ASUS 2020 Sustainability Goals - Sustainable Operation

Reduce the impact of global warming from ASUS. The greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by 50% and the energy efficiency of major products increased by 50% by 2025

The environmental changes caused by climate change have impacted the stability of the global economy and society, and are considered a major global risk. The enterprise needs to address the impact of climate change on its sustainable development and develop the mitigation and adaptation measures.

[Policy]

ASUS supports the climate change management policy by the government and will work with external parties to participate in various mitigation and adaptation programs. In order to respond to climate change, we will research and develop new products with high energy efficiency, drive the supply chain to transform to low-carbon manufacturing, develop the Internet of Things to build sustainable cities, and use information and communication technologies to assist government, customers, consumers and other stakeholders to address the challenges set by climate change.

[Objective]

By 2025, greenhouse gas emission reduced by 50% (baseline year 2008)
By 2025, energy efficiency of major products improved by 50% (baseline year 2013)

[Achivement in 2018]

100% of laptops under new projects which were sold in 2018 met the Energy Star 7.0 requirements, and the average energy efficiency of was 29% better than that set forth by Energy Star.

Respond to the circular economy to increase the resources efficiency. The waste conversion rate in headquarter reaches 90% by 2020, and global product recovery rate reaches 20% by 2025

The traditional linear economic model of "take, make, discard" causes waste of resources and generates large amount of waste that will damage the environment. With the gradual depletion of natural resources and the sharp fluctuations in the prices of raw materials, this model brings a great risk to the sustainable operations to the enterprise.

[Policy]

ASUS takes the concept of the circular economy and extended producer responsibility to enhance the resource efficiency through the recycling and reuse, which could reduce the waste output and at the same time adds new value to the waste.

[Objective]

The waste conversion rate in headquarter:

  • 2018 reaches 88%
  • 2020 reaches 90%

Global product recycling rate:

  • 2020 reaches 15%
  • 2025 reaches 20%

[Achivement in 2018]

In 2016, 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, and we 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 from going to incineration.

The market coverage of ASUS recycling service reached over 70%, and the products recycling rate was 14.5%.