Taiwan Mobile Successfully Implements Climate Governance, Achieves CDP's Highest Grade A Rating by fourth time, takes the Lead in Taiwan's Telecommunications Industry, on Par with the Top 17% of Global Enterprises.

February 06,2024

 The world's largest carbon disclosure organization, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), released its "Climate Change" ratings today, awarding Taiwan Mobile the highest grade "A" for the fourth time, making it the best in Taiwan's telecommunications industry. CDP encourages companies to set ambitious carbon reduction goals to enhance resilience to climate change. This year, 21,000 companies globally participated in the assessment, with only 17% receiving an "A" grade. Among the 408 Taiwanese participating companies, 18 achieved an "A" grade. Taiwan Mobile received top scores in six out of the 11 evaluation categories, including Target, Scope 1 & 2 Emissions, Scope 3 Emissions, Business Strategy, Financial Planning & Scenario Analysis, Emission Reduction Initiatives. Two other indicators , Opportunity Disclosure & Value Chain Engagement, showed significant improvement, demonstrating practical actions in fostering symbiotic coexistence with the Earth.


Exceeding Standards: 2023 IDC Cloud Data Center Achieves Surpassing Renewable Energy Usage, Annual Carbon Reduction Reaches 24,930 Metric Tons

 Taiwan Mobile continues to prioritize sustainable climate governance as its highest priority. In 2023, the renewable energy usage rate of the IDC cloud data center significantly surpassed the set target of 30%, with the expectation to achieve the commitment of 100% green energy usage by the year 2024, six years ahead of schedule. The total carbon reduction for Taiwan Mobile in 2023 reached an impressive 24,930 metric tons, equivalent to the carbon absorption capacity of 65 Daan Forest Parks. The total installed capacity for green energy supply reached 30.7 MW, with an additional green energy construction capacity of 0.32 MW.


Taiwan Mobile Chairman, Daniel Tsai: Urgent Global Adoption of New Clean Energy to Fill Green Energy Gap, Large-Scale Commercial Transformation to Carbon-Free Hydrogen Imminent

 Daniel Tsai, Chairman of Taiwan Mobile, emphasized the urgent need for the global adoption of new clean energy to address the severe challenges of climate change and the global shortage of green energy. Taiwan Mobile, in collaboration with Fubon Financial Holdings, actively sponsors the "Net-Zero Carbon Technology Research and Development Collaboration" project at the Academia Sinica. The carbon-free hydrogen technology has initiated small-scale commercial transformation, successfully cracking methane in natural gas into hydrogen while producing high-value solid carbon (Carbon Black). This solid carbon finds applications in industries such as rubber products, coatings, batteries, and plastics, creating a new circular economy model. With the support of Taiwan Mobile and Fubon Financial Holdings, the future aims to accelerate large-scale commercial transformation to carbon-free hydrogen, continually creating energy solutions that combine environmental sustainability with new economic value.


Taiwan Mobile President, Jamie Lin: Implementing Climate Governance Following TCFD and TNFD Frameworks, Expanding Focus on Biodiversity

 Jamie Lin, President of Taiwan Mobile, stated that climate change has brought about significant changes to the natural environment, and mitigating the impact of climate change on global ecosystems and society, is currently the most critical global concern. Taiwan Mobile is committed to implementing climate governance from top to bottom, establishing a Sustainable Development Committee at the board level, and adopting the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework. This approach enables the company to assess the impact of climate change to its operations. Following the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) framework, Taiwan Mobile is expanding its concern for the entire natural environment. Through comprehensive information inventory and disclosure, the company collaborates with the entire value chain to understand the possible impacts associated with carbon reduction and biodiversity loss. As the global 5G user base grows rapidly, causing an increase in electricity consumption, the telecom industry must take more proactive energy-saving measures. Taiwan Mobile, during its operations, rigorously implemented carbon reduction measures, supported new energy developments at Academia Sinica, expanded green energy investments, and accelerated progress towards the RE100 goal by 2040 and Net Zero by 2050, aiming to create a climate-stable future.


Taiwan Mobile's Base Stations, IDC Data Centres, and Stores Implement Low-Carbon Operations

 In Taiwan Mobile's overall electricity consumption, over 90% comes from base stations and data centres (including IDC cloud data centres), with base stations contributing the largest share of carbon emissions. To effectively reduce energy consumption, Taiwan Mobile utilizes artificial intelligence and big data analysis to monitor and analyse energy-consuming equipment. The company was a pioneer in introducing Nokia liquid-cooled base station equipment, demonstrating a potential reduction of up to 47% in equipment power consumption and a 14-degree decrease in equipment temperature. To enhance the green energy usage rate in IDC cloud data centres, Taiwan Mobile installed LED lights in all data centres and implemented the ISO50001 system for energy management. In 2023, the renewable energy usage rate in Taiwan Mobile's IDC cloud data centres exceeded the originally set target, anticipating an early achievement of the RE100 goal.


 Apart from hardware-related carbon reduction efforts in base stations and data centres, Taiwan Mobile has initiated a fully digitalized smart store renovation project. By reducing paper printing and using electronic screens with a cloud-based digital broadcasting system instead of traditional posters, adopting electronic price tags, and implementing measures such as temperature control, lighting replacement, and adjusting the lighting duration of signs in stores, the company has achieved a paperless rate of 86% in billing. With store renovations ongoing across Taiwan, it is estimated that the annual carbon reduction will be nearly 400 metric tons.


Scope 3 Net Zero is Critical - Taiwan Mobile Collaborates with Suppliers and Users to Reduce Carbon Emissions

 According to CDP research, Scope 3 carbon emissions in the supply chain account for over 75% of the overall carbon footprint. Therefore, collaborating with users and suppliers to reduce carbon emissions is crucial to achieving net-zero emissions. In 2023, Taiwan Mobile implemented the ISO 20400 sustainable procurement framework and received verification certification from the British Standards Institution (BSI). This involved incorporating sustainability criteria into the procurement process and supply chain management. Through on-site inspections and education and training, Taiwan Mobile is helping suppliers align with international sustainability standards and assisting them in setting "science-based carbon reduction goals." The company aims to achieve a 25% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 compared to 2020. Additionally, Taiwan Mobile encourages users to participate in the circular economy by launching the "Certified Second-Hand Phone Project," offering professionally certified second-hand phones, extending the lifespan of mobile devices, and reducing the carbon footprint of electronic products.