In efforts to go Green, National carmakers Perodua has announced a new Eco Park as part of its commitment towards the environment. The Eco Park is situated within the 500-acre campus in Perodua’s home town of Rawang in the State of Selangor. The Eco Park is due to complete in October.
The announcement of the Eco Park made at the start of June was held during the Perodua Eco Month. It was officiated by the company’s President and CEO Aminar Rashid, Masanori Takahashi (President of Perodua Auto Corporation) and YB Ahmad Suhaimi Hashim (President of Perodua Global Manufacturing). The pre-launch was organized by the Perodua Safety, Health and Environment department.
The Perodua Eco Park, which is located at the center of its main manufacturing facility will include a small farm which the company will use hydroponics to grow produce and a green rest area for the staff. “Our aim is to further improve on our operations to be environmentally friendly as possible and the final goal is to be a totally ‘green’ auto company,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer, Aminar Rashid Salleh said.
All electrical needs of this park will utilize solar power and rechargeable battery packs to ensure no carbon footprint is left behind.
In addition, all building materials in the Perodua Eco Park will be sourced from waste materials from its manufacturing facility using the “reduce, re-use and recycle” method. The “reduce, re-use and recycle” theme was conceived during the firm’s eco month, with the purpose of creating awareness about the “reduce, re-use and recycle” concept to all 10,500 Peroduans on a group basis. During the eco month, some of the activities included talks on best environment practices, competitions (such as creative recycling competition and a quiz about environment) and a recycle collection competition. “Aside from promoting a cleaner and healthier environment, this practice will also reduce, if not, eliminate wastages in our operations,” Aminar added.
The Perodua Eco Park measures 1500 square meters and costs approximately RM300,000 to build. The park is expected to be completed by October, this year.