FSP For Surface Protection has set an ambitious goal of becoming carbon neutral in its operations by the beginning of 2024. During 2022, GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions were significantly lowered, and the pace is increasing as FSP continues to raise the bar. The sustainability work is led by Fadhli Bustami, Development Manager of Quality and Sustainability.
The activity level is high, and the sustainability roadmap includes both large and small actions.
Like many other companies, FSP has transitioned to low-emission energy and is constantly overlooking energy consumption, for example, by switching to LED lightning. The strong focus now lies in developing production methods and exploring new technology to decrease energy use and improve heat recovery.
“Currently, we are working on ways to be more energy effective by looking into new materials and technologies. Our ambition is to help our customers lower the carbon footprint for their products.” Fadhli Bustami says.
New techniques and paint-drying systems are being tested with a paint supplier, an example of how FSP combines R&D with sustainability work.
“The wet paint product we are testing has a different chemistry base. It can dry and harden quickly at room temperature instead of in an oven. When spraying the paint, we normally put the wet part to dry at 50-60 C in an oven to speed up the curing process. The new solution can save a significant amount of energy.” Fadhli continues.
Sustainability reporting will shortly be mandatory for larger companies. FSP is well prepared since the gathering of data started already in 2020. Fadhli Bustami is responsible for tracking the results and internal reporting of the GHG emissions according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard for scopes 1 and 2. He constantly follows the progress according to the sustainability roadmap.
“I am proud of our development in the past years. FSP is well prepared, and we have a strategy to achieve carbon neutrality. In 2022, we calculated our GHG emissions and found that we decreased them by almost 50% compared to the starting point in 2021.
In addition to internal collaboration across cross-functional teams, Fadhli and his colleagues collaborate with customers to achieve the high-level goals.
“Most of last year’s GHG emissions reduction primarily came from switching to zero-emission electricity. This has been done by improving FSP’s operation and collaborating with our customers to reduce emissions. FSP has just initiated a program to reduce energy consumption and improve energy efficiency with customers. I am confident we can achieve our ambitious goal by joint effort.”
FSP also supports customers with sustainability data by declaring carbon emissions according to Scope 1 and 2 for the surface treatment services – essential input for the customers’ sustainability reporting. As a specialist in calculations of sustainability-related data, Fadhli is the customer’s primary contact for sustainability reporting. He helps them to get the figures right by sharing his competence and experience in the field. He values this part of his role highly.
“Supporting customers is what I like most about working at FSP. How we drive change to make surface treatment more sustainable is important. Together we make a difference.” Fadhli concludes.