Adapting to Environmental Changes

Risk and opportunity assessment and analysis of financial impact

With serious global climate change in the atmosphere and increase in energy consumption, enterprise transition and low-carbon business models have become key elements to improve competitiveness in all activities. To proactively cater to market demands, CTCI identifies the potential risks and opportunities for future operations through TCFD's risk assessment structure, calculates possible financial impacts, and proposes related management practices.

Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory

It has been more than five years since the headquarters building of CTCI conducted the ISO 14064-1 GHG Emissions Inventories and Verification each year. In 2017, its emissions of CO2e in the Scope 1 and Scope 2 were 162.5 and 3,070.6 tons, respectively. After introduction and implementation by the headquarters building between 2012 and 2015, Tunghsiao Power Plant was changed to a demonstration site in 2016, which was later absorbed into external audit. In 2017, CTCI has brought all domestic sites into its scope of inventory, which is an important milestone on the road to green engineering and management. As per the inventory of 2017, all the domestic sites' emissions of CO2e in Scope 1 and Scope 2 were 2,465.6 and 3,410.2 tons, respectively.

Greenhouse gas emissions ( tons of CO₂e )

Region

Category

Annual performance

Target

2014

2015

2016

2017

2017

Achieved

2018

Headquarters building

Scope 1

246.8

247.8

242.5

162.5

245.2

O

202.5

Headquarters building

Scope 2

3,261.4

3,184.3

3,089.9

3,070.6

3,137.1

O

3,080.3

Domestic site

Scope 1

1,515.9

3,660.9

1,016.9

2,465.6

2,338.9

X

1,741.3

Domestic site

Scope 2

1,267.3

2,897.8

3,055.4

3,410.2

2,976.6

X

3,232.8

Note 1: The target is to remain below the average of the previous two years.

Note 2: Inventory methods include ISO 14064-1, the GHG Protocol ― A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, GHG Inventory Registry Guidelines; adopting 2013 IPCC AR5 for GWP value; adopting EPA's GHG Emission Factor Management Table v. 6.0.3.

Energy Conservation Measures and Effectiveness

Energy conservation effectiveness

Item

Energy type

Unit

Results

2014

2015

2016

2017

Headquarters building

Electricity

kWh

-31,536

148,145

259,662

25,950

Joule

-1.14x10¹⁴

5.33x10¹⁴

9.35x10¹⁴

9.34x10¹³

Company cars

Gasoline

Liter

-984

-432

1,046

-463

Joule

-32,113

-14,098

34,136

-15,110

Construction sites

Electricity

kWh

-1,987,307

-3,055,885

-298,530

-659,771

Joule

-7.15x10¹⁵

-1.10x10¹⁶

-1.07x10¹⁵

-2.38x10¹⁵

Construction sites

Gasoline

Liter

674,625

-875,750

722,167

-39,912

Joule

22,016,387

-28,580,101

23,567,920

-1,302,528

Construction sites

Diesel

Liter

197,280

-152,832

320,416

-291,414

Joule

7,016,066

-5,435,317

11,395,275

-10,363,847

Note 1: Baseline for comparison is the value of the previous year. Negative value means increase over the previous year.