We are extremely proud of our commitment to sustainability. It is part of our DNA, and deeply engrained in our culture. Over the years, long before government mandates, we have worked toward minimizing our environmental footprint.
As most of us live near our manufacturing facilities, we have a vested interest in the surrounding environment. We constantly work to reduce our water and energy consumption, recover valuable products from our effluents, and reduce our inputs. Every new product is looked at critically.
Our manufacturing process is one of the most efficient in the industry. We have modified the exothermic process in our plants to extract energy and heat to use in our operations, making our energy footprint near zero. While many companies incinerate the off-gases they produce in the process of creating chemical products or release treated effluents into local sewers, we have discovered ways to create value from the byproducts. They are now at the heart of two successful business groups at TCL.