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Being China's largest environmental protection enterprise, an industry leader in Asia, the world's largest waste-to-energy investor and operator, and a world-renowned environmental group, Everbright Environment insists on providing quality environmental services as its top priority, cementing its original aspiration, mission and strategy. During 2021, by upholding "Value Creation" as its core, the Company focused on "Reducing Pollution and Carbon Emissions" and "Solidifying Existing Strength and Pursuing Innovation". In addition to setting the "Three Carbons" development targets and action plan, the Company implemented its "Three Five Eight Seven" development strategies. By following the trends, it steadily carried out the strategic transformation, and continued to achieve growth in both scale and profit, which further built upon its overall competitiveness and solidified its industry-leading position.

As of 31 December 2021, Everbright Environment had business presence in more than 210 locations across 25 provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions and special administrative region in China, with overseas business markets in Germany, Poland, Vietnam and Mauritius. It secured a total of 528 environmental protection projects, with an aggregate investment of approximately RMB152.455 billion. It also undertook 42 environmental remediation services, 2 waste sorting services, 22 engineering, procurement and construction ("EPC") projects, 5 energy management contract ("EMC") projects and 4 operation and management ("O&M") projects.

  • Environmental Energy

    As a core business sector of Everbright Environment, environmental energy keeps the largest scale and makes up the Company's biggest business portion, covering waste-to-energy, food and kitchen waste treatment, leachate treatment, fly ash treatment, methane-to-energy, sludge treatment and disposal, construction and decoration waste treatment, the development of environmental protection industrial parks, among others. In 2021, environmental energy kept its leading position in the wasteto-energy industry.

    As of 31 December 2021, environmental energy had invested in and held 230 projects, commanding a total investment of approximately RMB89.865 billion, and undertook 1 O&M project and 5 EPC projects, which are designed to have an annual household waste processing capacity of 50,789,750 tonnes, which is expected to generate 17,103,380,763 kWh of annual on-grid electricity; an annual food and kitchen waste processing capacity of 2,215,550 tonnes; an annual sludge treatment capacity of 394,200 tonnes; and an annual medical waste processing capacity of 12,775 tonnes.

  • Greentech (www.ebgreentech.com)

    China Everbright Greentech Limited ("Everbright Greentech") is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Stock Exchange"). Everbright Greentech focuses on hazardous and solid waste treatment, integrated biomass utilisation, solar energy, wind power, environmental remediation, among others. It positions itself as a leading intelligent energy supplier dedicated to "Carbon Neutrality", as well as a prominent industrial hazardous waste treatment investor and operator in China.

    As of 31 December 2021, Everbright Greentech had invested in 137 environmental protection projects, with a total investment of approximately RMB32.891 billion. These projects are designed to have an annual biomass raw material processing capacity of 8,089,800 tonnes, an annual household waste processing capacity of 4,069,750 tonnes, and an annual hazardous and solid waste processing capacity of 2,941,900 tonnes, which are expected to generate 6,960,034,055 kWh of annual on-grid electricity and 5,118,000 tonnes of annual steam supply.

  • Environmental Water (www.ebwater.com)

    China Everbright Water Limited ("Everbright Water") is listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. As a leading water environment management service provider in China, Everbright Water has developed fully-fledged business coverage, which includes raw water protection, water supply, municipal waste water treatment, industrial waste water treatment, reusable water, river-basin ecological restoration, and sludge treatment and disposal. It has also formed a full industry chain in the water business, including project investment, planning and design, technology research and development ("R&D"), engineering and construction and operations management, among others.

    As of 31 December 2021, Everbright Water had invested in and held 153 water projects, commanding a total investment of approximately RMB28.434 billion. It also secured 4 EPC projects and 3 O&M projects. These projects are designed to have an annual waste water treatment capacity of 2,175,619,000 m3, an annual reusable water supply capacity of 91,469,000 m3, and an annual water supply capacity of 310,250,000 m3. The waste water source heat pump projects provide heating and cooling services to an area of 295,000 m2.

  • Equipment Manufacturing

    As China's backbone environmental protection equipment R&D and manufacturing provider, Everbright Environment's equipment manufacturing sector leverages Everbright Environmental Technical Equipment (Changzhou) Limited as the main platform to actively establish a new development structure that combines traditional and new business. The sector has also further solidified its industry-leading position.

    In 2021, equipment manufacturing actively explored the business fields of food and kitchen waste treatment, hazardous waste treatment, medical waste treatment and industrial waste treatment, as well as expanded into overseas markets including India, Bulgaria and Thailand.In addition, the sector set up the Everbright Electric Appliance Division and launched a series of water purifier products during the year. Beginning with the water purifier series, the division actively explores and deploys strategic layout of the consumer market with positive progress in the sales of such consumer products.

  • Eco-recycling

    Everbright Environment's eco-recycling sector rides on the "Five Points in One Line" process model for waste sorting and the strategic plan of "One Body and Two Wings", with a focus on three main business areas, namely waste sorting and zero-waste cities, environmental sanitation integration, and resource recycling. The sector has positioned itself as a first-class investor and operator in waste sorting and resource recycling across China.

    In 2021, eco-recycling actively followed up on business opportunities involving waste sorting, environmental sanitation integration, recycling of construction waste and resource recycling in Jiangsu, Yunan, Guangdong and other provinces. It secured Shandong Ji'nan Kitchen Waste Treatment Project, Jiangsu Changzhou Economic Zone Waste Sorting Pilot Service, and Region-wide waste sorting service in Suzhou Wujiang Qidu Town of Jiangsu Province. In terms of business innovation, eco-recycling rode on the "Five Points in One Line" process model for waste sorting and innovated payment mechanism during the year under review to explore and improve their capabilities to generate profit from the waste sorting business. It also actively responded to the synergistic demands of different sectors within Everbright Environment and explored research into phase change energy storage technology and the heat supply business to broaden the mindset of future business development.

  • Greenergy

    Everbright Environment's greenergy sector adheres to the development philosophy of "Green, Healthy and Intelligent" lighting. It focuses on the R&D, manufacturing and sales of energy-saving healthy lighting products, as well as software and hardware products relating to the development of smart cities that are based on greenergy's intelligent light poles. Greenergy aims to provide lighting services for different scenarios and purposes, including urban streets and tourism sites, in addition to solutions for the development of smart cities. The sector targets to become a leading integrated service provider specialised in energy-saving lighting and the development of smart cities in China.

    As of 31 December 2021, greenergy had secured 5 streetlight retrofitting projects based on a EMC model. These projects are/were responsible for retrofitting more than 150,000 streetlights. Additionally, the sector signed 7 lighting upgrading projects and smart lighting poles projects based on an EPC model.

  • Envirotech

    Being Everbright Environment's technology R&D and innovation engine, the envirotech sector has been leveraging its "Four-in-One" technological innovation and R&D layout with platforms in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Nanjing and Qingdao, to foster and accelerate the Company's strategic transformation, structure optimisation and new business development. The sector aims to become a global platform dedicated to green technological innovation and conversion.

    In terms of R&D layout, in 2021, envirotech strived to cater to the development of traditional business, new business and the future development needs, and to promote R&D work. By responding to the needs of the Company's other business sectors to facilitate their business development, envirotech completed many technical support services for system designs, covering grate furnace, flue gas purification, leachate treatment, control systems and others.

    As of 31 December 2021, Everbright Environment had been granted a total of 1,320 patents, including 134 invention patents, 978 utility patents, 184 software copyright licenses and 24 appearance patents. The Company had also published 72 major technical essays.

  • Environmental Planning

    Everbright Environment's environmental planning sector leverages the Everbright Ecological and Environmental Planning and Design Institute (the "Institute") as the main platform, with a focus on the environmental protection and energy. It strives to build core technological capabilities, explore diversified business operations, enhance technical capabilities, and expand business scope and industry chain, with the aim of becoming a first-class planning and design institute in China.

    In 2021, the Institute obtained the Grade I Qualification for Professional Contracting of Environmental Protection Engineering Work, Grade A Qualification for Environmental Engineering Work for Solid Waste, and Grade B Qualification for Architecture Construction, progressing smoothly towards the goal of becoming a Grade A design institute. As of now, the Institute has obtained a set of important qualifications relating to design and consulting, ecological construction, as well as environmental engineering in the fields of electricity, municipalities and the environment.