HTC is committed to protect environment, integrate the concept into our corporate culture, enhance employees' awareness of environmental protection and caring, improve energy, water and waste management, and reduce the impact to biodiversity. In addition, HTC organizes environmental protection activities for our employees and further improve their environmental awareness. We believe that only through working together can we create more value for the environment and the society. Energy and climate change related action.
Energy and Emission
We have devised a dual-aspect strategy composed of “adopting an energy management system” and “performing energy-saving practice.” On one hand we strive for optimizing our management system to reduce energy consumption, and on the other we use energy-saving technology to improve the energy efficiency of our products.
Electricity Consumption Analysis of HTC Sites in Taiwan
In 2022, the total emissions of greenhouse gases of HTC sites in Taiwan reached 9,360.162 tCO2e. Compared with the base year of 2021, the variation of greenhouse gases included in greenhouse gas inventory did not exceed the significance threshold of 3% in 2022. As a whole, CO2 was the major greenhouse gas generated by HTC; CH4, N2O and HFC emissions accounted for a very minimal ratio. PFC, SF6, and NF3 emissions were maintained at 0.
HTC expanded the scope of greenhouse emission inventory and external verification to scope 3 in 2014. Relying on the upstream / midstream / downstream greenhouse gas inventory in the complete value chain, HTC accurately identifies the categories and activities with most intensive greenhouse gas emissions to provide suggestions for carbon emission reduction and climate transition strategies. HTC does not emit Sox and other waste gas, nor use substances that may damage the ozone. Environmentally friendly refrigerants extensively applied in the market including R-134a and R-410a are adopted for the refrigerated air conditioning systems in the HTC building. HTC will also continue to plan the replacement of refrigerants of other models with relatively high global warming potential (GWP) value within a certain time limit to lower the sharp warning effect on the earth due to damage to the ozone.
In 2022, HTC promoted the Net-Zero project, and adopted GHG Protocol to implement simple carbon inventory of parent company and subsidiaries of HTC according to SBTi methodology. In 2021, the total greenhouse gas emissions of parent company and subsidiaries reached 40,303.614 tCO2e. Also, the company conducted carbon emission analysis, calculation and evaluation in all the scopes, planned a Net-Zero pathway and established relevant short-term, medium-term, and long-term carbon reduction strategies and management indicators with six strategies, i.e., “Carbon Management and Policy, Low-carbon Operation, Low-carbon Products, Low-carbon Transportation, Value Chain Engagement, and Carbon Offset”. In 2022, the total greenhouse gas emissions of parent company and subsidiaries reached 35,019.193 tCO2e, down by 13% compared with the carbon emissions in 2021.
HTC is committed to reducing its environmental impact. In 2013,
HTC's Taipei Office
obtained the Green Building Label of the Ministry of the Interior and the LEED Gold certification of the US Green Building Council(USGBC). When planning the Taipei Office, we considered sustainability and the use of low energy resources in the design, construction, and operations. Accumulated carbon emissions of the building were reduced by 19,706 tCO2e from beginning of use of the building to 2022. In 2022, carbon emissions were reduced by 1,892 tCO2e, and EUI was 106kWh/m2/year.
The Use of Green Energy
To create a low carbon life, we use only green energy, which includes the use of solar panels, eco-cooler air conditioners, and other low carbon emission sources like electric cars.
Water Resource Management
As global warming intensifies and climate change becomes a pressing issue, water resource management has become increasingly important. While our processes require minimal water usage and have low environmental impact on the surrounding areas, we still strive to reduce water consumption and promote water resource management and recycling.
Our water supply comes from Taiwan Water Corporation, and our production processes are dry processes that do not generate wastewater. The wastewater generated is solely from the general office and daily activities of our employees. To ensure that we do not exert any adverse impacts on the water source areas, we refer to the World Resources Institute's "Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas," which indicates that Taiwan as a whole fall into the Low to Medium (1-2) category, posing no immediate threat to water resource. We also conduct wastewater testing to ensure that our discharged wastewater does not pose any negative impact on the water source and the environment.