Climate Action

Climate change is a contemporary global issue that has profound impacts and presents challenges to humankind, ecology, and the earth. Over the past decade, according to the Global Risks Report that is published annually by the World Economic Forum (WEF), extreme climate is now the primary threat facing the modern world. Research by Stanford University indicates that failure to achieve the goal of mitigating climate change, as specified in the Paris Agreement under the UN, may lead to the global economy losing trillions (USD) by the next century.

“Key carbon-reduction strategies for the future include cloud-based and other information technologies, which ASUS is adopting in order to help address climate change.“

ASUS supports the goals of the Paris Agreement together with the targets and solutions drafted through scientific means. Although we are not in an energy-intensive industry, we persist with a no-regret policy and facilitate industrial influence on the topic of mitigating climate change. In addition to contributing to the environment and to society through innovation, we have integrated climate action into our operations policies by creating corresponding strategies set against major climate risks and opportunities. We use qualitative and quantitative methods to track progress.

Published Climate Action Report According to Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

ASUS supports the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and discloses governance, strategy, risk management, metrics and targets related to climate change according to the TCFD framework.

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Measures with Scientific Basis Established with Scenario Simulation

ASUS adopted the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) and 2°C scenario to simulate financial risk exposure, where financial loss due to climate risks during various operation phases such as supply chain, operations and market were analyzed. Counteractive measures were drafted and subsequently adopted.

Greenhouse Gases Reduction in Supply Chain

The carbon emissions of the ASUS supply chain accounted for 70% of ASUS total emissions. ASUS assists suppliers to establish carbon footprint inventory capabilities, routinely aggregates energy usage status and builds a carbon emission map. The performance of carbon reduction of the suppliers was listed as one of the evaluation factors for procurement, and that promoted transformation of the supply chain into low-carbon manufacturing.

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100% of Notebook Computers Comply with Energy Star

Improvement of energy efficiency does not only reduce the carbon footprint, it also assists with saving electricity expenses for consumers. ASUS has invested in development of energy-saving software and hardware, and since 2013 all notebook computers have been built to comply with the latest Energy Star standards. The mean energy efficiency of our new notebook computers in 2019 was 27% better than notebooks that followed the minimum Energy Star requirements.

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LEED Green Building Certification at Corporate Headquarters

Efficiency of the original ASUS headquarters building was improved in 2016 and it received a LEED green building certificate. In 2019, the ASUS new corporate headquarters campus received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 for Building Design and Construction (BD+C) Platinum certification. In the future, the building will be managed with the ISO 50001 Energy Management System to reduce carbon emissions from operations.

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Emission Reduction Reached 15% in 2019

Through the ISO 50001 Energy Management System, we identify hot spots and equipment with high energy consumption and take measures to improve energy efficiency. ASUS is heading towards the goal of 50% emissions by 2025.

After the market supply of regenerated energy stabilizes in the future, we will gradually expand the ratio of utilizing regenerated energy, and adopt the principle of Science Based Targets (SBT) to strengthen our response to climate change. (Baseline 2008)

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