Issue Date：July 30, 2021
In support of the sustainability thought across the world, we began promoting green product actions in 2004, with green material, green design, and green manufacture 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 addition to introducing the green accounting system to collect and analyze green purchase performance, Coretronic purchased green materials to thoroughly implement green supply chain management. The total purchase amount of green materials for the plants in Taiwan and China in 2020 occupied 90% and 99%, respectively, of the total purchase amount in the same year.
|The amount of green material procurement (100 millions of NTD)||83.59||57.64||43.12||51.45||67.08||110.55|
|The amount of material procurement (100 millions of NTD)||84.92||59.30||47.92||55.44||69.26||111.88|
|The percentage of green material procurement (%)||98%||97%||90%||93%||97%||99%|
The carbon emission at each phase of the product life circle can be analyzed with reference to the carbon footprint inventory. The product subject to carbon footprint inventory in 2020 was the backlight module for 12”screens. The result of the inventory showed a carbon footprint of 2.67 kgCO2e/pcs (i.e. 0.0105kg of carbon footprint per gram of products), 29.8% less than the carton footprint of the same product in 2019. Due to the package reduction design, improvement for manufacture, and various energy-saving measures, Coretronic successfully reduced the product carbon emission.
To realize environmental values, we optimize the packaging design, use recycled paper to make wrappings, and adopt environment-friendly ink to print and simplify packaging.
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 2020, 69% products used molded pulp.
Package volume is reduced to improve container efficiency. Products can be stacked to save storage space and improve the transportation loading rate. It has been applied to the product platforms of T100 and A65 projector to improve the marine transportation loading rate by 67% and 33%, respectively. It is estimated that each product will reduce 300 kgCO2e and 195 kgCO2e respectively, and reduce carbon by 28% and 16% respectively.
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 11 courses related to green solutions, 378 persons received the courses, totaling 499 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.
Coretronic’s Energy-Saving Business Group in Taiwan carried out 4 wrapping recycle measures in 2020 with a recycling rate of 96%. As for the recycling performance in terms of the number of recycled wrappings, 93.6% of trays, 63.4% of pallets, 100% of plastic pads, and 100% of paper cartons were recycled to the amount of 79.9 tons. They were reused to reduce the pollution of the waste to the environment. The benefit of carbon reduction was 164.6 tonCO2e (an output of 2.06 tonCO2e per tones of waste according to the Low Carbon Sustainable Information System).
To ensure legal use of recycled products, Coretronic establishes explicit waste management regulations and performs on-site inspection of the legal compliance and back-end disposition capability of the waste disposal service suppliers every year. If any nonconformities are identified, guidance is provided with an admonition received by the supplier concerned, and the nonconformities are subject to follow-up actions for improvement. If nonconformities are removed notwithstanding, the waste disposal agreement will be terminated to ensure legal and appropriate disposal of wastes. In 2020, audits of 10 suppliers rendering the services of wood pallet recycle and disposal of industrial and hazardous industrial waste and waste electronic components were scheduled and completed with a completion rate of 100%. The results of the audits did not show any nonconformities.