SUSTAINABILITY

Our Approach to Sustainability

We are committed to ensuring that our activities, our employees and our partners are jointly involved in building a more sustainable and equitable world.

At Masan, we care about our environmental footprint. We aim to ensure green practices across our all of our operations which we believe can be achieved without sacrificing business performance.

Thorough waste treatment and sustainable resource usage are critical components of our decisionmaking process and operations across all of our businesses, from the manufacturing of consumer products to processing minerals. Whenever a new project is under development, we take into account any potential adverse impact to the environment to develop mitigation and compliance plans before groundbreaking.

Our Legal and Compliance department, together with our Safety, Health, and Environment department are responsible for nation-wide compliance and monitoring of environmental laws and regulations. In addition, the technical department of each of our operating subsidiaries carries out sample testing of waste discharge on a periodic basis to monitor compliance with relevant environmental laws and regulations. We believe we are the national leaders within our industries with regards to environmental practices.

Raising awareness

Our commitment to preserve the environment starts locally and emphasizes going green at the workplace first. We have planted trees around our factories and neighboring areas to keep the area green and provide fresh air

In 2018, Masan Resources conducted 16 training workshops and campaigns for 600 participants on domestic waste classifications, usage of biological products to treat decomposable garbage and minimization of plastic bags usage in daily activities. We have also supported the establishment and operation of 7 clubs for “women with environment protection”, assisted the collection and treatment of harmful chemical waste; provided communication materials (sign boards, brochures, posters) and promoted monthly action programs to clean up public places in every village. In the end of 2018, there have been some positive environmental developments, with nearly 50% of the population using the waste collection service.

Water

In the end of 2018, there have been some positive environmental developments, with nearly 50% of the population using the waste collection service.

Clean and renewable energy

At Masan Consumer Holdings, we have made great efforts in lowering our energy requirements, reducing our energy usage from 15% to 40% depending on product lines as compared to 2013. Approximately 30% of our energy for production is generated from renewable sources. In 2018, Masan Consumer Holdings consumed 255 thousand tons of steam and 5,300 kilowatt of electricity.

In 2018, Masan Consumer Holdings upgraded the heat exchange and cooling systems at our production lines for seasonings as well as the compressed air machines at the plastic bottling lines. As a result, we reduced our gas and electricity consumption. The company also installed a new soy sauce hydrolysis system at our Binh Duong facility that is equipped with the latest high-tech pollution control system in Southeast Asia.

At Masan MEATlife, we improved our boiler and grinder’s efficiency, and switched to using LED lamps to save energy. Masan’s high-tech pig farm in Nghe An is considered to be Vietnam’s most environmentally advanced, able to produce biogas from its operations and generate enough electricity to be self-sufficient.