• Measures and improvement plans for future environmental protection issues: To reduce energy consumption and minimize the environmental impact of production processes, the company continues to cooperate with the government’s energy-saving, carbon reduction, and green environmental protection policies. In addition to continuously replacing energy-saving equipment, the company also actively reduces waste, reuses energy, and sets up dust collection facilities.

  • Total amount of losses (including compensation) and disposal due to environmental pollution in the current and previous fiscal year up to the date of the annual report: None.

  • Due to the nature of the company’s industry, it is not affected by the European Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS).

Environmental Protection Expenditures for the year 2022.

  • Air Compressor Energy Saving Improvement Project:

    A. Lowering the air compressor pressure settings while maintaining stable production conditions on the production line. The measured current of the air compressor decreased from 123A to 100A, resulting in a saving of 15 kWh per hour of electricity consumption.

    B. Replacing the air compressor intake filter, oil and gas separator, oil filter detection sensing element, and motor reconditioning. This improvement reduces unnecessary pressure loss, and the measured current can be reduced to 10A, saving 6.6 kWh per hour of electricity consumption.

  • Replacing skylight panels in dormitory stairwell drying rooms, the cafeteria, and warehouse roofs aims to reduce the need for artificial lighting indoors and for drying clothes of accommodation residents. This helps in saving electricity consumption and lowering energy costs, making the building more environmentally friendly and providing a comfortable and bright working and living environment. This improvement leads to a reduction in daytime electricity usage.

  • In 2022, our total electricity generation from renewable energy (roof-mounted solar power) amounted to 293,772 kWh. By utilizing this self-produced clean energy, our carbon emissions were reduced by 149,530 kgCO2e compared to conventional sources.

  • The primary sources of energy consumption for Fubon come from purchased electricity and the indirect emissions from energy utilization such as heat or steam (Scope 2). In the past 2 years, the main emission source has been purchased electricity, and there is no direct emission from process equipment within the facility (Scope 1). Comparing the carbon emissions of 2022 to 2021, there has been a reduction of 147,670 kgCO2e, and the electricity consumption has decreased by 15%.

    Comparison table of carbon emissions in 2022 and 2021

    2021 Annual Electricity Consumption 2021 Annual Carbon Emissions (kgCO2e) 2022 Annual Electricity Consumption 2022 Annual Carbon Emissions (kgCO2e) Energy Bureau’s 2021 Carbon Emissions per kWh
    Jan 122,068 61,278
    Feb 149,408 75,003 112,128 57,073 0.509
    Mar 193,524 97,149 161,384 82,144 0.509
    Apr 168,184 84,428 146,140 74,385 0.509
    May 191,740 96,254 132,512 67,449 0.509
    Jun 172,326 86,508 150,148 76,425 0.509
    Jul 166,988 83,828 158,820 80,839 0.509
    Aug 166,060 83,362 158,316 80,583 0.509
    Sep 165,072 82,866 119,868 61,013 0.509
    Oct 150,016 75,308 132,460 67,422 0.509
    Nov 152,712 76,661 127,116 64,702 0.509
    Dec 150,096 75,348 116,300 59,198 0.509
    Total 1,948,194 977,993 1,658,076 843,961

    Note 1: The carbon emissions for the years 2021 and 2022 are calculated based on the carbon emission conversion standards per unit of electricity by the Energy Bureau for the year 2022.
    Note 2: The data coverage includes the company’s Taiwan factory premises.
    Note 3: The data presented in the table are preliminary calculations by Fubon Company and have not been verified by a third party.

  • The waste emitted by Fuburg is classified as non-hazardous waste. In 2022, the total factory waste generated was 16.6 metric tons, which is a 14% reduction compared to the total waste generated in 2021.

    Item 2021 2022 Reduction compared to 2021
    Comparison of factory’s annual total water consumption 2,813 Tonnes 5,275 Tonnes Increase 2,462 Tonnes
    Comparison of factory’s annual total waste production 19.3 Tonnes 16.6 Tonnes Decrease 2.7 Tonnes

    Note 1: The data covers the Fuburg Taiwan factory area.
    Note 2: The data within the table is based on preliminary calculations by Fuburg and has not yet been verified by a third party.

  • Improvement in accommodation employee shower areas and water consumption reduction is expected to result in an annual savings of at least 7,000 dollars in water expenses. Based on assessment, this improvement can be recouped in approximately 2.2 years.

  • The total annual water consumption for the factory in 2022 was 5,275 cubic meters, which represents an 88% increase compared to the water consumption in 2021. This increase was primarily due to leakages caused by damages to the pipelines in old buildings. The issues were identified in mid-October and all pipeline improvements were completed by mid-November.

  • We continue to actively implement the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System to ensure ongoing improvements in environmental management practices.

Translation: Environmental Protection Expenditure for the Future Year 2024.

In order to take substantial actions towards sustainable development for ESG enterprises and fulfill corporate social responsibility, our company has implemented measures related to climate, ecology, environmental protection, and energy management.

  • Traditional motors within the plant are gradually being transformed into variable frequency control systems, with the replacement of outdated pumps. This enhancement in energy efficiency aims to reduce energy consumption and achieve electricity savings.

  • The installation of a rooftop solar power generation system and a nighttime off-peak energy storage system for older buildings has effectively utilized solar power generation during the day and stored off-peak energy at night to supply energy for the facility.

  • Renovation and improvement of high-voltage electrical equipment throughout the entire plant have been undertaken to prevent damage to electrical devices and enhance power factor to lower electricity costs.

  • Implementation of intelligent monitoring facilities has achieved energy-saving rate control, CO2 emission control, and a transition from traditional accounting to digitalized financial management based on energy consumption.