For more than three decades, Winner Medical has been an ESG pioneer in healthcare. We respond to the global carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals and adhere to the path of sustainable products development. We always insist on putting green production, environmental protection, and charity in key positions, and contribute to environmental improvement, industry co-progress, and social development. We actively adjust the energy structure and industrial structure, vigorously promote green offices and build green factories, and strive to achieve "carbon neutrality" within the company as soon as possible.
Our global business continues to grow, and we are more responsive to the "Dual Carbon" strategy. Our goal is to achieve carbon peaking and carbon neutrality 3 and 10 years ahead of the nation's goals respectively so that the reduction of energy consumption and carbon emission can truly penetrate into the business expansion.
Winner developed an innovative waterless process and gauze atomization washing process through continuous exploration, to reduce the discharge of sewage and prevent the pollution of surface water and groundwater by chemicals discharged with wastewater, and further to achieve zero discharge of washing products. Compared with the 1:10 liquor ratio of traditional gauze washing products, the liquor ratio of atomization washing products reach 1:0.6, which means that only 0.6 kg of water is used to wash 1 kg of gauze.
To reduce unnecessary energy consumption, Winner‘s own brand Purcotton developed the unibody technology based on which it replaces the traditional weaving process and allows fabrics weaving without the processes of fabric transportation, layout and cutting, and sewing. The one-time weaving of fabrics will significantly simplify the finished product processing process, reduce energy consumption, and improve consumers' wearing experience.
Through continuous exploration, Winner incorporated modern science and technology into the traditional process to develop and apply the natural "Plant Dye". "Plant Dye" originates from plants and other natural sustainable renewable raw materials. After pigment extraction, the residue waste water can be naturally degraded, which is conducive to environmental protection, and greatly eliminating damages on the ecological environment and human health caused by traditional chemical dyes.
Over the past twelve years, Winner's own brand Purcotton has sold a total of 31.5 billion sheets of cotton tissues, equivalent to saving 1.2 million trees of 20 years old; distributed non-woven shopping bags, equivalent to reducing the use of 11.92 million plastic bags; and sold pure cotton garments and bedding products, equivalent to reducing the pollution of over 31 million chemical fiber products.
Winner‘s own brand Purcotton pioneered the physical softening process, which uses methods such as the air beat, mechanical loosening, washing and rubbing, instead of adding chemical softeners, to restore the natural cotton feel with 100% cotton and make the materials fluffy and soft, thus improving user experience. In addition, the entire softening process uses environmentally friendly dyes.
China Winner Wuhan factory water reuse project treated the low concentration wastewater in the wastewater treatment station and reused it in the de-bleaching process to reduce the amount of fresh tap water. Meanwhile, the original de-bleaching process was improved to reduce the amount of water used in this process, lower the unit consumption of water used for products, and reduce the amount of wastewater discharged from the corresponding wastewater treatment.
Winner Jiayu factory is constructing the centralized refrigeration station and chilled water storage system. The project is expected to transfer about 1.75 million kWh/year of non-valley electricity. The system will also support recovering waste heat from cooling water to provide hot water to workshops and using natural cold water sources for cooling during low cooling load periods, thus maximizing the energy utilization efficiency of the system.
Winner was awarded the title of "2021 Corporate Best Practices (Sustainable Production and Consumption) for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals" by the Global Compact China Network.
As an advocate of the sustainable development concept, Winner sought to integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) core values into its CSR management system. Based on careful study of national policies, annual hot issues and industry trends, and using the UN Sustainable Development Concept as a guideline, the Company has carried out a series of projects that contribute to social progress, economic development and environmental sustainability.