Promoting circular economy via green productivity
Within the framework of the Project Program of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) in 2021, on July 30, 2021, the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality organized a workshop to promote the economy in production through Green Productivity online. This is a proposed initiative of Vietnam as APO President for the term 2020-2021.
The workshop was attended by representatives of the APO Secretariat and delegates from 14 member economies including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Iran, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand,….
The seminar was attended by leading speakers such as Ms. Lynn Johannson, President of E2 Canada Group, Dr. Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Professor of Tama University of Japan…
On the side of the General Department, Deputy Director General Ha Minh Hiep and Mr. Nguyen Tung Lam – Deputy Director in charge of the Vietnam Productivity Institute attended as two speakers of Vietnam in the workshop.
Deputy Director General Ha Minh Hiep shared at the seminar through an online form
Over the past few decades, along with economic development, industrialization and urbanization taking place on a global scale have entailed an increase in the number of limited consumption of natural resources. The issue of sustainable development, thus becoming a common concern of all countries.
At the workshop, experts and participants highlighted the enormous contribution of green productivity, the need to design ecological environments, green supply chains through the approach of the ile economy in production, contributing to the implementation of the United Nations sustainable development goals.
Speakers participating in the conference
As the main speaker of the workshop, in his presentation, Deputy Director General Ha Minh Hiep said that focusing on quality management of the circular supply chain (CSCQM) along with technological advances and innovation is the principle of green growth strategy for enterprises in the industrial sector while highlighting opportunities for businesses. enterprises maintain their competitiveness when implementing CSCQM.
Under the coordination between the General Department and representatives of the APO Secretariat, the workshop assessed and discussed many key issues and directions, identifying the needs of green productivity and sustainable development in the context of rapid urbanization and industrialization in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) is a regional inter-government organization established in 1961 to develop productivity in the Asia-Pacific region through partnerships (with NPO and other international organizations). APO operates on a non-political, non-profit and non-discriminating basis. APO contributes to the sustainable socio-economic development of the region through projects and activities in the industrial, agricultural, service and public sectors. APO’s operating budget from the annual year and support from the governments of member countries. Vietnam joined APO from January 1, 1996, and served as APO president for the term 2020 – 2021, this is the second time since joining Vietnam to receive this honor.