In the past few years, emphasis has been made on the need for companies to initiate policies that comply with its Environmental Social Responsibility (ESR). This is to ensure :

– Protection of the environment
– Elimination of waste and toxic emissions
– Maximization of resources and productivity
– Reduction of activities that might impair the enjoyment of resources by future generations

DXN employs a successful Environmental Management System (EMS), which is a set of processes and practices that enable DXN to reduce any negative repercussions on the environment and increase the efficiency of its operations. ISO 14001 are internationally agreed standards that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system, which helps organizations to improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and the reduction of waste. Hence, with the implementation of ISO 14001 in DXN, it is ensured that DXN’s policies and practices are in accordance with the Environmental Social Responsibility.

Management of Waste

Any manufacturing process will result in by-product or waste. It is unavoidable, hence proper management of the waste material is required to ensure there is no adverse or harmful effects on the environment.

Water that is produced during the manufacturing process could be hazardous to the environment or human health, so DXN practices safe waste water management that is in compliance with ISO 14001 and the EMS. The waste water is treated and tested to ensure it is not hazardous before it is discharged.

The bag logs or bag waste, after the harvest of Ganoderma fruit bodies, will be sent to the biomass collector to be recycled as biofertilizers or for other purposes. While those that cannot be recycled will be sent to the Municipal Council for disposal.

Management of Emissions and Contaminations

No chemicals are used throughout the whole cultivation process of Ganoderma as DXN has obtained the MyOrganic Certification from the Department of Agriculture, Malaysia and also the European Organic Certification. Zero usage of chemicals is the compulsory and mandatory requirements.

One of the requirements of ISO 14001 is the curtail of CO2 emission, which is a greenhouse gas. In DXN, for any processes that involve air emission, it is ensured that it is under the permissible level, as per the Environmental Act. The procedure for energy emission monitoring and measurement, such as noise and smoke, complies with the rules and regulations administered by the Department of Environment (DoE).

In DXN, there are no issues of soil contamination as the Ganoderma cultivation is in bag form, and not planted in the soil.