GINTECH obtained the bronze-level Green Building Level for Plant Site A at Hsinchu Science Park from the Ministry of the Interior in February 2009 for passing five of seven indicators in the green building assessment conducted by the Green Building Review Board . These five indicators include the greenery indicator, water resource indicator, energy saving indicator, CO<sub>2</sub> emission reduction indicator and sewage and garbage improvement indicator.
Supporting the government’s energy-saving and carbon reduction policy and creating a living environment for sustainable development, GINTECH has developed a series of practical energy saving programs on the plant sites and installed multifunctional green streetlamps and solar floor lamps to provide landscape lighting that is powered by solar energy and wind power.
Solar Generating System in Roof
Location: Roof of Plant Site A in the Hsinchu Science Park that began operations in November 2009, with a capacity of 4kwp.
To reflect our on-going commitment to sustainable environment, Gintech installed a 66kWp PV system on the rooftop of our Plant A in June 2012.
Sustainable Environment Validation
Gintech undertook the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory ISO 14064-1 Verification in June 2011, 2011 and 2013 for the three respective years.
Gintech established a complete GHG emissions inventory for Plant A of the Hsinchu Science Park conformance with ISO 14064 principles and GHG Protocol requirements. The inventory included the qualitative and quantitative inventories of Scope 1 (direct emissions), Scope 2 (energy indirect emissions), and the primary emission source quantitative inventory of Scope 3 (other indirect emissions).
Gintech has passed a third party verification of reported GHG emissions of Gintech to establish conformance with ISO 14064 principles on 1 June 2011.
To improve understanding of the company's performance in terms of carbon reduction to cope with the possible implementation of domestic GHG subtraction in the future, Hsinchu factory A for has independently and continuously conducted GHG inventory operations for three years, and the inventory results for the GHG emissions in 2011 and 2012 passed the third party verification for ISO 14064-1 GHG inventory in June 2012 and June 2013, respectively. Moreover, in 2013, the scope of the GHG inventory operations was extended to another factory and passed the third party verification for ISO 14064-1 GHG inventory.
Product Carbon Footprint was acquired through the PAS 2050:2008 Product Carbon Footprint Validation Statement on 24 October 2011.
Using an internationally certified precision system, Gintech tracked and monitored the environmental impact from the manufacturing and distribution of solar cells.
In 2011, Gintech followed the PAS 2050:2008 principles to conduct the carbon footprint verification for 6-inch solar cells. Gintech has passed a third party verification to establish conformance with PAS 2050 principles on 24 October 2011.
Solar Power Generation System Greenhouse Gas Offset Program
With regards to the current greenhouse gas reduction strategy in Taiwan, the Environmental Protection Administration has requested that greenhouse gases (such as CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, SF6, and perfluorocarbons (PFCs)) be officially incorporated into the stationary pollution sources governed by Article 21 Paragraph 2 of the Air Pollution Control Act and requires all listed public and private premises to report annual air pollutant emissions quantities. In the future, the Environmental Protection Administration will require corporations to reduce emissions via greenhouse gas emission control and emission trading policies.
Although Gintech is not required by the Environmental Protection Bureau to report emissions, Gintech has applied for subsidies from the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and implemented the Solar Power Generation System project since 2013 in consideration of national and international environmental protection laws and the future impact client requests may have on the company. In May 2014, Gintech obtained ISO 14064-2 certification for the Solar Power Generation System and Guanyin Factory Solar Power Generation System projects and Gintech Hsinchu Science Park Factory A. In September 2014, Gintech became the first registered and licensed manufacturer to apply for the Environmental Protection Administration Offset Program. As a result, Gintech garnered recognition from the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, which led to the Excellent Manufacturer in the Promotion of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Management award.