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NewsAugust 3rd, 2022

CEO Recognises Merlimau Site with Inaugural Sustainability Award

Congratulations to the team at Bradken, Malaysia, who were recently announced as the recipients of the first ever Bradken CEO Sustainability Award!

a group of men and women in yellow hi-vis uniforms stand together smiling, in a green outdoor area. One man holds a glass trophy.
Above: The Bradken Merlimau team was presented with their Award trophy by Executive General Manager Safety, Sustainability & Quality Fiona Hoban, on behalf of CEO Sean Winstone who announced the win to the team initially via virtual conference.
Introduced as part of the Company’s 2022 Sustainability Month program, this new Award is given at the discretion of our CEO Sean Winstone and is intended to recognise the manufacturing site across Bradken’s global network which has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving environmental sustainability over the past year.
In presenting the Award (virtually) to the Merlimau team Mr Winstone thanked them for their commitment to prioritising actions aligned with Bradken’s Sustainability goals.
“Not only did the Merlimau team achieve their annual sustainability targets for emissions, water use and waste reduction but the quality of the sustainability initiatives that were undertaken throughout the year and the team’s willingness to share their ideas for the potential benefit of the broader organisation really impressed me,” Mr Winstone said.
“Developing a world class sustainability culture is a key strategic priority for Bradken as we build the foundations to achieve carbon neutrality.
“I appreciate the effort and dedication of our Merlimau team and thank them for the work they’ve done and will no doubt continue to do to ensure a sustainable future for their site and for Bradken.”
Site Manager at Merlimau Jeyaganesh Sanmuganathan said receiving the inaugural Award is an acknowledgement of the efforts of the entire team to achieve positive outcomes against their sustainability targets.
“Since we began our sustainability journey the Merlimau team has been determined to make a difference,” Mr Sanmuganathan said.
“Fast forward to today, and we’ve reduced our consumption of electricity by 21%, diesel by 76% and LPG by 18%, our water use by 54% and waste generation by 32%*. This echoes Bradken’s commitment to reducing its impact on the environment, with aim of becoming carbon neutral.
*These reductions are based on total site consumption of electricity, fuel, water and waste generation, between FY2020 and FY2021.
“It is an honour to receive this Award to recognise the efforts of the team and further motivate us to do more in this space. I thank the Merlimau team for their dedication to this cause.”
Looking forward to their next round of environmental improvement initiatives, the team at Bradken’s Merlimau site are investigating the feasibility of installing onsite solar power generation as well as exploring external options for the reuse of waste foundry sand.
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