In the Electronics division, SFS markets its products under the Unisteel brand. As a specialist for precision engineered components, Unisteel is one of the preferred partners of leading electronics manufacturers around the world. As part of its “Green Initiative”, the company put together a package of measures for CO2 reduction at its two production facilities in Malaysia and Nantong (China) as well as its headquarters in Singapore. Overall, these measures are expected to increase the proportion of renewable energy to more than 50% of the company’s total energy consumption by 2025.
Substantial savings through improved use of resources
In keeping with the “Lean & Green” approach, Unisteel first took advantage of its in-house savings potential. The team implemented two effective projects at the largest SFS plant in Nantong: by re-using the wastewater from the reverse-osmosis plant for cleaning, the company has saved more than 42 million liters of water per year. On top of that, a vacuum pump with a tank has allowed it to reduce its electricity consumption by 76 MWh. Two sustainability projects are also being implemented at the plant in Johor Bahru, Malaysia: Improved waste sorting and the sale of waste to recycling companies have also enabled it to conserve resources and generate additional revenue. At the same time, installing an external water filter has succeeded in substantially reducing the consumption of water filter cartridges. In Singapore, all the lighting has been converted to LED technology, which has saved some 5.6 tons of CO2.