Issue Date：August 05, 2020
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 addition to introducing the green accounting system to collect and analyze green purchase performance, Coretronic, Champ Vision Display, and Coretronic Intelligent Cloud Service purchase green materials to thoroughly implement green supply chain management. The total purchase amount of green materials for the plants in Taiwan and China in 2019 occupied 97% and 96%, respectively, of the total purchase amount in the same year.
|The amount of green material procurement (thousands of NTD)||8,861,882||6,466,588||5,144,514||6,707,957|
|The amount of material procurement (thousands of NTD)||8,996,421||6,634,244||5,544,145||7,009,618|
|The percentage of green material procurement (%)||99%||96%||93%||96%|
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 2019 was the backlight module for 10” tablet computers. The result of the inventory showed a carbon footprint of 74.03 kgCO2e (i.e. 1.05kg of carbon footprint per gram of products), 1% less than the carton footprint of the same product in 2018. The carbon emission produced during power consumption had the highest percentage, and energy saving during the production, multiple power saving measures, and request from suppliers of materials to save the electricity during the production were needed for improvement to reduce the environmental footprint effectively.
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 2019, 66% products used molded pulp.
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 27 courses related to green solutions, 542 persons received the courses, totaling 934 man-hours.
We develop more energy-saving and environment-friendly green products, mitigate the impact on the environment, and protect the environment and ecology of the planet. We also fulfill our corporate social responsibilities and implement sustainable management ideas while performing ongoing innovation in our professional field. The number of green product proposals occupied 86% of the total patent proposals for product development in 2019.
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.
With the Green Factory as the goal, The Tainan Branch Office introduced the “Cleaner Production Assessment System - General” certification of the MOEA Industrial Development Bureau to the production in 2016, and acquired the certificate under assessment conducted by the competent authority, experts, and scholars. Sustainable environmental development plans are promoted, energy and resource conservations are implemented, green processes are applied, pollutant sources are controlled, environment-friendly designs are used, and measures of green management and corporate social responsibility are carried out every year to minimize the impact on the environment.
To protect the environment and reduce greenhouse gas, FSC/PEFC certified paper was used in priority for shipping cartons, office paper, and toilet paper.
The waste cartons and cultural paper for printing, books or newspaper produced during the manufacture process and by the offices of the plants in Taiwan were transported to the top-3 paper manufacturers in Taiwan (Cheng Loong, Yuen Foong Yu, and Long Chen) for recycling through legal environment-friendly wast disposal service suppliers. Paper products made from 80%~100% recycled pulp and attached with the Green Mark were purchased from their downstream manufacturers to support the “Resources Recycling and Reusing Program” of the Environmental Protection Administration and achieve the goals of “recycle of wastes to displace exploitation of natural resources, full circulation of materials, and zero waste.” In 2019, 75,698 pieces of paper products made from recycled pulp and attached with the Green Mark, including 65,642 shipping cartons, 1,948 packs recycled paper/FSC certified products, and 8,108 packs of toilet paper with the Green Mark were purchased for the plants in Taiwan.
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 2019, audits of 9 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.
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: