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The construction of ecological civilization is a fundamental plan related to the sustainable development of the Chinese nation, and corporate green responsibility is a brand-new embodiment of its social responsibility through inheriting civilization. The fulfillment of green responsibility by an enterprise is an inevitable requirement for building an ecological civilization and taking a path of sustainable development, an inevitable choice for conforming to the trend of social green consumption and the development of a green market, and an important guarantee for the enterprise to achieve sustainable development.

Protecting the ecological environment means protecting productivity, and improving the ecological environment means developing productivity. Zhujiang Brewery firmly establishes the concept of green development and takes a new development path in which economic development and ecological civilization complement each other. It is the first national environmentally friendly enterprise and the first industrial enterprise in Guangdong that has officially passed the clean production audit and acceptance. The Biogas Recycling and Comprehensive Utilization Project is the first clean development mechanism (CDM) project successfully registered in the United Nations. Since the establishment of the environmental credit evaluation system, it has been awarded the environmental integrity enterprise (green card) for more than ten consecutive years, which is the highest grade of rating an enterprise’s deeds in enviromental protection.

For a long time, Zhujiang Brewery has optimized the beer brewing process with systematic engineering thinking by promoting energy saving and emission reduction, so as to promote the sustainable development of the enterprise and ecology. Zhujiang Brewery whose low-carbon economic model has been fully affirmed by peers, governments at all levels and the community, has achieved results in clean production, energy saving, environmental protection, and low-carbon economy, effectively leading the development of China's beer industry towards a new industrialization with low pollution, low consumption and high efficiency and making positive contributions to the construction of a beautiful China.

Zhujiang Brewery adheres to improving its environmental management system

Strictly abiding by national and local environmental guidelines, policies, laws, and regulations, Zhujiang Brewery establishes its own environmental management system which has achieved with ISO14001 certification. It also formulates a series of internal regulations such as Environmental Protection Management Regulations, and strictly implement them in place. Its Emergency Plan for Environmental Incidents covering water, gas, hazardous waste, radiation, etc., has been conducted drills regularly.Its hidden danger inspection and management system, effectively prevents the occurrence of potential pollution accidents.

Zhujiang Brewery Promotes the development of a low-carbon economy in the upstream and downstream industrial chains

All suppliers of Zhujiang Brewery are required to obtain ISO9000, ISO14001 and other relevant qualification certificates in a highly responsible attitude to the environment whose environmental protection responsibilities are specified in the terms of the procurement contract. Zhujiang Brewery also conducts strict evaluations on suppliers based on its procurement quality standards, and regularly organizes inspections on suppliers’ production environment of raw and auxiliary materials.
  • Emission reduction from the source

    Actively responding to the government’s Blue Sky and Clear Water plan, Zhujiang Brewery give great impetus to the use of central heating, clean energy, and renewable energy in industrial parks as substitutes for coals. It adopts advanced technology to develop circular economy, and successively launched five circular economy projects including cross-flow membrane filtration, comprehensive utilization of biogas recovery, and photovoltaic power generation. Among them, the comprehensive utilization of biogas recovery project became the first United Nations Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in the domestic beer industry. Project, succeeding in reducing the burden on the ecological environment from the source.

  • Process control

    Zhujiang Brewery strengthens its management in energy conservation and emission reduction by establishing an intelligent energy management platform which realizes real-time management of factory energy consumption and provides data support for energy-saving transformation and equipment upgrades, thus effectively consolidating the results of green development. It implements condensate water recycling, saccharification hot water recycling, cooling water recycling and so on. With multiple cascade utilizations of energy such as water and steam, various consumption indicators have continued to decline, and its energy consumption have reached the international advanced level. Due to its achievements, it is rated as a water-saving enterprise in Guangdong Province, and jointly assessed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and other national departments as Water Efficiency Leader in the Key Water-using Enterprises in 2020.

  • End treatment

    For the end treatment of pollutants, Zhujiang Brewery has formulated strict operating procedures, analysis and inspection procedures and three-level management systems to ensure the normal and stable operation of the process. It strengthens the reduction and recycling of solid waste from production, collection, storage, and disposal, achieving recycling rate of resource solid waste is 100%.

  • In the Pursuit of Green Life

    To promote the green and low-carbon environmental protection concept to the public, Zhujiang Brewery actively organizes and participates in environmental protection volunteer activities. It opens corporate pollution control facilities to the public which shows the whole process of pollution control, allowing it to accept social supervision and reference learning from various companies, thus mobilizing more companies and individuals to participate in green production and green life.