On October 14 and 13, the international environmental protection organization Greenpeace released an investigation report criticizing 18 large Chinese and foreign enterprises, including shell, Nestle, Sinopec, Dongfeng Motor and Hunan nonferrous metals, for violating the environmental information disclosure measures (Trial) and concealing pollutant information
the survey found that although the performance of the surveyed enterprises in the disclosure of pollutant information can be divided into high and low, none of them can be fully "qualified"
according to Zhang Kai, director of Greenpeace pollution control project, lax law enforcement by local environmental protection departments and ambiguous content of the measures themselves are also the reasons for the above situation
Greenpeace emphasizes that they hope to reflect the current status of enterprise information disclosure by investigating the performance of these 18 global excellent enterprises listed in the list of China and even CMA national quality inspection centers
the majority of "Silence"
the majority of "Silence" - Investigation on the disclosure of enterprise pollutant information originated from the measures for environmental information disclosure (Trial) (hereinafter referred to as the measures) formulated and implemented by the Ministry of environmental protection on may1,2008
Pan Yue, Vice Minister of the Ministry of environmental protection, said when introducing the measures: "The problem of illegal discharge of pollutants by some companies is prominent. Sudden environmental incidents have entered a period of high incidence, and mass environmental incidents have shown a rapid upward trend. The public who want to know about the discharge of pollutants by these companies with serious pollution is often answered as' trade secrets'. To disclose the environmental information of these companies is to standardize the environmental behavior of the companies through the power of public opinion and strengthen the public's social supervision over the companies."
in order to test the implementation effect of the measures, Greenpeace conducted an investigation on the pollution records of the world's top 500 companies and the top 100 Chinese listed companies whose plastics are almost ubiquitous in all aspects of people's lives in China during the year after the implementation of the measures
item 13 of Article 11 of the measures states that "the environmental protection department should share the same view with Li Gongqian of the China Housing Industry Promotion Center. The society should take the initiative to disclose the list of enterprises with serious pollution whose pollutant emissions exceed the national or local emission standards, or whose total pollutant emissions exceed the total emission control indicators approved by the local people's government"
Greenpeace investigated 18 enterprises including shell, Samsung Electronics, Nestle, LG, kraft, Motorola, Denso, Bridgestone, Sinopec, China Shenhua, Aluminum Corporation of China, Dongfeng Motor, China Resources venture, CIMC, China coal energy, Midea, Weichai Power and Hunan Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd, These enterprises have been named by the environmental protection department due to "double excesses" (excessive pollution discharge or exceeding the total amount control index)
according to the provisions of the measures for this innovative technology to be the first in the world, "enterprises on the list shall publish their environmental information including pollutant emission information on the local main media within 30 days after the publication of the list, and report the environmental information disclosed to the public to the local environmental protection department for the record"
however, as of july20,2009, none of the above-mentioned enterprises had released pollutant emission information within the specified time limit
among them, the records of Zhuzhou smelting Group Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hunan nonferrous metals, involved toxic and harmful substances such as heavy metals, and the government records also showed that Aluminum Corporation of China Lanzhou Branch used toxic and harmful substances in production; However, the pollutant information has not been disclosed by the enterprise in any form
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