Commitment and Target

Commitment and Target

In 1976, the World Meteorological Organization issued an authoritative statement regarding the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and its potential impacts on climate. Since the first edition was issued in 2007, climate change has been listed as one of the most significant risks in the Global Risk Report published by the World Economic Forum. Additionally, the United Nations has added the action item of “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts” to its list of sustainable development goals. In short, leading global research and reporting agencies have reached consensus that society must take immediate action to address climate change.

The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) took place in December 2015 in Paris. A key goal of the two-week conference was to reach universal agreement on a plan to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius over the course of this century.

As a global brand, ASUS understands the importance of providing leadership in working toward COP21 goals. Though the technology sector is not considered a carbon-intensive industry, there are steps ASUS can take to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to save energy. In 2009, we set initial GHG reduction targets that committed to reducing 15% of GHG emissions associated with energy use by 2015 (based on 2008 levels). We achieved our target reduction of 15% by 2010, and by 2013 we reduced targeted GHG emissions by 30%.

ASUS confirms full support for the UNFCCC GHG reduction targets of:

  1.  Ensuring that average global temperature rise does not exceed 2 degrees Celsius.
  2. Reducing global GHG emissions by 50% by 2050.

ASUS will strive to continue to be good stewards of the environment. In this effort, we will:

  1. Reduce GHG emissions associated with energy use by 50% by 2025 (based on 2008 levels).
  2. Increase energy efficiency of primary product lines by 50% by 2025 (based on 2013 levels).