Proton’s wholly owned subsidiary, Proton Global Services Sdn Bhd (PGS) has appointed Industrial Laboratories Sdn Bhs as its second solar photovoltaic (PV) system supplier. The appointment serves to expand the adoption of solar power in Proton’s network of dealers and vendors. It is also part of Proton’s sustainability of initiatives to boost ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) scores.
PGS has a presence in a diverse range of business activities and executes energy optimization and sustainable energy solutions for Proton. Industrial Laboratories is a major supplier and service provider of renewable energy solutions in Malaysia with experience throughout Southeast Asia.
Proton Global Services Chief Executive Officer, Lee Yeet Chuan said, “New energy is one of the core business activities for PGS and aside from promoting and implementing the use of solar energy to our dealers and vendors, we have also overseen the installation of a solar farm at Proton’s plant in Tanjung Malim capable of producing 12MWp and generating potential energy bill savings of up to RM3.5 million per year for Proton for 25 years.”
“With the addition of Industrial Labs as our second PV system supplier, we are looking to accelerate the adoption of solar power in the Proton network of dealers and vendors in 2023 to further reduce carbon emissions for the company.”
Representing Industrial Laboratories Sdn Bhd during the signing ceremony was the company’s co-founder and director, Shamsul Azhar bin Zainuddin. He said, “The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt last year outlined steps that needed to be taken to ensure global temperature increases are minimised compared to pre-industrial levels. Decarbonising energy production is one of the initiatives being promoted, which is why we are delighted to work together with PGS as promoting clean and renewable energy like solar is a step in the right direction.”
On a national level, Malaysia has committed to be a carbon neutral nation by 2050. Manufacturers such as Proton play a pivotal role to help reduce the country’s carbon emission levels.
On the appointment of Industrial Labooratories, Proton Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Roslan Abdullah said, “With ESG parameters gaining more prominence each year, all corporate entities must look at ways to improve their scores in these areas. Beyond the score card however, PROTON has a responsibility as a national automotive brand to play an active role to help Malaysia reach its carbon neutral goal by 2050, which is why we will continue to promote more green initiatives within the company and to our ecosystem for the foreseeable future.”