UNIDO rewards Midea’s efforts in environmental protection
Midea’s work on the use of propane (R290) in air conditioning has been recognized by UNIDO.
Chinese company Midea manufactures air conditioning equipment. For the past ten years, it has been cooperating with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on a project to replace the environmentally harmful R22 refrigerant with R290 (propane).
According to UNIDO data, Midea’s project to develop, produce and distribute products powered by such a system has made it possible to phase out the equivalent of 13.2 tons of ozone-depleting potential (ODP) and reduce emissions of 967,490 tons of CO2 equivalent per year.
UNIDO therefore awarded Midea a prize for its involvement and contribution to the protection of the environment. UNIDO “would like to express its highest appreciation to Midea, for their ongoing efforts to develop, manufacture and introduce to the market residential air conditioners that meet the highest environmental standards,” says the Certificate of Outstanding Contribution Award presented by UNIDO.
Midea is a corporate member of the IIR.