As a well-known leading enterprise in the daily chemical industry, Unilever is striding forward on the road of sustainable development. Recently, Unilever Hefei Logistics Center won the LEED Zero Carbon & Energy dual certification issued by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) with its high standard operation management and perfect new energy architecture, and became the first logistics project in Asia to obtain the LEED Zero Carbon & Energy dual certification.
Unilever began to get known LEED green building certification system as early as 2015, and hired Bureau Veritas (hereinafter referred to as "BV") as LEED certification consultant. In March 2017, Unilever Hefei Logistics Center successfully obtained the platinum level certification, the highest level of LEED NC (new building).
In 2019, the energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions of China's logistics industry were 440 million tons of standard coal and 860 million tons of carbon dioxide, respectively, accounting for 9.0% and 8.8% of the national energy consumption and carbon emissions, respectively. Under the requirements of the "double carbon" strategy, the voice of energy conservation and emission reduction in the logistics industry is also increasingly high. This time, Unilever Hefei Logistics Center won the LEED double certification of zero carbon and zero energy consumption, which is undoubtedly an important step for Unilever to fulfill its commitment to carbon emission reduction.
"The World Green Building Council (WGBC) has put forward a long-term goal for the construction industry - to achieve net zero emissions for all buildings in the world by 2050. Up to now, there are more than 100 projects worldwide that have won the LEED net zero certification. It is a great honor to work with Unilever to make progress together, which will broaden the road of sustainable development." Wang Yang, Head of Green Building, Greater China, Bureau Veritas, said.