Greenhouse Gas Inventory (GHG Scope 1 and Scope 2)
According to the ISO 14064-1:2006 standard for GHG emissions inventory, in 2021, LITEON's direct GHG emissions (Scope 1) and indirect GHG emissions (Scope 2) were 226,851.97 tons CO2e market-based, an increase of 1,113 tons of CO2e compared to 2020 (up by 0.49%), and 60,103 tons of CO2e (down by 20.95%) less than the base year 2014. The carbon intensity was 1.53 tons CO2e/NTD
million of revenue, 5.35% lower than in 2020 and 25.16% lower than the base year 2014. The ﬁgures complied with the SBT reduction path target of 24.6% for 2021..
Greenhouse Gas Value Chain Inventory (GHG Scope 3)
To maximize the value of the LITEON value chain and to identify key factors to mitigating climate change, LITEON not only takes inventories of emissions from its own business activities, but has started performing full inventory-taking, verification, and disclosure of emissions from 15 categories in Scope 3 every year since 2018. The practice allows LITEON to follow emission hot spots along the value chain and extend carbon management to business partners on the value chain. In terms of Scope 3 emissions, LITEON sets 2018 as the base year, and aims to reduce cumulative value chain emissions (Scope 3) by 2 million tonnes by 2030. Meanwhile, the company continues to deploy green product design and other strategies and work with value chain partners to develop low carbon products and combat climate change and global warming together.
Direct and Indirect Energy Consumption
The bulk of energy consumption at LITEON operation and production bases is
provided by purchased electricity, followed by steam and natural gas. 95% or
more of total energy consumption at LITEON is indirect energy consumption.
Direct energy use of fossil fuels includes diesel, gasoline, natural gas, liqueﬁed
petroleum gas (LPG), acetylene, and alcohol-based liquids, mainly used in
emergency generators, forklifts, buses, restaurants, and dormitory boilers.
In 2021, the inventory of total energy use of LITEON's bases was 1,384,209
gigajoules (GJ), an increase of 85,676 GJ (up by 6.60%) from 2020. The energy
consumption intensity was 9.32 NTD million of revenue, a increase of 0.39%
compared with the energy consumption intensity in 2020, which was mainly
due to the eﬀective implementation of energy-conservation measures, etc.
Waste Management, Recycling and Reuse
LITEON follows the ISO 14001 standard and installs full-time units to be responsible for waste manageLITEON has followed the ISO 14001 standard to organize a specialized
unit that eﬀectively tracks the source and volume of waste with the
criteria of maximizing the use of resources and minimizing waste
production. It promote green product design and waste management
measures, to minimize the production waste increase the life cycle of
each raw material, enhance the higher circulation and reuse the waste,
to achieve waste reduction targets. LITEON selects qualified waste
disposal operators that can eﬀectively handle waste for disposal, and
conducts audits on the disposal operators through on-site or form-
based methods to conﬁrm that waste disposal operators are properly
handling disposal, so as to ensure that the waste produced will not
have a signiﬁcant impact on the surrounding environment.
LITEON's waste recycling solutions include reusing or reducing
packaging materials, plastics, cardboard and cartons, recycling alcohol
and selecting pallet to reduce waste generation. In the selection of
pallets, LITEON coordinates with upstream suppliers to use more
durable pallets. Using the Guangzhou plant as an example: more
durable plastic pallets are used to improve the utilization rate of
pallets. For loading, the cartons were changed to plastic cartons to
improve the recycling rate. The recycling rate of pallets reached 99.2%
and the reusing rate of plastic cartons reached 99.5%. In terms of
packaging, by reducing the use of cardboard, LITEON improved the
utilization rate of cardboard and reduce the procurement by about
20% a year. In terms of waste disposal, in addition to hiring qualiﬁed
waste collection and disposal service providers to handle incineration
and processing for reuse, LITEON adopts the responsible production
philosophy, and conducts regular supplier audits to ensure waste is
LITEON deﬁnes waste as materials after operation or production that
will no longer enter the process stage. The total amount by category
is calculated by waste disposal service providers upon exiting the
premises. General industrial waste treatment methods include
landfill treatment and incineration treatment (with / without energy
recovery), and hazardous industrial waste treatment methods include
landfill treatment, incineration treatment (including/not including
energy recovery), and resource and regenerating. The total waste
volume in 2021 was 18,596 tons, a reduction of 1,916 tons (9.34%
reduction) compared to the total waste volume in 2020. The waste
intensity was 0.126 tons / NTD million of revenue in 2021, down by
14.97% compared to 2020. LITEON will continue to improve waste
management and work towards the goal of reducing absolute waste
intensity by 10% by 2023 as compared to 2020.
Water Resource Conservation
LITEON builds its water resource management system on ISO 14001 standards. A central control system monitLITEON has established an environmental management system based on ISO 14001 to manage water resources
and monitor the data of each plant through a data-based central control system and track water management
performance at signiﬁcant sites around the world. LITEON continues to promote the improvement of water
quality and water conservation measures. These measures include replacement and updating of old pipes,
spot check of water outlets and routine inspection of water usage and water recycling and reuse. LITEON also
strengthens daily management practices such as training. Water resources are mostly used for factory facilities
and employees, and relevant measures are concentrated on circulating water including air-conditioning systems
and air compressors and domestic water for employees. Total water consumption in 2021 was 2,539,346 m3
(0.62% lower than 2020) and the intensity was 17.32 m3 NT D million of revenue (6.23% lower than 2020).
Wastewater Treatment and Resourcization
Water consumption at LITEON plants was sourced 100% from the local water system (i.e. tap water) and used
primarily for employees' daily needs and for plant equipment. All wastewater produced is either properly treated
or discharged to sewer areas according to the law and entered into the municipal wastewater treatment program.
A small amount of industrial wastewater is treated by the wastewater treatment facilities inside the plants (by
methods such as sedimentation or chemical coagulation), and discharged when the treated wastewater meet
the local regulatory requirements. The discharge of water has no signiﬁcant impact on the water body. In order
to implement the effective management and resourcization of discharged wastewater, improvement of water
management includes measures such as inspecting water-saving appliances, strengthening leakage prevention
equipment, improving the recovery rate of process water and reducing the water escape rate of cooling towers.
The total water recovered in 2021 was 112,655 m3 (34% lower than 2020).
Environmental Management Targets and Implementation
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