Environment

Advocating for a greener planet

Driven by Yayasan Astro Kasih’s key pillar of protecting the environment, we aim to effect positive change to benefit the planet. Through our multiplatform reach, we give a voice to climate causes by informing, educating and raising green awareness nationwide. Astro adopts green practices across our operations and invests in environmentally friendly initiatives.

OVERALL GHG EMISSIONS

Our latest carbon foot print assessment measures our total greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions under the following scopes as defined in the GHG Protocol.

DIRECT GHG EMISSIONS

Scope 1 emissions decreased by 53% as there was no leakage of refrigerants from industrial chillers in 2020. Even with such fugitive emissions excluded in2019, a steady reduction of 10% in Scope 1 emissions were recorded. The emissions from stationary combustion of fuel by gensets also decreased significantly by 24% in 2020.

ELECTRICITY AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Our investments into electricity and energy savings projects over the years have enabled us to supplement our need for purchased electricity with renewable energy. Through our continuous energy conservation efforts, we recorded a declining electricity consumption trend over the last three years without compromising service quality.

WATER CONSUMPTION

We manage and consume our water resources responsibly. At key sites such as AABC and ACBC, we continue to apply environmentally friendly practices based on the 3R principles – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.