Managing impacts, risks and performance

Our approach

Based on the environmental management tools and processes described in the “Strategy” section, impacts, risks and performance are managed throughout the project cycle.

The following sections provide a more detailed review of how CLP manages individual nature-related issues that are material. CLP has also developed goals and targets that go beyond compliance to drive continual improvement, and performance indicators to monitor the progress and effectiveness of its nature-related strategies, plans and programmes.

Biodiversity and ecosystem

CLP is actively contributing to nature preservation and habitat restoration activities while seeking to mitigate its impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services in the vicinity of its operations, with the Group’s goal of “no net loss of biodiversity”. Based on the levels of regulatory controls on biodiversity, CLP sets site-specific targets and initiates ecological compensation programmes where necessary.

GRI reference: 304-1, 304-2, 304-4

Air emissions

CLP strives to reduce the air pollutants emitted from its operations while expanding its renewable and nuclear energy portfolio. Achieving further emission reductions from existing fossil fuel power stations remains a high priority.

Waste management and material use

CLP strives to integrate circular economy principles across the project lifecycle to explore opportunities for minimising material use and waste disposal. It follows a waste management hierarchy (i.e. prevent, reduce, reuse, replace, recycle, treat and dispose) which prioritises the most preferred actions that minimise waste generation in daily operations.

SASB reference: IF-EU-150a.1 and IF-EU-150a.2; GRI reference: 301-2, 306-1, 306-2, 306-3, 306-4, 306-5 


The CLP Group uses seawater cooling or water recirculation processes in its generation plants to minimise water consumption and related environmental impacts.

SASB reference: IF-EU-140a.3; GRI reference: 303-1, 303-2

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Fishery- and agriculture-solar complementation projects in Mainland China

Fishery and solar complementation projects involve building solar generators on the surface of ponds, thus combining space for fish farming and solar power generation. The photovoltaic modules help to reduce the water surface temperature to a certain extent, preventing loss of aquaculture due to high water temperatures and improving the growth and feeding of fish. Traditional aquaculture only obtains aquaculture products and delivers a single source of income. Fishery and solar complementation projects utilise available resources more efficiently and can increase farmers’ income.


Improving Hong Kong’s Air Quality and Supporting its Long-term Decarbonisation Target through the Hong Kong Offshore Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal Project

The Hong Kong Offshore Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal Project commenced operation in July 2023. The project is enhancing Hong Kong’s fuel supply stability by adding new supply sources for natural gas, while also reducing power generation emissions and facilitating the city’s energy transition to carbon neutrality by 2050.


Jhajjar introduces Waste Recovery Programmes according to Circular Economy Principles

Jhajjar Power Station strives to achieve ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ by adopting circular economy principles and implementing various reuse and recycling initiatives to minimise waste.


Reducing water consumption through the Castle Peak Power Station (CPPS)’s Process Water Treatment Project

Power generation involves the use of large volumes of water, so improving water management is a key way to reduce water consumption. A project to enhance the existing process water management facilities at CPPS was begun in 2020 and completed in 2023.

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