Environmental

Vision
Minimize the company's and the value chain's footprint with latest technologies of IoT and AI artificial intelligence, not only reducing environmental impact but also actively creating a cosmic ecosystem that is more comfortable and beautiful.
Corresponding to one Zetta Connected 2030 theme: Minimizing Footprint
Corresponding to one key SDG: 7/12/13
Corresponding to 3 secondary SDGs: 6/14/15
Correspondence to major themes: climate change mitigation and adaptation, green operations, green applications and circular economy
Corresponding to 7 major stakeholders: competent authorities, employees, communities/NGOs, customers, rating agencies, media, suppliers

Results and Performance in 2019

  • Rated A (Leadership) by CDP as the forerunner of the telecommunications industry, ranking among the only three in Taiwan and the only one in telecommunications.
  • Given the full score by DJSI on Environmental Policy/Management System and Climate Strategy.
  • Passed the SBT Science-based Targets in carbon reduction target, ranking first in Taiwan's telecommunications and service industry.
  • Reaching the SBT target: Reduced nearly 16,260 metric tons of CO2e in Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas, a 6.44% reduction from 2016; reduced nearly 15,869 metric tons of CO2e in Scope 3 greenhouse gas, a 3.82% reduction from 2018.
  • The absolute reduction in electricity consumption was 7.31% compared with 2016, saving nearly 33.98 million kWh and more than NT$112 million in electricity bill.
  • The total renewable energy installation capacity reached 316.8 kW.
  • Obtained renewable energy certificate for 451,000 kWh, with 190,000 kWh for self-use.
  • Built green energy infrastructure for a total of 316.8 kW of electricity for self-use, with a total of 339kW of Green Power for Charity for public welfare NPOs.
  • The absolute reduction of tap water was consumption reduced by 8.6% compared to 2017.
  • 95.76% of the waste telecommunication equipment from 2G and 3G stations that were shut down can be recycled. The total amount of non-recyclable business waste reduced by 40.2% compared to 2017, with the removal cost totaling at NT$10.74 million.
  • Green Power for Energy raised NT$3.89 million with a 71kW photovoltaics system built to generate NT$7.8 million for disadvantaged groups in the next 20 years.

2020 Targets

  • According to the SBT carbon reduction path, Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions should decrease by 5.65% compared to 2016 while Scope 3 emissions should reduce by 2.5% compared to 2018.
  • A 7% reduction of electricity consumption compared to 2016.
  • Total installation capacity of renewable energy reaching 280kW.
  • Emission intensity from energy decreasing by 56% compared to 2016.
  • A 6% reduction of total un-recyclable business waste compared to 2017.

2030 Targets

  • According to the SBT carbon reduction path, Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions should decrease by 30% compared to 2016 while Scope 3 emissions should reduce by 15% compared to 2018.
  • The total renewable energy installation capacity reaching 6,000kW.
  • Emission intensity from energy decreasing by 86.7% compared to 2016.
  • A 15% reduction of total un-recyclable business waste compared to 2017.