China-based Manufacturers Avoided 14,000 tonnes of Carbon Emissions
Today, the efforts of these accredited manufacturers were recognized at WWF’s annual LCMP Labelling Award Ceremony, in which fifteen manufacturers received awards. Ms Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment for the Hong Kong SAR government said, ”The government always supports manufacturers in their efforts to reduce their impact on the environment and improve the air pollution situation in Guangdong province. We are glad to see that this programme has achieved this outstanding result in such a short period of time.”
At the ceremony, Mr Adam Koo, CEO of WWF-Hong Kong shared that “Seven out of the 15 accredited manufacturing companies have invested approximately RMB 22 million in different areas, mainly using the funds to purchase new machinery or retrofit existing machinery in order to improve their energy efficiency performance. Collectively, they have avoided 14,234 tonnes of carbon emissions; equivalent to 53,700 return flights between Hong Kong and Shanghai, or the average yearly electricity consumption of 4,400 Hong Kong families.”
The LCMP programme helps to measure manufacturers’ effectiveness in reducing carbon emissions and equips them with best practice in greenhouse gas management by providing the companies with a carbon accounting and labelling system. 56 manufacturing companies with over 80,000 staff members have joined the programme so far. The programme not only helps its members improve their energy efficiency, but helps them save money in the long run and makes their corporate image more climate-friendly.
Ms Karen Ho, Business Engagement Leader, Climate at WWF-Hong Kong also shared that “Over half of the manufacturers have released a GHG policy statement and which applies to all activities of their companies. But there is still room for improvement, for example companies need to begin considering GHG emissions when making investment decisions or when purchasing goods and materials.”
About the LCMP
The Low Carbon Manufacturing Programme (LCMP) aims to reduce carbon emissions generated by manufacturing facilities in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) and develop environmental and social governance guidelines for those manufacturers. By providing manufacturers with a carbon accounting and labelling system, the LCMP helps to measure their effectiveness in reducing carbon emissions and equip them with best practice in greenhouse gas management. With generous sponsorship from the Green Dragon Fund managed by Environmental Investment Services Asia Limited, WWF-Hong Kong has developed the LCMP alongside two renowned technical consultants: the Hong Kong Productivity Council and Azure International Technology & Development (Beijing) Ltd.
For further details on the LCMP, please visit: wwf.org.hk/lcmp
LCMP Label Accredited Companies 2012
Martin Emprex Textiles (Zhongshan-China) Limited
Ningbo Daye Garden Machinery Co., Ltd.
Positec Machinery (China) Co., Ltd.
Zhong Shan Yida Apparel Ltd.
Better Home Products (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd.
Cixi Hongyi Electronics Co., Ltd.
Dayssan Lighting Industrial Ltd.
Guangdong Atlan Electronic Appliance Manufacture Co., Ltd.
Super Performance Textile (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
Jiangsu Sainty Group Sumex Tools Co., Ltd., Kunshan Branch
Kaiping New Widetech Electric Co., Ltd.
Ningbo Klite Electric Manufacture Co., Ltd.
Spintec Precision (Shenzhen) Ltd.
Zhejiang Pleast Sanitary Ware Co., Ltd.
Zhong Shan Guang Ye Hardware and Electric Production Co., Ltd.