The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has achieved the subscription to the Green Electricity Tariff (GET). This subscription will supply the Centre with renewable electricity. The GET Programme was launched by the Malaysian Government and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), the nation’s largest electricity utility company. It has been created to empower electricity users across Malaysia to reduce their carbon footprint in electricity consumption.
Shift to renewable sources
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is the first business events venue in Malaysia to be approved for participation in this initiative. “In line with Malaysia’s sustainability agenda and the guiding principles of our industry and owners, our objective was to shift at least 25% of our energy to renewable sources by 2030, but the subscription to GET has enabled us to do this much more quickly“, said John Burke, General Manager of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. “This is a significant milestone for us, reflecting our continuous commitment to ESG practices and our desire to be one of the sustainability leaders in the business events industry. By subscribing to GET we have ensured that our clients’ events will be powered by green energy, and we are now working to build on this achievement by hitting our next target, which is to reduce overall power consumption by 25% before 2030.”
The Centre has a dedicated Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Taskforce guiding its sustainability progress. The Centre’s mission is to support conference organisers and meeting planners in delivering environmentally responsible events. This mission includes waste reduction initiatives, extensive recycling programs, food waste minimisation efforts, investment in food composting technologies, development of sustainable sourcing practices, and the establishment of a hydroponic farm on the Centre’s rooftop.