Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Green Initiatives

The CSR Program focuses on the concept that a business has a social commitment both above and beyond making a profit. In Secret Recipe, we believe that CSR is a continued commitment to ethical behaviour, contributing to the country’s economic development as well as improving the quality of life for our society. It helps to accomplish commercial success in ways that honour high ethical values and respect towards communities and the environment. The CSR also creates esthetical value among our workers and encourages others to be more proactive in contributing to society and have high morality values.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Green Initatives

Waste Segregations

Waste Segregations

The Company produces a few tonnes of waste on a daily basis, with half of it being recycled waste which is segregated by our dedicated staff everyday before being sent to external contractors for further process. Secret Recipe also has implemented colour coded recycling bins in which red bins are for metals, yellow for plastics and blue for paper. The company encourages the staff to dispose of their trash properly through yearly briefing. All other waste from the production is also properly managed before being transported to landfills for proper disposal. Scheduled Waste Collection in Secret Recipe Secret Recipe is involved in mass-producing various types of cakes and meals. As a food manufacturing company, scheduled waste wasn’t significant compared to Electronic, Steel or Chemical Manufacturing. Despite that, Secret Recipe has its’ own scheduled waste storage facility and segregation managed by a representative, who also notifies the Department of Environment regarding collection by the scheduled waste contractor and transporter. 2 types of scheduled waste can be found at Secret Recipe Manufacturing being Electronic Waste (SW110) and Spent Fluorescent Lights (SW109). All departments use electronics and machinery, and once broken, parts are disposed of and collected by technicians to be sent to storage for collection by the contractor. Electronic waste such as weighing scales, infra-red thermometers and other electronics used by other departments are sent directly to storage by the department supervisor. Secret Recipe’s current goal is to eliminate all fluorescent light usage and to replace them with led lights, in order to conserve energy usage for a better eco-friendly environment. Solid Waste Management All waste collected at our factories in both Kota Damansara and Taman Mayang are properly segregated by an effective waste management company, which is dedicated towards achieving Zero Waste. All recyclables are properly managed at their waste facility, plastics shredded then upcycled to make new products. Scheduled waste is collected and treated properly by a licenced company which strives towards environmental industrial standards and also commits towards DOE, thus highlighting our responsibility in end to end projects. Compost Room We have also developed a compost room right next to scheduled waste storage, where our food waste is reduced to an extent through collection and compost with other organic materials like cardboard and dead leaves on site to produce organic compost and fertiliser. Which can be used for landscaping and improving plant growth and health.

Sustainable Management

Sustainable Management

A recycle box that was ordered will enable other kinds of waste, especially fabric waste, to be collected by the staff from their households or from their own workplace and then managed responsibly by the right company. Environmental Grease Solution Provided by one of our trusted partners, organic enzyme is supplied to our grease traps to reduce the amount of waste grease we produce and thus helping to reduce the need of chemicals to treat as well as environmental impact. Forest Certified Paper Our cake box, takeaway box, paper straws, napkins and majority of our paper products used in our outlets and offices are supplied by a forest certified company, which manages its production carefully from sustainably managed forest sources and treating its own waste effectively at the end. This means that they are responsibly made and the process of producing these items will not compromise the forests. Certification: FSC CoC Certificate by Forest Stewardship Council® (https://www.fsc.org/) Ecotinting Working with Green building companies, Secret Recipe is able to lower its energy costs in heating and lighting. The reason being is that the right tint will be able to maximise natural daylight while also reducing heat as well. The tinting used in some Secret Recipe outlets is now officially recognized as ‘Green Product’ by the Malaysian authorities. Currently implemented in Mid Valley, the new tinting has managed to reduce the indoor air temperature significantly by reducing incoming solar radiation and in turn helping to reduce energy costs for cooling in the process. Biodegradable Alternatives Garbage bags, straws and takeaway packaging in our factories and outlets are changed to recyclable and biodegradable types. Green Building Certification Secret Recipe has also established a relationship with a green building company to be the company’s green building consultant as part of its new step in an environmental path.