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Sinopec makes achievements in the extraordinary decade of the new era, and its new benchmark establishes new image

Since the 18th CPC National Congress, Sinopec has adhered to the guidance of Xi Jingping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era; implemented the new development concept; served the construction of a new development pattern; devised a world's leading development strategy; shouldered the three core responsibilities; and supported national strategy and worked for a better life for people.

Over the past decade, Sinopec has focused on the concerns of the country, society and the people; fulfilled its responsibilities and worked to ensure energy security and develop a modern chemical industry; supported self-reliance and self-improvement in science and technology; worked for the realization of the "carbon peaking and carbon neutrality" goal; helped the comprehensive revitalization of rural areas; and completed a number of projects of significance with a high sense of social responsibility, writing a new chapter of high-quality development in the new era, and handing over satisfactory answers to the Party and the people. In 2022, Sinopec selected the "Top Ten Social Responsibility Demonstration Projects", which have become a benchmark for Sinopec's performance of responsibilities in the new era, and also demonstrate Sinopec's active practice and unremitting pursuit of effectively securing the energy supply, ensuring national energy security, and meeting people's growing needs for a better life with high-quality services.

Project 1   Benefiting thousands of households -- Sinopec Fuling Shale Gas Green Energy Project

Sinopec's Fuling Shale Gas Field, the origin of China's shale gas commercialization and one of the main gas sources for the Sichuan Gas Eastward Transmission, is located in the Wuling Mountain Range, which has a sensitive ecological environment. Sinopec regards the environment as valuable "eyes" and Fuling as a lovable "hometown", and as a result the Fuling Shale Gas Field is seeing Sinopec following a high-quality development path of "environmental friendliness and green demonstration". At present, the field can meet the daily gas demand of more than 46 million households, providing important support for ensuring natural gas supply and boosting the high-quality development of enterprises along the Yangtze River Economic Belt.

As a local enterprise, it benefits the locals. Over the past 10 years, Fuling Shale Gas Field has adhered to the development concept of joint construction and win-win cooperation with the local authorities. It has adhered to the path of green and low-carbon sustainable development; invested more than 200 million yuan to improve the local environment; set up the Jianghan Avenue; upgraded and hardened more than 60 villagers' access roads along the avenue; built water cellars; repaired karst caves; and created nearly 5,000 jobs, becoming a model for enterprise-local cooperation.

Project 2   Actively marching towards carbon peaking and carbon neutrality -- Sinopec's Megaton CCUS Green Action

The promotion and application of carbon dioxide capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology is considered to be the only way to achieve the goal of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality. Sinopec gives full play to its advantages in resources, technology and talents to further promote the development of CCUS technology, and its megaton CCUS demonstration project in the Qilu Petrochemical-Shengli Oilfield was put into commercial operation in August 2022.

The project captures the carbon dioxide from the tail gas of the Qilu Petrochemical Coal-to-Gas Plant, and sends it to the Shengli Oilfield to inject it 3,000 meters deep to flood the oil, and then store it, thus forming a closed loop, which, not only reduces carbon dioxide emissions but also greatly improves oil recovery, playing a demonstration role in reducing emissions and increasing efficiency for petrochemical enterprises. The project can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1 million tons per year.

Project 3   "Homes En Route" -- Sinopec's "Driver's Home" and "Love Station" public welfare program

China has the world's largest highway freight market, and about 30 million truck drivers drive on the roads every year, promoting the orderly flow of economic goods throughout the country. However, long-distance driving across provinces and cities makes it difficult for drivers to eat, bathe, and rest. Similar to truck drivers, sanitation workers and delivery boys also face the problem of rest.

Sinopec has transformed gas stations into service outlets and built "driver's homes" and "love stations" to provide truck drivers, sanitation workers, couriers and other outdoor workers with rest, catering, hot water, bathing, laundry, parking, charging and other service facilities, and strives to create a "home en route" for them. As of 2022, Sinope had set up and run a total of 3,586 "driver's homes" and 5,415 "love stations" in 31 provinces, municipalities (autonomous regions) across the country, serving those in need.

Project 4   Help rural revitalization with characteristic industries -- Sinopec's "One County, One Chain" Industrial Assistance Program

The prosperity of industry is an important foundation for rural revitalization. Since 2021, Sinopec has focused on the "one county, one chain" industrial assistance program, and has assisted 8 counties to build large-scale, high-quality agricultural industrial chains and cultivate a number of branded products. In Dongxiang, Gansu, Sinopec helped build the whole quinoa industrial chain covering "production, marketing and research", and cultivated and promoted the characteristic product brand of Dongxiang Quinoa.

In order to help the villagers sell agricultural products, relying on the advantages of petrochemical employees' group buying website, Sinopec built the assistance model of "group buying to rejuvenate agriculture"; organized more than 400,000 petrochemical employees, more than 50 intra-group enterprises, and more than 30 platform cooperative suppliers to participate in the consumption assistance, benefiting more than 10,000 farmers. Baichuan Company insisted on giving priority to the areas in need in its procurement of restaurant agricultural and sideline products and trade union festive gifts, and its cumulative purchase amount in the past three years reached 20.82 million yuan. The rural revitalization special audit covers 77% of the cumulative assistance funds invested by Sinopec in the past three years. The audit center acts as an "economic guard" for helping root out poverty and rural revitalization.

Project 5   An express heading to brightness-- "Sinopec Brightness" Health Express Public Welfare Program

"Sinopec Brightness" is the only health express program supported by domestic enterprises. As of 2022, Sinopec donated a total of 190 million yuan to the public welfare undertaking, the Health Express. The express stopped in 44 regions in 18 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government), and performed free vision restoration surgery for more than 52,000 cataract patients.

The success rate of the Sinopec Brightness program is more than 99.9%, which is comparable to the 3A hospitals in China's first-tier cities. Driving into 3 regions each year, the express stays for 3 months in each region, and treats an average of 3,000 people per year. At the same time, the program donated aid to build 24 cataract treatment centers, trained ophthalmic technical forces for local ophthalmologists, and provided the latest eye examination equipment, leaving behind a permanent healthy express train for the locals.

Project 6   "The Gas Station That Cares - A Better Road Home" -- Sinopec's large-scale public welfare activity for migrant workers' home bound trips during Spring Festival holidays

The home bound motorcycle riders, since the 1990s, have been a unique sight on the national highway during the Spring Festival holidays. A large number of migrant workers ride motorcycles back to their hometowns with packages of all sizes. And the headcount of motorcycle riders in Guangxi and Guangdong reached 250,000 at its peak.

With gas stations as a service platform, the company launched the "The Gas Station That Cares - A Better Road Home" -- Sinopec's large-scale public welfare activity for migrant workers' home bound trips during Spring Festival holidays, offering free refueling for "home bound motorcycle riders" at key points in Guangdong, Guangxi and Jiangxi, and providing free access to hot porridge, ginger soup, rest rooms, and mother and baby rooms for the travelers. These stations have served more than 57.8 million returnees and 4.58 million home bound motorcycle riders, involved more than 53,000 volunteers, and provided free refueling for 94,000 "home bound motorcycles". These gas stations, together with the travelers, have witnessed the great changes of people's livelihoods in the era moving toward a moderately prosperous society since the 18th CPC National Congress.

Project 7   Let the egrets sing -- Zhenhai Refinery's Egret Garden Green Factory Ecological Protection Project

More than 1,000 egrets roost and breed in the grove between the refinery's towers, and the little egrets quietly break out of their shells, living in harmony with the workers, the towers and oil tanks. Located in the Zhenhai Refinery, this Egret Garden has a beautiful environment and attracts a large number of migratory egrets every year.

The Sinopec Zhenhai Refinery took the lead in launching the construction of an "odor-free factory" in the domestic petrochemical industry; put forward the environmental protection concept of "let the egrets sing"; and built China's first panoramic egret live streaming platform to showcase the white egret nature reserve in the factory area to the world, showing the achievements of its construction of a green demonstration plant without waste and odor, and reversing the public's inherent impression of "heavy chemical industry always having high pollution".

Project 8   Transforming a drainage outlet into a wetland park -- Yanshan Petrochemical Niukouyu Wetland Ecological Protection Project

In the southwest corner of Beijing, the Niukouyu Wetland Park is lush with greenery, water, winding boardwalks, and chirping birds, where artificial beauty and idyllic fun complement each other.

The Sinopec Yanshan Petrochemical actively practices Xi Jinping's thought of ecological civilization, follows the world's popular design concept of "naturally treated wetland", took the lead in implementing the industrial sewage ecological purification comprehensive scheme of "treatment of industrial sewage up to drainage standard + wetland natural ecological restoration system", and built China's first wetland in an industrial park - the Niukouyu Wetland Park.

Over the years, Yanshan Petrochemical has continued to enrich biodiversity, planting more aquatic plants such as lotus, aloe and water lilies, building viewing platforms, children's playgrounds and other facilities, and building the Niukouyu Wetland Park into a model for harmonious coexistence between a garden-type refinery and the city.

Project 9   Geothermal heating warms the residents -- Sinopec "Xiongxian Model" Geothermal Clean Heating Project

Sinopec responded to the national strategy; made every effort to ensure the energy supply of Xiong'an New Area; leveraged local resource endowments to carry out high-quality geothermal energy development and utilization; and built China's first geothermal heating "smoke-free city" in Xiongxian county, Hebei province, which was listed on the global promotion project list by the International Renewable Energy Agency.

The "Xiongxian Model" was gradually promoted. At present, Sinopec has built 10 geothermal heating "smoke-free cities" in Hebei, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Henan, Shandong and other places, and its geothermal heating business covering 62 cities and counties in 10 provinces (municipalities directly under the central government) including Beijing, Tianjin, Shaanxi, Hebei, Shandong, Henan and Shanxi. By the end of 2022, a total of 85 million square meters of heating capacity had been built, which can replace 1.615 million tons of standard coal and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 4.2 million tons per year, equivalent to planting 2.23 million trees. Here, Sinopec has promoted green development with a clean energy supply guarantee.

Project 10   Explore smart energy together -- Sinopec's "Open Day" program

Opening the door to enterprises is Sinopec's commitment to the public.

Over the past 10 years, Sinopec has carried out the "Open Day" program with the theme of "exploring smart energy". More than 100 Sinopec-affiliated enterprises in nearly 100 cities across the country opened their doors to surrounding residents, students, government officials, media reporters, etc. The program gradually demolished the "wall" and "barrier" between the public and the petroleum and petrochemical enterprise, and built a bridge of communication between enterprises and the public.

In total, more than 200,000 people visited Sinopec's factories on the "Open Day". And more than 80 million people participated in the event through online live broadcasts, covering more than 100 million people and became the largest "open day" activity organized by Chinese industrial enterprises.