Men in blue to keep going green


Najib (third from left) with (from left) Khalid, Ahmad Zahid, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa and Ahmad Hadri at the unveiling of PDRM Blueprint 2.0.

MALAYSIAN Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia) and the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) extended their Go Green agenda, unveiling the PDRM Blueprint 2.0 Green Practices and Green Technology application, a continuation of the first blueprint introduced in 2014.

The Blueprint 2.0 was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry (KeTTHA) secretary-general Datuk Loo Took Gee.

The PDRM Blueprint 2.0 was jointly developed with GreenTech Malaysia, a green catalyst agency under KeTTHA, which has assisted various state governments and local councils to develop customised green blueprints for their specific demographics and objectives.

The Blueprint 2.0 outlines a five-year roadmap for the police to achieve an overall reduction of 33,700 tonnes of CO2 (tCO2) emissions by 2020.

This will be carried out in the areas of government green procurement (GGP), building, energy and utilities, transportation management, information and communication technology as well as waste management.

Commenting on the initiative, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the police were serious about its green efforts.

“The launch of the PDRM Blueprint 2.0 is a testimony of our continuing commitment to plan, implement, measure and deliver on our green promise, in line with Malaysia’s COP 21 pledge and 11th Malaysia Plan targets.

“As the country’s main lead enforcement agency, we take it upon ourselves to lead by example.

“The success of our past green efforts have laid a strong founda-tion for Blueprint 2.0, enabling us to learn from our accomplish-ments, review our plan, streamline our initiatives and aim for impactful results,” he added.

Some of the key targets under Blueprint 2.0 include achieving 20percent in GGP and reducing a minimum of 10% in energy, water and fuel consumption, respectively.

In addition, the police aim to encourage at least half of their Responsibility Centres to implement 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) and undertake appropriate waste management to further reduce their carbon footprint.

The police began their Go Green initiative in 2014.

During the first two years, they achieved 85% of the targets indicated in the blueprint for the period of 2014-2015.

GreenTech Malaysia group chief executive officer Ir. Ahmad Hadri Haris said, “PDRM has been our partner since 2013 and they have been very steadfast about making a positive green impact.

“With their green agenda, we have witnessed progressive transition among their workforce towards adopting eco-friendly practices and sustainable lifestyle.

“We will continue to work closely with them and provide guidance to achieve their 2020 targets,” he said.

GreenTech Malaysia has been the technical advisor for PDRM since the Blueprint 1.0, monitoring and measuring PDRM’s progress as well as providing recommendations for further improvement.

These strategic partnerships are part of GreenTech Malaysia’s efforts to promote the widespread adoption of green procurement practices throughout Malaysia.

Towards this end, one of the key platforms is the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibi-tion and Conference Malaysia (IGEM), which is the region’s largest green technology business and innovation platform.

IGEM 2016 will be held from Oct 5 to 8 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and is expected to attract 350 exhibitors from over 20 countries.

For details, visit www.greentechmalaysia.my

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