MALAYSIA AIRPORTS CONTINUES PURSUIT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AND A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE THROUGH MYTREEVOLUTION
10 December 2017
VOLUNTEERS FROM THE SKUAD CERIA TEAM OF SULTAN ISMAIL PETRA AIRPORT CARRIES OUT NURSERY SEEDLING ACTIVITY UNDER MY TREEVOLUTION, A NATIONAL FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT
KOTA BHARU - Malaysia Airports continues its pursuit for environmental excellence and a sustainable future by pledging full support to MyTreeVolution, a national forest restoration project that aims to reduce carbon release.
As an active signatory in the Aviation Industry Commitment to Climate Change 2008, Malaysia Airports has in place a Carbon Management Plan 2015-2020 which aims to reduce direct carbon emission by 9% from its current level. The airport operator is also a voluntary member in the ACI Airport Accreditation Program with the ultimate objective is to achieve carbon neutrality. The company has already implemented various green initiatives and technology in its operations such as internationally-certif
Thus, this collaboration with MyTreeVolution is the company's efforts to further inculcate the environmental consciousness am
To kickstart the inaugural environmental project with MyTreeVolution,Malaysia Airports sent 20 volunteers from the Skuad Ceria team of Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, Kota Bharu to the Kelantan State Forestry Nursery at Batu Tapong in Pasir Puteh to participate in the nursery seedling
Commenting on the project, Malaysia Airports managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said that he was proud to see the enthusiasm shown by the volunteers in helping to preserve and protect the environment.
Badlisham said, “In tandem with the government’s commitment to reduce carbon emission intensity, Malaysia Airports is constantly ensuring that plans are in place to support this target. In fact, this year the klia2 terminal was awarded the prestigious Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Building (LEED) Certification.”
“But that is at the company level. We also want our staff to have environmental consciousne
MyTreeVolution is an initiative within the CEO Faculty Programme 2.0 whose members are professors and lecturers from the various public universities in Malaysia. MyTreeVolution works with both public and private universities, industries, government agencies and the local communities to address environmental issues. After the first successful nursery seedling project in Kota Bahru, Malaysia Airports will continue to work with MyTreeVolution on other various green initiatives. More of such projects will take place in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu that will happen this month itself.