PIL Group recognizes that water is a crucial resource for our refineries’ operation. We ensure the availability and monitor the quality of water for our refineries to function optimally. Our refinery in Malaysia (Pacific Oils & Fats Industries Sdn Bhd) sources water from municipal, while refineries (PT. Pacific Medan Industri, PT. Pacific Palmindo Industri & PT. Pacific Indopalm Industries) and oleo chemical facility (PT. Oleochem & Soap Industri) at Indonesia obtain water from the ground, surface water, and municipal water. We realise that water management is important to ensure water is utilized efficiently and to reduce water footprint. Thus, we have adopted water-saving efforts to reduce water intensity namely:I. Rainwater harvesting for general cleaning purposes and for cooling tower. II. Recycle wastewater for cooling tower and vacuum pump. In addition, we also monitor water usage intensity to set targets to reduce the water consumption at our refineries. In 2021, our water consumption across our refineries was 2.0m3/MT CPO processed compared to 3.7m3/MT CPO processed in 2020. Over the two years, we managed to reduce the water use intensity by 1.7m3/MT CPO processed and will continue to minimize our water footprint.
At PIL Group, we are aware that increasing carbon emissions has adversely affected the environment and climate. We are committed to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions progressively by implementing best management practices. The key operations at our refineries that contributes to GHG are refining, fractionation, wastewater treatment, electricity, chemical, and fuel consumption. We monitor our GHG emissions from these processes using the ISCC GHG calculation methodology and implemented practices such as the usage of palm kernel shell (PKS) as fuel for the boiler to subside GHG emissions.
The GHG emission at Pacific Oils & Fats Industries Sdn Bhd is 43.03 CO2 e/MT of CPO processed and 49.39 CO2 e/MT of CPO processed in 2021 and 2020 respectively. In Indonesia, PT. Pacific Indopalm Industries measures GHG emission at 21.7 CO2 e/MT of CPO processed in 2021 and 21.9 CO2 e/MT of CPO processed in 2020. We managed to reduce GHG emissions by 12.9 % at Pacific Oils & Fats Industries Sdn Bhd and 0.9% at PT. Pacific Indopalm Industries.
* CO2 e-carbon dioxide equivalent
* CPO-crude palm oil
* MT-metric tonne