Research on Corporate Environmental Responsibility in China

Chinese Model: China’s Corporate Environmental Responsibility

Author(s): Wang Hong

Pp: 101-120 (20)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681086477118010008


Since 1970s, China’s corporate environmental responsibility developed stage by stage. China first convened the national environmental protection conference, where environmental issues were officially discussed in 1973. The first New China’s environmental protection law was promulgated in 1982 and in 1992, the CPC central committee and the state council jointly published “China Top Ten Countermeasures on Environment and Development”, which are related to CER. Since the 21st century, there have been a growing number of words about environmental protection and sustainable development, which are essential to CER. Practice shows that the following three Chinese companies have made good achievements in implementing CER. Tong Ren Tang in Beijing introduced Sialon in the field of medicine. It effectively protects the plateau grassland resource and maintains the grassland environmental balance. The Steel and Iron Company Jinan establishes the recycling economy development model, minimizes the production and consumption pollution, and conducts innocent treatment of waste resource. It acquires greater economic and environmental benefits at lower cost. By means of green business growth, Inner Mongolia Elion Resources Group turned desert into fertile land and oasis, and “sand harm” into “sand benefit”. It has made tens of thousands of peasants rich. As SDS indicates, the sustainable development of Chinese enterprises is deep rooted and ancient Chinese heaven-huma- -coordination idea is firmly fixed in Chinese culture. It is a strong inside calling for today’s “environmentally friendly” enterprises development. When Chinese companies communicate with international partners, they need to participate in the international exchange more actively, hence furthering the initiative and the right to speak.

Keywords: China, Corporate environmental responsibility (CER), Cultural root, Development, Heaven-human-coordination, Practice.

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