The Company actively adopts green office measures and continues to implement energy-saving plans through saving electricity consumption for lighting, banning installing or changing electric wire without permission, setting air conditioners in public space to a proper temperature, saving water in toilets, encouraging paperless office, etc. By replacement of traditional illumination with LED lightings, the power consumption and heat emission of office illumination were reduced, and hazardous waste, such as fluorescent lamps were also reduced. In 2020, the Company upgraded its access control system with new face identification panel machines to reduce the consumption of temporary visitor cards and then avoid waste generation. The Company reasonably adjusts the heating water temperature according to the indoor and outdoor temperature, and the energy consumption of headquarters building during the heating season in 2020 decreased by 1,148 GJ compared to the same period in 2019.
The Company actively responds to the national call on water conservation, and makes water-saving plans according to the actual operation and puts them into practice. In order to achieve the goal of saving water, we renovated the water purification system in Beijing headquarters building for wastewater recycling, where the filtered wastewater from the main unit is collected into an underground water tank through new pipelines for further reuse. In 2020, the water consumption in Beijing Office of CITIC Securities Headquarters reduced by 12,000 tons compared to 2019.
The total usable area of the Company’s Beijing data center is about 3,000 square meters, and the construction standard is Tier 4, which has reached the first-class level in China and the leading level in the industry. It has won many highest awards in data center design and construction in China.
CITIC Securities International is committed to reducing effects on environment and became one of the first financial companies in Asia to obtain ISO14001 certification in 2007. CITIC Securities International has established an Environmental Management System (EMS) in accordance with ISO14001, under which, CITIC Securities International reduces the use of natural resources such as materials, energy and water, pays attention to indoor air quality, and takes active actions to reduce carbon emissions.