Environmental Management System
The Group endeavours to implement the vision of building a green and ecological port, strictly observes relevant laws and regulations on environmental protection, and is committed to reducing the impact of business operations on the environment and natural resources. With “Energy Conservation and Efficiency Enhancement” as the development goal and “Technological Innovation” as the driving force, the Group promotes green and low-carbon development from various aspects such as environmental management system and policies, energy conservation and emission reduction projects, and ecological conservation measures. The Group has established an energy conservation, emission reduction, and environmental management system to integrate the philosophy and practice of green ecological development throughout the entire project lifecycle and strengthen the management of green production and operation. The Company, Shekou Container Terminal, Mawan Storage Company Limited (“Mawan Storage”), Zhangzhou Terminal, TCP, and HIPG have obtained ISO 14001 environmental management system certification, accounting for 30% of operations. In particular, Mawan Storage is also carrying out ISO50001 energy management system certification.

Tackling Climate Change and Carbon Emissions Reduction
-Tackling Climate Change
The Group is well aware of the close relationship between climate change and the Group’s operations. The Group actively responds to the national strategy of “Carbon Peak” and “Carbon Neutral”, and has taken part in the construction of dualcarbon demonstration projects and carbon verification and compliance, as well as continuing to strengthen the climate risk assessment and management to identify the impacts of major climate risks on port loading and unloading stage, transportation stage, marketing or ordering stage, so as to implement specific countermeasures. The Group has set targets about air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions, energy use efficiency, water use efficiency and waste reduction in 2020, and has adopted corresponding environmental protection measures during the Reporting Period. All action plans for the targets have been progressively implemented.

-Emission Management

Refining Emission Management
The Group strictly abides by the laws and regulations related to environmental protection in the regions where it operates, continues to track and control the energy conservation and environmental protection work of its subsidiaries, while also practicing green development concepts throughout the process of project planning and design to service operation process, so as to avoid ecological pollution caused by emissions in the course of corporate’s operation as much as possible. The Group regularly inspects and controls various pollution sources to meet local emission standards.

Ecological Protection and Biodiversity Protection
-Ecological Protection
The terminals of the Group conducted environmental impact assessment before project construction, undertaking environmental impact investigation and analysis in respect of water, ecology, sound, solid waste, and atmosphere, as well as public opinion survey and analysis, to identify potential environmental and social impacts and formulate mitigation measures. During the Reporting Period, the marine ecological monitoring investigation was conducted by several terminals of the Group to accurately assess the impact of the daily operation on the marine ecology.
During the Reporting Period, we avoided the spawning period of major aquatic economic organisms during project construction to protect the reproduction of natural organisms. Shantou Port has implemented the restocking and release of marine environment fishery resources. From 2012 to 2021, LCT implemented a coastal turtle monitoring and protection programme in Togo to mitigate the impact of the construction and operation of port terminals on the local marine ecosystem. LCT also assisted in the implementation and monitoring of the local mangrove restoration programme at Zalivé, where approximately 14,239 mangroves were planted.

-Biodiversity Protection
The Group places great emphasis on the protection of natural resources and ecological diversity and minimises the impact of its operation on the surrounding communities and marine ecology. The Group is committed to building a green and ecological port that is symbiotic with nature and actively explores different ways to reduce or eliminate the environmental impact of its business in the long run.
During the Reporting Period, TCP has implemented  24 regular environmental and social monitoring and actions to effectively protect biodiversity. With the support of the China Merchants Charitable Foundation, HIPG invested US$ 50,000 to establish the “HumanElephant Peace Fund”, which will be jointly used by the Secretariat of Hambantota District and the Department of Wildlife Protection of Sri Lanka to optimise the ecological environment of Hambantota area and provide strong support for optimising the green and ecological development of Hambantota.