TOPCO's Commitment to Climate Action and Environmental Sustainability
1.Impact and Risk of Greenhouse Gas Emissions on the Company:
Compliance with Climate Change Regulations:
TOPCO, as a comprehensive provider in the high-tech industry, offers trade agency services and supplies precision materials, process equipment, and components to industries such as semiconductors, LCD, and LED. Being a non-industrial manufacturer, the company does not have issues related to wastewater or waste disposal, and it is not subject to the greenhouse gas reduction regulations. Hence, TOPCO is not directly exposed to risks arising from climate change regulations such as the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act.
2.Substantial Risks of Climate Change:
In the event of extreme weather disasters, there is a possibility of increased prices for commodities, gasoline, electricity, and various supplies, which may significantly impact the company's operations and supply chain.
3.Opportunities Arising from Climate Change:
TOPCO's commitment to sustainable business practices extends from semiconductors to environmental engineering, optoelectronics, and the healthcare industry, even expanding into food processing and retail channels. Upholding the spirit of "pursuing perfection and excellence," TOPCO ventures into the circular economy and the health sector, aiming to create value for society through its products and services. By prioritizing sustainable governance and business growth, TOPCO fulfills its corporate social responsibility, a consistent goal the company pursues.
4.Greenhouse Gas Emission Data (Scope and Timeframe) and External Verification:
(a)Reporting Period: January 1, 111 (2022) to December 31, 111 (2022).
(b)Scope: The operational boundary includes direct greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1), indirect energy-related emissions (Scope 2), and other indirect emissions (Scope 3-4).
Scope 1: Total direct emissions are 315.5690 metric tons CO2e per year.
Scope 2: Total energy-related emissions are 825.1117 metric tons CO2e per year.
Scope 3: Total other indirect emissions are 2,788.5488 metric tons CO2e per year.
Scope 4: Total other indirect emissions are 233.8426 metric tons CO2e per year.
(d)Third-Party Verification: AFNOR
Climate Change Management Strategies, Methods, and Goals:
1.Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation and Management:
TOPCO operates mainly as a semiconductor process material agent, providing technical services without issues of wastewater or emissions. However, the company remains committed to environmental sustainability. At its headquarters, continuous efforts are made to promote energy-saving and carbon reduction initiatives, primarily focusing on electricity, water, and paper conservation. Moreover, TOPCO considers environmental impacts from product sourcing, packaging, and recycling, striving to minimize its environmental footprint and contributing to environmental protection.
2.Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets:
To align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and fulfill corporate social responsibility, TOPCO sets ambitious climate goals. Using 2021 as the baseline year, the company aims to achieve a 4.2% linear reduction in greenhouse gas emissions annually, ultimately reaching carbon neutrality by 2050, following the SBTi 1.5°C net-zero target.
3.Budget and Plans for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction:
TOPCO is dedicated to enhancing energy efficiency at operational sites, adhering to ISO international environmental standards, and implementing energy-saving measures as part of its annual management policies. Embracing smart energy conservation, the company utilizes ESCO systems to manage and monitor equipment automation for air conditioning, lighting, electricity, and relevant data. Through building digital transformation and effective power management, TOPCO aims to save energy and reduce expenses.
2023 Saving Plan:
(a)ESCO Building Digitization:
We will implement the building digitization project to automate equipment control and management, with the aim of reducing electricity consumption by 3% and water usage by 1%.
(b)Company Car Fuel Management:
We will adopt optimal route planning and utilize video conferencing to efficiently manage the fuel consumption of government vehicles. The target is to reduce fuel consumption by 3%.
We will implement paper management measures, including setting login controls for office machines, to reduce paper usage. The goal is to decrease paper consumption by 2%.
4.Carbon Reduction Effects of Products or Services Provided to Customers or Consumers:|
(a)TOPCO takes its responsibility for environmental protection seriously and assists customers in adopting products that meet environmental standards and promote the use of recycled materials.
(b)The company encourages employees to engage in environmental management-related courses, reinforcing its environmental management policy.
(c)TOPCO requires its suppliers to comply with international environmental regulations, ensuring safety and environmentally friendly products to meet customer needs. Major suppliers possess the "ISO 14001" certification for environmental safety management, and their processes and products align with the EU's RoHS directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) standards.