Royal Selangor Australia Trade Catalogue Spring/ Summer 2022/2023
Acting on Climate Change
All of our pewterware, in addition to silverware and gold pieces by Comyns and Selberan, associate companies of Royal Selangor, have been produced at our current production facility since 1976. For a long period of time, molten pewter, gold and silver were cast from diesel-fired cauldrons, the first step in crafting every piece that will eventually make their way into living spaces and celebrations around the world. Five years ago, the cauldrons were converted into the ones powered by electricity, a cleaner energy source. Efforts at enhancing the environmental sustainability of the business continued as we began to look into ways and means of reducing electrical consumption and increasing our use of renewable energy sources. Bolstering the company’s endeavours was the government’s revision of its renewable energy target to 20% by 2025 and the introduction of the improved Net Energy Metering scheme. Under this scheme, we are able to export the excess solar PV generated energy back to the national grid. Consequently, solar power became an increasingly attractive source of green energy. Rows of solar panels in neat grids now cover the roofs of our factory and offices, including the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre. Every day, they generate 870 kilowatts of energy that powers manufacturing and visitor centre operations.
S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y At Royal Selangor, we have a long-term view and commitment to sustainability. As we preserve our more than 100 years of legacy, we are equally conscious of the importance of preserving artisanal skills, minimising our impact on the environment, and supporting our local communities.
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