Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I am very grateful and fortunate to have you as VNCPC’s partner. On the occasion of Christmas and New Year season, I would like to express my sincere thanks and warmest greetings to you and the family.

Best regards,

Le Xuan Thinh – Director

Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre Co.Ltd

Open letter

Vietnam Cleaner Production Center Co. Ltd. (VNCPC) would like to send to you the best wishes, good health and success.

The Cleaner Production Center of Vietnam is a product of cooperation between Hanoi University of Technology (HUST) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), within the framework of the VIE/96/063 and VIE/04/064, with the sponsorship of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). VNCPC has become a reputable company operating in the field of accelerating the implementation of cleaner production; Transfer of low-carbon technology in industry and services to enterprises in Vietnam and other countries in the region.

The main services of VNCPC include:

– Training on capacity building and guiding assessment the implementation of the “Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production”;

– Consulting and providing technical assistance on the assessment of economical and resource efficiency in industry;

– Integrated consultancy on cleaner production with environmental management system; chemical safety management and industrial waste; improve productivity and corporate social responsibility;

– Consultant solutions for green production, towards sustainable production and consumption…

Over the past 20 years, VNCPC has helped thousands of Vietnamese enterprises in the manufacturing and service sectors to access and apply measures to save and use energy, raw materials, energy, water, chemical safety management, waste minimization. This has helped businesses reduce costs, improve the working environment for employees, improve competitiveness.

The results of VNCPC achieved in the past year are summarized in this annual report 2017. It is hoped that the publication will provide you with useful information and hope that you will be able to support us in improving the implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production, which contribute to the sustainable development of the country.

Assoc. Prof. Tran Van Nhan, Diector

VNCPC

Annual Report click here

106 poor families received financial support from SUPA – a EU-funded project

The first pilot pangasius batch that was raised and harvested in a model farm under the EU-funded project – “Establishing a Sustainable Pangasius Supply Chain in Vietnam” (SUPA) – was sold to give financial support to 106 poor families in Tan Phu Ward with the approval of the European Union.

This is an unexpected significant achievement of the project after 2 years of construction and 6 months in operation of the model farm. It is located at the study site of Can Tho University to serve research, placement, experiment, and professional training, as well as demonstrate new technologies before applying in pangasius farms and households.

Speaking at the event, Mr Nguyen Van Tam (Chairman) was on behalf of Tan Phu’s People Committee, acknowledged the European Union, SUPA project, and Can Tho University for the contribution, kindness, and humanity to help the poor in the project site, especially on the occasion of upcoming Tet holiday.

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The pictures at donated event

Participating in this event were representatives of Tan Phu ward, Can Tho University, and SUPA project. On behalf of Tan Phu ward, Mr. Nguyen Van Tam – Chairman, Mr. Pham Hung Thong – Party committee secretary, and representatives of the organizations and unions of Tan Phu ward participated in the event. Dr. Tran Ngoc Hai and Dr. Nguyen Thanh Long – Vice dean of College of Aquaculture and Fisheries of Can Tho University, Dr. Pham Thanh Liem – Deputy Chairman of Freshwater Aquaculture Department, Dr. Nguyen Van Trieu – Director of Centre of High-tech Aquaculture, were representatives of Can Tho University. Importantly, Mr. Le Xuan Thinh, Deputy director of VNCPC/ Project manager of SUPA and 106 poor households presented.

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The speech of Tan Phu’s chairman

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Representatives of the poor and beneficial households

To close the event, Tan Phu’s People Committee highlighted contribution of SUPA and Can Tho University by giving a thankful certificate. Hopefully, the project will be successful and generate more meaningful activities for local people in Mekong Delta region.

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Can Tho University and SUPA received the certificate from Tan Phu’s People Committee

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Representatives from all participated organizations

 

Source: VNCPC Admin

VNCPC – A key factor in promoting application of resource efficient and cleaner production across Vietnam

In order to contribute to sustainable industrial development in the period of industrialization of Vietnam, 1998, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam signed a MOU to implement projects “Vietnam Clean Production Centre” – VNCPC and “Promoting new services on cleaner production in Vietnam through VNCPC” with the financial support of State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

The mission of VNCPC is to disseminate and promote the application of “Cleaner Production” (CP) concept into practical industries of Vietnam. In the projects, Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam assigned Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) to be leading partner and School of Environmental Science and Technology (INEST) to be implementing partner.

Throughout 20 years of operation, VNCPC has trained and nudged a network of CP experts, offered capacity building and technical support to more than 1000 factories. In addition, VNCPC in close collaboration with authorities under Ministry of Resources and Environment of Vietnam and Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam has raised awareness on CP in industry, maintained National Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) and provided support to enterprises to achieve their objectives that were designed in the framework of projects in which they participated, especially the objectives relating to Cleaner Production Strategy in industry towards 2020.

In 2015, UNIDO and Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam placed confidence in VNCPC to be consulting firm in Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) within the project “Implementation of Eco-Industrial Park Initiative for Sustainable industrial zones in Vietnam” funded by Global Environment Fund and State Secretariat for Economic Affairs from 2015 to 2017. The role of VNCPC is to provide capacity building on RECP and RECP assessment instruction to enterprises in three industrial zones: Khanh Phu (Ninh Binh), Hoa Khanh (Da Nang) and Tra Noc 1&2 (Can Tho).

To carry out the mission, VNCPC has examined every enterprise’s condition then applied CP and RECP that have been summarized from practical demonstrations as well as the integration of CP and Energy Efficiency, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Sustainable Product Innovation lessons learnt from Vietnam and RECPnet by UNIDO-UNEP.

RECP programs that have been deployed in 23 enterprises from January to August 2016 have resulted in initial significant achievements in improving energy, water and material efficiency, which has contributed to bring about economic benefits and environmental impacts minimization.

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 VNCPC expert was conducting RECP assessment at company

Table on compact results of RECP program at enterprises in 3 target industrial zones of the project

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Activities Solution

 

Khanh Phu Industrial Park,

Ninh Binh

 

Hoa Khanh Industrial Park,

Da Nang

 

Tra Noc I & II Industrial Park,

Can Tho

 

1 Number of company

7

6

10

2 Number of trained staff

33

35

39

3 Number of RECP options

125

92

185

4 Number of investment project

5

10

8

5 Number of in progress project

2

8

4

6 Economic Benefits

(Exchange rate 1USD = 22,300 VND)

Save 76.816 USD per year because of reduce coal, gas, water, electric energy consumption rate, 72,45% saving from electric energy. Save 279.597 USD per year because of reduce coal, fire wood, materials, electric energy consumption rate,63% saving  from electric energy. Save 376.326 USD per year because of reduce water and electric energy consumption rate, 84% saving from electrical energy.
7 Environmental Benefits Reduce COemission: 726 ton per year Reduce COemission:    1.625 ton per year Reduce COemission:    2.458 ton per years

According to VNCPC experts, loss of energy in productions at the enterprises is quite big. To address this, the enterprises should set high priority to implement solutions in regards of management and technology and machines innovation investment. These solutions are able to contribute to not only cut down production costs but also reduce environmental burdens and improve labors’ working conditions.

On the other hand, a good sign is that some of the enterprises have showed their commitments through actively investing in technology innovation towards cleaner production, which is a key to the success of the project.

By the practice of RECP assessment at the industrial zones, the enterprises are not only able to recognize their potentials to enhance production performance and environment protection but also provide base information of waste and exchange opportunities, circulating, recycling and reusing of waste. This is a good foundation for the development of eco-industrial zone models that are compatible with local natural and economic conditions and technical levels.

Industrial zones are considered as areas with variety of advantages for RECP replication into industry, helping disseminate about benefits of this approach and gradually enhance competitiveness of enterprises specifically and industrial zones generally. The approach, also, offers an opportunity to make a transition from conventional model of industrial zones to the eco-industrial zone model, which ensures sustainable economic growth of Vietnam industrial zones without compromising the quality of environment and society.

On the occasion of 50 years’ anniversary of UNIDO, VNCPC would like to express our gratitude to UNIDO for its remarkable cooperation with INEST, HUST throughout the mentioned projects and empowering VNCPC on our achievements today.

Ass.Prof Tran Van Nhan – Director of VNCPC Co.Ltd

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Davos Declaration on the Promotion of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) in Developing and Transition Countries Adopted

Davos, 12-16 October 2015 – Participants of the Global Network Conference on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production, held from 12 to 16 October 2015, and organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), adopted the Davos Declaration on the Promotion of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) in Developing and Transition Countries.

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The declaration calls for the promotion, mainstreaming and scaling up of RECP in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It furthermore calls for the strengthening of the Global Network for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECPnet), and encourages government, business, financial institutions, academia and civil society to join with RECPnet in its efforts to advance sustainable development through a rapid and universal uptake of RECP.

The week-long conference showcased 20 years of delivering RECP services to industry around the world and addressed topics including low-carbon production, sound chemicals management, water resources, eco-industrial parks, waste management and gender mainstreaming. In addition to reviewing the current state of RECP, the conference identified emerging thematic areas and potential partnerships amongst development actors at the national, regional and global levels.

The conference attracted around 200 participants from over 60 countries, ranging from senior government officials, leading international RECP practitioners, representatives of development financial institutions, as well as RECP experts from research institutions and academia.

Amongst the conference participants were Janez Potocnik, Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel and Former European Commissioner for the Environment; Mariano Castro, Vice-Minister for Environmental Management, Peru; Bruno Oberle, Director of the Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland; Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions; Helge Wendeberg, Director General, Water Management and Resource Conservation, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany; Jutta Emig, Unit Head, International Chemical Safety and Sustainable Chemistry, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany; Walker Smith, Director, Office of Global Affairs and Policy, United States Environmental Protection Agency; and Viera Feckova, Program Manager Europe and Central Asia, International Finance Corporation.

The conference also resulted in the approval of an operational strategy for RECPnet in the post- 2015 period.

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Petra Schwager
ndustrial Development Officer
Industrial Resource Efficiency Unit
p.schwager@unido.org

(Source: recpnet.org)

VNCPC Admin