Energy consumption level in Hong Kong is among the top in the world. Currently, Hong Kong’s annual carbon dioxide emission exceeds 21 million tones, of which electricity generation accounted for 62% of this total. It is believed that energy conservation is the most effective solution to combat climate change and to create a greener living environment for our future generations.
D&G Technology has joined as the COOL Corporate Program 2017/18 of Friends of the Earth and participated at its Power Smart Energy Saving Contest. We are glad that we have successfully achieved over 3% electricity saving throughout the year and are awarded a certificate. We will continue to help save the electricity consumption by all means in the future.
Ms Glendy Choi, CEO of D&G Technology, was invited to be one of the speakers at Tricor Seminar 2018 on 12 November 2018. The seminar talked about “Corporate Governance & Regulatory Updates”. Ms Choi shared her experience and view on enhancing the corporate governance of HK-listed companies. The seminar attracted more than a thousand attendees and received positive and keen responses.
Industry Cares recognition scheme is a corporate social responsibility recognition scheme organized by Federation of Hong Kong Industries. The scheme is to praise those enterprises which had outstanding performance in Corporate Social Responsibility over the past year. D&G Technology attaches importance to corporate social responsibility and has participated in a number of activities related to corporate social responsibility in the past year. It was awarded the Caring Certificate of Industry Cares 2018. The Group does not forget to fulfill the corporate social responsibility during its business development. We try to support and participate in different types of community obligations or environmental activities, and focus on its direction of sustainable development.
Ms Glendy Choi, CEO of D&G Technology, was invited by HKICS to be a panelist at 11th Biennial Corporate Governance Conference (CGC) 2018. The conference was held on 14 Sep at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong and over 300 participants attend the conference. Ms Choi discussed with other panelists and shared her experience and insights on the business changes for new horizon company. The feedback from the participants was keen.
D&G Technology has joined the “COOL Corporate Membership Scheme 2017/18” established by the Friends of the Earth (HK) to step up its efforts on environmental awareness and reduction of carbon emission. The Awards Presentation Ceremony for COOL Corporate Membership Scheme was held on 8 August 2018. The Group was honored to obtain the Silver award of “Sustainability Leader Award” after a whole year’s participation. It is definitely recognition to the Group’s effort and contribution on environmental awareness and CSR. The Group will continue to leave its eco-friendly footprint by actively supporting and participating in activities organized by environmental organizations.
The 2018 World PLUS 50 Construction Machinery Manufacturer list was released in Beijing in July. D&G Machinery, a wholly-owned subsidiary of D&G Technology, was ranked 36th. This year, a total of seven Chinese companies ranked on the list of “PLUS 50", most of which are specialized equipment manufacturers. In this regard, the Chairman of the China Construction Machinery Industry Association, Qi Jun, said that with the development and maturity of China's construction machinery industry, the number and proportion of professional manufacturers will become larger and larger. And China's specialized machinery manufacturers represented by D&G Machinery will become an important force in promoting the upgrading and development of the industry in the future, and become an indispensable and important participant in China's infrastructure construction and urbanization.
In addition to the 2018 World Top 100 (PLUS 50), D&G Machinery is also ranked 18th in the "China Top 30 Construction Machinery Manufacturers". It has been selected for eight consecutive years since 2011. D&G Machinery continues to lead the industry with its strong power and brand influence.
In addition, with the outstanding achievements in the “One Belt and One Road” construction in recent years, D&G Machinery won the “Road and Belt Excellence Award of Mixing Plant Market” at the Summit. As the leader of D&G Machinery, the Group’s CEO and General Manager of D&G Machinery, Ms. Glendy Choi, was once again selected as one of the “100 Most Influential Persons of China Construction Machinery Industry”.
As a scientific and technological innovation-oriented enterprise, D&G Machinery has been focusing on providing high-end, energy saving and environmental-friendly asphalt mixing plants. Up to now, more than 500 units of D&G asphalt mixing plants have been exported to 31 countries and regions and we have won the recognition of global customers.
D&G Technology has always attached great importance to sustainable development and has been a member of the Hong Kong Green Purchasing Charter since 2015. This July, the Green Council launched the "Sustainable Procurement Charter" to further promote the sustainable development of Hong Kong. D&G Technology was invited to become one of the founding members. We hope to further encourage the Group's internal operation and our suppliers to continuously improve and to achieve sustainable development. We hope to play a leading role in the industry and share experiences with other companies in the long run.
Jointly organized by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the third Belt and Road Summit was held on 28 June at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. D&G Technology participated in the Summit again. This year the theme of the Summit is “Collaborate for Success”. The scale of the Summit expanded a lot. The third edition of the Summit attracted more than 5,000 key representatives of international institutions, business and industry leaders from various countries.
D&G Technology is a one-stop asphalt road infrastructure service provider. Apart from supply of asphalt mixing plants, the Group also offers asphalt mixing plant rental, leasing of asphalt mixing plants through operating leases, provision of equipment modification services, sales of spare parts and components, and hot mix supply. Over 500 units of D&G’s asphalt mixing plants have been worked in most provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in China as well as 29 overseas countries, including many “One Belt One Road” countries, for example, South East Asia countries, Russia, India, Saudi Arabia, etc. The Group is also one of the suppliers of asphalt mixing plants to a number of major infrastructure projects, including Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Highway and Hangzhou Bay Bridge in China, airport project in Russia and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project. The Group is also actively participating in other Belt and Road’s road construction projects.
Kick-off ceremony of Hong Kong Green Day 2018 was held on 5 June. D&G Technology was one of the sponsors. Ms Glendy Choi, CEO of D&G Technology, attended the ceremony.
That day was also World Environment Day. The production facility of the Group, located in Langfang Hebei, also responded to environmental protection. It held an environmental knowledge contest and the prize included environmental protection books. The activity provided the employees with a better understanding of the company’s implementation of environmental protection concepts.
The Group has always attached importance to environmental protection. On 1 June, the Company arranged a green tour to the first Chinese Herbal Farm operated by a social welfare organization in Lo Wai Village on the southern tip of Tai Mo Shan for its Hong Kong employees. Employees have the opportunity to get acquainted with various Chinese herbal medicine knowledge and come into contact with different Chinese herbal medicine. They had a chance to taste herbal tea and learn about the fish and medicine symbiosis system, and to participate in a workshop to make natural mosquito repellent. Through this activity, the staff can enjoy the natural environment, relieve their daily pressure and allow them to have a deeper understanding of social welfare organizations and organic farming. The workshop enables the staff to know how to use natural plants to make harmless mosquito repellent and to further understand the importance of sustainable lifestyles.
D&G Technology has always attached importance to environmental protection and is committed to the research and development of asphalt recycling plants with environmental friendly and energy saving features. Products have been exported to 17 Belt and Road regions and countries. Energy saving measures have also been implemented in production and daily operation. This year the group wins the BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Awards - “EcoChallenger” again. The awards are organized by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) and BOCHK. Apart from “EcoChallenger” award, the Group was awarded “3Years+ EcoPioneer”, in recognition of the Group’s continuous efforts and achievements in promoting environmental protection and reducing environmental pollution.
The awards are in recognition of the outstanding performance of the Group’s contribution to the promotion of environmental protection along the Belt and Road regions. The awards ceremony was held on 31 May 2018 and was officiated by HKSAR Secretary for the Environment, Mr. Wong Kam-Sing.
Ms Glendy Choi, CEO of the Group, was invited to be the guest speaker at a forum on “How does our Environmental Industry seize the opportunities brought by the “Guangdong - Hong Kong – Macao Bay Area” Development & “The Belt and Road Initiative””. The forum was organized by Hong Kong Green Strategy Alliance and was held on 5 May 2018. Ms Glendy Choi shared the environmental practices and experience of the Group and how was the Group seize the opportunities and challenges under “The Belt and Road Initiative”. Over 150 officials and professionals from environmental industry attended the forum. The forum received keen and positive responses.
D&G Technology Holding Company Limited (“D&G Technology” or the “Group”; Stock code: 1301.HK), a leading medium-to-large scale asphalt mixing plant manufacturer and service provider in China, is pleased to announce that on 4 May 2018, the Group entered into an investment agreement with Kerry Logistics Network Limited (“Kerry Logistics”; stock code: 636.HK), which agreed to transfer approximately 28.57% of Topp Financial Leasing (Shanghai) Co., Ltd (“Target Company”), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group ("Target Company") to Kerry Logistics in consideration for a cash payment of RMB1.37million and the assumption by Kerry Logistics of the obligation to contribute the registered capital attributable to such 28.57% equity interests in the amount of RMB20 million (the “Transfer”). In addition, Kerry Logistics agreed to increase the total amount of registered capital of the Target Company by RMB80 million (divided into two traches of RMB30 million and RMB50 million, respectively) (the “Subscription”). Upon completion of the Transfer and the Subscription, the Target Company will be held as to approximately 66.67% by Kerry Logistics and will cease to be a subsidiary of the Group.
Ms. Glendy Choi, CEO and Executive Director of the Group, said, “As a leading medium-to-large scale asphalt mixing plant manufacturer and service provider in China, we strive to expand our projects to countries along the “Belt and Road” by providing one-stop solution including design, manufacturing, sales, technical support, transportation and after-sales services. As a pioneer in the industry, we have our own patented technology to sustain our competitiveness, and also closely monitor the market trend in the favour of environmental protection by launching the nation’s first recycling and high environmental protection configuration asphalt plant and promoting green technology innovation. With our continuous efforts, the Group’s business has been expanding rapidly to the “Belt and Road” countries such as Russia, Kazakhstan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, India, Brunei, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia etc. Among those, the “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor” construction project we have won earlier has laid a solid foundation for the development of overseas markets.”
Ms. Glendy Choi continued, “Through the strategic cooperation, the Group expects to generate significant business synergy with Kerry Logistics and enhance the development of its operations in the “Belt and Road” countries. Both Kerry Logistics and the Group consider the “Belt and Road” Initiative as an important strategic focus of their respective businesses and have been establishing and expanding their presence in the Belt and Road countries in recent years. Kerry Logistics’ investment in the Target Company will not only strengthen the capital position of the Group in the development of the finance leasing business, but will also serve as a first step for the two parties to further explore collaboration opportunities under the “Belt and Road” initiative. Looking ahead, D&G Technology will continue to pay close attention to potential strategic cooperation and grasp the opportunities brought by the “One Belt and One Road” initiative to further unleash the synergies between businesses and bring greater returns to the shareholders of the company.”
About D&G Technology Holding Company Limited (Stock Code 1301.HK)
D&G Technology is a leading medium-to-large scale asphalt mixing plant manufacturer and service provider in China. The Group’s core products include conventional hot-mix asphalt mixing plants and hot-mix asphalt mixing recycling plants. Asphalt mixtures produced by these plants are used in construction and maintenance of all grades of roads and highways. The Group also offers asphalt mixing plant customer services including sales of spare parts and components and provision of equipment modification services and leasing of asphalt mixing plants through operating leases. With headquarters in Hong Kong and a production base in Langfang, Hebei, D&G Technology is certified as a high-technology enterprise in Hebei and enjoys a preferential enterprise income tax rate of 15%. Its products are sold to most provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in China. The Group has asphalt mixing plants projects in a total of 23 countries, including Australia, Russia, India, Thailand and Brunei, etc.
About Kerry Logistics Network Limited (Stock Code 0636.HK)
Kerry Logistics is an Asia-based, global 3PL with the strongest network in Asia. Its core competency is providing highly customised solutions to multinational corporations and international brands to enhance their supply chain efficiency, reduce overall costs and improve response time to market. It currently has more than 1,000 service points in 51 countries and territories, and is managing 52 million sq ft of land and logistics facilities worldwide, providing customers with high reliability and flexibility to support their expansion and long-term growth. Kerry Logistics Network Limited is listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is a selected Member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series 2017-2018.
About Topp Financial Leasing (Target Company)
Established in 2016 in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, the Company is primarily engaged in the business of finance leasing of asphalt mixing plants and road construction equipment to D&G Technology’s customers in China.
D&G Technology has concerned the corporate social responsibility and has actively fulfilled its social responsibilities over the years. It cares for the community, employees and the environment. It has been nominated for the “Caring Company” Scheme for the first time in 2016 and has been awarded for the “Caring Company” logo for two consecutive years. This is the recognition to the Group for its work and measures to care for the community, employees and environment. The Group will continue to create a culture of innovation, care for the community and the environment, promote the active participation of employees, and continue to promote the concept of sustainable development of the Group.
On Mar 24, 2018, D&G Technology actively participated at Earth Hour by encouraging all our staff to support this worldwide lights-off campaign. All unnecessary lights were switched off at all our company premises, production facilities, offices and staff family for one hour from 20:30-21:30 to show our support for action on climate change. The campaign participation highlights the corporate and individuals efforts and supports on “energy conservation, consumption reduction and emission reduction”.
One hour of darkness shows our support for action on climate changes. Let’s work together to create a beautiful home.
A 100-watt light consumes 0.1 kWh in one hour, which is equivalent to quite 35g of standard coal consumption, 87g of carbon dioxide emissions, 2.6g of sulfur dioxide, 1.3g NOx, 24g of toner dust. Over the years, D&G Technology has always attached the importance to environmental protection. We create economic value for the society, at the same time, we still concern about environmental issues. In recent years, the Company newly developed Monoblock Recycling plant, Eco series asphalt mixing plant, etc. This is the strong support to environmental protection.
To further demonstrate D&G Technology's commitment to environmental protection and charity, the Group formed a team to participate in the "Green Run" 2018 on 14 January 2018. The event was organized by Green Council. The competition venue is located at Pak Shek Kok promenade in Shatin. There are a number of charity events and the Group took part in the 2.5-kilometer x4 Green Corporate Relay Race. The staff take the initiative to promote the green lifestyle.
The aims of Green Run 2018 are to promote public awareness of environmental protection and practice of environmental protection and habitat and to encourage people of all walks of life to practice environmental protection through wholesome running activities. The net income of the activities will be fully allocated for environmental protection education and waste management research and promotion projects organized by Green Council.
D&G Technology was firstly awarded the “Hong Kong Green Awards” – “Corporate Green Governance Award” in 2016. It won “Corporate Green Governance Award – Corporate Vision” award this year. The awards ceremony was held on 1 December 2017.
The "Hong Kong Green Awards" is an awarding event organized by the Green Council to encourage local enterprises to incorporate environmental considerations, environmental responsibility and environmental management systems into their operations and to recognize their continued improvement and leadership performance. The Corporate Green Governance Award recognizes the commitment of large enterprises in the five areas of leadership, mission, management systems, environmental monitoring and reporting, and stakeholders, as well as their integration of environmental considerations into daily operations. .
This "Corporate Green Governance Award" has been reaffirmed by D&G Technology's commitment to green governance. Looking ahead, the Group will continue to incorporate environmental, safety and health considerations in decision-making, accountability, management, performance, sustainability and leadership in the operation. We will strive to build a positive image, continue to strengthen green governance and become exemplary Green enterprise.
The 8th China Asphalt Plant Summit (CAPS) was held on November 11, 2017 in Langfang Ovation Hotel. The event was organized by the China Construction Machinery Association, Road Construction Machinery Chapter. Langfang D&G Machinery Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of D&G Technology, is the rotating chair of the summit and therefore co-organized the event.
The theme of the summit is “Unity, Consensus, Confidence and Leadership”. The summit was held in a warm, united and friendly atmosphere. Mr Zhang Xi-nong, secretary-general of Road Construction Machinery Chapter, presided over the opening ceremony. Ms Glendy Choi, General Manager of D&G Machinery, presided over the summit report, summit organization and summit discussion. Mr Zhang Xi-nong made a report on “Development of Asphalt Mixing Plant Industry”. Dr Wang Hong-chang, an expert from the Air Pollution Control Centre of the Chinese Academy of Environmental Sciences, gave a special report on “Policies and Techniques for Air Pollution Control”. The summit unanimously agreed to issue the “Proposal on Promoting the Sound Development of Asphalt Mixing Plant Industry” to the whole industry.
Afterwards, the delegates visited the production facilities of D&G Machinery. Everyone greatly appreciated the clean and orderly production environment and the well-organized management of the Company. After the visit, delegates continued to discuss topics of common concern. In the evening, the delegates conducted in-depth exchanges on the topics and issues that everyone concerned at the tea academy. This summit was a great success. It further enhanced the friendship and unity among leaders of the Summit members, and to lay a solid foundation for the continuous and steady development of China's asphalt mixing plant industry.
D&G Technology has participated at Eco Expo Asia 2017, a trade fair organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organized by the Environment Bureau of the Government of HKSAR, dedicated to fostering global green innovations. The exhibition embraces a theme of “Innovative Solutions for Greener Cities”. The exhibition was held from 26-29 Oct at Asia World-Expo Hong Kong. D&G Technology joined the Green Council Pavilion to showcase the green practices and green achievements of the Company and the features of D&G’s asphalt recycling plant at the booth.
Following last year's support for the International Coastal Cleanup Hong Kong Campaign, on 29th September, D&G Technology was again involved in this global event organized by the Ocean Conservancy to encourage Hong Kong employees to participate in the cleanup of Starfish Bay in Wu Kai Sha. Seemingly beautiful beach is full of different types of rubbish. More than 70kg of rubbish was collected during this activity that day, much more than last year. The Group hopes that by supporting this meaningful campaign, it will arouse the determination of employees and the public to support environmental conservation.