"Protect your health, protect the environment"
Supermax is in the business of health protection and we believe in sustainable business practices where protecting resources of the environment is an integral part of achieving business efficiency and cost savings. This translates to better performance and greater returns to Shareholders. Among the environmentally friendly initiatives undertaken by Supermax Group are:
Renewable energy with biomass boilers
Three of Supermax's manufacturing plants are installed with biomass boilers which uses the latest technology in movinggrate auto-feed smokeless combustion system designed specifically for the glove manufacturing industry to achieve high efficiency. To generate heat, the boilers burns woodchips and palm kernel shell waste and this helps to counter the impacts of climate change.
The biomass boilers are able to provide substantial savings on energy cost compared with energy generated from fossil fuels.
The wastewater from the Supermax Group's manufacturing facilities is treated on site in effluent treatment plants utilising a chemical flocculation, anaerobic digestion and activated sludge process. The Company collaborates with the Department of Environment to conduct regular checks to ensure full compliance with the Department's standards on final discharge.
This ensures that the environment surrounding the Supermax Group's manufacturing facilities continues to stay healthy and green.
Rubber glove waste for recycling
Supermax recorded less than 0.5% rate of rejected gloves as waste in 2008. The Group's stringent quality management system program coupled with the consistency in manufacturing process control ensure low rate of rejection and whatever little reject gloves there are, together with rubber waste or lumps arising from the production process, are collected and forwarded to rubber recycling companies who will process them and return the rubber for further use as part of the raw materials.