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.