ViTrox incorporates various plants on campus, supporting biodiversity conservation

Biodiversity refers to the variety of life on the planet, including the diversity of ecosystems, species and genetic variation. Biodiversity conservation is crucial for sustaining the planet’s health and supporting human livelihoods. In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes SDG15 with a focus on protecting, restoring and promoting the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, including forests, wetlands and mountains.


ViTrox recognises the importance of biodiversity and has taken several measures to support its conservation. We made diligent checks when selecting our current operation site, the industrial zone in Batu Kawan Industrial Park, Penang, Malaysia. ViTrox ensures our operation sites are not located near any reserved forest or protected habitat to minimise the risk of causing biodiversity loss and the region’s ecological balance. We will continue to avoid locating new manufacturing facilities adjacent to or neighbouring these areas.

Furthermore, ViTrox has obtained the Green Building Index certificate, a benchmark for designing and constructing green and sustainable buildings that provide energy savings, water savings and a healthier indoor environment. This certification reflects ViTrox’s commitment to sustainability practices and reducing the negative environmental impact of our operations.

In addition to these initiatives, ViTrox also promotes a healthy and earth-friendly diet plan for our people in day-to-day operations and Company events, such as the Annual Dinner which hosted 718 pax and Gratitude Night which hosted 203 pax. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the livestock industry plays an important role in contributing directly or indirectly to all these drivers of biodiversity loss at the local and global levels. As such, our approach to adopting a meatless diet plan can encourage a sustainable lifestyle and mitigate the biodiversity crisis.

As of 31 December 2022, our Campus 2.0 is home to a diverse array of 2,260 plants, consisting of 13 different species, which create a lush and vibrant atmosphere for our employees. Pollination is a crucial mechanism in maintaining biodiversity and sustaining life on the planet. The harmonious relationship between Animalia and Plantae is a fundamental aspect of the ecosystem that makes up our beautiful natural world. Some notable species include 88 variegated Bucida plants, 38 Happiness trees and 28 Podocarpus Macrophyllus plants, all thoughtfully incorporated into our landscape design. Additionally, over 1,000 Vernonia elliptica plants are situated around our buildings, further enhancing the ecological value of our workspace.

In conclusion, ViTrox’s commitment to biodiversity conservation is commendable, and our actions serve as a positive example for other organisations.

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