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Measures on Open Environmental Information (for Trial Implementation)

China Current 2008

Government and Enterprises strongly advised to disclose environmental information according to regulatory requirements. Environmental agencies are also encouraged to establish an environmental information disclosure system.

Issuer name

Ministry of Environmental Protection

Government ministry

Environment

More information

This Act was issued by the State Environmental Protection Administration of China. Corporations should disclose environmental information according to regulatory requirements. Environmental agencies are also encouraged to establish an environmental information disclosure system. Public disclosure of government environmental information should include, among other things, a list of corporations that breach national or local environmental pollution norms or have had serious environmental pollution incidents or that refuse to comply with the regulations. Corporations are encouraged to voluntarily disclose the following: environmental protection guidelines, annual targets and results, annual resource utilization, environmental investment and description of environmental technologies, pollution levels, density, types, and disposal method, environmental protection construction and operating status, waste generation, voluntary environmental agreements with the agencies, and implementation status of corporate social responsibility. Environmental agencies will in turn give compliant companies incentives such as public commendation, priority for specific environmental grants (according to regulations), and for cleaner production demonstration projects or other grants for demonstration pilots/projects (according to regulations) www.sepa.gov.cn

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Target organization notes

Environmenal protection departments(govenmental), enterprises

Industry scope

All/none specified

Disclosure venue

mandatorily, upon request of citizen, legal persons ad other organizations; Voluntarily, non specifice disclosure venue.

ESG coverage - E (Environment)

All

Status

Current

Country

China

Region

Asia Pacific

Date of publication

2008

Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National/federal

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