As a responsible corporate citizen, Everbright Environment is devoted to reducing the operational impacts brought to the environment and natural resources. The Company is committed to ensuring that its operations adhere to the requirements of relevant national standards and international financial institutions such as Asian Development Bank. It strictly applies its Corporate Policy on Environmental Management as a gatekeeper on environmental management of all projects. It continues to thoroughly enforce the Environmental, Safety, Health and Social Responsibility (ESHS) Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and other environmental and safety systems, and extensively utilises technology to enhance the operational effectiveness of the entire systems. The Company also set up the Safety and Environmental Management Committee, in order to further enhance the efficiency and reliability of environmental monitoring work.
As at 30 June 2021, Everbright Environment's operating projects had accumulatively generated approximately 69 billion kWh of green electricity. This could fulfill the annual electricity consumption needs of 57.5 million households, which was equivalent to saving 27.6 million tonnes of standard coal while reducing CO2 emissions by 67.91 million tonnes. Such projects had accumulatively treated approximately 12.1 billion m3 of waste water and 30.39 million m3 of leachate, and reduced chemical oxygen demand (COD) emissions by 4.6 million tonnes.