The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China and the CSR Centre of the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing sincerely invite you to join in the discussion on how companies could mitigate environmental risks to their supply chains under the environmental protection storm in China.
According to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, 186 000 environmental violations had been punished in 2018 with fines totalling 15 billion yuan, increasing 32% from the year before. And it is anticipated that Chinese Government will keep a high pressure of environmental protection for a long-term.
Since the new Law of Environmental Protection was enacted in 2015, a series of regulations and implementing measures have been issued to facilitate the enforcement. For example, the expanded scale of eligible plaintiffs in environmental lawsuits and possibility of huge amount compensation to victims will expose companies in great environmental risks. Other stricter regulations or measures also requires companies to improve their capacity of managing environmental risks and disclosing data. These development and trends will have significant impact on business operation of both foreign companies and their suppliers in China.
At the seminar, experts from academia/law firm, consultancy and non-governmental organization will give their insights on strategies and solutions that companies could take to manage environmental risks in their business and supply chains in China.
15.00-15.30 Registration with coffee 注册
15.30-15.40 Welcome remarks 欢迎致辞
15.40-16:10 Development trends of environmental law enforcement – Impact on business and solutions for companies
By Professor Zhu Xiao, PhD Tutor, Law School , Renmin University
16.10-16:25 IPE Green Supply Chain Program
By Zhang Hui, Green Supply Chain Project Officer, Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE)
16.25-16.40 Environmental risk management for business operation and supply chains in China
By Liu Yang, Executive Director of Northern China, Greenment Environment
16.40-17.10 Q&A session 问答环节
17.10-17.20 Conclusion 会议总结
17.20-18.30 Reception and networking 招待会及自由交流
*Please note that we for this specific Sharp Talk have a no show fee of 100 RMB if ticket is not cancelled 24 hours prior to event.