• Environmental management

    "Economic development should not create pollution to the environment but try to forge a marriage between corporative development and environmental protection" is a sentence that Tatung's employees familiar with. We set up "Pollution Prevention Education Center" in 1988 to promote environmental education in the factories and subsidiaries. At this time, our management measures for sustainable environment are through the implementation of "Pollution, Prevention, Pays (3P) Program" and "ISO 14001 Environmental Management System" in the factories and subsidiaries.

    Pollution Prevention Pays (3P) Program

    Tatung started to implement "Pollution Prevention Pays, 3P" program in the factories and the subsidiaries which have manufacturing function since 1993 to help Tatung to develop environmentally sound operations. The elements of 3P program are listed as follows:
    Aspects Measures Descriptions Performances
    Manufacturing aspect
    Promote Clean Production technology, fully utilize resources and materials and to reduce the wastes and the production costs.
    Improve the existing manufacturing processes and management operations to eliminate sources of pollution. Also improve upon the recycling/reuse, and exchange/reuse of waste materials.
    Amount of industrial wastes in 2018 reduced 4.07% than in 2017. 72.47% of the wastes were reused in 2018.
    Product aspect
    Encourage to develop green products to create additional values for products.
    Apply Design for the Environment, DfE", in the design phase to produce "recyclable, low pollution, toxic-free, resource saving, power saving, and durable" products to benefit the environment.
    In 2018, we applied Green Mark: 31 models; Energy Label: 33 models; Water Label: 9 models.
    Management aspect
    Perform 3P Program on-site evaluation in the factories and subsidiaries regularly.
    The results can benefit management in their review of environmental performances and draft of new policy and objectives.
    Seven-teen factories and subsidiaries were participated in 3P program.
    Conformity
    Conduct internal audit.
    Conduct internal audit on regulation compliance in order to find out problem at first place and mitigate it.
    Non-conformity correction percentage was 95% in 2018.
    When there any incidents found against company rules or with potential to cause environmental pollution, we will list such incidents and request the factories and the subsidiaries to correct them. We also set yearly correction target to be 95%. For the incidents which can not be corrected by the end of year, we will track them and make them to be corrected next year.

    ▲ 3P Program on-site audit(1)

    ▲ 3P Program on-site audit(2)

    ISO 14001 environmental management system

    Tatung believes that by implementing ISO14001 is able to continue improve environmental performances, and improve export competitively and company images. Thus, in 1996, Tatung started to implement ISO14001 among the factories and the subsidiaries. So far all 4 factories have established ISO 14001 and certified every year. ISO published ISO 14001:2015 in 2015, we have updated the management system to new version for Tayuan Plant, Taoyuan Wires and Cables Plant, and San-Hsia Factory in 2017, and Taoyuan 1st Plant in 2018. We will continue to run ISO 14001 in the factories and subsidiaries to improve environmental performances in the future.

    ▲ Tatung environmental management system framework

    ▲ISO 14001 certification status

    Compliance

    Tatung takes great concern on the development of environmental protection regulations. When there are public hearings or seminars for new regulations, Tatung assigns professions to receive the latest information. Through the operation of ISO 14001, the internal control of the headquarter and the on-site audit of the 3P program to ensure the operational activities can meet the requirements of environmental protection regulations.

    ▲ Conformance measures in Tatung

    Last update:2019.10.15