Our Focuses｜Environmental Sustainability｜Energy and Carbon Emissions Management
Energy and Greenhouse Gas Management
In 2022, our Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) Facility obtained ISO 50001 energy management systems certification, effectively standardizing the facility’s management processes and allowing it be managed by our engineering units. Our Kaohsiung Fab is also planned to undergo ISO 50001 certification, with the hopes of expanding the scope and benefits of our energy management operations.
Amount of electricity saving increased about 129,229 GJ compared to 2021.This was due to the global economic deterioration in 2022 leading to lower demand, in turn causing the average electricity consumed to produce one product unit to slightly overshoot our target levels. In the future, Winbond shall continue to promote energy conservation plans to reduce the burden on the environment.
Target Achievement Progress
|Indicators and Targets||2022 Targets||2022 Achievements|
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(MJ/layer - wafer photomask)
Energy conserved in previous years
Energy use and energy intensity for each product unit
Investment into Renewable Energy
In response to government renewable energy policies, Winbond has installed a 499 kW rooftop renewable energy generation system in 2019. In 2022, the system generated 660,000 kWh of electricity, and all electricity generated each year is sold to the Taiwan Power Company, contributing to Taiwan’s push for renewable energy.
In 2022, the system generated
Greenhouse gas management
Winbond has proactively cooperated with the government in conducting inventory and verification of greenhouse gas emissions. Winbond has implemented greenhouse gas management systems within our plant facilities, adopted the operational control approach, and adopted ISO 14064-1 standards to carry out comprehensive greenhouse gas emissions inventory and verification.
Winbond has also set carbon reduction targets, looked for opportunities to reduce emissions, and proposed improvement plans.
Target Achievement Progress
|2022 Targets||2022 Achievements|
Intensity of greenhouse gas emissions for each product unit
(One kilogram of carbon dioxide equivalent/Layer - wafer photomask)
- Carbon reduction targets are split into those for Scope 1 and Scope 2.
- Tier 2b calculation methods have been used to calculate the direct emissions produced by the manufacturing process in the greenhouse gas inventory report.
- The Kaohsiung Fab was newly-established and began operations in 2022, so it has not been included in this year’s calculations of greenhouse gas emissions intensity per product unit.
GHG Emissions Overview
Winbond’s goal is to have the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) Facility using 90% renewable energy by 2030, displaying our determination to work together alongside the rest of the world to achieve net zero carbon emissions.