Response to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In response to issues such as climate change, uneven regional development, and uneven distribution of wealth, the United Nations issued 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets in 2015. The SDGs set out the global development vision and goals for 2030 with national governments and businesses all being asked to work together for the sustainable development of the planet. As a member of the global village, GIGABYTE draws upon the corporate action guide of the SDG Compass to review our connection and contributions to the SDGs in terms of the value chain and voluntary engagement.

GIGABYTE combines our CSR strategy map with the material topics concerned by the Stakeholders in order to respond to the expectations and demands by stakeholders, and in the meanwhile responds to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through the matrix analysis, we select 6 primary response goals related to GIGABYTE’s core capabilities and operational development goals and additionally respond to 2 goals voluntarily. By revealing actual actions, we expect to improve the reviewability and comparability of outcomes and continue to practice SDGs.

Matrix Analysis of Material SDGs

Actions Responding to SDGs

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Linked targets
12.2, 12.4, 12.5, 12.6, 12.8


Responding Actions

  • Release the “GIGABYTE Harmful Chemical Substances Requirements” and request all suppliers to comply with the regulations.
  • Introduce product life cycle assessment, release Product Environmental Reports to reveal 12 environmental impact aspects.
  • Promote the 333 Reduction Plan and the Reduction Reward Program to respond to low-carbon, energy-conservation, and circulation goals from corporate culture, research and development of products, to manufacturing processes.
  • Request the suppliers to abide by the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct and do not use minerals from conflict sources.

SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Linked targets
8.2, 8.5, 8.7, 8.8


Responding Actions

  • Appropriate 3% of revenue every year to research and develop innovative technologies and products to bring more convenient technology life to the world.
  • Based on the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), ISO 14001, ISO 45001, and other Corporate Code of Conduct set by international regulations to build an equal and diverse workplace.
  • Implement 4 zero-tolerance requirements along the supply chain to protect human rights, including the use of child labor, forced labor/prison labor, discharge of untreated toxic and hazardous substances or materials to implement labor human rights, and Behaviors that cause immediate injury to employees.
  • Continuously provide computer hardware and technology education resources to the organizations that support people with disabilities to help them to get a job.

SDG 13 Climate Action

SDG 13 Climate Action

Linked targets
13.2, 13.3


Responding Actions

  • Conduct greenhouse gas inventory every year and get verified by a third party to track the status and trend of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Introduce SBTi tools and standards to connect with the worldwide goal of keeping the global temperature rise below 2°C.
  • Respond to the UNEP’s Trillion Tree Campaign, cooperate with the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation to launch the “Make the Earth Green Again” program, and commit to planting 75,000 trees for the earth.
  • Take climate actions locally, including adapting the afforestation lands in Pinglin of New Taipei City and developing the “Green Cli-Mate FUN!” courses exclusive for Taiwan students in elementary school.

SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being

SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being

Linked targets
3.4, 3.8, 3.9


Responding Actions

  • The bases in Taiwan initiate at least 3 blood donation activities every year to support the country’s blood demand and look forward to reducing the mortality rate of blood-related diseases.
  • Apply 5G, AI, and AIoT to the medical field and develop precision medicine and Telecare technologies to benefit more medical personnel and patients.
  • Avoid environmental and human body burdens through controlling hazardous substances and developing friendly products to ensure the health and safety of consumers as well as the ecosystem.

SDG 11 Sustainability Cities and Communities

SDG 11 Sustainability Cities and Communities

Linked targets
11.6, 11.7


Responding Actions

  • Build the G-HOME GIGABYTE Sustainable Eco-Roof with the concepts of energy conservation, low maintenance and interference, and ecological co-prosperity.
  • Actively promote the concept of roof-greening to extend urban greenways.

SDG 4 Quality Education

SDG 4 Quality Education

Linked targets
4.4, 4.5, 4.7


Responding Actions

  • Establish educational training and career development plans for the employees based on 3 main axes: competence training, professional training, and self-development.
  • Hold technology education activities such as the Digital Love and the Bring Technology to Campus to minimize the digital gap between generations or urban and rural areas.
  • G-HOME Sustainable Eco-Roof receives Environmental Education Facility and Field Certification, and GIGABYTE co-organizes Plant-for-the-Planet Academies to actively promote citizen sustainability education.

SDG 14 Life Below Water (Voluntary Response)

SDG 14 Life Below Water

Linked target
14.1


Responding Actions

  • Establish the corporate volunteer club, “Go Green Club”, and launch the “Thousand Mile Trek – Go Green Taiwan” project that aims at walking around Taiwan on foot and picking up trash along the way to respond to the problem of marine debris with practical actions.

SDG 15 Life on Land (Voluntary Response)

SDG 15 Life on Land

Linked target
15.5


Responding Actions

  • Respond to the UNEP’s Trillion Tree Campaign, cooperate with the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation to launch the “Make the Earth Green Again” program to plant 75,000 trees for the earth as well as cultivate 1,367 Climate Justice Ambassadors worldwide.
  • Hold working holiday activities, respond to the ecological conservation issues such as Taiwan Leopard Cat and algal reefs.
  • Support urban bee-keeping to spread the ecological value of G-HOME and show concerns for the problem of bee disappearance.