From all of us at Oleon, we wish you happy holidays. Stay safe, enjoy quality time with your loved ones and find joy in the little things in life. We hope you will let the natural chemistry of Oleon brighten your year as we hope to be able to see each other again in 2021.
Orang Asli is a collective term for 18 ethnic groups of about 150,000 native people in Malaysia. The majority of them live in rural areas. The poverty rate among Orang Asli is high, while the literacy rate is low.
A few months ago, the Oleon team in Malaysia, together with Lam Soon Plantation organized a visit to 4 Orang Asli villages in Pahang, Malaysia. We contributed food supplies and spent some time connecting with the people, both old and young. During our visit, we observed their living conditions and also brainstormed ideas on how we can help them.
Lubricant spills can cause health and safety risks to the environment. Traces of these contamination can end up in the food chain and the global environment, thereby affecting us all.
To mitigate these harmful effects, voluntary labeling initiatives and certification schemes arose for lubricants that are likely to spill into the environment. These lubricants are usually found in environmentally sensitive application areas such as:
Together with its shareholder Avril, Oleon developed a clear palm policy. This policy emphasizes the need to generate real impact on the environmental & social challenges related to the cultivation of palm oil. Marjan Maes, CSR Manager at Oleon, talks to us about one of the smallholder projects Oleon is engaging in.
Oleon’s Oilfield division is proud to share its technical paper that was recently published for the 2020 AADE Fluids Technical Conference. Focusing on the topic of lubricity, the paper discusses the effectiveness of drilling lubricants and the correlation of lab results to the observations in the field.
We are very pleased to announce that Oleon has been awarded with the Gold medal by EcoVadis for the third time in a row, in recognition of our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. EcoVadis is an international rating agency specialized in assessing the performance of companies on sustainability topics. The EcoVadis methodology is based on international sustainability standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative, United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000. Over 50 customers have access to Oleon’s scorecard on the EcoVadis platform.
Oleon’s facility in Port Klang (Malaysia) has produced 6.500 liter of hand sanitizer to give away to the Malaysian Ministry of Health and the Fire & Rescue Department. Both organizations will further distribute the product throughout Malaysia to supply health care organizations in need. Oleon employees are again proud to make a contribution in these difficult times.