Issue Date: August 3, 2023

In support of the sustainability thought across the world, we began promoting green product actions in 2004, with Green Material, Green Manufacturing, Green Transportation and Green Design 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.

Green Materials

  • Actively procure green raw materials to fully implement green supply chain management.
  • To reduce raw material consumption and implement a circular economy, the product casing of specific EX1 laser projector models uses 50% PCR plastic. In 2022, 512 kg of PCR plastic was used, and cardboard boxes with 85% recycled pulp were used for shipping.
Year 2020 2021 2022
The amount of green material procurement (NTD 10,000) 153.7 231 213.5
The amount of material procurement (NTD 10,000) 159.8 238.1 244.9
The percentage of green material procurement 96% 97% 87%

Green Manufacturing

Responsible Team

  • Product Carbon Footprint Project Team: In response to the Product Carbon Footprint Project for the EX1 laser projectors, the Product Carbon Footprint Project Team is established. The head of the Technical Development Strategy Center serves as the convener, and 27 executives and employees from the R&D and Manufacturing Departments are assigned as team members who will receive training to facilitate the product carbon footprint assessment.
  • Green Product R&D Team: Held meetings regularly and proposed 36 low-carbon product development projects. Among them, low-carbon technologies for LGP and lightweight designs have been implemented in mass production. In addition, automotive customers are encouraged to reuse packaging materials, creating sustainable business opportunities together.

Product Carbon Inventory Platform

  • Based on the inventory results of the EX1 laser projectors, we will build a digital platform and database for product carbon inventory according to the BOM. This will be an important tool for promoting green products and carbon reduction in the future.
  • We will collect the relevant coefficients of LCM and backlight module. In 2023, we plan to develop a carbon inventory platform to identify the carbon emission hot spots of the products and effectively manage product carbon emissions.

Product Carbon Footprint Inventory

  • ISO 14067: Select 3 mainstream models of the EX1 laser projectors to undergo the ISO 14067 Product Carbon Footprint B2B inventory and verification. Based on the inventory results, the stage with the highest carbon footprint is the B2B "Raw Material Acquisition." In the future, we will build a product carbon footprint database tool and address carbon emission hot spots by changing raw materials, selecting low-carbon materials, and incorporating recycled materials. We will improve our product designs and continue to develop sustainable products with green advantages for consumers.
  • Independent Inventory: Since 2016, we have conducted independent carbon inventory of our backlight modules. We have always embraced green thinking and continue to promote lightweight designs, energy efficiency in production, and diverse energy-saving measures. In 2022, the carbon footprint of our 14-inch backlight modules was 1.73 kgCO2e per unit, a 30% reduction per unit from 2021. In the future, we will continue to promote energy-saving initiatives, increase the use of renewable energy, design green products, reduce carbon emissions from transportation, and develop low-carbon products.

Light Guide Plate Manufacturing Process Improvement

  • Regulate the production temperature and save 0.25 kWh of electricity per hour. In 2022, the total production time was 2,430.4 hours, with electricity saving of 607.6 kWh and carbon reduction of 0.3 tonCO2e.

Green Packaging & Transportation

Green Packaging

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 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 2022, for projector shipments, the molded pulp used in the packaging materials for fixed paper stands increased to 86%, a significant increase of 18% from 2021.

Design-Size Reduction

By optimizing the volume design of the EX1 laser projector, the loading rate of sea transportation increased by 16.6%. Each projector can reduce approximately 3 kgCO2e and 5.3% of carbon emissions.

Use cardboard boxes made from recycled pulp for shipping

Waste cartons and coated paper (photocopies, books, and newspapers) generated from manufacturing and the office are sent to paper mills for recycling by qualified environmentally friendly waste disposal companies. We also purchase paper products made from 80% to 100% recycled pulp with eco-labels from downstream paper product manufacturers. In 2022, we purchased and used 1,380,778 cardboard boxes made from recycled pulp for shipping.

Recycle and remanufacture scrap trays

When the trays are recycled repeatedly and can no longer be used, we commission tray suppliers to remanufacture all the scrap trays, achieving the goal of "turning waste into resources, finding alternatives to natural resource exploitation, full recycling, and zero waste." In 2022, 5,957 scrap trays were recycled and remanufactured, reducing 0.3 tons of waste and 0.6 tonCO2e.

Green Transportation

  • Prioritize transportation with lower carbon emissions, such as sea transportation, which is expected to achieve an 11% carbon reduction. Combine shipments to reduce the demand for dedicated vehicles. Based on Kunshan plants' transportation route simulation, we estimate achieving a 17% carbon reduction.

Green Design

Projectors and Visual Solutions
  • Constantly optimized the lighting design of projectors to save about 17.34 GWh of electricity and reduce 8,824 tonCO2e each year, 14.5% more efficient than 2021.
  • Solid-state Illumination (SSI) projectors are more energy-efficient than lamp-based projectors. Among them, the EX1 laser projector, compared to other projectors with similar bulbs, can save 45% in energy use.
  • The power consumption of the standard operating mode and standby mode complies with the energy efficiency standards of the European Union.
  • The safe auto off function (including automatically shut off without input signals and sleep mode).
  • Reducing the design of back-end process (electroplating, paint spraying, and printing) of products.
  • Use of LED and laser eco-friendly solid-state illumination (SSI) and other mercury-free materials for a completely mercury-free projector.
  • Compared to traditional short-throw projectors, projectors using LED and laser SSI have a five-time longer life without the need of bulb replacement to reduce environmental protection.
Backlight Module (BLM)
  • Lightweight design: Tainan Plant 1 reduced composite film thickness and redesigned the mechanism for the original model, reducing the use of optical composite film and backplane thickness, and the average weight was reduced by approximately 11%. In 2022, we produced approximately 3,739,693 units, reducing 2.5 tonCO2e and the weight by 1,222 kg.
  • Low-carbon technology: Tainan Plant 1 enhanced the optical brightness technology, reducing the lighting power consumption by 37%. We produced 2,700 units in 2022. Based on daily use of 10 hours over 365 days, we estimate saving 8,278 kWh of electricity and 4.2 tonCO2e annually.

Optical Film
  • In addition to enhancing the optical structure design, Wujian plants reduced the POP thickness from 0.45 mm to 0.32 mm by introducing MOP. The optical performance remains unchanged. Additionally, Wujiang plants implemented lightweight designs for smaller products, reducing the average weight by approximately 29% for each product. In 2022, we manufactured 2,736,529 units of 14-inch, 43-inch, 50-inch, and 55-inch products. We reduced the product weight by 279,475 kg compared to the original design, reducing 575.7 tonCO2e.