Sustainable forests are closely related to the paper industry, and CLC is committed to using recycled paper as its main raw material, making it a typical circular economy industry. We are committed to realizing the vision of sustainable forests, and purchasing FSCTM pulp. In addition, we have set the FSCTM pulp consumption ratio at 100% in 2030 target, and all domestic and international CLC mills/plants have passed FSCTM certification. In 2022 the FSCTM pulp consumption ratio reached 92.6%, due to the impact of the natural and man-made disaster, causing the reduction of the supply by 6.3%. This encourages landowners to maintain the original look of forests to protect and promote environmental sustainability.
In addition, with a perfect water management strategy and through a series of sustainable development actions, such as building wildlife ponds and greeneries, growing trees, and adopting parks, and ecological monitoring in 2021, we actively nurture biodiversity, fix carbon to mitigate the greenhouse effect, and correspond to "halt biodiversity loss" in SDG15 "Life on Land".
Rivers and Wetlands
By implementing water PDCA management and cross-plant exchange, enforcing process water conservation and graded water management, enhancing the efficiency off process water reuse, we supply safe and compliant effluents as a steady water source of rivers and wetlands near our mills/plants. By actively practicing river adoption, Tayuan Mill and Hsinchu Mill are recognized as "Outstanding River Adoption Enterprise" by the government.
Environmental and ecological monitoring from "construction" to "operation" to ensure co-prosperity of construction sites and local communitie
Apart from in-house water and energy management, we also emphasize ecological conservation in nearby communities to turn the carbon reduction outcomes from carbon neutralization into the perceived environmental common good, more than simply data. Tayuan Mill has adopted the nearby section of the Chaxi River for 8 years. In addition to protecting its native ecology through periodic river cleanup, water quality monitoring, and outsourced ecological monitoring to ensure the mill's sustainability compliance, it also shares the monitoring data with the local environmental protection authorities to maintain data disclosure transparency. To enrich local biodiversity, Tayuan Mill implements discharge management during plant operations and forms an environmental watch with employees and community residents to patrol the environmental condition of the river each month. It also mobilizes plant workers to participate in the expanded river cleanup every six months.
Greening and beautification of CLC Binh Duong Mill:
A modern mill in harmony with nature
To value ecological conservation and factory greening, besides actively implementing phase II and III expansion projects of Binh Duong Paper Mill in Vietnam, we also spare no efforts in greening and beautifying the plant environment. Besides reducing carbon and regulating temperature, greening and beautifying the site with flowers and trees have turned the front of the mill, the employee dormitory area, and the water treatment zone into small verdant parks and transformed the mill into a harmonious green space for employees to enjoy and take a walk after work.
Starting in 2021, we have collaborated with the Life Sciences Department of NCU to initiate the "Sustainable Action for Ecological Monitoring and Survey"
To enrich local biodiversity, in 2021 Tayuan Mill activated the "Ecological Monitoring and Survey" in collaboration with the Department of Life Science, National Central University (NCU) to explore the habits of local species and local environmental needs to seek active methods to co-exist with nature. The investigation found no significant differences between the plant's nearby ecology/environment and that of Pond 731 in Taoyuan Gaorong Wildlife Refuge. Apart from being the winter habitat of waterbirds, including the teal and common moorhen, the waters near Tayuan Mill have become a new spot where the mudflat crab was recorded. The richness of local biodiversity is comparable to that of a national grade wildlife refuge. Through long-term ecological monitoring and continuous local environmental protection, biodiversity has been enriched, and Tayuan Mill also became a model manufacturer in true environmental sustainability.