ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Hung Hing Printing Group Limited’s full environmental policy can be found on their website. Here are some of the main achievements over the last year.

ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Hung Hing Printing Group Limited’s full environmental policy can be found on their website. Here are some of the main achievements over the last year.

Investment

In 2018, Hung Hing Printing Group Limited committed an investment of more than HK$5.3m (approx. £540k) in environmental projects, including green energy and energy saving solutions.

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PAPER
All paper mills directly worked with have either or both FSC / PEFC forest management certification.  In 2018, 55,100 tonnes of certified paper were consumed and 120,000 tonnes of high recycled content, totalling over 94% of all paper used in production.  Waste paper is sold back to paper mills for recycling.

PRODUCTION
As part of ISO14001, procedures have been established to ensure water is used responsibly.  All taps have flow control devices to reduce wastage and pipes inspected to prevent leaks.  In 2018 water consumption per unit sales dropped from 372 tonnes in 2017 to 371

RECYCLING
Hung Hing strive to recycle as much material as possible so carton boxes and wooden pallets for deliveries are reused internally, scrap paper is used for prototyping.  At the end of the cycle, materials are either recycled or disposed of responsibly.  In 2018, 49,523 tonnes of paper, 286 tonnes of metal, 1,016 tonnes of wood and 632 tonnes of plastic were all recycled

HK$4m (over £400k) of the total investment was in energy saving initiatives.  For example…

Investment in new technology with advanced automated machinery to improve production processes alongside training and development to promote environmental protection.

Hung Hing’s environmental protection performance is disclosed via CDP, a non-profit global disclosure system.  This gives transparency and chance to benchmark performance against peers.  Emissions data from operations is also presented to demonstrate KPI performance.

Most materials with high VOC content were replaced with tested environmentally friendly substitutes.  A central ink supply system was introduced in Heshan and Shenzhen with reusable containers holding 200kg of ink instead of 2.5kg capacity of the old metal containers.  This has eliminated 6,000kg hazardous waste annually.

Energy efficient air conditioning units have been replaced in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, saving an estimated 1m kWh of energy annually.

Evolution of Hung Hing’s ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) strategy, lead by teams in each site who keep up to date on relevant developments and ensure procedures are in place such as daily regulation updates, safety inspections and training for successful implementation.

All manufacturing sites in China are ISO14001 certified, requiring each factory to set annual environmental targets to be measured against.  Heshan and Shenzhen hold the Bank of China Ecopioneer Award.

Hung Hing engage in regular dialogue with suppliers on sustainable manufacturing, endeavouring to be as environmentally friendly as possible and trying to share any expertise with customers if there is any way to help reduce carbon footprint.  This could be by reducing packaging with less material and less transportation space.

inks
  • All process inks are soy based
  • Biodegradable PP is available
  • Water-based glue lamination is used

As energy is the highest source of greenhouse gas emission within operations, greener alternatives are sought whenever possible.  31 diesel forklifts have been replaced by electric, strengthening compliance with the Chinese air pollution regulations by saving 30,000 litres of diesel annually.  Consumption has also been reduced by less maintenance runs required by backup generators to the factories.

Hung Hing have a paper policy to ensure its most important raw material is purchased and consumed in a responsible manner.  High recycled content papers and Chain of Custody certified papers are recommended and papers from unknown or illegal origins are never purchased.

The Heshan site has new technology to help reduce electricity consumption of the air conditioning system.  A Physical Electrochemical Water Descaling System has been installed in the cooling tower, keeping water pipes free from limescale build up and suppressing the growth of algae in the water so air conditioning operates at maximum efficiency.  This is estimated to save 163,000 kWh of electricity per year.  This System has also reduced the need to change cooling water frequently.

Most HGVs use diesel fuel but those in Hong Kong must comply with Euro V emissions standards or higher, those in China comply with standards specific to each area.  In 2018, Hung Hing purchased an electric passenger vehicle to test its suitability for operations.

The Hong Kong site has had 200 kWp solar panels installed, estimated to generate an annual electricity output of more than 200,000 kWh and to reduce CO2e emissions by over 100 tonnes.  This will also lower the indoor temperature so reduce the electricity needed for air conditioning.

Heshan and Shenzhen use solar water heaters to supplement dormitory hot water supplies and there is waste boiler steam collection, saving on heating costs and water.  A central vacuum pump system was installed to reduce noise levels, reduce temperatures, improve air quality and reduce electricity consumption.

Participation in the Hong Kong Guangdong Cleaner Production Partner program since 2009, 2018 was the tenth consecutive year Hung Hing received an award in recognition of efforts towards environmental protection.

According to the Shenzhen Government, carbon emissions trade system target quota was 22,882t, the actual was 20,430t so the surplus 2,452t could be sold in the carbon trade market.

Hazardous waste is collected by authorised agents and non-hazardous disposed of as domestic waste.  Treated waste water is discharged into the sewerage system but regularly tested to ensure compliance with water pollution control regulations.

Upgraded exhaust filtering system in Heshan from active carbon to light activated catalytic, making efficiency improvements.

In 2018 VOCs (Volatile Organic Chemicals) were reduced by 12% per unit of sales (1 unit being HK$1m) and hazardous waste by 16%, achieved through investment, training and cooperation with business partners.

Boiler conversion from heavy oil to natural gas to reduce emissions.  Solvent based blister oil was replaced with water based in Shenzhen to reduce VOCs.

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Hung Hing UK is the UK partner for Hung Hing Printing.  Our UK office is now a Carbon Assessed and Carbon Neutral organisation.

The UK office outputs approx. 35 Tonnes of CO2 annually, and we have offset this with the UK tree-planting project, planting 40 trees in South East England.   Our output is below average for a business our size and is rated excellent.

We aim to uphold and improve on this annually.

MORE INFORMATION

If you need any more specific information on Hung Hing Printing’s environmental commitments, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Are you looking to print In China with Hung Hing?

You can call the office on 023 8062 5858, or fill out the enquiry form to find out more.

Please also get in touch if you want to know more about our UK-based creative studio. Find out how we help our clients with paper engineering, design for manufacture, pop-ups, novelty designs, dummies, prototypes and more. All based in our UK studio.


Are you looking to print In China with Hung Hing?

You can call the office on 023 8062 5858, or fill out the enquiry form to find out more.

Please also get in touch if you want to know more about our UK-based creative studio. Find out how we help our clients with paper engineering, design for manufacture, pop-ups, novelty designs, dummies, prototypes and more. All based in our UK studio.


Are you looking to print In China with Hung Hing?

You can call the office on 023 8062 5858, or fill out the enquiry form to find out more.

Please also get in touch if you want to know more about our UK-based creative studio. Find out how we help our clients with paper engineering, design for manufacture, pop-ups, novelty designs, dummies, prototypes and more. All based in our UK studio.


Are you looking to print In China with Hung Hing?

You can call the office on 023 8062 5858, or fill out the enquiry form to find out more.

Please also get in touch if you want to know more about our UK-based creative studio. Find out how we help our clients with paper engineering, design for manufacture, pop-ups, novelty designs, dummies, prototypes and more. All based in our UK studio.


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