June 01, 2017
Lee Kum Kee Attains BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Silver Award
Lee Kum Kee received the Silver Award in Manufacturing Sector of “BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Awards” at the award presentation ceremony held on 1st June 2017.
Lee Kum Kee has been honoured with the Silver Award in Manufacturing Sector of “Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited (BOCHK) Corporate Environmental Leadership Awards”. Organised by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) and BOCHK, the award validates Lee Kum Kee’s commitment to environmental sustainability and its efforts in pollution reduction in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region.
“At Lee Kum Kee, we uphold our corporate core values of “Si Li Ji Ren” (Considering Others’ Interests) and strive to protect the environment in the communities where we operate.” Mr. Tony Mok, Manufacturing Director (China) of Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group said. “We have been implementing a series of environmental protection measures in our largest production base in Xinhui, namely, photovoltaic power generation, geothermal heat pump as well as water conservation measures. It is encouraging to see more and more companies in the PRD region adopting similar environmental measures to improve sustainability.”
In 2014, Lee Kum Kee was the first condiment enterprise in China to invest in photovoltaic power generation system. Installed on the rooftops of four warehouses totalling approximately 47,000 square metres at Xinhui production base, the semi-conductor boards convert light energy directly into electricity. With an annual energy output of 3.98 million kilowatt hours (kWh), the PV system saves 1,312 tons of standard coal equivalent, hence reducing 3,448 tons of carbon emission annually.
In 2015, the Group’s large scale renewable energy system, geothermal heat pump, began operation in Xinhui production base. The system utilises geothermal energy from the ground to accommodate heating and cooling processes of soy sauce production through the underground pipe network of more than 218,000 meters long over an area of 113,500 square metres, with an estimated annual saving of 6,000 MWh energy usage and 21,115 tonnes of water consumption in heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Lee Kum Kee prides itself as the first enterprise in the world to adopt geothermal energy in soy sauce production.
To further promote water conservation, Lee Kum Kee’s production bases worldwide are equipped with heat exchangers to recycle cooling water. It is estimated that around 10% water loss is thus eliminated, helping to conserve energy in heating and cooling. Furthermore, over 20% of daily sewage in Xinhui Plant is filtered and re-used for cleaning floors and watering plants. Earlier this year, the Group launched its first global sustainability report. Benchmarking against the latest Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) guidelines, the report outlines its commitment to responsible business with highlights in four aspects, Product Integrity, Environmental Protection, Caring for Employees and Caring for Community.
Lee Kum Kee Global Sustainability Video 2016
Photovoltaic power generation project in Lee Kum Kee Xinhui Production Base.
Sealed water pipe network pumps water underground for heat absorption or emission to save water consumption in heating, ventilation and air conditioning.