Total: 27
  • 2018

    Ignoring Severe Supply Chain Pollution: Xiaomi Suspected of Violating IPO Disclosure Requirements

    In May 2018, environmental groups IPE and Lüse Jiangnan completed another round of investigations into pollution in Xiaomi’s supply chain, finding that pollution has become even more severe. Groups once again raised these issues to Xiaomi, but still only received silence and avoidance in response. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) – where Xiaomi is seeking its IPO – has made clear requirements for ESG-related disclosure. We believe that Xiaomi is in violation of HKEX's relevant requirements for information disclosure.
    Publication Date:2018/5/21 21:42:40
  • 2018

    PRTR: Establishing a Pollutant Release and Transfer Register in China

    The Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) and the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) jointly released in May 2018 the report, “PRTR: Establishing a Pollutant Release and Transfer Register in China”, which discusses using a PRTR disclosure system to strengthen the management of hazardous chemicals. The report recommends to learn from the best practices of international experience and mechanisms developed in China, and to leverage strong legislation as support for establishing China’s PRTR system.
    Publication Date:2018/5/8 10:43:32
  • 2018

    Pollution Investigation into #1 Home Goods Brand: Does Power Dekor Really Have a 'Green Production Chain'?

    In 2017, Lvse Jiangnan received complaints from a number of residents in Danyang, Jiangsu. The residents complained that enterprises in Daya Wood Industrial Park in Danyang Economic Development Zone gave off pollution during the production of Power Dekor floorboards, affecting the livelihoods of the neighboring residents. In 2018, environmental group Lvse Jiangnan and IPE conducted an investigation into the environmental pollution issues caused by the production of Power Dekor floorboards.
    Publication Date:2018/4/18 10:27:40
  • 2018

    Beer Supply Chain Environmental Impact Analysis

    IPE began conducting an environmental impact analysis on beer supply chains at the end of 2017. The investigation revealed that wastewater from breweries and air emissions from glass factories often exceeds emissions standards, including at subsidiaries and suspected suppliers to Snow, Tsingtao, Yanjing, AbInBev and Calsberg. The beer market is currently undergoing a massive transformation. To become winners in the high-end market, big brands should implement green supply chain management and provide green products to consumers.
    Publication Date:2018/3/12 17:00:07
  • 2018

    Shared Bike Supply Chain Pollution Investigation

    Beginning in 2016, shared bikes have emerged to decorate many Chinese cities. As a form of IT-based innovative transportation, shared bikes contribute to solving problems with 'last kilometer' traffic, allowing the public to enjoy a more convenient and low-carbon commute. However, the large-scale operation and damage of shared bike schemes have also brought along energy consumption and pollution emissions, resulting in hidden environmental concerns.
    Publication Date:2018/1/13 14:13:48
  • 2017

    China's Largest Lead-Acid Battery Exporter Illegally Dumps Wastewater —— Investigative Report on Leoch Battery (Jiangsu) Corp.

    In early November 2017, environmental group Lvse Jiangnan and IPE conducted an investigation on Leoch Battery (Jiangsu) Corp, China's largest exporter of lead-acid batteries. We called for the local environmental protection bureau to undertake a follow-up investigation and for Leoch Battery to issue a public explanation on their suspected illegal dumping of wastewater containing lead, which was discovered by Lvse Jiangnan.
    Publication Date:2017/12/18 15:57:50
  • 2017

    Greening the Global Supply Chain – CITI Index 2017 Annual Evaluation Report Summary

    The fourth consecutive Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) annual report was released on October 13, 2017 in Beijing. The report shows that China’s sharp strengthening of environmental supervision is prompting more brands to recognize supply chain environmental risks, but insufficient capacity has become a bottleneck hindering companies from going green.
    Publication Date:2017/10/18 21:37:29
  • 2017

    Supply Chain Pollution Investigation on China's Dairy Industry: Rising Demand Meets Environmental Enforcement: Pollution Becomes Dairy's Achilles' Heel

    In July 2017, IPE conducted an investigation into supply chain pollution in China's dairy industry. The investigation revealed that many domestic and international brands' subsidiary dairy farms and factories have environmental violations relating to fecal and sewage treatment and other environmental matters, but most dairy brands have yet to take responsibility to publicly respond to environmental groups. We hope dairy brands will promote environmental compliance and establish a green dairy supply chain.
    Publication Date:2017/8/18 17:03:02