ATLANTA, Feb 20, 2020 – GP Batteries officially received UL’s Zero Waste to Landfill Silver Validation for three of its battery manufacturing facilities. GP Batteries Malaysia is the first in the battery industry to receive UL’s zero waste to landfill validation for its two battery manufacturing plants in ASEAN, and GP Batteries Huizhou is the first to receive this validation for its NiMH battery manufacturing plant in Greater China.
“Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” is a way of living and a way of business, for millions of individuals, organizations, and corporations who understand the importance of diverting waste from landfills. Devised to effectively measure and validate companies’ commitment to reduce and divert waste, UL’s Zero Waste to Landfill diversion Validation offers a credible third-party verification of reduced waste that allows companies and organizations to prove their environmental leadership in the market. Not only can it reduce their production costs, but also relieves the burden on the limited landfill space. This is what makes up an environmentally responsible corporate citizen.
GP Batteries project teams on location in Malaysia and Greater China were dedicated to the zero waste to landfill initiative and carried out the project in unique ways based on their particular locations, challenges, and waste streams. In the Malaysian factories, the emphasis was placed on waste classification and sorting. This was coupled with extensive staff training to ensure waste was correctly diverted for recycling and/or reuse. Innovative practices were also put forth to reduce waste, which includes reusing metal or plastic bins as trash cans to fully utilize the recycled resources.
In the Huizhou plant, the team leveraged advanced production technology to fully maximize the use of raw materials, lower generation of scrap and drastically reduce production waste. Waste handlers were under strict management so that proper flow of waste and treatment can be guaranteed.
“With this validation, GP Batteries made a critical and notable accomplishment on demonstrating how global companies can flexibly work to achieve sustainability, across disparate operations and regions,” said Gitte Schjøtz, global senior vice president and president of UL’s Retail and Industry business unit.
“We are extremely pleased to celebrate this milestone of Zero Waste to Landfill Validation with GP Batteries,” said Mr Feng, global vice president and managing director of UL Greater China, “GP Batteries is demonstrating its dedication in the pursuit of zero waste programs, which is an important part of their commitment to sustainable development and we applaud their efforts.”
“Achieving UL’s Zero Waste to Landfill validation is a significant step for GP Batteries to move towards sustainable development. We hope to raise the bar for the entire industry in an effort to reduce environmental impact and to do our part to help preserve resources to save the planet,” said Victor Chong, President of GP Batteries.
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