Issue Date:July 28, 2022

Water Management

Coretronic's water source is 100% from the Taiwan Water Corporation. The water demand of each plant is mainly for air conditioning, drinking water, cleaning, irrigation and group meals, and the users are employees, visitors and contractors. Since the manufacturing process does not require water, the impact on the environment is not its main impact. However, considering that water resources are a major international sustainability concern, we have adopted recycling and water conservation measures to reduce the impact of reduced water resources, and at the same time, we have strengthened disseminating the messages on water conservation to prevent the crisis of water shortage in the dry season in advance.

Strategies for Water Management

  • Maximize the water usage efficiency.
  • Enhance the importance of water conservation for the upstream and downstream value chains.
  • Propose water conservation goal and conduct regular review to achieve the water conservation goal.
  • Continue to promote various water conservation plans to reach the water conservation efficiency.
  • Discover possible measures for water conservation through the daily management and inspections.
  • Promote water resource education and enhance the water usage efficiency for stakeholders.

Water Use

The issue of water resources is a common concern worldwide. Coretronic has set a water reduction target, even though water resource is not a major concern for its operation environments, by educational propaganda on water usage and promoting water conservation and recycling measures. Water consumption of plants in Taiwan was 17% less than 2019, achieving the 2021 target, and water consumption of plants in China was 515,854 tons.

Strategies for Water Saving

  • All plants in Taiwan are equipped with the water reclamation system to mainly reclaim surface runoff, air conditioning condensate, and rainwater for irrigating landscaping plants and secondary domestic water consumption. Additionally, water conservation was achieved by regulating air conditioning water exchange concentration, adding tap water-efficient devices (water regulators and sensor taps), monitoring the water consumption of catering service, and reducing cleaning water consumption.
  • 74,369 tons of water has been conserved and recycled in plants in Taiwan since 2018.  
    Item /Year 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Water Conserved (ton) 11,769 14,212 16,405 16,822
    Water Recycled (ton) 1,996 2,845 3,066 7,254
    Total Water Conserved  and Recycled (ton) 13,765 17,057 19,471 24,076
    Carbon Reduction (tCO2e)1 2.09 2.59 2.96 3.66
    1: The unit water carbon production was calculated based on the data at 0.152 kgCO2e announced by  Taiwan Water Corporation.