The Ministry of Environmental Protection recently held a press conference on the "Memorandum of Cooperation on Joint Disciplinary Actions against Trustworthy Production and Business Units and Related Personnel in the Field of Environmental Protection" in Beijing. Huang Runqiu, Vice Minister of Environmental Protection, attended the meeting and delivered a speech.
The "Memorandum of Cooperation on Joint Disciplinary Actions against Trustworthy Production and Business Units and Related Personnel in the Field of Environmental Protection" was jointly issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection in conjunction with the National Development and Reform Commission, the People's Bank of China and other 30 departments. It is the implementation of the Party Central Committee and the State Council in the field of environmental protection. A major measure to establish and improve a joint disciplinary mechanism for dishonesty and speed up the construction of social integrity. The memorandum is characterized by departmental collaboration, information sharing, and joint punishment. It aims to build a cross-sectoral and cross-sectoral government and society joint participation by the government and the society through the disclosure and credit sharing of credit information of environmentally serious illegal and dishonest companies. The joint disciplinary mechanism for dishonesty improves the self-discipline and integrity awareness of enterprises in environmental protection, and creates a good atmosphere of conservative law.
Huang Runqiu introduced that the memorandum clarified that the target of joint punishment is production and operation units that have serious dishonesty in the field of environmental protection, and their legal representatives, principals, and persons who have direct responsibility; the joint disciplinary measures have restrictions on market access, Administrative licensing or financing, suspension of preferential policies, restrictions on assessment and commendation, etc. The Ministry of Environmental Protection will regularly collect the relevant information of the punishment objects and provide them to the relevant departments and announce them to the society at the same time; according to the contents of the memorandum, each department will implement joint punishment on the punishment objects according to laws and regulations, and establish a regular notification mechanism for the effects of punishment.
Huang Runqiu said that the Ministry of Environmental Protection will work closely with various departments to actively implement the requirements of the memorandum, formulate relevant implementation rules and operating procedures, and implement joint disciplinary measures for companies that have serious mistrust in the field of environmental protection in accordance with laws and regulations, guide enterprises to self-discipline in environmental protection, and improve corporate environmental protection laws. Integrity consciousness, build a trustworthy society where everyone is trustworthy.
The heads of the relevant departments of the National Development and Reform Commission, the People's Bank of China and the Ministry of Environmental Protection participated in this media briefing.