Environmental Management System

CSCI’s Commitment

  • Complying with statutory, contractual and other requirements in all respects
  • Preventing environmental pollution
  • Reducing construction wastes
  • Minimizing the consumption of natural resources
  • Improving its overall performance

The Group built its environmental management system based on ISO 14001:2015. Its subsidiaries (including CSCHK, China Overseas Building Construction Limited, China State Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Limited, Alchmex International Construction Limited, China State Civil Engineering Limited and China State Foundation Engineering Limited) successfully passed this reporting year’s internal and external audit. In addition, both CSCHK and COBC have passed the transfer audit of ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management System. CSFC also completed the new certification audit of the same system.

Through the environmental management system, the Group specifies the leadership function, and the responsibilities and authority of employees involved in environmental management. We also require all units to analyse the main environmental factors in their operations and keep up-to-date with the latest development of local environmental regulations and standards. Environmental targets and indicators are developed to formulate a well-directed environmental plan and allocate appropriate budgets for environmental measures to continuously improve the Group’s environmental performance.

Case Study

1.Environmental Management of CSCHK

CSCHK established its environmental and resources management system in accordance with ISO 14001 and ISO 50001, forming a close-circuit management in planning, implementation, performance appraisal and improvement, as well as integrating green development into the daily operations of the company. As an important component in environmental management, the establishment and review of annual targets guide CSCHK in implementing its environmental management plan and measures, which also quantify its performance. In 2019, most construction sites and office buildings of CSHK met their environmental targets. Based on this performance, the company has established environmental targets and indicators for 2020:

Environmental Targets Indicators in 2019 Performance in 2019 Indicators in 2020
Reduce use of timber Less than 130 cubic metres/revenue of HKD 100 million 100% construction sites reached target Less than 129 cubic metres/revenue of HKD 100 million
Reduce use of paper (construction sites) Less than 350 packs of A4 paper/revenue of HKD 100 million 96% construction sites reached target Target unchanged
Reduce use of paper (offices) Decreased by 3% compared to the average total use in 2016-2018% 6 supporting departments exceeded the target slightly Decreased by 3% compared to the average total use in 2017-2019
Save water (construction sites) Water bill less than: HKD 59,000/revenue of HKD 100 million (general construction sites); HKD 640,000/revenue of HKD 100 million (mill pile construction sites) 100% construction sites reached target Water bill less than: HKD 58,000/revenue of HKD 100 million (general construction sites) HKD 630,000/revenue of HKD 100 million (mill pile construction sites)
Save electricity (construction sites) Electricity bill less than HKD 230,000/revenue of HKD 100 million 100% reached target Electricity bill less than HKD 220,000/revenue of HKD 100 million
Save electricity (offices) Annual electricity use less than 120 KWh/square metre Electricity use reduced by 3.56% compared to 2018 Annual electricity consumption less than 115 KWh/square metre
Constantly improve the energy performance indicators during construction Improve energy performance indicator related to construction work during the year by 2.0% Unable to calculate data due to the lack of relevant comparable procedures in the year Target unchanged
Reduce concrete wastage Wastage rate less than: 2.0% (general construction sites) 6.0% (mill pile construction sites) 100% construction sites reached target Target unchanged
Reduce wastage of reinforcement bars Wastage rate less than: 4.5% (housing construction sites) 3.0% (civil construction sites) 4.0% (foundation construction sites) 100% construction sites reached target Target unchanged
Recycle computers and equipment Recycled all computers, monitors, hard disks and other accessories 100% reached target, recycled 44 sets of equipment Target unchanged
Recycle waste paper Recycled all used paper and old newspapers 100% reached target, recycled 20,270kg of waste paper Target unchanged
Acquire the latest information about energy-saving products Visited the annual international environmental protection expo; Shared the latest information about energy-saving products 100% reached target Target unchanged

In addition, in order to ensure that all business activities comply with relevant local laws and regulations, and the Group’s policies and measures, CSCHK has established an environmental management monitoring system to carry out various types of site inspections and environmental inspections, including inspections of daily construction environmental pollution control measures, rest day and nighttime noise inspections, site drainage and sewage treatment system inspections during rainy season, and third-party environmental monitoring and audit of projects with significant environmental impacts.