Flow for Waste Water Treatment.

Key Impacts

Environmental Issues and the Preventive / Control Measures

Many areas are constantly monitored according to legal requirement, regulations and Company policies. The major factors are air pollution, odor & noise, health risk, chemical spillage, effluent from processes, segregation of solid waste and disposal of Scheduled Waste.

As international concerns on Global Warming and Climate Change is becoming more serious and important, so are the regulations, standards, requirements of local Government are made sterner with frequent round table discussions and following amendments. Many Non-Profit Organizations’s are also increasing their effort in the protection and preservation of the Environment. These changes and amendments are also constantly updated into Tex Cycle’s requirements and closely monitored and adhered to.

Use of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Methodology to Quantify Impacts on the Environment

The LCA analysis provides the opportunity to improve business performances by prioritizing capital investment. This allows Tex Cycle to stay competitive in the Scheduled Waste Industry. The LCA analysis with a thorough audit exposes areas where we can optimize resources, improve energy consumption and reduce emission of pollution, waste generation method, waste characteristics and processes for managing waste and associated costs. The LCA analysis also provided an overview of the energy and water usage patterns which assists us to reduce the impact of our operations to the environment.

In addition, the (LCA) analysis provides insight to the following:

  • provide a complete picture of how activities interact with the environment.
  • identify major environmental impacts and the hot spot emissions contributing to these impacts.
  • identify inefficient processes and improve the system in order to minimize waste.
  • compare the environmental benefits and setbacks of products and services.
  • contribute understanding of the overall consequences of activities, decision and choices.
  • obtain information for environmental performance improvements.

Monitoring and Control Parameters

The responsibility of ensuring quality environment without pollution, healthy & comfortable surroundings within Tex Cycle is shared by Management and Employees. Every employee is constantly encouraged and reminded to communicate the slightest discomfort in the environment where they work in. The effectiveness of the quality in working environment is monitored according to ISO 14001 and Environment Quality Act (EQA) 1974 guidelines.

Operational Monitored Activities

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Pollution Control Monitoring – Ambient Air

The Ambient Air – Pollution Control Monitoring was carried out by UiTM – A & A Laboratory in May 2014. The monitoring results and the Conclusion summary which has been certified by the accredited lab is as below.

2014 Unit A1 Garden A2 Production Area Malaysian Ambient Air Quality Guidelines
Particulate matter as PM 10 µg/m3 76.5 75 150
Nitrogen Dioxide, NO2 µg/m3 2 2 320
Sulphur Dioxide, SO2 µg/m3 0.59 0.59 350
Carbon Monoxide, CO µg/m3 0 0

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Legend
Garden : Front Entrance / Production Area
Production Area : Production / Recycling Area

Conclusion:

The quality of the ambient air in Tex Cycle are compared against the Malaysian Ambient Air Quality Guidelines and Environmental Quality (Clean Air) Regulation, 1978; and Occupational Safety And Health (Use and Standards of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health) Regulations 2000.

From the results of analysis, it was found that Tex Cycle Sdn Bhd had fulfilled the guideline’s requirements. The levels of PM10
for A1 and A2 were well below the permitted limit of 150 µg/m3.

Pollution Control Monitoring – Boundary Noise

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Legend Garden        :Front Entrance / Production Area Front Gate    :Production / Recycling Area Unloading Bay    :Loading / Unloading / Waste Storage Area End Area    :Waste Storage / Granulator / Segregation Area

The Boundary Noise Monitoring was carried out by UiTM – A & A Laboratory in May 2014. The monitoring results and the Conclusion summary which has been certified by the accredited lab is portrayed below:

Sampling Points Limit (dB) LAeq

(dB)

Sources of Noice
Garden 70 62.1
    Sound from vehicles movement at nearby road
    Sound from construction at nearby factory
    Human noise
    Occasional sound from forklift
Front Gate 64.3 ·         Sound from vehicles movement at nearby road

·         Human noise

·         Sound from lorry inside the Loading Area

Unloading Bay 62.1 ·         Sound from vehicles movement at nearby road

·         Sound from work related activities at Production Area

·         Human noise

·         Sound from lorry inside the Loading Area

End Area 63.7 ·         Sound from vehicles movement at nearby road

·         Sound from work related activities at Production Area

·         Human noise

·         Sound from conveyor machine

Conclusion:

According to the ‘ Schedule 1 (Maximum Permissible Sound Level by Receiving Land Use for Planning and New Development) of the Planning Guidelines for Environmental Noise Limits and Control under the category of ‘Designated Industrial Zones’ the LAeq must not exceed 70dB(A) for the day time.

From the data obtained, it was found that the noise level at N1, N2, N3 and N4 had fulfilled the guidelines’ daytime requirement.

UiTM – A & A Laboratory stamp & authorized signature

No. PARAMETER Units JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC Std. B Std. A
1 Temperature °C 24 21 20 25 25.8 27 25 23 25 25 23 24 40.00 40.00
2 pH Value 5.91 5.94 6.24 6.01 6.15 6.48 6.72 7.2 7.37 5.93 7.62 7.26 5.5 – 9.0 6.0 – 9.0
3 BOD at 20 °C mg/L ND 3 ND 4 9 4 1 4 ND 3 ND 19 50 20
4 COD mg/L 6 15 6 23 60 22 3 18 ND 15 20.8 138 200 200
5 Suspended Solids mg/L 10 28 22 10 ND ND ND 4 ND 2 ND 18 100 50
6 Mercury mg/L ND ND ND 0.003 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.05 0.005
7 Cadmium mg/L 0.008 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.006 ND 0.008 0.02 0.1
8 Chromium, Hexavalent mg/L ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.05 0.05
9 Arsenic mg/L ND 0.003 0.02 0.001 ND ND ND ND ND 0.009 ND ND 0.10 0.05
10 Cyanide mg/L ND ND ND ND ND 0.003 0.001 ND 0.002 ND ND ND 0.10 0.05
11 Lead mg/L 0.15 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.09 0.5 0.10
12 Chromium, Trivalent mg/L ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 1.0 0.20
13 Copper mg/L ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.03 0.02 ND ND ND 1.0 0.20
14 Manganese mg/L 0.25 0.27 0.09 ND 0.35 0.29 0.30 0.30 0.32 0.17 0.28 0.06 1.0 0.20
15 Nickel mg/L 0.09 0.02 0.01 ND ND ND ND 0.01 0.01 ND ND 0.09 1.0 0.20
16 Tin mg/L ND 0.05 0.02 ND 0.06 0.08 ND 0.09 ND ND 0.16 ND 1.0 0.20
17 Zinc mg/L ND ND ND 0.92 ND 0.10 ND 0.04 0.42 ND 0.03 0.03 2.0 2.0
18 Boron mg/L 0.29 ND ND 0.09 0.43 0.82 0.21 0.43 0.20 ND 0.07 ND 4.0 1.0
19 Iron (Fe) mg/L 1.08 2.58 1.15 2.63 1.32 2.79 2.11 2.44 0.49 0.85 0.96 ND 5.0 1.0
20 Phenol mg/L ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 1.58 1.0 0.001
21 Free Chlorine mg/L ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.1 ND ND 2.0 1.0
22 Sulfide mg/L ND ND 0.40 ND ND 0.006 0.009 0.001 0.03 ND 5 ND 0.50 0.50
23 Oil & Grease mg/L ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 1 10.0 1.0
24 Chromium total mg/L ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
25 Silver mg/L ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 1.0 0.1
26 Aluminium mg/L ND ND ND ND ND 0.12 0.08 0.04 0.03 0.1 0.03 ND 15.0 10
27 Selenium mg/L ND ND ND 0.35 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.5 0.02
28 Barium mg/L 0.03 0.14 0.19 0.18 0.20 0.17 0.17 0.17 0.18 0.06 0.17 ND 2.0 1.0
29 Fluoride mg/L 0.16 0.07 0.05 0.42 0.15 0.01 0.14 0.14 ND 0.77 ND 0.60 5.0 2.0
30 Formaldehyde mg/L ND ND ND 0.02 ND 0.1 0.1 ND 0.002 ND ND 0.10 2.0 1.0
31 Ammonical Nitrogen mg/L 0.56 1.12 0.01 0.28 ND ND 0 ND ND 0.28 ND 18.60 20.00 10
32 Color mg/L ND 27 27 35 5 ND 5 ND 5 23 5 50 200 100

Our Waste Water Monitoring analysis as required by Schedule 5 of the Environmental Quality (Industrial Effluent) Regulations, 2009 is carried out on a monthly basis by accredited laboratories namely UiTM – A & A Laboratory and SGS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. The monitoring results summary above has been certified by the accredited labs as portrayed above.

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance is Tex Cycle’s Boardroom Agenda.

The Board of Directors believes that by following a framework of rules and practices, strong corporate governance is achieved. This not only enhances sustainable control of an organization but ensures transparency, accountability, integrity and fairness in the Company’s relationship with its valued Stakeholders. It is essential in preserving organizational reputation, investor confidence, access to capital when required and sustainable employee motivation. Relevant Committees have been established to oversee various aspects of the Company and its operations.

Sustainability Reporting

The environmental reporting for Tex Cycle is available to the public and can be obtained through various means. Primarily, the following are used:

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Exhibition and road shows on environmental awareness and community projects

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Annual Report that summarizes Financial Report and Corporate Responsibility (CR) activities

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Sustainability Report (Environmental Report) according to ACCA guidelines

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Website provides more information on activities, products, community services and

Waste as Resource

Tex Cycle practices waste minimization and implements 4Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recover, Recycle) throughout the processes with the intention of minimizing the impact of pollution to the Environment. The efficiency of Tex Cycle in using wastes as its raw material has led to a huge reduction to producing only 3% of final generated residue classified as waste through our upgraded and latest machineries and processes. The remaining 97% wastes are reused, recovered or recycled accordingly to gain further benefits from it.

Managing Environmental Emergencies

Tex Cycle’s environmental impact risks are carefully and thoroughly identified from the processes and products/ materials used throughout the plant. Risks that may exist while transporting are also identified. Appropriate procedures and environmental operating instructions are in place to ensure fast and effective response if any of the potential environmental emergencies that have been outlined arises. All Employees are trained by ERT Team on Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for emergency situations with frequent emergency mock drills.

The ERT members provide emergency route plans/ maps with safety indications of first aid boxes, fire extinguishers, emergency routes, spillage kits, eye washes and etc which are placed around the plant and this map is placed in every department for reference. The emergency procedures and vital information are constantly communicated to all Employees, Customers and Contractors.

Programs for Tex Cycle Employees on Environmental Emergencies

  • Mock spillage exercise at Customer’s premise
  • Mock spillage exercise for Tex Cycle Employees
  • Training on maintenance of trucks and tips on driving safely by HINO (title)
  • Briefing on LPG use, nature of gas, leakage and action
  • Causes of fire, safety tips, extinguishers and practical training by BOMBA (title)
  • Training by St. John Ambulance on methods, mock emergency medical conditions, treatments and procedures (title)
  • In-house training by NIOSH to obtain Contractor Safety Passport
  • Training on proper usage of PPE, benefits and hazards on non-PPE by a PPE Supplier.
  • Briefing on chemical use, nature of chemicals, handling by CCM (title)

Commitments

Services – Global Positioning System (GPS) is installed inside all Tex Cycle’s trucks therefore providing assurance to community and enforcement officers on the location and logistic of the scheduled waste. It provides higher esteem and integrity to the Scheduled Waste Management industry and an accountability of the ‘cradle to grave’ system for the waste contractors.

Trained Personnel – Tex Cycle staffs are trained internally on SOP on emergency situations and cross training with Customers on mock emergency exercises that help provide an opportunity for Tex Cycle’s staff to access their own knowledge against Customer’s method of training.

School Programs – Tex Cycle encourages students especially from upper secondary schools to visit and participate in Environmental programs. Students will have the opportunity to understand the process of scheduled waste recycling and recovery, hands-on JAR test in the wastewater area, hands-on group activities on creating new products from household waste, understanding the benefits of recycling and initiate 4R activities in their own school.

Tex Cycle has provided consultations and sponsored projects provided the project is carried out by the students themselves. Clean cotton gloves which are no longer needed by the industry are also provided to the students and collected after use for cleaning and reuse.

Community Awareness – Any participating community member who are keen on environmental awareness programs are welcomed. Adult groups are given a detailed presentation on the history, processes and relevant information on Tex Cycle, followed by a plant tour and finally, a Q&A session which provides an alternative perspective on understanding the concept of recycling and awareness towards Scheduled Waste Management. We encourage community to be responsible for their own environmental health and not completely depend on the Government for enforcement.

Local University – We support the universities by providing research funds and required information for the research related with the industry and accept final year students for internship.

Customer EMP – We support Customers’ EMS, ISO14001 certification and environmental program by assisting customers with their regulation and compliance issues.

DOE – Tex Cycle has participated in the Selangor State and National Environmental week (MASM) exhibition, bringing Scheduled Waste Management awareness to community within Selangor and the whole of Peninsular Malaysia. In collaboration with Selangor DOE, an environmental camp during the State Environmental Week was jointly organized.