The environmental policy sets goal to disclosure of financial information related to climate change by 2023

We have delivered Environmental Policy, Climate Change Policy and Advocacy and SDGs Policy in two languages in 2020, though. We are seeking aggressive behavior and support compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

We also communicate our environmental expectations to suppliers and third parties, including compliance with our Environmental Policy and environmental initiatives. There is no Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations in 2020.

The environmental policy sets a goal to disclose financial information related to climate change by 2023. It will follow the symbolic global initiative Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) to take action on our environmental policies and commitments daily.

Environmental Commitment

  • In the future, we set the goal for reducing 1% GHG emissions per year within baseline in 2018.
  • Commitment to green investment fulfillment.
  • Commitment to environmental sustainability.
  • Commitment to creating environmental awareness.
  • Commitment to implement an environmental management system.
  • Commitment to using natural resources or energy more efficiently.
  • Commitment to reduce emissions, releases, and waste.
  • Commitment to monitor the company's environmental performance.
  • Commitment to report regularly on environmental issues.
  • Commitment to consult with stakeholders on environmental issues.
  • Environmental Policy has been approved by senior management and the Board of Directors.
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Launched a US$1million green investment project

EMS reached 2 sites certificated ISO 14001

WT ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS) has been certificated, and the boundary includes Taiwan and Hong Kong logistics warehouses. The ISO 14001 certificate is valid by October 2021. In order to achieve sufficient and transparent information disclosure, we are drafting a new environmental management system (EMS). The planned information disclosure includes baseline, boundary, goals, and overall schedule. This EMS programme ISO 14001 environmental management system is integrated. This new EMS programme is expected to incorporate our operations base in China into the boundary. The image usage statement is shown on the right: The source and copyright of the cover picture of the ISO 14001 User Guide belongs to the ISO International Standards Organization, and the picture copyright does not belong to our company.

Reusing packaging materials and recycling actively is the practice of circular economy

Since 2015, it has gradually reduced 3,153 thousand sheets of paper to reduce consumption.

WT introduced the advanced "Extended Warehouse Management" (EWM) in 2014. When designing the system architecture, it has incorporated the concept of green environmental protection into the operation process and operating system design.

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Since 2015, the cumulative use of environmentally friendly cartons has reached 1,203 thousand items. Our customers want right-sized, recyclable packaging that minimizes waste and ensures damage-free delivery. We work to reinvent and simplify our sustainable packaging options using a science-based approach that combines lab testing, machine learning, materials science, and manufacturing partnerships to scale sustainable change across the packaging supply chain.

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The reclaimed packaging materials maximum was 11% which contained the warehouse of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China in 2020. WT are the circular economy pioneers, progressively implement source reduction, and recycle and reuse the empty cartons after purchase for shipping packaging. The packaging materials needed for our logistics operations, such as outer boxes, cartons, cardboard, etc., are all made of renewable materials, which can be recycled or composted and regenerated by nature.

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Eco-Design

We have been disclosing Eco-Design information to transparency and stakeholder engagement since 2017. It also showcases the contributions of more than WT in making a positive impact on Eco-Design.

Driving energy-efficient performance and Eco-Design electronic products are one of the Environmental Policy. Eco-Design electronic product initiatives and by designing products with improved energy-efficient performance, which helps us meet customer needs and identify market expansion opportunities.

Since 2010, WT has 100% encouraged customers to buy low-power module products. In the design stage of innovative electronic products, it has been considered whether it will have an impact on the environment.

Take the third-generation material (Silicon Carbide, SiC) products as an example, showing the excellent performance of green products.

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Components reduced
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Energy consumption reduced
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Switching speed increased
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Power density increase

Greenhouse Gas Emissions data, ISO 14064-1 certificated for 3 consecutive years

WT compliance with ISO 14064-1 to collect data of Greenhouse Gas Emissions1 since 2018 and the data quality was verificated by thirty independent parties the British Standards Institution (BSI). BSI holds the verification opinion statement with reasonable assurance about the data quality for the period from 2018 to 2020. WT reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The Taiwan Zhonghe offices total GHG emissions in 2020 have been reduced which has aligned reduction targets baseline year in 2018 with a 1% goal.

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the period from 2020-01-01 to 2020-12-31 is 1,215.4193 tonnes of CO2 equivalent. Scope 1 emissions 200.4029 tonnes of CO2 equivalent and Scope 2 emissions 1,015.0164 tonnes of CO2 equivalent. The data has been certified by thirty independent parties.

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the period from 2019-01-01 to 2019-12-31 is 1,188.908 tonnes of CO2 equivalent. 2019 Scope 1 emissions 219.6633 of CO2 equivalent and Scope 2 emissions 969.2447 of CO2 equivalent. The data has been certified by thirty independent parties.

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the period from 2018-01-01 to 2018-12-31 is 1,245.533 tonnes of CO2 equivalent. 2018 Scope 1 emissions 204.4237 tonnes of CO2 equivalent and Scope 2 emissions 1,041.1094 tonnes of CO2 equivalent. The data has been certified by thirty independent parties.

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2020 compares with an increase of 26.5113 tons of CO2 equivalent in 2019. This result is due to the fact that some offices have been leased since August 2019, so the data in 2019 statistics time is only 5 months, and the difference is between the complete annual data in 2020.

note 1: Global warming potential (GWP) reference The Fourth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

GHG emissions
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GHG emissions intensity
(Unit: CO2e tons per person)

In the future, Greenhouse Gas Emissions will be based on 2018, with the goal of reducing emissions by 1% each year.

In the fourth quarter of 2020, global market demand for semiconductor products has skyrocketed, and the company's shipments have increased. As a result, the electricity used in the operation process has increased, and greenhouse gas emissions have also increased.

  1. The annual greenhouse gas emissions are verified by a third-party, review accurately the reduction situation and modify the management policy.
  2. Replacing high energy-consuming equipment every year, such as Zhonghe public areas will be 100% replaced with LED energy-saving lamps in 2020.
  3. Reclaimed products and their packaging materials.
  4. Green Procurement policy.
  5. Power saving mode for electronic equipment.
  6. Blackout curtains installed.
  7. Continue to promote greenhouse gas reduction and garbage classification publicity activities.
  8. Encourage colleagues to use public transportation or shared rides for commuting, commuting, and employee travel.
  9. Disposable tableware is not provided for various events or banquets.
  10. Strengthen the greening of the office environment.
  11. In response to the United Nations Vegetarianism, a total of 4,698 people participated in 2020, equivalent to a reduction of 3,570.48 kilograms of CO2 equivalent. The calculation method is based on the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit organization in the United States.

Earth-friendly policy to reduce the total amount of waste year by year

WT 100% does not have a manufacturing plant in its operating bases, and only non-hazardous wastes such as scrap electronic products, office decoration waste, cartons, packaging materials, etc. are generated during the operation. Since 2016, we have formulated and implemented earth-friendly waste disposal methods. In addition to implementing resource recycling policies, we have collected Chinese-style management for various business wastes, and regularly recorded the quantity and quantity of waste. Clearance data.

The total weight of waste in 2020 is 6,492 kilograms, including 5,400 kilograms of carton waste and 1,092 kilograms (236 pieces) of electronic equipment donated to non-profit organizations that have reached the end of life.

Reclaimed packaging materials (Unit: Ratio)

Reclaimed products (Unit: Item)

Water consumption decreased by 1,110 metric tons compared to the previous year

The main water used by WT is air-conditioning and other circulating water in the office area and domestic water for employees. In 2020, the water consumption is 17,009 metric tons, which is 1,110 metric tons less than the water consumption of 18,119 degrees in 2019. The operation base in Taipei's Zhonghe District is equipped with smart water meters and is completely replaced. Old cooling towers and slogans on water conservation are posted. The reduction in water consumption in 2020 will be as high as 6.13%.

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Water consumption decreased by 1,110 metric tons compared to the previous year

Supplier environmental management

Supplier Code of Conduct

WT is committed to the highest standards of the Supplier Code of Conduct which includes labor, human rights, occupational safety, environmental and ethical protection. Any violations of this Code may jeopardize a supplier's business relationship with us, up to and including termination.

Supplier signed ESG Requirements

WT requires major suppliers to sign the "Supplier ESG Requirements" within official league documents which includes labor, human rights, occupational safety, environmental and ethical protection.

Compliance

We set high expectations with the WT supplier management system during the contracting process, Participating suppliers represented annual spending over TWD 1,000,000 or purchase order above 12 times in 1 year. WT will assess its suppliers’ compliance with this Code, and any violations of the Code may jeopardize a supplier's business relationship with WT, up to and including termination.

New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria are 100%.

Safer Materials from Supplier Safer for people.
And for the planet

WT leads the industry in reducing or eliminating the harmful substances commonly used in electronics. Through our rigorous process analysis, we’re constantly evolving our products and how we make them. So the materials we use are safer for the environment, the people who make our products, and the people who use them under Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive and REACH.

To understand the safety of our materials more comprehensively, we’re identifying all the substances in every one of the parts and we get data on more parts every day. We then assess the chemicals in our materials using hazard and risk assessment tools to help us understand their effect on people’s health and on the environment.

Regarding more reports of our suppliers passing the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive and REACH, please go to the WT sustainability page of the official website to learn more.

We will launch an WT Online Supplier Assessment Platform by 2025 for general-purpose suppliers, and complete supplier environmental assessments regularly.