Ingenieur Vol. 75 ingenieur July 2018-FA - Page 71

By Mohd Hakimi Uda Ahmad Malaysia Airport Berhad M alaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) was duly licensed in November 1992 by the Ministry of Transport Malaysia to carry out its function as Malaysia’s airport operator. MAHB manages and operates 39 airports in Malaysia (five international, 16 domestic and 18 short take-off and landing ports). As the custodian of the nation’s international gateway, we are committed to operating responsibly whilst managing our business in an environmentally-friendly manner. At Malaysia Airports, environmental consciousness is given priority as one of the core strategies in improving the organisation’s performance in terms of sustainability. Energy, carbon emissions, water and waste are the vital environmental areas that are looked into to improve efficiency and mitigate possible negative environmental impacts produced by our operations. With the aim to achieve this objective, our Environment Strategy Roadmap was analysed by the Environmental Management Committee (EMC), established in February 2017. The EMC involves various subsidiaries and divisions, integrating eight key environmental elements into the plan for environmental sustainability: energy, water, waste, carbon, wildlife, noise, land and water contamination, and air quality. The Environment Strategy Roadmap 2016-2020, which captures the main thrusts of the strategy and aims to achieve environmental sustainability by reducing total direct emissions by 9% in 2020, also completed its second year in 2017. A m o n g s t t h e e i g h t e nv i r o n m e n t a l consciousness, energy is the biggest contributor towards carbon emissions in the airports and is the second highest contributor in financial operational expenses on utilities. Therefore, energy policies were established in January 2012 with the main objective to improve energy consumption efficiency, reduce utility costs, optimise capital expenditure for energy efficiency while striving to become a world-class leader in energy management in the airport industry. The Fig 1: Energy Management Committee (EMC) Roadmap 69 Sustainable Energy Development for the Airport Industry in Malaysia