By Media and Communication Division on 19 December
On the afternoon of December 18th, Zhang Boxu, Party Secretary and Director General of Beijing Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology (BMCEI) visited Sinopec Beijing Yanshan Company (SBYC) in Fangshan District, Beijijng, to inspect how measures are being implemented to shut or cut output. On the same day, the BMCEI dispatched 14 inspection teams to scrutinize whether companies on the municipal-level watch list for heavy air pollution emergency response have properly implemented measures to shut or cut output.
Mr. Zhang first visited the SBYC workplace safety command center and learned in detail its concrete measures to cut output and reduce emission during the red alert period for heavy air pollution(the red alert period hereinafter). Then he came to the No.1 oil refinery of SBYC to learn about the achievements of enterprises in pollutant emission detection and new technological upgrading. He recognized the compliance of big firms like SBYC in strictly implementing measures to shut or cut output during the red alert period and said that enterprises should, in accordance with the CPC Beijing municipal committee and the municipal government’s instructions and the Industry Contingency Plan for Heavy Air Pollution in Beijing (2016 version) , shut or cut output to reduce emission during the red alert period, and forge a strong sense of social responsibility and green and environment awareness to realize energy conservation, emission reduction and sustainable growth.
SYBC initiated the contingency plan ahead of the red air alert period and optimized production procedures. To meet the target of reducing pollutant emission, SYBC implemented the production plan to cut output by 30%, considering production operation, material balance and air pollutant emission.
Mr. Zhang pointed out that, for enterprises, effective emission reduction and sustainable growth can only be achieved through: first, transform technologies like better collection and air-tightness of devices to rationalize pollution emission; second, upgrade production technologies, cut emission for each and every production procedure, and develop recycling technologies; third, take the initiative to transform and upgrade through innovating in product categories like polymer and new materials, which is also the fundamental way to achieve sustainable growth.
BMCEI found through field inspection that, the contact person and contact information of the district authority in charge and enterprises ordered to shut or cut output are clearly defined and remain accessible, which guarantees that emergency instructions be delivered in time. Enterprises on the list have complied with the contingency plan. During future red alert periods, inspection teams will keep up their thorough inspection, identify problems, give timely feedback and oversee rectification.