Introduction

As a leading department store, we at SOGO MALAYSIA recognise the importance of taking action to reduce our carbon footprint and minimise our impact on the environment. Our commitment to sustainability and climate action has been a key part of our values for many years, and we are committed to continuing this work. This policy statement outlines our vision, goals and actions to be taken in the pursuit of a more sustainable and environmentally responsible future. We believe that it is our responsibility to lead by example and contribute to the global efforts to combat climate change and promote sustainable development.


Vision

Our vision is to embody corporate citizenship by playing an active part in sustainability and environmental responsibility, through a commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, reducing waste and promoting environmental awareness.


Goals

  1. Reduction of carbon footprint: We aim to continuously reduce our carbon footprint by implementing energy-efficient practices, reducing energy consumption and investing in renewable energy sources.
  2. Reduction of waste: We aim to continuously reduce our waste production through an active programme of recycling and the use of green or eco-friendly packaging.
  3. Promotion of environmental awareness: We aim to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage sustainable practices among our employees, customers and suppliers.


Actions

  1. Energy efficiency
    • Regularly conduct energy audits on our buildings to identify areas for improvement in energy efficiency.
    • Replace outdated lighting systems with energy-efficient LED lighting.
    • Install energy-efficient HVAC systems to reduce cooling costs.
    • Implement a policy of turning off all non-essential lights and equipment when not in use.
     
  2. Renewable energy
    • Invest in renewable energy sources such as solar, where possible, to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
    • Collaborate with suppliers and vendors to ensure that they adopt sustainable practices, such as using renewable energy sources, reducing waste and reducing emissions.
     
  3. Waste reduction
    • Implement a continuous recycling programme, including the recycling of paper, plastics, glass and metal.
    • Introduce a programme to continuously reduce organic waste and promote sustainability.
    • Reduce the amount of single-use packaging, and encourage the use of reusable, green or eco-friendly packaging.
     
  4. Environmental awareness
    • Provide regular training and education for our employees on the importance of sustainability and environmental responsibility.
    • Host sustainability events and workshops to educate customers and raise awareness about environmental issues.
    • Promote environmentally responsible products and services, such as energyefficient appliances, sustainable fashion and eco-friendly home goods.


Conclusion

Our commitment to sustainability and climate action will be integrated into our business operations and relationships and we are committed to our action plan to reduce our carbon footprint, reduce waste and promote environmental awareness. At SOGO MALAYSIA, we believe that through collaboration and innovative solutions, we can create a more sustainable future for all.