Issue Date：July 26, 2018
In support of the sustainability thought across the world, we began promoting green product actions in 2004, with green design, green process, and green transportation as the main features of our green product management system. Apart from promoting green product development, we enable more products to pass Green Mark certification to meet the goal of sustainable development.
In 2017, we inventoried the environmental footprint of the 8-inch tablet backlight module. The results show that the carbon footprint (CFP) of our products is 1.42 KgCO2e/g (i.e. the CFP of each gram of product is 1.42kgCO2e). As carbon emissions caused by electricity use are up to 61.28% at the raw materials and waste stages, we decided to find space for improvement through production energy conservation, combined with a wide variety of energy conservation measures, and communicate the need for energy conservation to materials suppliers in order to effectively reduce the environmental footprints.
To continuously promote energy conservation and carbon reduction, we began implementing packaging material verification in 2014, and using the following green packaging materials and packaging optimization in 2017.
Molded pulp is made of recycled waste paper. In 2017 Q1, we began verifying molded paper packaging materials with the drop test and the storage test. After passing the tests, it will be used in packaging. Such kind of natural, non-toxic, lead free, decomposable, pollution free, and waste free buffering material can effectively reduce the variety packaging materials and the quantity of packaging. Along with soy ink printing and package simplification, everything is eco-friendly. In 2017, the proportion of molded pulp used has reached 12%.
To enhance transportation and loading rate by minimizing storage space, we reduced the package size, enhanced container performance, and make product stackable We completed two package design optimization projects in 2017, with an output target to be achieved in 2018. Take the package of the image product T1 platform for example. The design optimization has enhanced transportation and loading rate by 33% and 40% in air and sea transportation, respectively. Take the digital writing product for example. The stackable design has maximized the product loading rate and enhanced transportation rate by 40%.
To enhance and optimize the efficiency of energy-saving products, and merge the eco-friendly, energy-saving, and 3R (reduce, recycle, reuse) concept into the design and development of products, so as to continuously develop energy-saving products, we arranged 15 courses related to green solutions. 281 persons received the courses, totaling 865 man-hours.
At Corecentric, we continue to promote clean production and reduce pollution to improve environmental protection and lower costs to enhance economic efficiency, in order to pursue sustainable business. Clean production refers to “persistently apply integrated and preventive environmental strategies in processes, products, and services to enhance eco-efficiency and reduce hazards on human beings and the environment.” Upholding our responsibility for products and the environment, and aiming to pursue eco-efficiency and sustainable development, we save energy, reduce the use of hazardous substances, reduce the production and emission of pollutants, dispose industrial waste and recycle resources, update design concepts by including environmental factors in design and service provision through the management of materials, equipment, gauges and tools, consumables, personnel, and the operating environment.
In 2016, Tainan Branch Office earned Certificate of Cleaner Production Assessment from the Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs. After the accreditation by competent authorities and experts, we passed the accreditation and obtained a certificate with a score of 92.59 points. Apart from continuing resources conservation, green process, source control of pollutants, eco-design, and green management, we implemented CSR and other management measures. We also improved the environment and safety of chemical storage and production areas, enhanced waste and packaging materials recovery rate, implemented voluntary GHG inventory, and passed third-party assurance in 2017. In the 2017 self-assessment based on the assessment system, our score was 95.65 points, 3.06 points higher than 2016. Take the INP08162 for example, the clean production results are as follows:
To pursue sustainable business, we deliver products to customers on time and offer localized and regionalized maintenance and repair services. Apart from shortening the transportation time of products for maintenance and repair, we reduce carbon emissions from product transportation to protect ecology and the environment.
Before 2016, parts required by service locations in the UK and Germany were shipped from Mainland China to those points with different flights. To reduce the transportation distance of parts required for maintenance and repair, in 2016 we began to ship all parts required for maintenance and repair required by European countries from Mainland China to the UK to forward the required parts to service locations in Germany.
In 2017, the UK sent 10 shipments to service locations in Germany and save about 7,500km of transportation each time and about 75,000km in a year.
Besides, in order to achieve low carbon efficiency and resource reuse, Coretronic is also planning to provide localized maintenance of components to replace the repair services in our plants of China now.