Green factories Management
In 2022, grid instability led to the Chengdu plant using generators to meet critical operational requirements. Total diesel consumption increased by 71.74% as a result. The COVID-19 pandemic led to changes in plant operations and an increase in all types of energy. Compal continued to manage and track all energy resources however, and the experience was used to devise effective control targets and measures that reduce GHG emissions, which is as shown below:
|Environmental protection measures at the plant|
|Energy management||• The HR management system already has provisions for energy management specialists
• Installation of power storage equipment to improve power supply r stability
• Set standard for energy unit per unit of production. Daily power consumption is now estimated and tracked.
• Office AC is automatically switched off during night shifts. Timer and motion sensors were also installed. Offices are consolidated outside of office hours to reduce the demand on lighting and AC.
• Continued replacement of energy efficiency lighting
• Give priority to natural lighting in new building designs to reduce need for illuminatio
• Turn basic facilities on or off depending on production status
• Adjust the pressure of compressed air throughout the plant
• Assessment and improvement of separate shop floor AC zones
• Through professional energy measurement, we have adjusted our air conditioning usage model or switched to dedicated compressors to improve cooling efficiency
|Cooking of employee meals||
•Switch from LPG to electricity
According to a report published by the World Water Forum, a water risk has been identified in recent years as one of the risks with the greatest potential impact on the world. Any physical risk (including water shortage, flooding, water quality and ecosystem impact), monitoring or reputation risk related to water resources could escalate into financial and operational risks for enterprises should it ever go out of control.
The water risk assessment tool rated Compal’s Taiwan, Nanjing, Chongqing, and Chengdu as having to low-to-medium risk. Kunshan plant was classified as medium-to-high risk, Brazil plant was classified as high risk, and Vietnam plant classified as extremely high risk. In terms of surface water pollution and biodiversity for fresh water organisms, all Compal plants have been identified to be under high risks. All our plants are situated in industrial areas and that Compal does not possess/rent/manage any facility that is located in areas of ecological protection/water resource protection/areas with water resource pressure and as such, the Company is not faced with immediate risks in terms of water quality, water pricing and sources of water supply. Nevertheless, we must be aware of the presence of potential risks in order to be able to take corresponding measures in advance to mitigate potential impacts.
Compal’s use of water is only limited to general activities as we do not use water in our production processes. As such, the Company’s water consumption is less than 1/100 of the water supply capacity at various industrial parks.
Company is not in a water-intensive industry and most water is for domestic use by employees Planning on water conservation therefore focused mainly infrastructure maintenance and improvement. We are continuing to monitor the situation on water resources without compromising on environmental sanitation and prevention of infectious diseases. Production with water conservation is merely the first step in Compal’s effort to save water. We have examined the source of water consumption in our value chain and as our production requires no water consumption, our water consumption is primarily attributed to relevant processes involved for raw materials.Supplier water risk assessment was therefore included in the investigation of supplier environmental performance in 2022. Compal will also work closely with relevant stakeholders and local governments in our operating locations to support strategies that ensures sustainable water resource management.
Owing to the nature of the industry, Compal generates only a small amount of hazardous industrial waste. The main types of waste include PCB printing scraps, cleaning agents and alcohol used for the SMT process Note and reflow oven, waste solder generated from the soldering furnace, and scrapped equipment; all of which are collected by local certified recyclers and treated in ways that comply with the law. Compal generated a total of 997.7 tonnes of hazardous industrial waste, which represented 14.1% of total waste generated. An investigation found no environmental violations or fines were imposed against the waste disposal contractors at each plant in 2022. The waste management process satisfied all contractual and legal obligations. 963,034 kg of hazardous industrial waste was generated by the production process and 90.9% were recycled.
Note: Surface-mount technology (SMT) is an electronic mounting technique from the 1960s first developed by the IBM Company in the US and reached maturity in the late 1980s. This technology allows electronic components, such as resistors, capacitors, transistors, and integrated circuits, to be mounted onto the surface of printed circuit boards, and through soldering to become electronic assemblies. Reference: Wikipedia Waste reduction and diversion from landfill was introduced at the Chongqing, Nanjing, and Kunshan plants. Waste was sorted into detailed categorizes to optimize the waste management model. Source reduction was also instituted by discussing with suppliers a switch to reusable pallets and packaging materials, and more use of recyclable materials. Non-recyclable waste generated was disposed of through incineration and used as fuel for energy generation, successfully reducing the total amount of waste. Kunshan No. 2 plant has received UL 2799 platinum certification, while Chongqing (CQA), Nanjing, Kunshan No.1 and Kunshan No.3 are continuing to implement platinum-grade management standards in line with UL 2799. As depicted in the following table, the Company generates two types of waste: general waste and industrial waste. General waste mainly comes from offices and living areas, whereas industrial waste is produced by our plants.
Updated on July 20, 2023