An Phat Holdings shares experience on implementation of green label at APEC conferencePosted on
At the “APEC Seminar on Implementing Eco-Labels For Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises Towards A Green Economy” held from July 20-21 in Hanoi organized by Ministry of Industry and Trade and Asia – Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Mr. Nguyen Le Thang Long – Deputy CEO of An Phat Holdings shared the Group’s experience in developing and implementing eco-labels towards the goal of developing a circular and green economy. Also, An Phat Holdings is the sole enterprise representing Vietnamese enterprises to have a speech at the Conference and receive appreciation from the delegates attending the event.
The seminar focused on discussing two major issues: sharing experiences and good practices in the development and implementation of eco-labels; solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to overcome difficulties in the implementation process to encourage green economic development.
As a leading enterprise in Southeast Asia in the field of high-tech and environmentally friendly plastic production, green and sustainable development is determined as An Phat Holdings’ strategic goal. Speaking at the seminar, Mr. Nguyen Le Thang Long – Deputy CEO of An Phat Holdings shared his experience in developing and implementing eco-labels, as well as opportunities and challenges when implementing eco-labels in the process towards the goal of developing a sustainable green economy.
“When talking about the circular economy, we often think of products that are manufactured, then used, collected and recycled. However, for compostable products, we have greater vision in the circular economy. Accordingly, after the product is marketed, used by consumers, it will eventually become an organic, biodegradable waste. It will become organic humus, providing nutrients for plants, then, plants become materials to create compostable products. We call this process like a green economy,” said Mr. Long.
Mr. Long cited that AnEco’s flagship product line of An Phat Holdings has achieved many prestigious Vietnamese and international certifications for its ability to decompose such as: TCVN 13114, TUV OK Compost HOME, TUV OK Compost INDUSTRIAL, BPI Compostable and DIN Certco, ensuring safety for consumers’ health, and no harm to the environment.
However, according to Mr. Long, one of the challenges that An Phat Holdings faces when producing green products is raising awareness and changing consumer consumption habits. In fact, there is still great confusion between OXO and truly green plastic products, causing confusion for consumers. Therefore, An Phat Holdings is currently coordinating with related units to promote propaganda activities, raise awareness in society about environmentally friendly products, contribute to changing consumer behavior and habits towards a green economy.
In the context that the circular economy has become an inevitable global trend, An Phat Holdings has been promoting a green business model, and at the same time desire to create a sustainable business community, support and encourage green transformation in businesses.