Getac has established our environmental policies with the “environmental protection, regeneration and sustainability” as the goals. We request all the operating bases to observe local environmental regulations, treasure the resources on the earth, recycle products, improve energy efficiency, reduce GHG emissions, and prohibit from use of substances harmful to the environment for the purpose to reduce the impact on the environment.
The Environmental Policy of Getac Holdings and its subsidiaries is as below:
Compliance with Laws and Regulations, Prevention of Risks：Actively pay attention to global climate change trends, assess related risks and opportunities, conduct management and prevention in advance to grasp the development of laws and regulations, and ensure that operations comply with domestic and foreign environmental laws and regulations, such as EU RoHS, WEEE, and REACH; uphold the principle of clean production and strictly implement product and environmental management, build a green product platform and organize green supply chain management to meet customer requirements.
Energy-saving, Carbon-reduction, Circular Innovation：In response to the carbon reduction action of controlling the global warming within 1.5 degrees Celsius, formulate energy resource reduction (water, energy, carbon emissions, waste) policies and goals, invest resources to implement effective energy and water conservation, and maximize the efficiency of energy resource use; reduce carbon emissions through green manufacturing processes and innovative technologies; continue to improve waste and pollution management performance, reduce emissions and waste in every production link, to achieve the goal of sustainable development and resource recycling/reuse.
Green Products, Environmentally Friendly：Advance the environmental protection design of products, restrict the use of toxic and hazardous substances, and select environmentally friendly materials, such as plastic cases that comply with EU RoHS and are free of brominated flame resisting agents. The energy consumption design of the product conforms to the requirements of international energy labels, such as Energy Star, and achieves lightweight packaging, minimized material types, and optimized volume. Under the premise of meeting customer requirements, encourage the use of recycled raw materials and environmentally friendly materials, and reduce the use of packaging materials to reduce environmental impact.
Information Transparency, Communication Initiative：Establish communication and consultation channels, disclose information related to environment, and communicate environmental policies with stakeholders. Proactively advocate and publicize sustainable issues, raise the environmental awareness of stakeholders, and leverage corporate influence to jointly promote environmental protection.
Continuous Improvement, Effective Management: Establish the environmental goal regular review through the Environmental Management System, and continuously improve environmental management performance through appropriate publicity and training, implementation in daily management—in addition to deepening all employees’ awareness and responsibility for environmental protection—and actively cooperate with customers and suppliers to jointly establish a green and sustainable supply chain.
Energy-saving and emissions reduction management
Getac’s energy policy is to cherish resources and improve energy efficiency by means of process energy saving and emissions reduction. Getac also reduces the impact on the environment by integrating energy resources through cross-industry integration to recycle and reuse waste steam. In order to enhance energy efficiency, the subsidiary companies GTC Plant 5 (Xizhi) Getac Kunshan (GTK) have implemented the ISO 50001 Energy Management System and have successfully passed third party verification.
Getac Holdings aims to reduce the emission intensity year by year. This is achieved through measures such as increasing automation, implementing intelligent energy consumption monitoring, improving energy-efficient designs for significant process equipment, and upgrading major energy-consuming equipment. These efforts effectively control the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2022, Getac Holdings invested a total of NTD 86.04 million in implementing 20 energy-saving projects (see page 67, Table 16), including energy-saving air compressors, energy-efficient pumps, lighting improvements, energy-saving control systems for air conditioning, and variable frequency exhaust motors. The additional energy saved in 2022 amounted to 7,368 MWh, equivalent to 4,930 metric tons of CO2e, resulting in savings of NTD 18.85 million in electricity costs.
In 2022, Getac Holdings’ total greenhouse gas emissions amounted to 307,587.71 Mt CO2e. The combined emissions from category 1 and category 2 sources were 107,029.96 metric tons, accounting for 35% of the total emissions. The emissions from category 3-6 (Scope 3) sources were 200,557.76 metric tons, accounting for 65% of the total emissions. The emissions intensity from category 1 and category 2 sources reduced to 98.16 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per million dollars of revenue, representing a 22.5% decrease compared to 2021’s figure of 126.65 metric tons. Please refer to the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions data of each subsidiary for detailed information.
Water Resource Management
At Getac, we aim to maximize the efficiency of every drop of water used. In 2022, the total water withdraw of Getac Holdings (Consolidated) was 652.74 million liters, which was a 17% decrease compared to 2021. The main reason for this reduction was the decrease in production demand and a consequent decrease in process water usage.
In 2022, the total wastewater discharge of Getac Holdings (Consolidated) was 404.16 million liters, and the water consumption was 248.58 million liters. As a non-water-intensive industry, there is no water demand during the product usage period. Therefore, water resource management emphasizes improving process water recycling rates to ensure the maintenance and inspection of infrastructure. Additionally, efforts are made to promote water conservation on a regular basis.
The water intensity, was 0.60 million liters per million US dollars of revenue, lower than the 0.73 million liters in 2021. The water intensity has been decreasing annually since 2019, indicating an improvement in water efficiency in generating each unit of revenue. Please refer to the water usage data of each subsidiary for detailed information.
Energy and Environment Management System (Taiwan)
|ISO 50001: 2018 Energy Management System (Getac Xizhi)
|ISO14001: 2015 Environment Management System (Getac)