Long-term Climate Change Goal Setting
Zero Carbon Emission by 2050” is now a global consensus, and it is also the goal set by the Taiwan government in response to climate change. BenQ Materials has also planned the short-/medium-/long-term goals in response to the global climate change and zero carbon emission trend. For the short-term goal, the company will utilize new technologies, such as AI, and will invest in new equipment, in order to increase the use efficiency of production equipment, including energy saving, water saving, resource recycle and reuse, in order to achieve the goal of efficiency increase of 1.5% annually.
In addition, since 2020, BenQ Materials has started to install roof type solar panels at the facility roofs of plant sites in Taiwan and China. It is expected that by 2025, all of the plant sites are able to complete their own solar panel installation, in order to participate in the renewable energy supply. Furthermore, BenQ Materials will also adopt the method of purchasing green power and green power certificate, in order to achieve the medium-term goal of reducing greenhouse gas emission (ton CO2e) by 30% in 2030 in comparison to the emission in 2020. For the long-term goal, the company will continue to expand the channel for obtaining renewable energy, and will adopt the method of carbon trading, carbon capture technology research, etc., in order to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.


TCFD Promotion Plan and Schedule 


Risk Assessment


Potential vulnerability: The preparation level or adaptability of BenQ Materials for such risk item (X axis: when the value is greater, it means the preparation level is lower, and the adaptability is lower)
Potential impact level: The impact level on the operation of BenQ Materials when such risk item (Y axis: when the value is greater, it means its impact level on the operation is higher)
Probability of occurrence: The probability of occurrence of such risk item in 10 years (size of bubble: when the size is greater, it means its occurrence probability is higher)


Greenhouse Gas Inspection
As the global warming issue becomes more severe year after year, BenQ Materials has participated in the organization greenhouse gas emission (ISO 14064-1) and greenhouse gas protocol (GHG Protocol) since 2008, and has established the greenhouse gas emission list for all manufacturing sites worldwide. In addition, greenhouse gas inspection and third-party verification are performed annually. The greenhouse gas emission inspection results of all manufacturing sites worldwide in 2018 qualified the ISO 14064-1:2018 third-party verification. For the energy consumption, including fuel (natural gas, gasoline and diesel), facility power consumption in the organization of BenQ Materials, the facility power is the main energy consumption, and the inspection result of this year according to the new version of greenhouse gas emission was used for the setting of the base year of greenhouse gas emission.

The global greenhouse gas emission of BenQ Materials mainly comes from two primary sources. The first main source refers to the carbon dioxide generated from the power generation process of externally purchased electricity necessary for the operation, and the second main source refers to the greenhouse gas emitted due to the gas and gasoline used during the internal operating activities. The emission associated with the externally purchased electricity accounts for 58.76% of the overall emission of BenQ Materials. In addition, for the emission inspection of Scope 3, according to the emission materiality evaluation performed according to ISO14064-1 standard, the evaluation result uses the fuel and energy related activities not belonging to Scope 1 or Scope 2, upstream transportation and delivery (Yunlin Tech Plant only), and wastes generated during operation, are used as the inspection items of the current stage.

2021 greenhouse gas emission (Scope 1, Scope 2, Scope 3) was 68,979.12 tons CO2e, an increase of 1,916.99 tons CO2e from 2020 (increase of 2.86%), and the greenhouse gas emission intensity decreased by 6.08%, which as mainly due to the revenue growth of 9.51%. When the greenhouse gas intensity (Scope 1+Scope 2) is analyzed, it has been reduced annually since 2017. The unit intensity in 2021 was 3.61 (tons CO2 e/NT$ million), a decrease of 5.76% from 2020, and a decrease of 22.17% from 2017. 2021 inspection result qualified the third-party verification, and the scope included all business locations (all plants in Taiwan, Suzhou Plant and Wuhu Plant).

BenQ Materials continues to reduce the greenhouse gas emission of products, performs assessment on the lifecycle of products, and implements carbon footprint system to inspect the greenhouse gas related to products and services. The company has established appropriate measures to reduce carbon emission, in order to achieve greater effect in response to climate change. In 2021, the company has selected the Textile and Polarizer Business Groups for the implementation of new product carbon footprint inspection guidance, and the inspection is expected to be completed at the end of 2022.

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