Roadmap to Reduce CO2 Emission and Carbon Footprint

Roadmap to Reduce CO2 Emission and Carbon Footprint


Over the past few years, the burning of fossil fuels—oil, coal, and natural gas—to generate electricity releases carbon dioxide locked in the ground into the atmosphere. These CO₂ emissions contribute to global warming and climate change. Hence the urgent need for renewable energy sources like solar energy is important to reduce carbon emissions.

The importance of reducing CO2 emissions and carbon footprint

CO2 reduction and our carbon footprint holds immense importance in our collective effort to tackle climate change and safeguard the health of our planet. The release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, primarily caused by human activities like burning fossil fuels for energy generation, transportation, and industrial operations, plays a pivotal role in intensifying the greenhouse effect.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that human actions have led to a rise of about 1.5 degrees Celsius in the Earth's average surface of global temperatures compared to pre-industrial times. Though this may seem like a modest increase, it has set in motion a series of extreme weather occurrences, higher sea levels, and disturbances in ecosystems, posing substantial risks to our environment, economies, and communities.

To tackle these challenges, it is importance to consider renewable energy sources in order to reduce the carbon footprint and greenhouse gases emission.

Ajinomoto Malaysia is Taking Initiatives to Reduce CO2 Emissions


Ajinomoto Malaysia is Taking Initiative to Reduce CO2 Emissions


As a responsible corporate citizen and supporter of ESG, the Ajinomoto Group set a group vision to achieve 50% reduction of CO2 Carbon Dioxide Emission by FY2025 in order to promote environmental sustainability by responding to climate change and ensure the sustainability of food resources & biodiversity conservation.

As part of the group, Ajinomoto Malaysia takes initiative to install solar panels and change our heat source from fuel oil to natural gas in order to reduce CO2 emissions and carbon footprint. The factory is using Renewable Energy (RE) from the solar panels that supplying 4.2MW, 25% of electricity used in the entire factory. 

By harnessing the sun's abundant power, we can generate sustainable energy to fulfil part of the factory electricity requirements. The initiative lessens our reliance on fossil fuels and substantially reduces carbon footprint to create a greener future.

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