GP Industries Achieves Gold Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWTL) Validation

Applied Tech Review | Tuesday, April 06, 2021

 GP Industries Limited confirm that GP Batteries International Limited has obtained Gold Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWTL) Validation from UL.

FREMONT, CA : GP Industries Limited ("GP Industries") is thrilled to announce that GP Batteries International Limited ("GP Batteries"), its wholly-owned subsidiary, has obtained Gold Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWTL) Validation from UL for its manufacturing facility in Tebrau, Malaysia, making it the first plant in the country to earn gold level approval. The third GP Batteries plant in Malaysia received the ZWTL Validation, with a 96 percent diversion rate and 4 percent thermal processing and energy recovery. The accomplishment of UL ZWTL Validation for every GP Batteries' plants in Malaysia is yet another move forward in the company's commitment to improving its sustainability efficiency.

For three facilities in the Asia Pacific area, GP Batteries received Silver ZWTL Validation in 2020. It has managed to increase waste diversion in those plants since then, and its year-over-year output has improved. The Tebrau plant of GP Batteries is the first in Malaysia to obtain the Gold ZWTL Validation, having achieved waste diversion levels of 95 percent to 99 percent. GP Batteries introduced best practices and process improvements at the Tebrau plant based on lessons learned during the waste diversion validation process at their other plants, which helped it increase waste diversion and achieve gold level validation.

GP Batteries' project teams in Malaysia and China are committed to the Zero Waste to Landfill initiative. Even though there are unique challenges in each location, the company has partnered with UL to advance its ZWTL initiatives in the hopes of achieving validation for more facilities.

President of GP Batteries, Victor Chong, commented, "Sustainability has always been one of our major focuses in developing products and manufacturing capabilities. The achievement of Gold Validation for our newest plant in Malaysia demonstrates our commitment in waste reduction. We are proud that our efforts have enabled us to achieve greater waste diversion rates thus further advancing our sustainability performance."

"GP Batteries' achievement of Gold ZWTL Validation for its newest plant in Malaysia, combined with its continued improvement of waste diversion performance in its other three plants, demonstrates its ongoing commitment to improving sustainability performance," said Doug Lockard, Vice President and General Manager, Retail and Consumer Products, UL.

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