On December 28, 2021, Bureau Veritas Group (hereinafter referred to as "Bureau Veritas") issued its first carbon neutrality verification statement in China's dairy industry to Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Yili"). Mr. Zhao Xin, Vice President of Yili Group; Mr. Zheng Bin, North Regional Manager of System Certification Business Group of Bureau Veritas; Mr. Yu Changliang, Sales Manager of North Region of Bureau Veritas, and guest representatives from both parties attended the certification ceremony. Ms. Zou Fengxian, General Manager of System Certification Business Group of Bureau Veritas, however, participated via video conferencing.
The Yili Carbon Neutrality Project was launched in April 2021. Professional teams of Bureau Veritas conducted carbon inventories for the entire value chain for Yili Group and its more than 60 factories, completed the carbon footprint calculation tables of 8 categories of products in the 4 major business divisions for technical review, assisted Yili Group in completing the Group's peak carbon dioxide emissions and carbon neutrality forecasts, compiled a road map for the implementation of the carbon neutrality strategy, and verified carbon neutrality. After confirmation by the Board of Directors of Yili Group, it finally obtained China's first carbon neutrality verification statement from Bureau Veritas in December.
Ms. Zou Fengxian, General Manager of System Certification Business Group of Bureau Veritas expressed a warm welcome to Yili and its representatives via video conferencing," Bureau Veritas is very fortunate to witness Yili's becoming more competitive and stronger through development, especially in terms of green and carbon neutrality, Yili has always played a leading role in the industry. As early as 2010, Yili had started to carry out a comprehensive carbon inventory internally in accordance with the ISO 14064 Standard and the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. The reception of the first carbon neutrality verification statement issued by Bureau Veritas in China's dairy industry further demonstrates Yili's awareness and determination to achieve carbon neutrality. In the future, Bureau Veritas hopes to share more experience with Yili in the field of green development and "dual carbon", and promote the domestic dairy industry to achieve the goal of carbon reduction. "
Mr. Zhao Xin, Vice President of Yili Group, highly affirmed the professional performance of Bureau Veritas technical team," In recent years, Yili has outshone especially in "dual-carbon", and is the "No.1 in the industry". Yili is the first company among its field to commit to realizing carbon neutrality, and it is also the first to implement an independent carbon inventory. Since 2010, Yili has carried out effective and comprehensive corporate carbon inventories for 12 consecutive years, established a comprehensive energy and environmental protection data accounting system, and won the "International Carbon-Value Award" 7 times. The cooperation between Yili and Bureau Veritas includes carbon inventory and training of relevant personnel on carbon footprint and carbon neutrality standards. Yili is willing to strengthen cooperation with Bureau Veritas and deliver more brilliant achievements in terms of green and low carbon. "
Mr. Zheng Bin, North Regional Manager of System Certification Business Group of Bureau Veritas, appreciated Yili choosing and trusting Bureau Veritas for years, and introduced the cooperation between both parties in detail," Carbon neutrality is not only a constraint index, but also a driving mechanism. It restricts extensive development indeed, but also foster green and high-quality development. The proposal of carbon neutrality goal creates a specific timeline and stage goals for the first time for the company's green development, and the green economy has new growth drivers and growth points. Being capable of turning crises into opportunities and opening up new situations amidst changes have always been the corporate culture of Yili Group. Carbon neutrality is an invaluable opportunity brought to us by environmental crises, so we must seize it. Bureau Veritas is fortunate to grow up in an era of great changes unseen in a century, and has great opportunities unseen in a century.
The carbon neutrality verification statement Yili received is not only the first carbon neutrality verification statement issued by Bureau Veritas in China's Dairy Industry, but also the first in the entire food industry in China. I firmly believe that Yili will take the opportunity of carbon neutrality to use technological innovation to deepen the green development, create and lead China's dairy industry, and embark on a road of carbon neutrality with Yili's characteristics. Meanwhile, Bureau Veritas hopes that it will continue to explore sustainability and share more experience in "dual-carbon" with Yili, and achieve all-round cooperation and win-win results in a broader field. To build an ecological civilization and a beautiful earth, we will make our due contributions."