Yili Unveils the WISH2030 Declaration, Together with Its Global Partners, at the Group's ESG and Social Value Forum

Yili Group



HOHHOT, China, May 23, 2023 /Xinhua=KYODO JBN/--


On May 22, which celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity,

Asian dairy giant Yili Group held its "ESG and Social Value Forum" and

officially released three new ESG reports: the 2022 Sustainability Report, the

2022 Annual Report on Biodiversity Conservation, and the Net-Zero Carbon Future

Report 2022.


The forum was held at the Yili Modern Intelligent Health Valley, which is

widely known as the "Dairy Silicon Valley". Together with its global partners,

Yili unveiled the WISH2030 Declaration for a Sustainable Future, calling for

the entire industry to work together to create value and build a better future.

At the forum, Pan Gang, Chairman and President of Yili Group, underscored

Yili's longstanding commitment to always adhere to the principles of altruism

and ensure positive long-term development. The company is dedicated to uniting

diverse stakeholders to establish a "global health ecosystem" and enable the

business community and wider society to enjoy mutual prosperity.


In 2007, Yili became the first private company in China to publish a corporate

citizenship report, and the Group's concept of "green leadership" has received

growing recognition globally ever since. From Yili's debut at the inaugural

Summer Davos in 2007 to its pioneering role as the first Chinese food company

to join the United Nations Global Compact, Yili has also actively participated

in the COP13, COP14, and COP15 Conferences of the Convention on Biological

Diversity, demonstrating its dynamic commitments aimed at supporting

sustainable development worldwide.


In 2023, Yili released its 17th consecutive sustainability report. The Group's

latest report received a "five-star" rating from the Chinese Expert Committee

on Corporate Social Responsibility Report Rating and has also been highly

recognized by the United Nations. Liu Meng, Head of the China Office of the

United Nations Global Compact, commended Yili for having actively responded to

the United Nations' call for businesses to address major sustainability

challenges and emphasized how the company's efforts have proven conducive to

promoting and empowering more enterprises and industries to achieve sustainable

high-quality development.


This year, Yili upgraded its "WISH" system to the "WISH2030" Golden Key

Sustainable Development System, which prioritizes four major areas:

"Comprehensive Value Management", "High-Quality Products and Services", "A

Net-Zero Carbon Better Future", and "Shared Prosperity of a Better Life".


Qian Xiaojun, Director of the Research Center for Green Economy and Sustainable

Development at Tsinghua University, pointed out that Yili has successfully

maintained business growth for 30 consecutive years. Even in the challenging

and uncertain year of 2022, Yili's total revenue achieved year-on-year growth

of more than 11%, while its net profit attributable to the parent company

realized year-on-year growth of more than 8%. The robust growth figures reflect

the strength of the company's 'long-termism' values.


In celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity, Yili once

again joined forces with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to launch the "Yili

Homeland Initiative: Satine Empty Carton Recycling Plan" while also releasing a

limited-edition packaging featuring unique animal species that inhabit

grasslands and wetlands. Lu Lunyan, Chief Representative of the WWF Beijing

Office, said, "The health of nature directly affects human well-being. The WWF

and Yili are dedicated to continuing actively supporting conservation and

development, safeguarding the health of biodiversity, and improving people's

well-being." For every 2,000 empty Satine milk cartons that are successfully

recycled, a home can be created for grassland and wetland animals.


Source: Yili Group


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