GEM has established its Group Environmental Management and Inspection Department to provide unified command and networking for GEM's environmental management.
On June 5, 2020, the 49th World Environment Day, GEM, as a listed environmental protection company in China, released the Green Declaration to the world. Standing for the mission of promoting the development of green industry in the world and fighting against global climate deterioration, the Declaration clearly proposes to abide by the green ethics of "Harmony Between Man and Nature", to realize the green production and operation of the company and the low-carbon individual consumption of employees, practicing the concept of green sustainable development with the responsibility and action of Chinese listed environmental protection enterprises, and promoting "Harmony Between Man and Nature".
Atricle1: We ar GEM, upholding a green dream. To be green is the deep aspiration of GEM. We have “green” blood flowing, and we regard green as the light of life. We adhere to the industrial concept of “limited resources and unlimited recycling” put forward by the founder of GEM, fulfill the green mission of “Recycling for future!”, and realize the green values of “Eliminating Pollution, Recycling Resources, Benefiting Mankind.” With the vision of “Exploiting Urban Mines, Establishing World’s Advanced Green Factories” and building up waste recycling factories around the world, we develop green materials and make green contributions on behalf of Chinese enterprises to the effective use of resources and energy, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, for the purpose of building a community of human destiny.
Atricle2: We follow the Global Environment Compact of the Paris Agreement, agreeing with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and actively implement "carbon neutrality" activities. We follow the new developmental concept of "ecological priority, green development", to share the destiny with mankind, and to be green citizens of the Earth and practitioners on the development of the global green industry.
Atricle3: We pursue the green moral concept of "the harmonious coexistence of man and nature, follow " Taoism law of nature "and "the unity of man and nature". We keep striving to correct our desires and behaviors in a bid to conform to nature and avoid any harm to both nature and human living environment. We uphold the belief that" the great virtue is like water"; thus, we respect all animals' and plants' right to life, refuse to eat wild animals and other animals and plants that are globally-banned. We guarantee that every hard-earned coin and cent we acquire through efforts is not at the cost of the sacrifice of the environment and destruction of nature.
Atricle4: We follow green social responsibility, disseminate green ideas, fully open environmental and social responsibility information to the public, actively participate in green assistance activities and environmental public welfare activities, support civil environmental protection and green public welfare activities, and support employees to participate in green volunteer activities. We Oppose all actions that violate environmentalprotection and green development, speak for the Earth cleanness and the nature greenness, and continue to increase the greenness of the Earth and nature with our endless efforts.
Atricle5: The company's business activities are guided by the principles of reducing the Earth's environmental load and improving the Earth's environmental carrying capacity. It follows global laws and regulations on environmental protection and green development, and cooperates with global companies to build a green industrial-supply and full life cycle value chain. The value chain rejects the use of non-green products and products and raw materials that do not comply with global social responsibility, reduces the use of products with high environmental loads, and achieves the harmonious unification of economic benefits and social responsibility through economical recycling.
Atricle6: The company's production activities abide by the 3R principles of circular economy (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), carry out full-process ecological design (Eco-design), adopt green technologies, implement cleaner production, and continuously improve environmental treatment facilities. It completes the safe disposal and recycling of waste gas, waste water, waste residues and various wastes generated by production activities so as to ensure that various emissions meet international standards, for the purpose of minimizing the impact of production activities on the environment. It continues to promote the reduction of waste sources and the utilization of resources to minimize the generation of waste. The GEM builds global green factories, promotes the integration of "production, living and ecology", and promotes bluer sky, greener land and clearer water in the world.
Atricle7: The company's business activities are dominated by adherence to waste recycling and green material remanufacturing. The main funds are used to develop waste recycling and green materials. It actively participates in the construction of waste-free cities.
Atricle8: The company's innovation activities are dominated by the development of green technologies for waste recycling and green materials. It continues to develop green technologies for waste recycling, to play a technological and innovative role in the development of the global waste recycling industry, and to share with peers around the world on technical progress and industrial achievements in the field of waste circulation.
Atricle9: The company's cultural activities are carried out with the theme of "Recycling for future!" and "Promoting the progress of global green civilization' to the world, so as to actively promote green consumption and green procurement. Through out the company's business activities, production activities, employee work, employee life, etc., we spread green ideas, introduce green culture, carry out all staff waste sorting-out activities, advocate resource conservation and energy conservation, reduce emissions and the use of non-green products, promote all employees to "speak green words, do green things, eat green food, and practice green lifestyles", implement factories opening doors, build a circular economycommunication platform, and spread green ideas and green industrial practices to the world.
Atricle10: We voluntarily choose to contribute wisdom and strength to the development of the green industry in the world. We guard each other with GEM and build and share together on the green development platform of GEM, working hard to exhaust all our life energy. We promote the progress and development of world's green industry, green technology and green civilization. We always protect the green, share the destiny withMankind and the Earth, never give up, move forward bravely, and make unremitting efforts to realize the green dream and green value of mankind!
Since its establishment in 2001, GEM has been taking the carbon emission peak and carbon neutrality as its service mission, creating a low-carbon circular industrial chain based on carbon emission reduction, and actively responding to the national call for the "carbon emission peak" with practical actions. In recent years, GEM has promoted the implementation of the "dual carbon" strategy through resource recycling, the use of clean energy, and the promotion of cleaner production. In 2021, the annual carbon emissions of GEM's core business were 417,805 tons, with an emission intensity of 19.26tCO2-eq/RMB millions of output value, a decrease of 16.38% compared to 2020. At the same time, GEM accelerated the development of the low-carbon cycle in major industrial chains, and actively practiced carbon emission reduction with practical actions. The annual carbon emission reduction of core business was 384,791 tons, 57.71% higher than that of 2020; the net CO2 emission was 33,000 tons, down 60% year-on-year, showing a carbon neutrality trend.