With the ongoing economic development and demands, both society and the environment have long been operating in high speed, which has led to a rapid increase in many serious problems, such as the depletion and destruction of the ozone layer, water pollution, waste disposal, and climate change. As a result, international community is placing more focus on environmental sustainability as well as vigorously driving a number of agreements with the aim to reduce the impact modern society is having on the environment. Out of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the United Nations, six are directly related to the environment.
Owing to the nature of the financial services industry, the negative impact of operations in the industry is not as pronounced as that of the manufacturing sector. However, this does not mean that financial industry does not need to respond or disregard this issue. Yuanta Financial Holdings is dedicated to its role as a global citizen, and as such is actively striving to realize its commitment to environmental sustainability. The Group not only continues to implement measures to reduce its environmental impact, but is also working toward establishing a green corporate culture. In addition to creating a friendly green workplace, the Group is also making an effort to bring customers and staff together in green action, building a shared goal of environmental sustainability.