Green Management System

Management Guidelines

  • Strictly comply with state laws, regulations and standards on energy conservation and environmental protection and implement international environmental conventions;
  • Introduce stricter internal control standards and continue to reduce energy consumption and environmental impacts in the course of corporate production and product use;
  • Improve production technologies, optimize energy structure, reduce energy consumption, and cut down energy costs;
  • Systematically transform newly-acquired production units in energy conservation and environmental protection, and maintain the Corporation’s overall level of energy conservation and environmental protection;
  • Promote waste reduction, reuse and recycling, and raise recycled use efficiency;
  • Care about stakeholders’ opinions and demands and continuously improve the quality of community environment;
  • Encourage partners to continuously improve in energy and environmental management and performance;
  • Care about climate change, actively participate in domestic and foreign exchanges and cooperation on energy conservation and environmental protection, promote research, development and application of energy-saving and environment-friendly technologies, and improve the global ecological environment;
  • Enhance employee awareness and ability in energy conservation and environmental protection and motivate all employees to participate in energy conservation and environmental protection.

Energy Management System

In 2010, Baosteel Co., Ltd (HQ) and Baotian New Building Material Co., Ltd under Baosteel Development respectively became the first iron & steel and cement enterprise to pass the national energy management system certification.

Based on achievements made in 2010, Baosteel in 2011 continued to optimize its energy management,improve its general operation level of energy management system, and in an all-round manner pushed forward certification of energy management system. In this year, Stainless Steel Division, Special Steel Division, Meishan Iron & Steel and Baotong Iron & Steel passed energy management system certification; Ningbo Steel officially started energy management system certification work; Bayi Iron & Steel also started the certification work following establishment of its energy management system promotion leading group and management office.

Environmental Management System

Baosteel believes that the standards of environmental management system are the foundation for environmental management.Baosteel Co., Ltd. was the first in China’s steel industry to start the ISO14001 environmental management system certification and the first to pass the certification. At present, all steel production units under Baosteel Co., Ltd. have all been certified to be in conformance to ISO14001.

Bayi Iron & Steel passed the ISO14001 certification for environmental management system in 2005. Ningbo Steel, a new steel enterprise, was in the process of the ISO14001 certification for environmental management system.

Baosteel promoted the standards of environmental management system to strengthen fundamental management of industrial enterprises involving environmental management. At present, most of the industrial enterprises with diverse industries have passed the ISO14001 certification for environmental management system.

Examination & Verification of Cleaner Production

In August 2004, the former General Administration of Environmental Protection issued the Provisional Measures for Cleaner Production Review which encouraged enterprises to carry out self review in this regard.

In 2005, Baosteel Co., Ltd. won the exclusive honor of “National Environment-friendly Enterprise” of Chinese iron & steel industry.

In 2007, Baosteel Co., Ltd. was awarded the first “Cleaner Production and Environmentfriendly Enterprise” by China Iron & Steel Association, and its Stainless Steel Company and Special Steel company passed the cleaner production review organized by Shanghai Municipality.

In 2008, Baosteel issued management documents requiring its iron & steel production units to organize cleaner production review, and in 2011 issued the Three-year Action Plan for Cleaner Production and Performance Improvement in 2011-2013, and invited experts from Shanghai to give lectures to competent leadership, managerial team of energy and environmental protection and production backbones of each unit.

In 2011, among all enterprises in Shanghai, Baosteel Co., Ltd. (HQ) and Baosteel-NSC/Arcelor Automotive Steel Sheets Co., Ltd for the first time applied for and passed the cleaner production review; the Stainless Steel Division and Special Steel Division also passed the cleaner production re-examination. Meanwhile, Baosteel Chemical, Shanghai Baoyi Can Co., Ltd, Shanghai Baosteel Chemical Co., Ltd., Shanghai Baosteel Packing Material Co, Ltd., and Shanghai Baotian New Building Material Co., Ltd. with diverse industries also passed the cleaner production review. Enterprises out of Shanghai including Bayi Iron & Steel, Suzhou Metallurgical Heavy, Shaoguan Iron & Steel Group, Hebei Can Making Co., Ltd. and those settled in Shanghai including Shanghai Kede Company, Jiangnan Rolls Company, the Technology and Machine Building Division all launched cleaner production review works.

In 2011, Baosteel developed 160 cleaner production plans for material conservation,energy conservation, technique optimization and emission reduction through promotion of cleaner production review, which was expected to bring benefits of RMB946,000,000 and remarkably reduced energy consumption in 37 of the 68 iron and steel production processes compared to 2010.

Environment Accounting Research Project

Baosteel pays close attention to environmental issues and has been labeled “scientific management, superior steel and environmental protection”. Facing more and more harsh environmental requirements, Baosteel chooses to actively meet challenges. It proposes the strategy of environment operation, raising environment operation to a strategic level. To support the strategy goals of environment operation Baosteel launched the project of “Environment Accounting Theory and Practice”.

The project involved SASAC and Ministry of Finance, with National Accounting Institute in charge of research works and Baosteel as the responsible party. One and half years later, it came up with the Report of Baosteel on Environment Accounting Theory and Practice (consisting of analysis and result application), which met domestic and international accounting theories and highlighted the operational practices of Baosteel. The research for the first time the role of environment management in both financial accounting and management accounting, provided favorable advices on macro policy and implementation, and would serve as guidance for environment accounting practices of domestic enterprises.

SASAC, Ministry of Finance and Shanghai National Accounting Institute highly commended the research. Experts believed that the environment management idea of Baosteel met the development trends of the mainstream society, conformed to Chinese macro situation and the energy conservation and emission reduction tendency; and that it serves to guide enterprises to implement strategies, establish scientific view on business performance, find out and improve environment management deficiencies, make up management insufficiencies, build up competitiveness, and achieve sustainable development.Experts also expressed that this was an issue extensively concern by the society and with great significance at state level.

Education and Training

In 2011, Baosteel enhanced training on “energy management and energy management system”, “application of energy conservation and emission reduction technology”, “cleaner production and environment management” and “situation of and police for energy conservation and emission reduction during the 12th Fiveyear Plan”. There were 24 training courses, 27 classes and 1,058 trainees. The Corporation also organized innovation forum, innovation saloon and special workshops on green steel production and sustainable development of enterprises, covering subjects such as “low-carbon development of steel industry”, “development of green industry and green energy”, and “key technologies and countermeasures for energy conservation and emission reduction in steel industry”. In this year, Baosteel developed five online courseware, namely “environment management and energy conservation and emission reduction of Baosteel”, “energy management system”, “foundation and assessment of energy management”, “energy conservation technology application and case study”, and “energy audit and case study”, laying a solid foundation for online training within Baosteel.