At MasanConsumerHoldings, we use biogas created from husk and sawdust to supplement our energy needs at all of our facilities. In 2020, we used more than 1.2 million kW of electricity and 1.1 million tons of steam, including steam from biomass (sawdust, rice husk, etc.).
At Masan MEATLife, we improved our boiler and grinder’s efficiency, and switched to using LED lamps to save energy. Masan’s high-tech pig farm in Nghe An is considered to be Vietnam’s most environmentally advanced, able to produce biogas from its operations and generate enough electricity to be self-sufficient.
As the world's leading producer in the field of tungsten recycling, the tungsten recycling rate in H.C.Starck plants (under Masan High-Tech Materials) in Germany, Canada and China are all at high levels. The recycling rate in the tungsten industry is estimated at 25-30% and it varies greatly across factories around the globe, ranging from 15 to 50%. As a result, the recycling rate in raw material procurement has steadily increased and exceeded 75% in 2020. The waste recycling rate of HCS in 2020 mounted up to 90%. At MHT’s operations in Vietnam, in 2020, over 1,400 tons of scrap have been collected and recycled.
As of 31 December 2020, VinEco completed the construction of a waste treatment facility which turns agricultural waste and by-products into compost fertilizer for 11 out of its 14 farms. At the end of December 2020, the total amount of self-composted micro-organic fertilizer at VinEco farms was more than 4,852 tons, meeting up to 65% of VinEco’s needs.
VinEco has applied advanced technologies to minimize petroleum fuel consumption, reduce emissions, and use electric vehicles to transport harvest in greenhouses and membrane house in Quang Ninh, Ha Nam and other facilities with suitable terrain. High-tech irrigation systems are used, with inverters for the water supply and drainage pumps to save energy. In total, 251,427 liters of fuel were consumed in 2020, down by 6.55% compared to 2019 (269,585 liters)..