Water Resource Management

ASUS and our suppliers are not in water intensive industries. All operational and manufacturing sites are not exposed to areas of high water stress classified by World Resources Institute (WRI). 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 2020.

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

Regardless of whether it is to maintain life or business operations, the dependence and demands for water resources have grown, but the problem of insufficient water resources and risks has have also increased over the years. In ASUS, the consumption of water resources mainly covers daily water for general office staff and the source comes from municipal supply while the risk of operation affected by water resources is relatively lower. Based on CSR, numerous water-saving measures were conducted for effective administration on water resources.

To achieve these, as well as improving usage efficiency and reducing wastage on water resources, we have implemented numerous measures in software and hardware. Hot spots of higher water consumption in Taiwan undergo analysis and statistics on significance, which will serve as records for long-term tracking. Moreover, a water recycling and reuse facilities were erected at the Headquarter, which collected overflowing water for toilet use and plant maintenance.

The source of waste water is mainly office sewage, which is normally drained into a specified sewage treatment system as per government regulations, thus it is not in the scope of disclosure.
Due to activation of the new building since 2019, the water consumption in 2020 increased by 2.6% compared to 2019.

All domestic wastewater from ASUS operations is properly treated before discharge, and no untreated wastewater is discharged. It has now been managed by the government sewage treatment system.

Please visit HERE for wastewater management in supply chain.