HTC smart mobile devices help reduce the transportation and travel previously needed for communication, and consequently the carbon footprint of the user as well. New combinations and new patterns of operation, livelihood, work, study, and travel involving smart mobile devices help users save energy and reduce carbon emission.
Energy and Climate Change
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.
Total greenhouse gas emission by HTC was 10,053.764 t-CO2e in 2021. We have extended greenhouse gas emission investigation and external verification scope 3 to include control over subsidiaries, including comprehensive statistics, and the monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions to improve the overall energy use efficiency and create better energy revenue since 2014. HTC's emissions contained no Sulfur oxides or other waste gases, and HTC does not use any substances that might endanger the ozonosphere. Moreover, the cooling and air-conditioning systems in HTC's buildings all use environment-friendly coolant R-134a to further preserve the ozonosphere.
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), offering its employees an excellent and comfortable low carbon and take the responsibility of environmental sustainability. The fully-integrated energy management system was utilized to attain a full real-time management and enhance the efficiency of energy use. In 2021, the carbon emission reduction is 1,666 t-CO2e, and the cumulative carbon emission reduction has reached 17,814 t-CO2e.
Setup of Renewable Energy Devices
The Taoyuan plant uses the roof of parking lot to install a solar power generation system, replacing the metal roof of the parking shed with solar panels. By means of internal line parallel series, the power was sold in bulk and included in Taipower supply system to solve the power shortage problem in Taiwan. This project was completed in September 2018 and put into parallel trial operation, and started electrical energy in in bulk. From the trial operation to December 2021, the cumulative total power generation has reached 518,048 kWh.
Water Resource Management
Global warming makes climate change increasingly significant, and this means that water conservation has become an important issue. Although manufacturing at HTC does not involve large water consumption, it is still our responsibility as a world citizen to preserve water resources in our daily operations by reducing water use and encouraging our people to maintain good water management, recycling and reuse.
The water used by the HTC headquarters and the factory is used by employees for office and life, and the production lines are all dry process without generating industrial wastewater which will be no adverse effects to the nearby water bodies.
We invested NT$ 27,760,000 in building sewage treatment equipment in 2010. Total amount of domestic waste water treated in 2021 was 42,019 tons, and the amount of recycling for the treated waste water was 8,843 tons. With a large area inside the plant used for greenery and tree planting, HTC aims to water those plants and greenery using the recycled and reprocessed water without increase in use of running water.
Starting from 2012, HTC setup and implemented water conservation plans. We examine results each year to examine whether or not to adjust the goals. From 2014 to 2021, the cumulative volume of recycled water used for irrigation was 1,141,662 metric tons, which is equivalent to about 457 standard swimming pools (each standard swimming pool is calculated at 2,500 metric tons)
Also, HTC has established a rainwater storage and recycling system to collect rainwater for flushing toilets and watering plants. A total of 2,965 metric tons of rainwater was recycled from the Taipei office Building, effectively saving water resources.