TUV Rheinland Hosts the Sino-German Sustainability Summit in June in Beijing

Focusing on Corporate Social Responsibility and Implementation as part of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

BEIJING, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The TUV Rheinland Group will host Sino-German Sustainability Summit on June 27, 2019, in Beijing. This summit receives great supports from Global Compact Network China, China Business Council for Sustainable Development, Global Compact Network Germany and Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business (econsense). Representatives from business organizations, enterprises and think tanks in both China and Germany will convene to explore and exchange ideas on corporate social responsibilities from all perspectives as part of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

As a key driver of China's economic transformation & upgrades and the global economy development, sustainability as a goal has been raised to a national and even world-wide scale in terms of strategies. An increasing number of businesses are now giving heightened focus to the quality and sustainability of industry development. Countries around the world are also teaming up to support the realization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In September 2015, the UN Sustainability Summit passed the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, which took effect on January 1, 2016. The UN called upon every nation to take action and strive towards the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Goals encompass three areas of sustainability: social, economic and environmental. Upon the launch of the Agenda, Chinese companies have been proactive in action, e.g., incorporating the SDGs into their business strategies, fulfilling environmental and social responsibilities and initiating a wide range of beneficial exploration and implementation. Meanwhile, drawing on their previous bilateral development & cooperative experience, the business communities from China and Germany are also joining forces and combining the strengths of participating businesses to explore innovative international cooperative approaches in a bid to further promote sustainable development across the globe.

During the Summit, representatives from Global Compact Network China and Global Compact Network Germany will each introduce how the Sustainable Development Agenda is being implemented in China and Germany respectively. They will also look at how China and Germany can become partners in promoting the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Further, representatives from domestic and overseas industry associations, organizations and institutions will also share their unique perspectives, experiences and insights on transformation and innovation in industry and commerce, capital market and sustainable development agenda, supply-chain stakeholders, small and medium enterprises, multi-stakeholders and sustainable development in China and Germany. Attendees include the International Finance Forum, China Business Council for Sustainable Development, Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX), German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business (econsense) and China Electronics Standardization Institute, along with representatives from Deutsche Asset Management, BASF, Lanxess, Kingfa, and Lenovo.

Notably, as a German enterprise in China having witnessed and played a part in China's transition from "Made in China" to "Quality Made in China" over the last three decades, TUV Rheinland will present the study results at the Summit. TUV Rheinland has recently released its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which systematically reflected its CSR fulfillment progress on the corporate, regional and business levels. TUV Rheinland has been established in China for over thirty years. During this time, it has been working on all levels with the government, industry associations, technology and research institutes, and non-governmental organizations to keep monitoring sustainability issues. CSR projects at TUV Rheinland have now reached the least developed regions of China, and are continuing to make a contribution in economic, environmental and social aspects. In the future, TUV Rheinland will continue to integrate its global technical resources and utilize the experts across the board to actively support the realization of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Please click here to join the Sino-German Sustainability Summit on June 27, 2019 in Beijing.

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Simon Hung, +852-21921948, Simon.hung@tuv.com