ASUS' Science Based Targets
The Science Based Targets initiative, co-founded by UN Global Compact, World Resources Institute, World Wide Fund for Nature, and CDP is a scientific method for companies to formulate reasonable carbon reduction targets under the global carbon budget scenario of controlling global warming within 1.5°C and can be certified by a third party.
ASUS' global operation carbon emissions come from the use of electricity in offices. To improve the energy efficiency of ASUS' operations, the ISO 50001 energy management system was introduced in 2015 to identify high energy-consuming hotspots and equipment, and improve their energy efficiency. Both operating headquarters have reached the LEED Platinum certification, the highest level of green building, and reduce electricity use with a target of 1% per year. ASUS has started to sign a memorandum of collaborations with renewable energy-related industries to gradually increase the use of renewable energy.
Low-carbon products are ASUS’ key demands for carbon reduction. We have invested long-term research and development resources to improve the energy efficiency of software and hardware, and the energy-saving design of major products is superior to Energy Star standards. For example, the external power supplies use Level VI, which is the highest energy efficiency level in the market. ASUS will create competitiveness in the green product market by continuously reducing carbon emissions during the products use phase.
The supply chain is the most significant source of greenhouse gas emissions for ASUS. ASUS will work with key suppliers to develop a carbon reduction plan that will guide suppliers to continue to refine their processes and improve their energy use in the following manner.
Draft manufacturing processes for key components and identify hot spots for emissions such as equipment with high energy consumption and processes with high carbon emissions.
Draft carbon reduction paths for key components based on the hot spots for emissions and suppliers'capacity for reducing carbon emissions.
Collaborate with suppliers on projects with low-carbon materials, process optimization, improvement in equipment efficiency, and renewable energy to romote technology in carbon reduction.