Climate Action

Climate change is a contemporary global issue that has profound impacts and presents challenges to humankind, ecology, and the earth. At the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in 2021, countries agreed to adopt the Glasgow Climate Pact and reaffirmed their commitment to the "Paris Agreement" in 2015 to limit global warming to 1.5°C and strengthen international initiatives for combating global warming.

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.

Actions in 2021

  • Increased product energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprint of products
  • Promoted low-carbon production process and help key suppliers reduce carbon emissions
  • Participated in the RE100 global initiative for renewable energy and formulate short, medium, and long-term renewable energy development plans to reduce the carbon footprint of global operations

Performances in 2021

  • The average energy efficiency of ASUS’ new notebook computers was 37.6% better than notebooks that followed the Energy Star requirements
  • Held the supply chain greenhouse gas inventory seminar and carbon reduction forum, and established greenhouse gas inventory guidelines

Impacts

ASUS set science-based carbon emission reduction targets and initiated our climate actions in three stages: enhance energy efficiency, expand the use of renewable energy, and remove residual emissions by innovative technology. We participate in the RE100 global initiative and became a founding member of the "Taiwan Climate Partnership". We fulfill responsibilities as a leader of the industry and use collaboration and value creation to lead the industry in attaining net zero emissions.

Member of the Taiwan Climate Partnership

Eight major technology companies including ASUS, AUO, Delta Electronics, Pegatron, TSMC, Lite-On, Acer, and Microsoft have formed the Taiwan Climate Partnership (TCP) with the aim of using their influence on their suppliers to lead the supply chain in Taiwan keeping up with international initiatives for carbon emissions reduction. TCP leverages the power of partners in the alliance to connect with international initiatives such as RE100 and CDP, monitor global trends in countering climate change, and introduce new initiatives to Taiwan. As a founding member, ASUS is committed to supporting supply chain partners in attaining the carbon reduction targets by increasing energy efficiency and promoting low-carbon manufacturing.

 

In order for investors and stakeholders to understand our corresponding actions, we adopted the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) issued by Financial Stability Board (FSB) to disclosed governance, strategy, risk and opportunities and indicators to address climate change.