F&N Beverages' Kuching Plant Bags Chief Minister Environmental Award
Posted on 29 December 2014

Head of National Manufacturing, Lee Joon Hin, receiving the award from Chief Minister of Sarawak

Kuching, Sarawak –F&N Beverages’ Plant in Kuching has emerged as the winner of its Medium Industries – Manufacturing Category in The Chief Minister Environmental Award (CMEA) this year. F&N Beverages Kuching competed with another 31 companies nominated within the same category.

The biennial award attracted 73 companies and organizations this year, and divided into four main categories — Large Enterprise, Medium Industries, Small Industries and Local Authorities. It serves as recognition to those who have shown outstanding environmental stewardship and sustainable green initiatives in their daily operations.

The strongest scoring point that drives the win for F&N Beverages Kuching is the Waste Water Treatment Plant that treats the industrial waste water, before it is discharged to public drainage. The plant is also fully certified to ISO 14001, and in compliance Environmental Quality Act 1974, OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994. All of these factors combined made the Kuching Plant as one of the most environmental friendly manufacturer deserving the award.  

The Kuching Plant was constructed in 1965, and is the first F&N Beverages plant in East Malaysia. With 165 employees, it has the maximum capacity of producing 7.0 million cases of beverages per year. While staying on top of its productivity, F&N Beverages never disregard the sustainability of the environment.

F&N Beverages, represented by the National Head of Manufacturing, Mr. Lee Joon Hin, received the award from the right honorable Chief Minister of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem who graced the award presentation ceremony on 15th December 2014 at a leading hotel at Kuching.  

As said by Lee Joon Hin, Head of National Manufacturing, F&N Beverages, “Conservation measures in water and energy usage, as well as continuous recycling effort are not only practiced to sustaining the environment, but somehow is linked back to reducing our operating cost and workload; and hence maintaining our high productivity. This award is indeed a recognition to our unending effort in balancing the environmental interest with our aspiration as the leading beverages player in Malaysia and also ASEAN ”.   

Among industries contested for the award are manufacturing, telecommunications, electricity supply, wastes disposal, water supply, forwarding and transportation, construction, plantation, logging, quarry and mining, oil and gas, hotels (3-star and above), golf courses, restaurants, gas/petrol stations, recycling services, city and municipal councils, and district councils.


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