ASUS 2020 Sustainability Goals - Sustainable Operation

Reduce the impact of global warming from ASUS. The greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by 50% and the energy efficiency of major products increased by 50% by 2025

The environmental changes caused by climate change have impacted the stability of the global economy and society, and are considered a major global risk. The enterprise needs to address the impact of climate change on its sustainable development and develop the mitigation and adaptation measures.

[Policy]

ASUS supports the climate change management policy by the government and will work with external parties to participate in various mitigation and adaptation programs. In order to respond to climate change, we will research and develop new products with high energy efficiency, drive the supply chain to transform to low-carbon manufacturing, develop the Internet of Things to build sustainable cities, and use information and communication technologies to assist government, customers, consumers and other stakeholders to address the challenges set by climate change.

[Objective]

By 2025, greenhouse gas emission reduced by 50% (baseline year 2008)
By 2025, energy efficiency of major products improved by 50% (baseline year 2013)

[Achivement in 2017]

For organization operation, in 2015, we introduced ISO 50001 Energy Management System to identify high-energy-consuming hotspots and equipment in order to improve their energy eciency, reducing the use of electricity by 1% per year. For organization operation, in 2015, we introduced ISO 50001 Energy Management System to identify high-energy-consuming hotspots and equipment in order to improve their energy eciency, reducing the use of electricity by 1% per year. The greenhouse gas emission was reduced by 25% (baseline year 2008)

For many years, energy saving has been an essential appeal of ASUS products. As early as in 2011, ASUS required all notebook computers to comply with the strictest energy efficiency program - the Energy Star Program - of the world. Energy Star has been updated for several instances and requests for better performance in energy efficiency, and ASUS still follows the principle. All notebook computers manufactured in 2017 met the Energy Star requirements, and the average energy efficiency of the notebook computers was at least 57.6% better than that of set forth by Energy Star. It was also 30% better than the 2013 baseline.

Respond to the circular economy to increase the resources efficiency. The waste conversion rate in headquarter reaches 90% by 2020, and global product recovery rate reaches 20% by 2025

The traditional linear economic model of "take, make, discard" causes waste of resources and generates large amount of waste that will damage the environment. With the gradual depletion of natural resources and the sharp fluctuations in the prices of raw materials, this model brings a great risk to the sustainable operations to the enterprise.

[Policy]

ASUS takes the concept of the circular economy and extended producer responsibility to enhance the resource efficiency through the recycling and reuse, which could reduce the waste output and at the same time adds new value to the waste.

[Objective]

The waste conversion rate in headquarter:

  • 2018 reaches 88%
  • 2020 reaches 90%

Global product recycling rate:

  • 2020 reaches 15%
  • 2025 reaches 20%

[Achivement in 2017]

Through ASUS headquarters Zero Waste to Landfill program, ASUS established the waste flow map in the form of material flow, and then promoted various projects such as composting, reusing and recycling, and remanufacturing. For example, recycled plastic cups made from Polylactic Acid (PLA) were reproduced business cardholders and mobile phone holders, resulting in a waste conversion rate of 87.4% in 2017.

In order to increase global product recycling rate, we continued to expand our voluntary and mandatory recycling services to places such as India and Australia, and we held recycling campaigns to increase the recycling weights. ASUS recycling service market coverage increased from 63% in 2016 to 68% in 2017, and the products recycling rate was 14.65%.