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. In the factories, we implement ISO 14001, internal audit and 3P Program evaluation to ensure the operations are complied with regulations.

ISO 14001 environmental management system

Tatung believes that by implementing ISO14001 is able to continue improve environmental performances, and improve 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.
ISO published ISO 14001:2015 in 2015, we have updated the management system to 2015 version for Tayuan Plant, Taoyuan Wires and Cables Plant, and San-Hsia Factory in 2017. We are targeting to complete to update work for Taoyuan 1st Plant in 2018.

▲ ISO14001 certification status and target

▲ San-Hsia Factory ISO 14001 Certificate

▲ Tayuan Plant ISO 14001 Certificate

▲ Taoyuan 1st Plant ISO 14001 Certificate

▲ Taoyuan Wires and Cables Plant ISO 14001 Certificate

Pollution Prevention Pays (3P) Program

Tatung started to implement "Pollution Prevention Pays, 3P" program in the factories and the subsidiaries which have manufacturing function since 1993 to help Tatung to develop environmentally sound operations. Currently 17 factories and subsidiaries are participated. The elements of 3P program are listed as follows:

Measures Descriptions Performance
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. Amount of industrial wastes reduced 13.49% and 75.45% of wastes were reused in 2017.
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. New applied Energy Label – 74 models, Green Mark – 4 models, Water Label – 9 model in 2017.
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. 17 factories and subsidiaries 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 96.67% in 2017.
When there any incidents found against company rules or with potential to cause environmental pollution, 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 incidents which can not be corrected by the end of year, we will track them and make them to be corrected next year. In 2017, 90 incidents (without subsidiaries) were requested to be corrected and 87 were completed by the end of 2017. The correction rate was 96.67% and met target.

Last update:2018.11.12