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Responding to the Climate Change

We adhere to the Paris Agreement and the "strategic goal of carbon peak by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060" proposed by Chinese government. We avoid or reduce the carbon emission by effective approaches, methods and technologies for energy conservation and emission reduction to support the realization of global agreement goals. We try to improve the ability of our operation and the nearby communities to resist the impact of climate change.


Management Approach:
  • Target Management
    We set goals for reduction of greenhouse gas emission and improvement of energy efficiency according to relevant laws and regulations as well as the actual situation of the project sites. After that, we implement the responsibility system of target management to ensure the realization of the goal.
    Target Management
  • Adoption of the Low Energy Consumption Production Process and the Intensive Production Process
    We try to popularize the production process for grinding-energy consumption reduction among our ownership enterprises. For example, we use the production process of biological wet heap leaching of copper and wet heap leaching of gold in Zijinshan Gold Copper Mine.
    Adoption of the Low Energy Consumption Production Process and the Intensive Production Process
  • Adoption of Energy-saving Equipment and Technology
    We try to popularize the energy-saving measures and technologies in ownership enterprises, such as mining with large-scale facilities, application of LED lights for production and office lighting, adoption of advanced high-efficiency energy-saving motor and more frequency conversion equipment as well as enhancing the power factor management.
    Adoption of Energy-saving Equipment and Technology
  • Improvement of Energy Structure Management
    We promote the utilization of clean energy and renewable energy which is good for emission reduction according to the analysis of energy structure and the characteristics of each enterprise. We build the Zijin new energy company to promote photovoltaic power generation in ownership enterprises under appropriate condition. We improve the energy structure by takeover and operation of hydropower stations. Our hydropower generation contributes100 million kWh of clean power to the society in 2020, and the annual emission reduction of CO2e is about 80000 tons.
    Improvement of Energy Structure Management
  • Absorption and Emission Reduction
    According to the principle of carbon dioxide absorption by green plants, we require the mining enterprises to do reclamation of abandoned mining sites as well as the greening of production areas. In this way, we can promote the absorption by green plants to reduce the emission. For example, we have planted large quantities of trees in the industrial slag fields of Zijinshan Gold Copper Mine these years, and the annual emission reduction of CO2 e is about 15000 t. Other enterprises such as the Ashele Copper Industry, Xinjiang Zijin Zinc Industry, Wuhou Zijin have also implemented the greening projects in arid Gobi deserts for many years, and they have made great contributions in achieving large areas of green plants from scratch.
    Absorption and Emission Reduction
  • Data Management
    We set up an energy consumption data platform. We can monitor the group's energy use status through daily management of the platform. Once we find any abnormal data, we can send the feedback in time and make adjustments accordingly. So it is a good way to reduce the abnormal energy consumption. We can research and judge about the ways of energy-saving indicators through the analysis of annual secondary data, and thus implement the effective energy-saving ways. The unit consumption of domestic mine production capacity decreases by 4% compared with the same period of the previous year.
    Data Management
  • Inspection and Supervision
    Through the on-site supervision and plate management of energy conservation and emission reduction, we have promoted the initiative and standardization of ownership enterprises in terms of energy conservation and emission reduction. We also provide advanced experience for ownership enterprises to exchange and share.
    Inspection and Supervision