Delta Electronics said on December 21st that the company has long been concerned about climate change and was the first to set the carbon reduction target on a scientific basis. By taking 2014 as the benchmark year, it proposed to reduce the carbon intensity by 56.6% by 2025. In December 2017, it became the first in Taiwan, as well as one of the first 100 corporates in the world, to pass the compliance review of the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).
Ping Cheng, the Chief Executive of Delta Electronics, said that Delta has long been dedicated to practicing its role as in international corporate citizenship.
“In the face of climate change and global warming issues, taking the lead in making a commitment to propose a positive carbon reduction target is in fact giving the company greater responsibility and pressure. In the past seven years, the 1,177 enforced energy-saving projects in the plant areas have reduced carbon emissions by 124,462mt, therefore made the forthcoming carbon reduction promotion even more challenging. In the future, Delta will actively develop innovative technologies for energy-saving and carbon reduction, retrofits on production equipment, and increase the proportion of renewable energy and clean energy application, in order to achieve the target on carbon reduction.” he added.
In 2015, Delta signed a joint letter of commitment on Science-based Targets Initiative, which was proposed by SBTi, an initiative organization established by the International Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), We Mean Business, the UN Global Compact and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). In partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers Taiwan (PwC), Delta aims to reach the paris goal of limiting the global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius according to the target path simulated through scientific methods and weight calculation by International Energy Agency (IEA) and the corporate credits in carbon reduction in the context of the global industrial carbon budget.
Moreover, Delta also stated that in addition to proactively setting up its own carbon reduction targets, it scored the Leadership level in climate change by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) with its information disclosure of carbon management in both 2016 and 2017.