Our employees are the driving force behind our sustainable development. We have always been committed to the provision of a sound workplace for employees and the protection of employees’ lawful rights. Health and safety of the employees are our concern and a wide-ranging platform has been in place for career development of the staff so as to create a corporate culture of loyalty and cohesiveness, promoting the mutual growth of the staff and the Company.
Supply chain management
The Group persists in developing fair and impartial working relationships with suppliers. Bulk purchases of fuel and other materials are subject to an administrative regime that separates purchase, delivery inspection and acceptance, and supervision, in a bid to eliminate corruption at source. Contracts and agreements are performed in stringent compliance with contractual requirements and all suppliers are treated with respect in an equal manner.
While fulfilling its own social responsibility, the Group also incorporates concepts and requirements of social responsibility in the management of suppliers. A stringent and standardized system for the selection and management of suppliers has been formulated, in a bid to safeguard a healthy and orderly marketplace in a joint effort with other parties in accordance with the "Regulations for the Management of Suppliers", "Implementation Measures for the Evaluation of Material Suppliers", "Implementation Measures for the Evaluation of Tender Suppliers" and other pertinent regulations.
Approval of fuel suppliers is subject to the fulfilment of precedent conditions based on the mine resources or transport support provided by the potential suppliers, which are assessed and examined in a comprehensive manner with reference to their qualification, skill competence, product quality, pricing, after-sale service and reputation, and are graded as I, II and III in accordance with the Catalogue for Grading and Classification of Materials. China Power focuses on assessing and examining suppliers of Grade I and II and those which are newly added or planned to be eliminated. In 2016, the Group assessed 1,664 suppliers of fuels and other materials, and identified 40 unsatisfactory suppliers, 10 of which were blacklisted.
As a power generator, the Group mainly sells electricity generated from its power plants through the local power grid companies. In 2016, seizing the opportunity directed by the PRC government in opening up the electricity market, the Group has been actively fostering its own customer base by proactively liaising with enterprises of large electricity consumption and building with them long lasting and sustainable partnerships in order to increase the market share of power supply.
The Group regards safe production as the prerequisite for stable power supply and sustainable development for the Company in firm adherence to the safety philosophy which maintains that "no risks are uncontrollable, no breaches are unpreventable and no accidents are unavoidable" and the safety production directives of "safety as priority, prevention rather than cure, and comprehensive management". No major incident related to our employees, facilities or the environment occurred in 2016.
The Group is actively involved in community building and conducts its business in a responsible manner in the places where it operates, with the aim of driving local economic and social development. Social charity, education in science and technology and other campaigns that contribute to the well-being of local communities are organized based on their practical needs.
The full version of the "Environmental Protection and Social Responsibility Report" will be posted on the websites of the Company and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on or before 30 June 2017.