Waste reduction and management
Tatung's waste reduction concept is mostly from product design and process improvement to reduce the amount of industrial waste. The waste produced is properly classified and stored according to relevant regulations, and finally commissioned by domestic qualified treatment companies or reuse companies. Tatung will audit the entrusted companies from time to time to ensure that the waste is properly cleaned up.
In 2017, Tatung produced 2,984.54 tons of industrial waste, of which 2,930.28 tons were general industrial waste and 54.26 tons were hazardous industrial waste. Compared with the previous year, the amount of waste produced in 2017 was 13.49% less which reached our waste reduction target of 5% per year. In the past 5 years, the amount of waste has been reduced by 42%. The factories also have been working hard to recycle and/or reuse the wastes in order to minimize the impact to the environment. In 2017, 2,251.90 tons of wastes were reused（75.45% of total wastes）. The reuse rates in the past 3 years were all above 70%.
▲ Amount of industrial wastes
▲ Waste reuse rates in the past 3 years