Delta Electronics Takes the Lead in Setting Science Based Targets as the First Company in Taiwan to Pass SBTi
21 Dec, 2017, 11:00 ET
Dedicated to the global initiative to control global warming by 2°C
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With its continued focus on climate change, Delta Electronics has taken the lead in establishing science-based targets by proposing to lower its carbon intensity by 56.6% by 2025 using 2014 as the base year. In December 2017, Delta passed the SBTi (Science Based Targets initiative) evaluation, becoming the first company in Taiwan, as well as one of the first 100 companies in the world, to pass the evaluation. After achieving a 50% reduction in energy intensity in 2014 from 2009, Delta has once again demonstrated its resolve for carbon reduction and energy savings by responding to the global initiative to control global warming by 2°C.
Delta's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ping Cheng, stated that, Delta is dedicated to its role as an international corporate citizen and to its pioneering commitment for carbon reduction, and has taken on more responsibility and pressure to deal with climate change and global warming. For the past seven years, the 1,177 energy saving schemes carried out at Delta's facilities have lowered carbon emissions by 124,462 tons. Subsequent carbon reduction actions will be even more challenging for the company. For the future, Delta will achieve its carbon reduction objectives by actively developing innovative energy-saving and carbon reduction technologies, continuing energy-saving enhancements of production facilities, and increasing its utilization of renewable energy and clean energy.
In 2015 Delta signed onto the "We Mean Business" Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) program set by the CDP, the UN Global Compact, World Wide Fund for Nature, and World Resources Institute (WRI), which provides science-based targets for sustainability. This SBT project was collaborated with PwC Taiwan. The commitment to keep global warming below 2°C is based on International Energy Agency (IEA) simulation to determine global carbon budgets of reasonable emissions for companies in specific industries.
In addition to Delta's Science Based Targets and information disclosure for carbon management, the company received leadership honors by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in both 2016 and 2017. Delta also actively participated in the climate change disclosures of its supply chain in 2017, and received an A- ranking.
Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions and a major player in several product segments such as industrial automation, displays, and networking. Its mission statement, "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow," focuses on addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and innovative research and development, Delta's business categories include Power Electronics, Automation, and Infrastructure. Delta has 153 sales offices, 61 R&D centers and 40 manufacturing facilities worldwide.
Throughout its history, Delta has received many global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to corporate social responsibility. Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World) for 7 consecutive years. In 2016 and 2017, Delta was selected by CDP for its Climate Change Leadership Level.
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Jesse Chou, Sr. Assistant Vice President
Tel: +886-2-87972088 Ext. 5520
Thomas Chang, Senior Manager
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