Green factories Management

Energy Management
The energy use shall be tracked by each plant on a monthly basis for KPI management, and the achievement status shall be checked month by month, and then improvement measures and plans shall be put forward. In 2021, the total energy consumption is 1,440,060,584 & the total energy consumption is 116,540 MJ per 100 million yuan of revenue. The consumption of non-renewable energy is 832,774,630 MJ, and the consumption of renewable energy is 607,285,953 MJ. Compal promotes energy conservation projects in each plant; promotes the ISO 50001 management system certification in the four plants, invites energy professional assessment companies to conduct measurements, identifies and reduces ineffective waste, improves energy efficiency, and promotes achievements and experience to all plants.
Due to power issues, emergency generators were much used in 2021. As a result, diesel usage was up by 47.08%. Activities among sites were low under the pandemic situation, which reduced the intensity of gasoline by 25.29%. As in China, we installed more solar water heaters, and replaced liquid petroleum with electricity for cooking, cutting down gas intensity by 90.51%, and liquified petroleum by 7.78%. We will continue the management and tracking of resources and energy use, adopting effective management target and measures to minimize GHG emission. The energy consumption of the plant areas includes the R&D center in Taiwan, Pingzhen, Guanyin and the plants in Kunshan, Chongqing, Chengdu, Nanjing, Vietnam and Brazil, which is as shown above:
Environmental Plants Actions
Items Measure
Education and promotion
•Send promotional e-posters.
•Post energy saving slogans.
Electricity for lighting
•Replacement of T5, LED and other energy-saving lamps.
•Use natural lighting to reduce lighting demand.
•Install time controller and sensing controller, Conduct official business at a
centralized location after work to reduce lighting and air-conditioning needs.
•Posted electricity saving warning on switching facilities.
Electricity for AC

•Temperature setting: no less than 26°C in summer and no higher than 21°C in the winter.
•Through professional energy measurement, adjust the air conditioner mode, or
replace with special air compressor equipment to improve the efficiency of air

Elevator with frequency conversion system
•The elevator will not be stopped for the next floor, and the number of elevators working will be halved at night and during holidays.
Adopt intelligent automatic dispatching system for the elevator.
Promote the ides of taking more stairs instead of elevator.
Hot water supply •The oil for boiling water in doemitories is replaced by electricity, and the hot water in dormitories is supplied by heat pump system or solar water heater.
Cooking for Staff meal Use electricity to replace liquified petroleum


Water Reduction
According to the water resources report of the World Economic Forum, water risks have been on the list of risks with the greatest global impact in recent years. In terms of physical risk (including water shortage, floods, water quality and ecosystem impact), regulatory risk and reputation risk affecting water resources, any out of control risk will be transformed into financial and operational risk of the enterprise. In terms of water risk assessment tools, the assessment of water pressure is conducted for Compal Taiwan, Nanjing, Chongqing, and Chengdu plants, which are classified as low-risk areas, while those of Kunshan, Bacheng, Brazil and Vietnam
are regarded as high-risk areas. In the surface water pollution and the change of fresh water biological richness, all the plants are listed in the high-risk level. Although the plants are located in the industrial zone, no plant is owned, rented or managed in the ecological protection zone, water resource protection zone or water resource pressure zone, and there is no immediate risk in the water quality,
water price and water supply source. However, only if we understand the risk can we be able to take measures as early as possible. Compal’s water resource is only used for general domestic water, not for processing. The water consumption is less than 1/100 of the water supply capacity of each industrial area. 
In view of the important influence mechanism of water resources on the sustainable development of the world, Compal has fully implemented water resources management and promoted the gradual use of water-saving products and the living habits of its employees to save water and reduce the impact on water resources and the environment. Since 2011, all plants have continued to pay
attention to the use of tap water. The water is provided by the local waterworks. The total water consumption was 2,683,948 tons, based on the sum of monthly water bills. In order to reduce the impact of domestic sewage on the river basin, the water-saving equipment in each plant was replaced in accordance with the plan. In leading by example, the Compal Taipei headquarters has implemented the use of hand sanitizers with an environmental protection label and more easily biodegradable ingredients. When the sewage meets the discharge standard, the impact on the river basin will be further reduced.
Since Compal is not among the high water consumption industries, and most of the water is for employees' domestic water consumption, during the water resource reduction planning, infrastructure maintenance and improvement are the main tasks. In 2019, inductive urinal and faucet water-saving devices were planned to be replaced, and water-saving environmental education for employees is continuously introduced.
Water saving production is the first step of Compal’s efforts. After checking the water consumption in the value chain, we have found that since there is no water demand during the use of the product, the main water consumption comes from the process demand of the raw material supply end. In 2019, we have publicized the water risk assessment of the suppliers, and strengthened the cooperation between the stakeholders and the government in the region to support the sustainable water resource management strategy.
Waste Management and Source Reduction

Due to its industrial characteristics, Compal's non-hazardous wastes primarily come from packaging materials and domestic refuse, and the treatment methods in the end of production are 94% incineration and 6% landfill. Hazardous wastes mainly come from printed circuit board leftovers, dust, and empty solvent barrels, while a small part is produced by replaced equipment, all of which shall be legally disposed by local qualified recycling processors in each factory area, and the disposal method and total amount shall be reported. The total amount of hazardous wastes is 1482.9 metric tons, accounting for 19.7% of total waste. Furthermore, the total amount of hazardous wastes produced in the process is 1,314,346 kg, of which 82.6% has been recycled. All wastes produced in each factory area have been centrally treated and classified and then recycled or disposed by entrusted
professional and qualified environmental protection manufacturers according to the categories. At the same time, at each stage of the product life cycle, each unit formulates a reduction plan and continuously tracks and controls reduction management through six standard deviations or key performance indicators and other tools (for example, improving the shareability of test fixtures). According to the survey of waste disposal manufacturers in each factory area, the company had no environmental violations or fines in 2021, and the waste management process meets both contractual and legal obligations. In order to achieve the best waste management methods and classify the types of wastes in detail, Compal promoted zero landfill of wastes in Chongqing, Nanjing, and Kunshan factories by stages and implemented source reduction. It discussed using reusable pallets and packaging materials with suppliers, as well as using more recyclable materials. The generated wastes that could not be recycled were incinerated, and the wastes were converted into new energy fuels, which successfully and effectively reduced the total amount of waste. Kunshan No. 2 factory has obtained UL 2799 platinum certification, while Chongqing (CQA), Nanjing factory, Kunshan No. 1 factory, and Kunshan No. 3 factory will continue to implement UL 2799 platinum management standards. Since 2021, domestic refuse and general business waste have been classified according to their composition and integrated into non-hazardous wastes. The total amount of non-hazardous wastes and hazardous wastes is shown in the following table.

Updated on September 20, 2022