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MSCI has given a positive assessment toward Shanghai Electric's business in clean technology. MSCI stated in the report that the Company attained opportunities to participate in clean tech markets mainly due to its involvement in advanced nuclear power generation technology; coal-fired supercritical thermal; gasturbine IGCC power generators; wind and solar power generation equipment; and smart grids, as well as wastewater treatment.
To ensure stable and quality production as well as the physical and mental health of its employees, Shanghai Electric has built a sound labor management system. Accommodations for overseas staff, which offer them safe places to work efficiently and have proper rests amid the COVID-19 pandemic, were set up.
Shanghai Electric also values the safety of its employees. Since January this year, the Company has worked with local partners to establish a specialist virus prevention and control team to protect staff while working on-site such as locally-hired personnel in Dubai and Bangladesh to receive fact sheets and advisory handbooks with on-site safety training in both English and Arabic.
MSCI pointed out in the report that Shanghai Electric is "less likely to experience workflow disruptions due to labor unrest or reduced productivity due to poor job satisfaction."
Meanwhile, Shanghai Electric is making efforts to prioritize its digitalization reform. "We are actively shaping and carrying out internal reforms to go digital and smart as we strive to meet the standards set by our international peers," said Cheng Yan, Executive Director and General Manager of Shanghai Electric Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
The Company's latest achievements in digitalization include its upgraded SEunicloud platform, which won the world's first industrial intelligence award at the 2020 World Artificial Intelligence Conference Summit earlier this year. Equipped with smart supply chain solutions designed to directly match factory production with power plant demands, the one-stop platform is established to empower smart wind power operation, remote thermal power operation, machine tool maintenance, energy storage and distribution.
Building upon all its sustainability efforts, Shanghai Electric will further integrate ESG measures into its business operation to comprehensively improve its environmental, social and governance-related practices for the coming years.