Environmental

Asia Symbol adheres to our energy saving and pollution reduction policies to protect the environment. Our goal is to contribute to creating a resource-saving and environmental friendly society, as we strive to be a respected leader in the global pulp and paper industry.

In the Chinese paper production industry’s Twelfth Five-Year Plan, a set of binding goals was developed in the area of energy saving and pollution reduction. Asia Symbol is committed to contribute to the fulfillment of these goals:

- Reduce average energy consumption by 18%, from the levels reached at the end of the Eleventh Five-Year period;

- Reduce average water consumption by 18%;

- Reduce industry-wide chemical oxygen demand emissions by 10%;

and - Biomass energy ratio will account for 20% of the industry’s total energy consumption.

 

In the areas of environmental protection and production operations, Asia Symbol abides by its 3Es operational policy, that is, to have “Efficient production with excellent quality, Energy saving and operating in harmony with the Environment.”:

Asia Symbol maintains its long-term lead in the market through its focus in producing high quality and competitively-priced products, and maintaining high efficiency in our operations.

Asia Symbol actively supports China’s energy saving and emission reduction policies. Through significant investments in environmental protection systems, our emission standards are one of the best in the industry, making us a leading industry role model.

Asia Symbol places significance on our corporate social responsibility. We emphasis green manufacturing practices, contribute to developing a recycling economy, and promote low-carbon living. We believe that these efforts will enable our enterprise to grow harmoniously in tandem with the surrounding environment.

Asia Symbol actively promotes certification of our environment management systems and the production and sales of our forestry products. Both Asia Symbol’s Shandong and Guangdong offices achieved ISO certifications for its quality management, environment management, and occupational health and safety systems. In 2012, Asia Symbol Guangdong obtained the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification’s (PEFC) Chain of Custody Certification.

Asia Symbol has been making sizeable investments in our environmental protection efforts, harnessing only the best processes and most advanced equipment to realize energy savings and reduce pollution. These investments help us to minimize any harm or negative impact induced by our operations to the environment, and ultimately contributes to creating a recycling economy. Out of the RMB 15 billion investment put into Asia Symbol Shandong’s Phases 1 and 2 of its project development, RMB 3.9 billion was invested to implement environmental protection systems – accounting for 26% of the total investment. Asia Symbol Guangdong also invested significantly to enhance its environmental protection standards, spending RMB 390 million of the total Phase 1 project investment of RMB 5 billion, accounting for 7.8% of the total investment value.

Through rigorous environment management and conservation efforts, coupled with sustainable improvement management measures, Asia Symbol has achieved notable improvements in energy savings, resource consumption, waste reduction and production efficiencies. Our resource consumption and waste emission performances not only surpass China’s national and Shandong Provincial standards, most of the indicators are also better than those of Europe, making it a leading enterprise in industrial advancement, technological progress and clean production processes.