Top 100 sustainable enterprises in Vietnam 2020
2020 marks the 2nd year DEEP C is honored as top 100 sustainable enterprises by Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), also the 5th year of the programme, which was born after the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with 17 goals.
Top 100 were selected from 500 enterprises that had qualified after the preliminary round based on Corporate Sustainability Index (CSI). CSI covers four areas including sustainable development, administration, the environment, and labor.
The programme has been recognized among business community and governmental organizations for its significant impact in promoting awareness about the importance and benefits of sustainable development in businesses, communities and society.
Long before the recent selection, DEEP C implemented their sustainability strategy on three pillars: economic growth, environmental and social impact. Their main goal is taking the complexity out of investing in Vietnam while achieving common sustainability goals with investors. Overall, driving economic growth in a sustainable manner for DEEP C, investors and local community.
Depending on the nature of businesses, enterprises can adopt different practices to stay sustainable. For DEEP C, they are the first industrial park to make road from recycled plastics and smart electricity grid possible in Vietnam. The recycled plastics road currently lies in DEEP C Haiphong II industrial park. The group is now working on the generation of renewable energy from rooftop solar panel and wind turbine. By 2030, it aims to supply 50% of energy demand within its industrial park. Sustainability is also present in reusing of treated wastewater for various industrial purposes such as cooling tower of tenants, preserving mangrove forest along our port area as a natural buffering.
Construction work is complied with our strict standards on safety and environment before, during and after construction such as innovation (road made from plastics), sustainable sourcing of materials (containers), sustainable sites, energy efficiency (optimizing solar and wind energy), indoor environment quality, water efficiency, etc.
Its new office, also known as DEEP C II service complex will be built by attaching used shipping containers together with steel. This will serve as an example of how to repurpose the huge steel boxes as an alternative to traditional construction materials. In the years to come, not only this complex but also all DEEP C’s ready-built factories in Quang Ninh will be built to LEED standards.
“We believe that eco-industrial park is the future of the industry and are happy to raise the standards for developing infrastructures inside industrial park and spread the benefits of eco manufacturing. Sure it’s good for the environment, but it’s also good for the image, the quality of working and living, and it’s cost-saving for the maintenance and operations”, said Koen Soenens, General Sales and Marketing Director at DEEP C Industrial Zones.