Promote TCFD project to initiate climate change management
The risks of climate change brought about by global warming may cause unanticipated operational impacts. As an important enterprise in the electronic product distribution business, WT should play a leading role at both the top and bottom of the chain the top and bottom of the chain, and at the same time fully understanding the risks and opportunities that climate change may bring in the electronic industry chain. In 2021, WT initiated the introduction of a climate change risk management project in response to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) proposed by the Financial Sustainability Board (FSB). The framework proposed by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is expected to strengthen corporate resilience through the establishment of a mechanism to manage climate change risks and opportunities.
Through awareness building, risk identification, departmental discussions and communication with senior management, WT first establishes company-wide awareness and identification related to climate change from the bottom up, building climate change awareness and knowledge throughout the whole company. The projects identified by each department will be used as the next stage of planning to promote the response plan for the reference of the governance level, and finally will be reported and communicated by the Risk Management Committee under the Board of Directors as the basis for the subsequent presentation to the Board of Directors to implement top-down climate management policy.
Summarize the 21 possible risk items. Promote corresponding solutions.
A total of 21 items were listed as possible risk items after consolidating the assessment results provided by various departments of the company. According to the time frame, some risks have different risk impacts in different time frames. There are 12 short-term risks, 11 medium-term risks and 8 long-term risks. After discussions and decisions made by department heads in meetings, immediate physical risks and risks of regulatory and reputational transformation were listed as WT’s three major climate change risks.
The results of the risk assessment will be reviewed again in 2022 and the planning of the response plan will be promoted. The Director of Sustainability will report to the Risk Management Committee, and the results will be included in the Board of Directors’ meeting to formally initiate climate change management.
Congratulations on reaching the emission reduction target by 2021!
As global warming becomes increasingly serious, WT has, since 2018, carried out a complete inventory of GHG emissions with reference to the requirements of the Organizational Greenhouse Gas Emissions (ISO 14064-1:2006) and the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Protocol (GHG Protocol), and performed GHG Scope 1 and Scope 2 inventory operations. Since 2018, we have completed annual verification procedures by third-party notary units. Starting in 2018, we have completed the verification process by a third-party notary every year to ensure the correctness and reliability of the GHG emissions inventory, so as to review the reduction situation and revise the management policy on a rolling basis.
In 2019, WT pledged to reduce the intensity of GHG emissions in areas 1 and 2 by 1% per year compared to 2018, using 2018 as the base year.
19.04% carbon reduction achieved in four years
In 2021, WT had already reached the expected reduction target, with total GHG emissions of 1,374.20 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tonnes CO2e), of which 0.0442 tonnes CO e/square meter (m2) for Scope 1 and 2, a 19.04% reduction in intensity compared to 2018 (base year). From 2022 onwards, the reduction target will be further increased by reducing the annual Scope 1 and 2 GHG emission intensity by 2% compared to 2018 (base year)
Energy Saving Re-Advancement Measures for 2022
·Actively seek green energy sources, e.g. the purchase of green electricity, renewable energy certificates, etc.
·Progressively review the replacement of old equipment that has deteriorated in performance.
·Carry out regular maintenance of high energy-consuming equipment.
·Priority is given to the procurement of energy-efficient equipment and green-labelled products.
·Each appliance and piece of equipment is equipped with an energy- saving controller to automatically turn on the energy-saving mode.
·The lighting fixtures and air-conditioning power supplies are controlled on a zonal basis with the installation of timer controls.
·Gradually replace all lighting fixtures and emergency exit signs with LED energy-efficient fixtures, and for venues with lower illumination requirements, turn on the lights at intervals or reduce the number of tubes if there are no safety concerns.
·Non-essential lighting turns off automatically during lunch break.
·White or light-coloured walls and ceilings are preferred to increase the light reflection effect and reduce the number of light fittings.
·The air conditioning temperature is set at 26~28°C, and the fan is set to the appropriate speed.
·The staff will be tasked with regularly checking whether the lights, air-conditioning and projection equipment are switched off when not in use.
·Infrared body sensor switches are used for low-frequency public space lighting.
·Install blackout curtains for room cooling.
·Continue to promote greenhouse gas reduction, waste separation and avoidance of standby power wastage.
·Encourage staff to make greater use of public transportation or ride-sharing for commuting to and from work, traveling to and from work and staff travel.
·Increase the greening of the office environmentt.