Zero Waste to Landfill Program

Zero Waste to Landfill Program

ASUS is the First Consumer IT Headquarters Worldwide to Receive UL's Zero Waste Validation

KEY POINTS

  • ASUS is recognized by UL for diverting over 80% of its waste.
  • UL presents Zero Waste award certificate to ASUS Chief of Sustainability Officer for achievement in waste diversion practices.

ASUS today announced its completion of UL Environment''s landfill waste diversion validation procedure. This marks the first time, worldwide, that a consumer IT headquarters has achieved the validation. UL formally presented ASUS Chief Sustainability Officer, Sandy Wei, with the Environmental Claim Validation Procedure for Zero Waste to Landfill (UL ECVP 2799) award certificate. This acknowledges a landfill waste diversion rate that is greater than or equal to 80%. Of the three designated categories, ASUS headquarters achieved "85% Landfill Diversion Rate with 10% Incineration with Energy Recovery".

"ASUS is committed to environmental protection and we are determined to innovate all aspects of our business practices to continue to reduce potential impacts on the environment," said Ms. Wei. "We are proud that our headquarters has received UL''s Zero Waste validation and we look forward to further enhancing our GreenASUS initiatives."

"UL''s ECVP 2799 is one of the toughest standards, because it requires that virtually all waste streams be managed, inspected and audited to achieve compliance." said Andy Tsai, Greater China Engineering Director, UL Consumer Technology Division. "In the marketplace, we've seen the assumption that achieving zero waste is very easy, but the reality is that it''s not. Within the standard, UL set a minimum level of waste diversion of 80%. It takes a significant effort to get there. We congratulate ASUS on being the first consumer IT headquarters worldwide to validate their waste diversion efforts with UL."

UL Validation Evaluation Procedure, UL ECVP 2799

To determine how much waste is diverted, UL performs in-depth audits. First, UL conducted a document audit in order to identify the classification and flow of waste. UL then performed an on-site audit at both ASUS and the designated recycling facilities. The diversion rate was determined according to the UL 2799 Certification Process, which includes an initial visit and an audit-document submission process, followed by an on-site audit and the issuance of a product claim.

In response to circular economy, we launched the Zero Waste to Landfill Program at the headquarters. The program applied UL Zero Waste to Landfill Validation (UL ECVP 2799) requiring that all waste flows within the enterprise were subject to compliance management, inspection and auditing to ensure that waste materials were properly recycled, reused or converted instead of direct sent to landfill for disposal. The validation was granted when the overall waste diversion rate reaches over 80%.

ASUS headquarters' waste diversion rate reached 85% (10% via incineration and recycling included). With enhancing the waste recycling and reuse, ASUS was recognized as the first consumer electronics company with headquarters receiving UL Zero Waste to Landfill validation.

With the Zero Waste to Landfill validation, ASUS further committed to reach a 90% waste conversion rate by 2020. In order to achieve this goal, we have started several extension programs to create new value for waste materials, preventing them going to incineration.

Additionally, ASUS is participating in the PC Recycling for a Brighter Future program, recovering and refurbishing used computers and making them available for reuse within the community.