The Group took proactive measures in energy conservation and waste reduction, which included the adoption of much stricter standards than the national or local ones. The Group constantly advanced energy conservation and waste reduction in production process. The Group eliminated heavily polluting and high-energy-consumption equipments, adjusted energy structure and increased the proportion of clean energy. It involved in projects such as the usage of burning natural gas instead of coal and the desulfurization and dust removal. Also, the Group strengthened environmental risk control, eliminated hidden dangers, and actively promoted and applied new technologies, techniques and products of energy-conservation and waste reduction that improved its technical ability to conserve energy and reduce waste. Its factories, such as those in Wuhan, Hubei Province, and in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province, were named by the local governments as "Environmental Credible Enterprise" or "Green Level Enterprise".
The Group participated in various environmental and energy-saving promotion activities, to enhance staff awareness of energy conservation and emission reduction. The Group participated in national thematic educational activities such as "World Environment Day", "National Energy Conservation Week" and "National Low-Carbon Day".