"Economic development should not create pollution to the environment but try to forge a marriage between corporative development and environmental protection" is a sentence that Tatung's employees familiar with. We set up "Pollution Prevention Education Center" in 1988 to promote environmental education in the factories and subsidiaries. Our management measures for sustainable environment are through the implementation of "Pollution, Prevention, Pays (3P) Program" and "ISO 14001 Environmental Management System" in the factories and subsidiaries.

Pollution, Prevention, Pays (3P) Program

Tatung started to promote the "Pollution, Prevention, Pays (3P) Program" in the factories and subsidiaries with manufacturing function. 3P Program incorporates the concepts of clean production and design for the environment thus helps to reduce pollutions from production process and use of products.

In addition, internal assessment of conformity is also included in 3P Program. When there any non-conformity found against company rules or with potential to cause environmental pollution from 3P Program on-site evaluation, we will list such incidents and request the factories and the subsidiaries to correct them. We also set yearly correction target to be 95%. For the non-conformities which can not be corrected by the end of year, we will track them and make them to be corrected next year.

▼Description of 3P Program and its performances

Aspects Measures Descriptions Performances
Manufacturing aspect Promote Clean Production technology, fully utilize resources and materials and to reduce the wastes and the production costs. Improve the existing manufacturing processes and management operations to eliminate sources of pollution. Also improve upon the recycling/reuse, and exchange/reuse of waste materials. 2,289.63 tons of industrial wastes (about 69.42%) were reused in 2019.
Product aspect Encourage to develop green products to create additional values for products. Apply Design for the Environment, DfE”, in the design phase to produce “recyclable, low pollution, toxic-free, resource saving, power saving, and durable” products to benefit the environment. In 2019, we applied Green Mark: 22 models; Energy Label: 98 models; Water Label: 4 models.
Management aspect Perform 3P Program on-site evaluation in the factories and subsidiaries regularly. The results can benefit management in their review of environmental performances and draft of new policy and objectives. Sixteen factories and subsidiaries were participated in 3P program.
Conformity Conduct internal audit. Conduct internal audit on regulation compliance in order to find out problem at first place and mitigate it. Non-conformity correction percentage was 94.87% in 2019.

▲ 3P Program on-site evaluation

▲ 3P Program on-site evaluation

ISO 14001 Environmental management system

Tatung believes that by implementing ISO14001 is able to continue improve environmental performances, export competitively, and company images. Thus, in 1996, Tatung started to implement ISO14001 among the factories and the subsidiaries. So far all 4 factories have established ISO 14001 and certified every year. We commit that we will continue to run ISO 14001 in the factories and subsidiaries to improve environmental performances in the future.

▲ ISO14001 implementation status

Compliance

Tatung takes great concern on the development of environmental protection regulations. When there are public hearings or seminars for new regulations, Tatung assigns professions to receive the latest information. Tatung implements environmental management system, internal control system on-site audit, and 3P Program on-site evaluation to ensure the operation activities are able to comply with environmental regulations.

▲ Measures implemented to ensure the compliance