Climate Change and Adaptation
Faced with an ever-changing industry and technology, businesses must seek active innovation in order to sustain operation over the long term. We have come to realize that greater consumption and exploitation of resources does not provide the long-term competitive advantage. When the society, market, and nature impose additional costs on every bit of energy and natural resources we use, we must seek green solutions in everything we do to change thoroughly. For this reason, we actively respond to risks arising from climate change, try to prevent it from affecting our operations or causing losses, and seize opportunities to get advantages in the market at the same time.
Greenhouse Gas Management
Impact, adjustment, and mitigation of climate change have become one of the most important environmental issues around the world. In order to build up Compal's green practices, it is necessary to first understand the adequacy of the Company's existing environmental actions before taking steps to improve from the inside out and achieve sustainability. Compal uses the inventory of carbon release to evaluate the effectiveness of the greenhouse gas management, and confirm the accuracy of the data through a certified third-party unit.
Goals and Progress
We began greenhouse gas surveys (scopes 1 and 2) in 2009, ahead of all industry peers, and finished the inventory operation in 2010.
Compal has conducted greenhouse gas surveys on a yearly basis afterward and strives to reduce greenhouse gas emission by achieving lower energy usage and higher energy efficiency, as compared to the previous year. We set the short-term goal to reduce 1% emission per million dollars of revenues (NTD).
Due to the fact that our subsidiary, Compal Communications Inc., merged with Compal, becoming a member of SDBG and that its product type is different, we thus set 2014 as the baseline year, reducing emissions per million dollar of revenues (NTD) by 10%, as compared to the baseline year (2014), before 2030 . We expect that, after we add the renewable energy measures, we can reach the long-term goal of greenhouse gas emissions set by the Science-Based Target (SBT)in 2050, in the hope of preventing the Earth's temperature from rising 2 degrees Celsius.
Greenhouse Gas Survey
Since 2010, Compal conducts the ISO14064-1 greenhouse gas inventory and external check on the plants in Taiwan and China on an annual basis. We added 2 new plants because of the expansion of locations in 2017. Due to the time gap between the time of the foundation and the time creation of revenue started, the production capacity could not reflect the annual revenue for that year in time. We will be more active in energy management in the future and set the operation plan to reach the goal of carbon reduction step by step.
Scope 1 and Scope 2 Greenhouse Gas Emission Trend (201-~2017):
Greenhouse Gas Reduction
With reference to the GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3), Compal has identified scope 3 emissions based on its operational characteristics and product features, and devised corresponding reduction solutions.
Climate Change Management&Plans
As a global citizen, Compal has always paid attention to global climate change. Reducing carbon emissions is not only about energy conservation, but also about cultivating a consciousness and sensitivity from daily life, developing fine values and attitude, and helping provide an environment that is easy to carry out practices to enable employees to practice energy conservation and carbon reduction in life. We continue to pay close attention to the convention status of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. In the international initiative action of RE100 founded by the Climate Group and CDP together in 2014, the target was set to have 100 large enterprises use 100% renewable energy by 2020.
The amendment draft of the “Renewable Energy Development Act” of Taiwan adds an article that electricity consumers who have a capacity contract higher than 800 kW must set up a renewable energy generation device. These all show the imperative needed to set up renewable energy.
Compal planned the following operation plans in 2017 to fulfill its duties as a global citizen: