Greenhouse gases and hydroelectric power

Greenhouse Gases and Related Green Energy and Resources

Greenhouse gases (GHGs), also known as greenhouse effect gases, contribute to global temperature rise. The main gases include carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), along with other gases that accumulate in the atmosphere and prevent the Earth's heat from dissipating. Among them, carbon dioxide is the primary contributor. The concentration of CO2 has risen rapidly from around 320 parts per million (ppm) in 1960 to approximately 400 ppm in recent years, and this increase continues to worsen the situation.

As a member of society, our company has formulated a greenhouse gas policy to guide our efforts and direction in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In consideration of potential future issues related to various green energy and resource topics, the General Manager has established an ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Committee to closely monitor these matters.

Greenhouse Gas Policy

  • Improve energy resource efficiency, provide low-energy, low-carbon products and solutions.
  • Drive low-carbon and green energy industries in the supply chain through corporate efforts.
  • Continuously reduce greenhouse gas emissions and commit to working towards carbon neutrality goals.

URT's Impact and Implications on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

URT continues to monitor the development of greenhouse gases and the need for environmental protection. We proactively address emission sources that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. For example, as early as 1995, we transitioned our processes to non-CFC (Chlorofluorocarbons) alternatives. Wet processes have also been replaced with dry processes (such as Spray) ahead of time.

After conducting an investigation, it was found that direct emissions of greenhouse gases from URT account for only 4% of the total emissions. The main source, approximately 96%, of greenhouse gas emissions is attributed to the company's processes and electricity consumption in its facilities, resulting in indirect emissions of greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide. Consequently, future restrictions or increased costs related to energy usage and the impact of carbon pricing (such as carbon rights, carbon taxes, or carbon fees) will be factors and risks that the company needs to consider in its production and operations.

Currently, there have been no issues with the source of electricity. However, the overall national energy and power resource demand is a hot topic for discussion in the future. Particularly, the increase in electricity costs directly impacts the cost and competitiveness of products. Implementing greenhouse gas reduction measures and improving energy efficiency in power usage will contribute to enhancing competitiveness. The company will continue to focus on improving energy management and increasing efficiency in electricity usage.

Due to the impact of climate change on the supply chain, factors such as customer orders, transportation costs, and carbon pricing/taxes will have significant financial and operational implications in the future.

    • The sustainable development and green cost competitiveness of suppliers will become increasingly important. When selecting and guiding suppliers, our company is gradually increasing the weight of green factors in the evaluation process.
    • We are developing new products towards our energy-saving and carbon reduction goals to provide competitive offerings to our customers and become their green partner.
    • We closely monitor the development of carbon rights/taxes and proactively prepare for them. This includes implementing fundamental energy-saving and carbon reduction measures, as well as exploring long-term possibilities for green transformation.
Greenhouse Gas Management and Targets

Incorporating the environmental management system ISO 14001, the entire company is regularly assessed in terms of considerations and impacts. Energy-saving, carbon reduction, and pollution reduction projects are implemented, with continuous monitoring of their effectiveness. For greenhouse gases, the company establishes its greenhouse gas policy, clearly defining the company's efforts and implementation direction.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

2021: 9,046.2783 CO2e/t/年
2022: 8,045.6680 CO2e/t/年

減Target: Using 2021 as the baseline year, achieve a 20% reduction in emissions by 2025, a 30% reduction by 2030, and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

Implementation measures and achievement status

In 2022, experts conducted a review of factory energy improvements, and the report has been completed.
We continue to align with the government's annual 1% target, ensuring consistent progress and achievement each year.
ISO 14064-1 was completed in 2022.
ISO 50001 was completed in 2023
Professional energy counseling collaboration in 2023.
Plan to ISO 14067 in 2024

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report

Production Unit
Greenhouse Gas Inventory Committee
Report Certification 

ISO 50001 證書

Water and Electricity Usage

LightLink Technologies conducts regular assessments across the entire company to identify equipment and processes that are most likely to achieve energy and water savings. Dedicated personnel are assigned to implement projects accordingly. The company actively utilizes automation equipment, increases or modifies pipelines, and manages production scheduling to effectively manage and enhance the utilization of energy resources and water and electricity usage. In recent years, ongoing independent projects have been implemented in each plant, with regular monitoring of their effectiveness and reporting to the management level.

In recent years, customers have shown increasing concern about environmental protection, greenhouse gases, and corporate social responsibility. Our company's efforts in these areas have been recognized multiple times by our customers. Not only has it greatly contributed to the growth of our company, but it also allows us to make a meaningful contribution to the planet. When customers use our products, they are actually contributing to energy conservation and carbon reduction efforts.

Since 2009, we have been dedicated to energy and electricity conservation. Our efforts and projects in this regard have yielded significant results. Whether it's cost savings or our commitment to environmental protection and greenhouse gas reduction, these achievements have garnered attention and customer recognition for our company. This has further enabled us to gain a competitive advantage in the market and earn the trust of our customers.

Energy policy

Ensure compliance with energy regulations and save energy for everyone
Continuous improvement of energy efficiency and decline in energy efficiency
Review resource consumption index, provided resource to support saving capacity
Energy management system Energy-saving design product procurement
Implement energy management system to reach energy efficient product design and green material purchasing 

Water and electricity policy

Reduced process water power
Continuous improvement of water power efficiency
Effective use of water in manufacturing process
Propulsion using renewable energy

Accumulated Electricity Energy from 2010 to 2022:

    • Saved electricity: 187.88 million kWh (an average of 14.45 million kWh per year)
    • Saved electricity cost: 489.81 million NTD (an average of 376.7 million NTD saved per year)
    • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 107,112 metric tons of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) (an average reduction of 8,239 metric tons of CO2e per year)
Reduction targets

Baseline Year: 2021 Electricity Saving Targets: 4% by 2025, 9% by 2030, 29% by 2050

Baseline Year: 2021 Water Saving Targets: 8% by 2025, 18% by 2030

Comparison table of the company's annual electricity consumption.

Comparison table of the company's annual industrial water usage.

Energy-saving measures and achievements in electricity reduction.

ESG plan and action objectives.
  • 2022 年:

    • The CEO instructed the company to formulate policies and commit to addressing greenhouse gas emissions, carbon footprint, and related energy issues.
    • Establish an ESG committee to develop short, medium, and long-term plans and action goals.
    • Complete ISO-14064 greenhouse gas inventory and complete the greenhouse gas inventory report.
    • Complete ISO 50001 Energy management system 
  • 2023 ~ 2025

    • Plan to implement ISO-14067 carbon footprint management system in 2024.
  • Long-term planning and goals.

    • Plan to complete the ESG report .
    • Continuously monitor and closely follow various global issues in the international community, including water resources, carbon rights, carbon taxes, and other ESG-related topics.
    • The goal is to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.