Michelin Operates Wastewater Treatment Facility and Will Use Recycled Water for Tire Production
Michelin Indonesia completed construction of a wastewater treatment facility and started operating wastewater and wastewater treatment plants at Michelin's production facility in Cikarang, West Java. The construction and operation of this water recycling facility is carried out in stages with the aim of recycling all residual and waste water produced in the Michelin tire factory environment for reuse.
Michelin Indonesia Director of Public Affairs Kartika Susanti said wastewater treatment and recycling is a standard operation carried out at Michelin production facilities anywhere in the world to be in line with the circular operation principle of sustainability and in accordance with applicable regulations.
“Wastewater treatment is one of the requirements in Michelin's industrial activities because we are aware of the limitations of water resources. By recycling wastewater and reusing it for both public and production uses, Michelin will significantly reduce groundwater use and minimize the impact of industrial activities on the environment," Kartika said in a press release, Tuesday, August 30, 2022.
In this facility, wastewater and residual water are treated and recycled through a series of physical and chemical processes including filtration and purification. After going through the entire process, the recycled water is stored in water tanks to be distributed for general daily use and in the tire production process.
In 2022, where the operation of the wastewater recycling facility was first launched, Michelin has succeeded in reducing the level of groundwater use by 14 percent compared to the previous year. In the next five years, Michelin targets to increase the use of recycled water in the entire production process and reduce groundwater use by close to 100 percent.
Rooftop Solar Power Plant Installation by Danone-AQUA in Bali Accelerates the Sustainable Energy Transition in the light of G20 Presidency
Danone-AQUA in a partnership with Berkeley Energy Commercial Industry (BECIS), made its huge efforts in transforming sustainable energy transition by installing the rooftop solar power plant at Mambal Factory, Badung Regency, Bali, as inaugurated by Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investment Affairs. With a system capacity of 704 KWP, the installation is expected to generate 1050 MWh of electricity annually and reduce 882 Tons of CO2 per year, this action is expected to mitigate the climate change.
Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan highly appreciated Danone-AQUA for its initiative, “One of the priority issues at the G20 Presidency of Indonesia 2022 is how to achieve carbon neutrality and maximize the use of renewable energy to address climate change. The government continues to develop the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy use. We appreciate the steps taken by industry players like Danone-AQUA, which today inaugurated its Rooftop PLTS. As one of the stakeholders, this shows the company's great commitment to its innovative efforts to run a sustainable business and support the government's focus on the use of renewable energy”, he commented.
Connie Ang, CEO of Danone Indonesia, added, “Climate change is an emerging challenge and its effects are increasingly felt today. As a company that carries the vision of One Planet One Health, Danone believes that the health of people and the health of the planet are interconnected. Overcoming the impact of climate change is part of the company's efforts to create a more prosperous earth and society. Danone is committed to mitigating climate change with the ambition to use 100% renewable electrical energy by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The use of the solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop in our factories, including here at the Mambal plant, is critical to our business sustainability strategy. We invite all stakeholders, including the industrial sector, to participate and support the government's efforts in transitioning to renewable energy.”