Sustainable Environment

Waste Management

ABC Group's waste management principle is "source reduction and recycling." Since the products ABC produces cannot use recycled materials, the focus is on waste management at the end of the product life cycle. The waste generated by ABC Group is categorized into three major types: hazardous industrial waste, general industrial waste, and resource recycling waste. Hazardous industrial waste includes items like solvent-containing waste liquids, solvent-containing waste materials, used machine oil, and waste fluorescent lights. General industrial waste comprises general waste generated from business activities, mixed plastic waste, process waste, dry batteries, etc. Resource recycling waste includes items such as beverage cans, PET bottles, waste fluorescent tubes, waste information equipment, dry batteries, waste paper, waste electronic components, etc.
For the overall disposal of waste, ABC follows the Waste Disposal Act's regulations, establishes waste management plans within the organization, collaborates with vendors approved by the competent authorities and signs valid contracts to ensure the legal disposal of waste, with waste classification management implemented in accordance with the "Waste Management Act." Regular inspections and evaluations of business waste treatment facilities are scheduled each year to effectively prevent improper waste disposal. In 2022, there were no incidents of penalties related to waste violations.

Environmental Impact Reduction Strategies for Products

The main products of ABC are inductors, ceramic heat sinks and precision metal parts. In order to grasp the impact on the environment in the value chain, the Company evaluates the process from raw material procurement, product design, and manufacturing process to waste generation to reduce the impact of operations on the environment.
Environmental Impact Reduction Strategies for Products
ItemRaw MaterialsManufacturingDownstream
Core FocusUse of locally produced, non-toxic raw materialsNo water use, energy-saving and waste minimization processes.Consider impacts down the value chain
Implementation StrategiesProhibit hazardous materials at the source.Reduce and recycle at source.Taiwan Plant No. 2, Block B Material Plant has established a waste recycling mechanism based on circular economy concepts to facilitate waste recycling and wastewater recycling and reuse.
Prohibit the use of products from conflict mines.Taiwan Plant No. 2, Block B Material Plant is equipped with a pure water recycling system.Classification of hazardous waste and recyclable waste in the Guangzhou Plant.
Prioritize the purchase of environmentally friendly products.Guangzhou Plant reuses process wastewater and domestic wastewater treated by recycling equipment.Strengthening the management of waste manufacturers, all manufacturers are required to obtain the registration or license of waste disposal vendors.

Waste Volume Trends in 2021 and 2022

In 2022, ABC Group generated a slightly higher amount of hazardous industrial waste and recyclable waste compared to 2021. This increase can be attributed to the overall increase in the Group's production capacity in 2022 compared to 2021. However, the general business waste decreased by 35.28 metric tons compared to 2021; the main reasons for this decrease include the closure of the Shanghai Plant in April and May 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown measures, during which the factory was not operational. Additionally, process adjustments at the Taiwan plant led to a reduction in the production of waste iron and copper, contributing to the decrease in general business waste.
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