UL Circularity Facts Program

The method of introducing a circular economy is highly diverse. Enterprise should consider various options such as product reuse, repair, refurbish, remanufacture, and recycle. What is the best method to integrate with core competence and to optimize the efficiency of material use, and at the same time how to track the environmental and social impact of the introduction of the process? Therefore, establishing performance indicators as a management tool is one of the key factors for enterprises to pursue a circular economy.

In order to promote the sustainable development, UL(Underwriters Laboratories) launched the Circularity Facts Program, and ASUS was invited to participate in the formulation of the project with its rich experiences in circular economy. UL consulted ASUS the historical circular economy project, opinions and experiences and jointly completed the formulation of the standard for the program.

The Circularity Facts Program evaluated the efforts an enterprise made for the transformation from linear economy into circular economy. Quantitative assessments were made on the circularity and sustainability of products, factories, and enterprises, and the scope covered the amount of recycled materials (including closed loop), bio-based content, recyclability, minimization of waste, and zero waste to landfill, working as quantitative indicators for an enterprise's circularity effort on its products, facilities, and actions.

ASUS participated in the project with "Refurbished Computer and Digital Training Program". The validation covered the concept of the front-end design that ASUS has promoted for years, including chemical substances management and reduction of hazardous substances, easy disassembly and easy recycling designs, and a comprehensive recycling process for the product's life cycle. ASUS further exercised its influence on social responsibility to assist the refurbished plant to achieve zero waste to landfill. The waste conversion rate reached 97%, reducing the potential impact on the environment.