Hangzhou-based Hikvision is developing innovative products that are more efficient. The energy used by Hikvision primarily includes electricity, natural gas, diesel, and gasoline; so the company's aim is to intelligently manage the way it uses these resources in order to reduce energy throughout the entire manufacturing process.
The surveillance company says it has made numerous energy-saving adaptations throughout its operations such as process improvements and equipment upgrades. It is also increasing the proportion of clean energy the company uses through green electricity procurement, distributed photovoltaic power generation, and energy storage. During the year of 2022, Hikvision purchased 32,852 MWh of green electricity, and generated 4,508.3 MWh of power via photovoltaic units.
Municipal water, surface water and groundwater are major water resources used by Hikvision. To improve water use efficiency and manage water resources more effectively, the company says it takes active water conservation measures and continue to improve its water resources and management systems.
And Hikvision advocates sustainable packaging to lessen the environmental impact of packaging materials. While ensuring that products are fully protected by packaging, is has taken measures to de-plasticize and reduce packaging materials, promote degradable materials, and increase packaging recycling efficiency, minimizing the use of packaging materials. For example, by cutting the use of plastic cushioning and replacing high-volume, high-quality plastic cushioning and lining with materials with low plastic content, it is able to reduce carbon emissions by 767 tons per year.