The FDG Group provides premium high-performance "zero-emission" electric vehicles for various industries and promotes green outings to every customers. Our pure electric mid-size bus "eBOSS" and pure electric commercial vehicle "eGLORY", developed with Independent-Forward-Engineering by the Group, were selected as the designated VIP hospitality vehicles during the Boao Forum for Asia this year and the 11th G20 Summit. We have provided environmental friendly, safe and comfortable green outing experience for leaders and VIPs from different countries. With respect to business operation, our employees travel by the electric vehicles provided by the Group or public transport for outward attendance. We also encourage employees to plan their itineraries and manpower arrangements as early as possible, such that all the participants can share the same vehicle to reduce energy consumption and pollution during the trip. Staff dormitory are also provided for non-local employees to save their commuting time and costs, as well as carbon emissions. Furthermore, advanced video-conferencing system is installed in the Group's Hong Kong office to enhance communication efficiency and reduce carbon emissions by staff traveling on business trips.
In order to be more effective in utilisation of resources and achieve waste reduction and environmental protection, all the operation sites of FDG Group began to implement "Green" office, "Green" material and "Green" filing management. In Hong Kong office, environmental-friendly papers are used for printing the annual reports. For the vehicle design center in Beijing, employees closely follow the idea of "Green" office by advocating reduction in usage of resources such as water, paper, printers, etc. We also save the image files and product information electronically and go paperless, thus resolving the difficulty in file searching and management and realizing resources sharing. In term of production technology, the production base in Hangzhou selects and uses lighter and more environmental-friendly materials to ease the burden to the environment.
Following entering into the "New Normal" in China economic growth and under the trend of promoting green, recycling and low-carbon development, there is a new round of huge opportunities in new energy vehicle industry in China. As an integrated electric vehicle manufacturer, FDG Group develops, designs and manufactures a series of high-performance pure electric vehicles with a close adherence to the strategic direction of national environmental protection policies in all aspects of its business development, production and operations, etc. The electric vehicles driven by lithium batteries do not involve burning of gasoline and do not emit any exhaust, thus achieving the environmental protection effect of "zero emission", greatly improving the air quality of the roads, and making important contribution to protect the environment and to build a green society. Taking the pure electric mid-size bus of the Group as an example, in virtue of its features of no gasoline consumption and no pollution, 20 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers (equivalent to 48 kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions) can be saved when compared with the conventional medium-sized buses. Moreover, we prudently use water, raw materials and other natural resources and committed to increasing the use of renewable energy resources in order to minimize carbon emissions. Before the construction of new operation sites and factories, we would assess the local environmental conditions and the effects of such construction on the surrounding areas and develop the land responsibly. We would also check related indicators regularly after starting operations to continuously maintain the local environmental and air quality, water quality and the well-being of the ecosystem through treatment and disposal of the wastes to pursue win-win situation for both economic development and environmental protection.