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Seminar on Cleaner Production Audits

Jiangsu Environmental Protection Department and The Provincial Government of Östergötland (Sweden) are conducting a Cleaner Production Audit project jointly in Jiangsu province with an aim to help industries to improve environmental performance. In April 2014 the project team with members from Jiangsu and Östergötland will visit the city of Taicang to perform a cleaner production audit at Nine Dragons Inc. by introducing concepts of Swedish environmental audit. 

Learnings from the audit will be discussed and shared at an seminar with a dual purpose. Firstly, the seminar will highlight how sustainable production may increase the quality of production while at the same time bring benefits for the local environment. Secondly, the seminar will showcase how environmental audits can be used as a tool in order to obtain a sustainable production.

Date: Friday, April 25

Time:  9-12 a.m with following lunch

Location: Four Points by Sheraton Taicang No.288 Shanghai East Road, Taicang, Suzhou,

RSVP: hazel.he@business-sweden.se no later than April 18

Draft Agenda

09.00 – 09.20  Welcoming speeches by:   Jiangsu EPD TBD   Hanna Elving, Director for Swedish Sustainable Business platform at Business Sweden (SSB)

09.20 – 09.30  Group Photo 合影

09.30 – 10.00  Environmental auditing in Sweden - systems and methods    Elin Iseskog, Senior Environmental Protection Officer and Coordinator Environmental Protection,Provincial Government of Östergötland Helene Ek Henning, Senior Scientist Environmental Monitoring and Analysis, Provincial Government of Östergötland

10.00 – 10.20  Learnings from the joint Cleaner Production Audit projects Jiangsu EPD Mr. Hou Yeli, Vice Director of Section for Pollution prevention and Control, Jiangsu Environmental Protection Department 江苏省环境保护厅污染防治处副处长 候业利先生

10.20 – 10.30  Tea break

10.30 – 11.15  General conclusions and experiences from the environmental audit and future suggestions Elin Iseskog, Senior Environmental Protection Officer and Coordinator Environmental Protection,Provincial Government of Östergötland Helene Ek Henning, Senior Scientist Environmental Monitoring and Analysis, Provincial Government of Östergötland Mr. Zhang Jianrong, Chief Engineer, Suzhou Institute for Environmental Sciences

11.15 – 11.30 Swedish company presentations Henrik Lefvert, managing director, Cellwood Machinery AB

11.30 – 12.00  Q&A and summary of the seminar   

Collaboration between Östergötland Provincial Government and Jiangsu Province: The Provincial Government of Östergötland has since 1999 an establishment of friendship relationship with the Jiangsu province in order to promote common prosperity and development. The main mission for Östergötland in this exchange is to support the trade and industry of their region by opening up doors to the Jiangsu market. There is also a Memorandum of understanding between Östergötland Environmental Protection Department and their counterpart in Jiangsu signed in 2011 which promotes cooperation between the regions regarding environmental protection and common improvements in this area. A joint project concerning cleaner production audits and the use of sustainable working methods within industries in Jiangsu province is currently undertaken. The project presents an opportunity for introducing Swedish cleantech solutions on the Jiangsu market.

Swedish Sustainable Business platform at Business Sweden (SSB) Swedish Sustainable Business in China is a project run by Business Sweden with the purpose of conducting workshops, round-table discussions and meetings regarding CSR, environment, sustainable financing and supply chain management. SSB´s aim is to provide a platform to help Swedish companies in China to be leaders in the field of CSR. The program is financed by the EKN, and 4 Swedish regions (Regional council of Kalmar, Regional Council of Gävleborg, County board of Östergötland and County board of Kronoberg).