Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy
Reliable energy supply is crucial to the smooth and uninterrupted operations across the Group. With the limited energy supply, we strive to continuously improve the energy efficiency in our operations. Indofood has implemented the energy management systems principles across operating units that enabled better monitoring and management of energy usage. We have conducted a series of energy efficiency trainings. We have also certified some energy managers to the implementation of energy management. In addition, we have certified several internal energy auditors in order to conduct regular energy audit. In 2017, some technical measures were carried out includes optimization of steam boilers from generation to distribution, better insulation of steam pipes to reduce heat loss, and the use of inverters in electric motors and air compressors.
In 2017, our renewable energy portfolio was higher than 60% of our total energy consumption, mainly contributed by the Agribusiness Group. Our Agribusiness Group has been consistently using palm kernel shell and fiber as renewable energy sources in its palm oil mills.
Greenhouse Gas (“GHG”) Emissions
Indofood strives to reduce its carbon footprint through its energy saving measures, renewable energy initiatives along with carbon sequestration program. Our GHG emission is generated from energy, land-use and waste sectors. The principal source of GHG emissions in energy sector came from stationary combustion and purchased electricity. Meanwhile, the main source of GHG emissions in land-use and waste sectors came from carbon dioxide emissions due to changes in carbon stock during the development of plantations, methane emissions from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (“POME”) and nitrous oxide emissions from fertilizers.
In 2017, GHG emissions were mitigated through energy efficiency measures, solid waste use for composting and boiler feedstock, installation of aerated bunker composting systems that reduce methane buildup, peatland protection and carbon sequestration in plantations and HCV areas.