Issue Date：August 6, 2019
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 2018, we inventoried the environmental footprint of the 10-inch tablet backlight module. The results show that the carbon footprint (CFP) of our products is 1.06 KgCO2e/g (i.e. the CFP of each gram of product is 1.06kgCO2e), a 25.35% carbon footprint less than 2017. As the percentage of carbon emissions caused by electricity use is the highest of all, 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 2018, a total of 87 products used molded pulp, and the proportion of molded pulp used has reached 39%.
In 2018, the goal of improving the transport and loading rate was achieved after optimizing the packaging design of three products, in which the 100-inch touch panel whiteboard and the projector of A70 platform had increased the transport and loading rate by 50% and 66% respectively, and the projector of 7760 platform is able to increase the transport and loading rate up to 100%.
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 29 courses related to green solutions. 762 persons received the courses, totaling 1,234 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. In the 2018 self-assessment based on the assessment system, our score was 95.65 points (the same as 2017). Take the INP08162 for example, the clean production results are as follows:
In order to protect the environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Coretronic will take precedence to use products with the Taiwanese green mark or the certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC certification) as the product packaging paper boxes, toilet paper and the paper used in the offices.
The waste paper boxes, photocopies, books and newspapers from the plants and offices in Taiwan will be shipped by legal waste disposal companies to the three major domestic paper mills in Taiwan (Zhenglong, Yong Feng Yu and Rongcheng), for waste paper recycling process. In addition, we purchase paper products with environmentally-friendly label which were made from 80%~100% recycled pulp, to response to the Environmental Protection Administration’s “Promotion plan of recycling and reuse” to achieve the goal of “recycling of waste resources, alternative natural resources, full recycle of substances and zero waste.” In 2018, the plants in Taiwan had purchased a total of 74,630 paper products made of recycled pulp with environmentally-friendly labels, including 62,846 product shipping boxes, 4,047 bags of recycled paper/FSC certified products, and 7,737 bags of toilet paper with environmentally-friendly labels.
Coretronic also stipulates clear waste management operating procedures and implements audit plans to manage waste disposal vendors to ensure that the recycled products is legally disposed. Therefore, audits of waste disposal vendors are carried out every year, as the on-site inspections are conducted to verify whether the waste disposal vendors meet the required regulations and have the capabilities of back-end treatment. If the vendor fails to meet the required standards, a consultation for improvement will be conducted; and if the vendor still cannot meet the required standards, its waste disposal contract will be terminated to ensure that the waste is properly and legally disposed. The audit of five waste disposal vendors were arranged and conducted in 2018, including recycle and reuse of wood pallet, business waste disposal and waste electronic components, with an audit completion rate of 100% and there is no abnormality found during the audit process.
Coretronic (Visual Solutions) is committed to the sustainable business operations, and we are dedicated to optimizing the design of product packaging, effectively enhancing the transport and loading rate and reducing transportation frequency. In 2018, the 20-foot cargo containers were used to ship products from China to the United States, with the following three major achievements:
At present, we are planning a transport plan with the 40-foot cargo containers; we hope to optimize the shipment model while fulfilling the needs of customers, and carry out the carbon reduction efficiency as well as the mission of sustainable ecological environment at the same time.