Water Resource Management

ASUS and our suppliers are not in water intensive industries. However, in view of the global water scarcity, as a brand corporate, we are committed to fulfill corporate social responsibility through formulating water resources policies and setting targets to help mitigate environmental impacts and enhance information transparency. ASUS water resources policies apply to entire corporate operations and supply chain. There is no incident of non-compliance with water quality/quantity permits, standards and regulations in 2019.

Water Resource Management Policies

Water resources management is an important part of climate change risk management and adaptation. At the same time, it responds to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ASUS formulates and implement water resources management strategies as below:

  • Improve reuse of water resource and reduce water consumption to mitigate global water consumption
  • Ensure corporate and supply chain use legitimate water sources to prevent jeopardizing local water resources
  • Disclose water resource data of on corporate and supply chain to enhance information transparency

Water Resource Management Target in 2019

  • At corporate level: Take the data of 2018 as the baseline to reduce the water consumption by 1% in 2019
  • At supplier level: Require the EMS of ASUS' top two product lines to set reduction targets and monitor the performance

The need of water resource in daily life or for corporate operation increases, so do the water resource depletion and the associated risks. In ASUS, water is primarily of domestic purposes by office employees, suggesting that the operational risks from water resource are relatively low.

To achieve the effective water resource management, optimized usage and reduced wasting of water resource, we took several measures in hardware and software. We conducted long-term recording of the water usage and wastewater in office with more employees including the Taiwan headquarters, Luzhu Readiness Yard and Chengde Office. In headquarters, we also deployed water recycling and reuse facility to collect rainwater and fugitive water to supply the toilet and for plant watering.

The source of wastewater is mainly the general sewage of the office, and it is discharged into the designated sewage treatment system according to government regulations, and thus will not cause significant impact on the water body.