Climate Change and Adaptation
Faced with the changing industrial structure and technological trend, enterprises must actively innovate for sustainable operation. Compal understands that relying on more mining, more consumption and more use of resources, it can no longer obtain a long-term competitive advantage. When society, market and nature require us to pay for the use of energy and natural resources, only by becoming “greener” than others can we completely make a change. Therefore, we shall actively respond to the operational risks brought by climate change, avoid impacts and losses, and seize relevant opportunities to gain market opportunities.
Greenhouse Gas Management
The impact, adjustment and mitigation of global climate change has become one of the most important environmental issues in the world. In order to strengthen the green practices of Compal, we must first understand the performance of our existing environmental actions, hoping to make continuous improvement from the inside out and create sustainable value for the Company. Compal uses the carbon emisssions inventory to evaluate the effectiveness of the greenhouse gas management, and confirm the accuracy of the data through a third-party verification unit.
Goals and Progress
Since 2009, Compal has carried out greenhouse gas surveys (Scope 1 and Scope 2) in 2009, ahead of all industry peers, and finished the validation work in 2010. Compal has conducted greenhouse gas surveys on a yearly basis afterwards, and strives to reduce greenhouse gas emission by achieving lower energy usage and higher energy efficiency, as compared to the previous year. In view of the rapid changes in the industry; the reduction target is a short-term goal of reducing emissions by 1% per million (NTD) revenue. Later on, as our subsidiary Compal Communication Inc. merged with the Company to become SDBG, dealing with different product categories, we have adjusted our year of basis to 2014. The Green Declaration we have issued in 2018 spells out our mid-term greenhouse gas management objective for 2020 to be a 6% reduction in emission per million dollars of revenue (NTD) compared to the base year of 2014.
Greenhouse Gas Survey
Since 2010, Compal has continued to carry out ISO 14064-1 greenhouse gas inventory checks and external verification for plants in Taiwan and China. In response to the revision, starting in 2020, we have used the values published in the 5th assessment of Global Warming Potential Values (GWP) released by IPCC in 2013, while the fuel default coefficient was adopted from the IPCC guidelines published in 2006. As for the power coefficient of our plants, we have referred to the latest published figures from the National Development and Reform Commission of China and Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) of Taiwan. In 2020, the Chongqing plant (CQA) checked its category 4 indirect carbon emissions caused by rented dormitories, which produced 19,987.174 tons of CO2e and passed the inspection.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction
In terms of the industry type of Compal, greenhouse gas emissions are concentrated on input energy. In 2020, Compal has actively purchased renewable electricity in the amount of 9,596,894.94 kWh from photovoltaic power generation, and 118,380,534.00 kWh from hydropower generation, which has substantially reduced emissions in the amount of 109,255,065.028 kgCO2e. According to the business model and product characteristics to identify the three major emissions of greenhouse gases, Compal refers to the GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) and proposes reduction plans accordingly. In 2020, emissions per million of revenue (NTD) has reduced by 22.4% compared to the base year 2014, achieving the milestone in the Green Declaration.
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 2020 to fulfill its duties as a global citizen:
Updated on September 13, 2021