GE and GE in China. March 2004 Ellen L.W. Proctor Director & Counsel, Environment, Health & Safety, Asia GE Corporate Environmental Programs. A Company with an Outstanding Heritage. Founded by Thomas Edison in 1878 as the Edison Electric Co.
Ellen L.W. Proctor
Director & Counsel, Environment, Health & Safety, Asia
GE Corporate Environmental Programs
A tradition of leadership
History of GE in China
Product sales of electric fans, refrigerators and steam locomotives;
manufacturing of light bulbs; investment in power plants.
Acquisition of Anderson/Meyer Trading Company, providing installation
and services for the electrical industry in China.
Invested in the Shanghai Electrical Power Company, the largest foreign
venture in China at that time.
Re-established GE’s business contact with China through the opening
of a representative office (1981) in Beijing.
GE Hangwei Medical Systems was established in Beijing - the first JV
of GE in China.
GE (China) Co. Ltd. was established in China,acting as an investment
vehicle for GE’s projects in China, and provides services to GE’s JVs
JV/ WFOE/Investment Projects: 36+
China is a Big Part of GE’s Future
> $3.2 Billion
Solutia Stock Drops 65%
Due to PCB Dumping
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OUTSIDE THE GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
EHS Performance Evaluation
2003 Quarter 4 - YTD
Standardized e-enabled EHS expectations communicated and tracked across all GE sites
GE’s Digital Audit Protocols
Enabling Business Audits and Annual Compliance Assessments by GE Sites
GE the ONLY major lighting manufacturing using Hg
recycle/reduction technology for process wastes
Leader in low-noise & low-pollution engines
GE Advanced Materials
Lightweight & durable products for the auto industry making vehicles more efficient
Working with customers to optmize wastewater treatment processes, resulting in water conservation, energy savings & reduced pollution.
Helped Yunnan facility improve cooling system performance, conserving 933,000m3 of water per year with net annual savings of US$360,000.
Most efficient, least polluting gas turbines in the world
IGCC technology can significantly reduce CO₂ emissions from coal plants
A leading manufacturer of renewable energy sources from around the world
Investing in fuel cell technology
GE Consumer & Industrial
Appliances and Lighting are the US EPA Energy Star product leaders in their sectors
Energy saving consulting services and products to commercial and industrial customers
GE’s Supplier Guidelines – Improving Supplier EHS Capabilities
User-friendly CD database in Chinese & English for 60 E, H, S & Fire Protection design institutes at national/provincial levels. Also includes basic hazard recognition training material.
… Inadequate Wiring
… Improved Wiring & Explosion Proof Lighting
Carbon Disclosure Project (February 2003)
“GE stands out as being especially well-placed with respect to providing low-carbon solutions to a number of key greenhouse gas emitting markets.”