Waste water management

All the factories and subsidiaries have granted government approved "water pollution prevention measures" and "permit for effluent", as well as setup waste water treatment facilities based on the prevention measures. All the waste water treatment facilities are operated in accordance to the prevention measures and the amount and quality of the effluent are regularly tested and reported to the authorities. The rest results are all below the effluent standard in 2016. In addition, the factories are located in industrial area and/or industrial zone where do not have bio-sensitive sites nearby. Therefore the effluent from Tatung will not have significant impacts to the biodiversity of the recipient water bodies.

Waste water treatment and effluent description in 2016

Air pollutant emissions and management

Tatung sets up and operates air pollutant treatment facilities in the factories in accordance to the regulation. Pollutant concentration is regularly tested and met the standard. The main air pollutants from the factories are NOx, SOx, and VOC. Tatung declares the amount of emissions and pays air pollution control fee to the authority.

Amount of NOx and SOx emissions

Amount of VOC emissions

Waste reduction and management

Tatung has already implemented plenty of pollution reduction measures in the factories, mostly resulting from green product design phase and improvement of manufacturing process. Tatung generated 3,449.90 tons of industrial wastes which included 3,392.95 tons of general industrial wastes and 56.95 tons of hazardous industrial wastes in 2016. The largest portion (49.91 tons) of hazardous industrial wastes was wasted varnish or wasted solvent. The amount of industrial wastes generated in recent years gradually decreases besides in 2012 which is due to clean up event in the factory.

The industrial wastes are stored in the way accordance to the regulation and then entrusted by licensed treatment agencies in Taiwan for treatment. None of the hazardous industrial waste is exported to overseas. The factories also have been working hard to recycle and/or reuse the wastes in order to minimize the impact to the environment. In 2016, 2,646.45 tons of wastes were reused (76.71% of total wastes).

Amount of industrial wastes in recent years

Tatung waste treatment methods in 2016

Treatment method Reuse Incinerate Solidify Landfill Physical Chemical Total
General industrial waste (tons) 2,646.45 675.77 17.61 31.24 21.88 0 3,392.95
Hazardous industrial waste (tons) 0 49.91 3.87 0 3.16 0.016 56.95
Treatment method percentage (by weight) 76.71% 21.03% 0.62% 0.91% 0.73% 0.00% 100.00%
Last update:2017.10.27