In order to effectively respond to emission trading, we must have adaptable management system and pan-company management function. Asia Cement will form internal organizations in response to emission trading.
We have established vision and goals in response to emission trading and are encouraging the entire members to share them. As the regulations on GHG reduction become more and more restrictive, response to climate change will gradually become one of the core business areas of Asia Cement.
At this imminent time of emission trading, we will regard response to climate change as risk to management and an opportunity to achieve our goals.
In order to proficiently utilize the advantages of emission trading, we must acquire information on marginal abatement cost (MAC) and structure integrated information system on energy and GHG.
Asia Cement will reduce GHG through meticulous analysis on external reduction business using offset policy.
Corporations participating in emission trading must build infrastructure to facilitate transaction. In order to minimize financial risks, Asia Cement has founded internal transaction standards as well as internal control systems including transaction control.
Direct / indirect energy consumption
In 2013, Asia Cement’s energy consumption was 408,997 TOE, of which 45% was from flaming coal. Also electricity consumption was 81,610 TOE, about 20% of total.
Through communications with various interested parties, we are methodically making efforts to show our nature-friendly practices to the public.
Every year, the members of our Jecheon plant and other branch plants are planting trees on and around the establishment to reduce GHG as well as diminish noise and improve aesthetics. As for our Daejeon Plant, the idle land by the plant is rented to our staff and neighboring residents as weekend farms.
|Year||Type of Tree||Qnt’y||Location|
|2012||Metasequoia, white pine, birch, white royal azalea, rhododendron indicum and more||3,000||Around waste heat power generation plant, land for extension, stadium, main building, plant nursery and offices|
|2013||White pine, rhododendron schlippenbachii, grass, lacquer tree, sorbus commixta, Korean forsythia||4,000||Nearby roads, plant nursery, and land for extension|
|2013||White pine, Korean forsythia, chestnut tree, pinus koraiensis, pine tree,||5,000||forsythia|
Since 2007, we’ve installed CO2 measuring equipment on our rotary kilns to better monitor our emission levels.
By increasing use of blended cement, we have reduced 6,500 tons of CO2 generation in 2013. We plan to continuously develop nature-friendly products and blended cement to further reduce GHG generation.
In 1999, we installed recycling facility for scrap tires and synthetic resins to reduce generation of wastes as well as use of flaming coal and other fossil fuels.