Swine Farming and Integrated Crop Cultivation Project, Inner Mongolia
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has a policy to improve the quality of life for people living in remote areas by supporting sustainable agriculture. Meanwhile, swine farming has been expanded to Inner Mongolia Province, the northern region in China. Moreover, China’s Ministry of Agriculture also has a policy to support organic fertilizer for cultivation and to increase taxation on traditional livestock. Following these policies, C.P. Group initiated a project for a pork processing plant in Inner Mongolia aimed at processing pork from 1 million heads per year during the 2016 and 2020 pilot period.
In developing such a project, the Group adheres to sustainability principles by implementing the project based on the “Fully Closed-Loop Eco-Recycling Model.” The Model promotes zero waste, drives the economy through renewable energy, focuses on production efficiency, and reflects true raw material costs. When raw materials are entered into the manufacturing process and distributed to consumers, materials left over after use and disposal will be reused/ redistributed or re-manufactured/ recycled. This is to replenish natural resources, reduce negative impacts, and increase positive impacts on the economy.
Results and Benefits
Reduced 61,000 tons CO2e of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2017, pork processing plants and maize cultivation areas were built and developed. This had positive impacts on the country, as the manufacturing processes were environmentally -friendly, and food safety was improved. Moreover, the economy specially benefited, as local employment was promoted and greenhouse gas emissions were reduced by 61,000 tons CO2e.