Environmental Sustainability Policy
Faced with the possible risk of climate change, Taishin has been paying close attention while ensuring compliance with the latest regulations, and is actively supporting the government's green energy policies. In terms of renewable energy, Taishin installed solar power equipment at Neihu Building at the end of 2016 and supported the domestic renewable energy certiﬁcation system introduced by Bureau of Standards, Ministry of Economic Affairs, in 2017 and became the ﬁrst wave of companies to be certiﬁed for the purchase of renewable energy. In terms of management systems, Taishin completed the implementation of greenhouse gas survey in accordance with ISO 14064-1 at Taishin Tower and Neihu Building in 2016 (covering 31.6% of employees), and later obtained certification from an independent third party in early 2017. Implementation of ISO14064-1 was expanded to all nationwide office locations of Taishin Bank in 2018 (including branches and buildings, covering approximately 85.6% of employees) to enable more robust control and monitoring of greenhouse gas emission. Furthermore, to ensure ongoing enhancement of energy performance, Taishin escalated its collaboration with the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, to create an "Intelligent Energy Performance Management Information System" based on ISO 50001 - Energy Management System, so that feasible and effective actions can be taken to improve energy management. With regards to the use of resources, we take initiative in eliminating use of paper, saving water, and implementing proper waste management to minimize the environmental impact of our business operations.
Energy Conservation & Carbon Reduction
Taishin is an active supporter of green purchases, and has specified in its "Supplier Maintenance & Management Guidelines" to give priority to purchasing products that are certified for environment friendliness, water efficiency, energy efficiency and green construction materials, or products with features such as renewable material, recyclable, lowpollution etc. This is how Taishin has enforced its environment-friendly purchase into practice. By working with upstream and downstream partners, we aim to create a green supply chain and contribute to the sustainability of our environment. Taishin received Performance Excellence Commendation from Taipei City Government Department of Environmental Protection in 3 consecutive years (2016-208). A total of 19 items were listed for green purchase in 2018, including: environment-certified IT equipment such as notebook PC, projector and toner, recyclable hand towels, energy efﬁciency-certiﬁed vehicles and lighting equipment (T5 and LED), water efficiency-certified toilet equipment, and green building certiﬁed materials such as gypsum board and mineral ﬁber board. Green purchases amounted to a total of TWD 41,936,044.