established a board-level sustainable development committee with three directors as members, mainly responsible for formulating the company's sustainable development goals and development plans, supervising the operation of the sustainable development system of the company's business segments and providing suggestions and solutions to improve the company's sustainable development performance.
answer: yes, we have the "labor and human rights management system" to address child labor and underage labor, wages and benefits, working hours, forced employment and human trafficking, freedom of association and collective bargaining, non-harassment, anti-discrimination, equality between men and women, equal pay for equal work, cultural tolerance and prohibition of insults have all made demands. at the same time, the company established a complaint handling committee to strictly keep the information of the complainant confidential and strictly prohibit retaliation against the complainant.
answer: integrity and self-discipline are the consistent corporate tenets of ganfeng lithium. the company has continuously improved the mechanism for supervising and reporting corruption, including an audit department established to formulate regulations and a disciplinary inspection and supervision team to investigate and handle reported cases. adhering to the attitude of zero tolerance for corruption, the company has continuously optimised anti-corruption work. in 2019, the company strictly implemented the anti-corruption and anti-bribery control procedures in accordance with relevant national policies, laws, rules and regulations, requiring employees in important positions, all customers, suppliers and contractors with whom the company has business dealings to sign the letter of commitment to anti-bribery and anti-corruption. this also helped to comprehensively strengthen anti-corruption management and control at all levels. the company formulated the antifraud and whistle-blowing system to clarify the anti-fraud responsibilities and the investigation procedures. we unblocked all reporting channels including whistle-blowing hotlines and email addresses posted on official websites, office areas, and whistleblowing mailboxes, while taking protective measures for whistle-blowers.
answer: by researching its own development characteristics and advanced environmental management experience, the company has formulated a comprehensive environmental management system to continuously improve its environmental management. we have obtained the iso14001 environmental management system certification and have been selected into the first batch of national-level green factories.
establishing a workshop aimed at energy saving and consumption-reduction assessment mechanism and a corporate clean production incentive mechanism to facilitate the achievement of environmental goals.
answer: management regulations have been formulated in detail directing at general safety supervision, specific safety supervision, special operation safety supervision, safety technology, hazardous chemical, safety assessment, occupational injury, occupational health and safety monitoring and so on. the company established a work safety committee, safety organization network and safety supervision department, by which “one position with double responsibilities” based work safety system can be fully implemented, and thus safety can become true in every link, every position and every employee.
ganfeng lithium and its many subsidiaries have acquired work safety standardization certificate of tier three; the company and its seven branches have passed iso45001 occupational health and safety management system certificate and ohsas18001 certificate.
answer: the company has formulated the administrative measures for bidding, negotiated tendering and contract review and evaluation and the supplier management procedures for carefully selecting qualified suppliers of production materials and equipment. we comprehensively evaluate suppliers on the criteria of manufacturing, quality control, innovation ability, social responsibility, etc. in order to build a transparent supply chain.
the company incorporates the concept of sustainable development into the procurement process by actively purchasing environmentally friendly products and services and prioritizing procurement from responsible suppliers. the company has formulated the code of conduct for suppliers to guide and regulate supplier behavior in terms of law-abiding operations, compliant employment, resource consumption, emission control, health and safety, and business ethics. this code also encourages suppliers to assume more environmental and social responsibilities.
answer: the company vigorously raised the level of energy cleanness by comprehensively carrying out coal-to-steam and coal-to-natural gas conversions, which combined with rooftop photovoltaic power generation and self-produced energy storage batteries that optimized the structure of energy use.
the company is zealous in using clean energy. during the year, ganfeng battery's photovoltaic power generation was 2.465 million kilowatt-hours, of which 2.414 million kilowatt-hours were self-generated for self-use and 51,000 kilowatt-hours went on grid to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 2,000 tons..
answer: the company has a training platform and regularly organizes training courses on business ethics, environmental governance, working conditions and human rights, and production safety. at the same time, the company encourages employees to participate in external esg training to improve the company's professional esg capabilities.
answer: the company vigorously advocates the recycling of wastewater by installing online monitoring facilities at the main wastewater discharge outlets in strict accordance with the inorganic chemical industry pollutant discharge standards and the take-over standards of the sewage treatment plant.
answer: first, the company improved the process to clean and separate all kinds of slag. secondly, set up a large warehouse of about 50,000 square meters to classify and store all kinds of slag. finally, actively expand the sale of all kinds of slag to ensure the best use of materials. the company's by-products such as calcium silicate slag and calcium sulfate slag contain a small amount of lithium, which can effectively enhance the strength of cement as a cement additive and is well received by downstream cement manufacturers. in 2019, the company provided more than 540,000 tons of by-products to the cement industry, which is equivalent to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 93,700 tons.
answer: during the production process, the company actively responded to the call for the construction of national ecological civilization and vigorously improved the level of clean energy. in the process of lithium mining, the company uses underground mining to develop the deposits. when the mine is closed, it implements reclamation management, sowing grass seeds, planting turf, preventing soil erosion, and coexisting in harmony with the surrounding ecological environment.