Amount of waste and treatment methods

Tatung's waste reduction concept is mostly from product design and manufacturing process improvement to reduce the amount of industrial wastes. The wastes are properly categorized and stored in accordance to the relevant regulations, and eventually commissioned by domestic qualified treatment companies or reuse companies. Tatung audits the commissioned companies from time to time to ensure that the wastes are properly cleaned up or reused.
In 2020, Tatung generated 2,568.32 tons of industrial wastes, of which 2,502.80 tons were general industrial wastes and 65.51 tons were hazardous industrial wastes. Compared with the amount of wastes in 2019, the amount was reduced by 22.13% and met the target (5% reduction each year). We will continue to work hard to reduce the amount of wastes in the future.

▲ Waste clean-up and treatment flowchart

▲ Amount of industrial wastes

▲ Waste reuse status

Product and package recycling at the end of life

As for the recycle on the wasted products, Tatung takes great attention on this issue. Tatung pays "Recycling and Cleaning Fee" to the government agency (Recycling Fund Management Board) to carry out countrywide waste recycling affairs. Based on the statistics in 2020, the average recycling rate for electric/electronic and information devices was 71.84%. In addition to paying fees, Tatung proactively informs consumers of the recycling information of large home appliances on sales and online shopping sites, and provides consumers with recycling services for large home appliances, waste batteries and CD disc at Tatung 3C stores to ensure that waste products enter legal recycling system to avoid damage to the environment.
In regarding to the packaging materials of household appliances and consumer products, Tatung believes that the packaging materials are well recycled. The reason behind this is the recycling channels in Taiwan are well established and citizens are highly educated and aware to do recycle in their households. For packaging materials (mainly wood/iron pallets or axles) used on large industrial products such as cables, transformers, power generators, motors, they are recycled and reused on daily operations.