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STATEMENT: Dahua Technology publishes the 2023 ESG report

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STATEMENT: Dahua Technology publishes the 2023 ESG report

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HANGZHOU, China, April 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Dahua Technology, a world-leading video-focused AIoT solutions and services provider, has released its 2023 Environmental, Social and Governance Report, highlighting a wide range of initiatives aimed at address pressing environmental and social challenges while improving responsible corporate practices.

Technology for good initiatives

Dahua is deeply committed to leveraging innovation and digital intelligence technologies, making a difference in various fields, including biodiversity conservation, urban governance, industry digitalization, and community operations. The company's smart systems have been deployed to help monitor and protect endangered species (e.g. Hainan gibbons, red-crowned cranes, etc.), enable remote fire inspection in forests and photovoltaic power plants, support next-generation digital education and efficiency in classrooms around the world and more.

Corporate governance and compliance

Dahua has a transparent and well-established ESG governance framework, adhering to compliance with operations and business ethics.

By prioritizing network security and privacy protection, Dahua complies with relevant laws and regulations in all business activities. With a strong network security management framework, Dahua continuously improves its privacy protection system, actively carries out external audits, and conducts emergency drills and training to ensure strong security for users. The company has obtained ISO 27001 and ISO 27017 certifications for information security and cloud security management, as well as ISO 27701 for privacy protection management.

Green practices in R&D, products and operation

Adopting a green development strategy, Dahua has established a comprehensive environmental management system certified by ISO14001. The company has contributed to waste reduction and environmental protection by optimizing energy efficiency and resource utilization during manufacturing and operation, recycling 1,663 tons of production materials, legally transferring 100% of hazardous waste, and achieving an overall recovery rate of 80% for WEEE products.

At the forefront of technological innovation, Dahua adopts clean technology and advanced simulation processes for the research and development of green products to minimize the impact on the environment. Dahua's integrated solar energy monitoring system works efficiently even in adverse weather conditions, saving 380,000 kWh per year per ten thousand units. For small reservoirs, a low-cost solar power supply solution was introduced to solve the problem of energy access on large and complex land. Every 10,000 units can save between 1,530,000 and 2,550,000 kWh of electricity per year. In particular, its industry-leading recyclable film composite packaging technology has significantly reduced packaging materials by 40% and saved 50% of storage and transportation space.

Additionally, Dahua implemented several initiatives to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions at its facilities. Low-consumption LED lighting systems and a state-of-the-art induction radar were installed for automatic lighting control, saving approximately 13,880 kWh and 62,000 kWh per year, respectively. By building a green, cloud-based data center, resource utilization increased by more than 60%, saving 83,000 kWh of electricity. In addition, Dahua's Fuyang Phase II factory built 60,000 square meters of rooftop photovoltaic panels, generating 5,447,000 kWh of electricity until December 2023.

Social responsibility and public welfare

Aligning with its core value of “employee achievement, customer success”, Dahua focuses on creating an inclusive workplace for mutual growth while fostering an ecosystem of shared value for customers and partners. Dahua also incorporates ESG standards in the selection and evaluation of suppliers to promote the sustainable development of its supply chain. With a comprehensive supplier management and supply security system, Dahua has obtained ISO 28000 certification. In addition, Dahua actively participates in Dubai's "1 Billion Meals" initiative, raising funds for breast cancer in the United Kingdom. and many other social welfare events. In 2023, Dahua joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative to support broader social goals.

Looking ahead, Dahua will continue to enhance its commitment to enabling a smarter society and a better life, and contribute to building a safe, green, beautiful and harmonious world.

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