Environmental Management Goals
GIGABYTE began introducing long-term reduction plans for carbon, water, and waste in 2009. The “333 Reduction Plan” set a phased target of reducing carbon emissions, water consumption, and waste by 3% each every year. This not only supported the mission of “Reduction” from phase 1 of Green Action Plan 2.0 but also ensured the realization of long-term goals while minimizing impact to operations. At the same time, GIGABYTE has also extended scope to include our partners by launching the sustainable supply chain initiative in 2015. Supplier partners were encouraged to join the “Reduction. Share. Love the Earth” alliance and help promote the “333 Reduction Plan” to boost tangible contributions to environmental protection from our entire supply chain.
GIGABYTE Reduction Target
Progress of Reducion Targets and Imlemented Actions
For GIGABYTE’s progress of reaching short- and long-term targets, please refer to CSR Performance-Environmental Aspect.
For the establishment of the GIGABYTE emissions reduction pathway and responding measures to climate change, please refer to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.
For the reduction performance of the “Reduction. Sharing. Love the Earth” Alliance, please refer to Tetralogy of Supply Chain Engagement.
Environmental Management Measures and Enhancing Environmental Awareness
GIGABYTE deeply agrees that corporate operation and the environment are interdependent. A company cannot survive if the environment is severely destructed. In view of that, we draw up various measures that aim to be truly beneficial to the environment, such as improving energy and resource efficiency, striving to develop friendly products, promoting green consumption, etc. At the same time, multiple energy-saving and emission-reduction practices are implemented in life to encourage employees to be concerned with the integrated concept of ecosystem, life, and production. Through internal environmental management, supplemented by raising the awareness of environmental protection among employees, we hope to become a truly green enterprise.
Sustainability Fund and Reduction Reward Program
In 2019, GIGABYTE officially launched the 6-year “Sustainability Fund”. The Fund is based on the savings of energy fee every year and invests in three aspects, that is, energy conservation at factories, development of resource reduction and low-carbon products, and green projects related to climate change and sustainable development. The program aims to stimulate comprehensively innovative thinking for manufacturing, operation, and product strategies and sustainable development plans, to provide incentives and motivations for reduction, and to strengthen the internal competence of green designing that helps achieve the purpose of reduction. The reward application of reduction proposals and low-carbon product proposals opens in April and October every year. As of 2020, 3 sessions have been held. Through a transparent scheme, suggestions and mentoring advice for optimizing projects are provided during the evaluating process. That also encourages more employees and teams to take part in that not only for earning monetary rewards but also additional opportunities for learning.
For outcomes and reduction performance of the proposals, please refer to Green Activities.