Climate Change Management

Climate Change Management

In addressing the issues of climate change risks, SNI consistently integrates green and sustainable development thinking into its operational strategies and translates them into action. It implements green and sustainable development in its business management, striving for harmonious coexistence with the Earth's environment.

The Sustainable Development Committee assesses and analyzes climate change risks and opportunities. After evaluating potential impacts and financial implications on the company, it gradually establishes greenhouse gas reduction goals and plans. The committee actively adopts relevant response measures to implement continuous improvement in environmental performance. SNI also aims to establish a complete green supply chain system with upstream suppliers, contributing efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Risk Management and Strategy

In the assessment and analysis of climate change risks and opportunities, there is recognition that it brings about transformation and tangible risks for SNI, as well as associated opportunities:

Response Plan

Considering the aspects related to transformation risks and tangible risks, we have identified the risks posed by climate change to the company. In response, we have proposed a corresponding action plan to mitigate the impact of climate risks:

Targets and Metrics

SNI is dedicated to achieving sustainable development while simultaneously protecting the environment and maintaining the ecological balance of the Earth. In pursuit of the 2050 net-zero emissions transformation goal, we have formulated short, medium, and long-term carbon reduction targets and plans.

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Disclosure

Since 2016, SNI has voluntarily conducted organizational greenhouse gas inventories in accordance with ISO 14064-1. The inventory operations cover the Hwaya plant, and each year, a third-party verification unit verifies and issues a statement to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the data. SNI continues to construct a carbon management blueprint with a sustainable mindset, implementing carbon reduction action plans through the Sustainable Development Committee, making dedicated efforts for the sustainability of our planet.

Energy Management

SNI has set an annual energy conservation target of over 1%, actively implementing various strategies to promote energy-saving measures and enhance equipment energy efficiency within the factory premises. This initiative aims to reduce energy consumption, minimize carbon dioxide emissions, and achieve a win-win situation by lowering the risk of global warming and decreasing overall operational costs.

In 2022, the electricity consumption was 7,805,894 kWh, and the usage of diesel fuel was 14,707 liters, resulting in a total energy consumption of 28,581.29 GJ. The energy intensity was 2.12 X 10-3 GJ/$NTD 1,000 of revenue, marking a 44.99% decrease from 2021. This significant reduction is attributed to SNI's non-energy-intensive manufacturing practices, coupled with a substantial increase in production capacity and revenue over the past years, leading to only a marginal rise in energy consumption.

Water Resource Management

In the face of climate change, water resources have become a significant global concern. SNI is committed to protecting water resources through innovative and sustainable practices. We focus on reducing employee water usage and promoting water resource recycling to mitigate the risks associated with water scarcity.

In 2022, the water intake at the Hwaya plant was 37.45 million liters, with a water intensity of 2.78 x 10-6 million liters/$NTD 1,000 of revenue. The water intensity decreased by 37.43% compared to 2021, primarily due to SNI's water-free processes. Despite a significant increase in production capacity and revenue in recent years, water intake is only used for domestic purposes and a slight increase in water for the ice water machine.

Looking ahead, we will continue to implement water-saving practices, including the use of water-efficient certified equipment and the introduction of rainwater harvesting facilities to enhance water resource recycling. This approach aims to reduce the overall water consumption and operational costs of the company.