Climate Governance and Strategy
The "Global Risks 2021 Report" released by World Economic Forum (WEF) mentions that four of the top five most likely risks are environmental risks related to climate change, including Extreme Weather, Climate Action Failure, Human Environmental Damage, and Biodiversity Loss. Since 2004, ASUS has established the GreenASUS & SERASUS Committee, which integrates climate action into its business strategy and taking countermeasures through discussions on organizations, products, supply chain projects, and external partnership.
ASUS' climate change governance and management structure is under the direct supervision of the Board of Directors. The Chairman has instructed the CEO to be the highest responsible management representative for climate change and sustainable management. ASUS established the "GreenASUS & SERASUS Steering Committee" with the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) as the management representative authorized by the CEO. In addition, ASUS has also incorporated the sustainable development taskforce unit as one of the taskforce units of the Business Continuity Management Committee.
ASUS is aware of the impact of environmental changes triggered by climate change on the global economy and the Group's operations. Therefore, ASUS is promoting a strategy of "digitize data and adopt scientific management practices" for sustainability to identify major climate risks and simulate possible future scenarios of climate financial impacts.
The plans are forward-looking and involve proactive climate measures. This includes improving R&D capabilities in software and hardware to improve product energy efficiency, driving the supply chain toward low-carbon manufacturing, expanding the use of renewable energy, and developing innovative technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of corporate operations, manufacturing, and products, as well as gradually pushing the entire value chain toward net zero carbon.
ASUS Net Zero Vision
Enhance energy efficiency
- Ensure the energy efficiency of products reaches 30% above the ENERGY STAR standard
- Achieve a 30% reduction in carbon intensity rates in the supply chain
Expand the use of renewable energy
- Use 100% renewable energy in Taiwan-based operations centers
- Use 100% renewable energy in global operations centers
- Invest in innovative technologies
- Remove residual emissions
- Lead the value chain to net zero