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Energy and GHG Emissions
Implementation of Greenhouse Gas Inventory System and Energy Management System

Yuanta is highly aware of the impact climate change has on the economic, financial, and legal environment. As such, in addition to diversifying our operations and developing new businesses based on our existing niches, we also adjust our operating procedures, business strategy, and investment decisions as necessary. On top of this, through education and training, we raise our employees' understanding of climate risk and improve their ability to adapt accordingly, reducing potential operating risks to the company while also continuing to strive for environmental sustainability.

Yuanta has in recent years actively implemented three ISO systems across the Group through the Center for the Promotion of Corporate Social Responsibility’s environmental sustainability team. Yuanta started with the ISO 14001 implementation in the Yuanta Financial Holdings Building in 2015, and in 2019 the scope of ISO 14001 certification expanded to include all headquarter locations of Yuanta FHC and its subsidiaries, covering 2004 employees. Yuanta completed the inventories of greenhouse gas emissions of all Yuanta operating locations at the end of 2017 with all locations passing the ISO 14064-1 Greenhouse Gas Inventory verification in April 2018. In addition, Yuanta FHC, Yuanta Bank, Yuanta Securities, Yuanta Funds, and Yuanta Securities have gradually implemented and received certification for ISO 50001 Energy Management in 2018 at Yuanta-owned locations, aiming to receive certification for all Yuanta-owned locations across Taiwan by 2021.

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
(Certified on: 2016.03.22 Expiry date: 2022.07.18)

Yuanta continues to promote a variety of measures to reduce our environmental impacts and move toward establishing a green corporate culture. In addition to creating a green and friendly workplace, we are also working to encourage customers, employees, and their families to get involved in green initiatives and work together to achieve the goals of environmental sustainability. To promote and manage environmental issues within the Group, Yuanta started ISO 14001 Environmental Management System implementation in November 2015, beginning with Yuanta FHC. The Yuanta Financial Building and Datong Building passed verification in March 2016. The implementation expanded to include Yuanta Life location on the 16th through 18th floors of Hongtai Building in January 2017. In February 2019, Yuanta Financial Holdings and its 9 subsidiaries all have implemented the system and passed the verification, with a 100% coverage rate. Yuanta will continue to maintain the system operational and strive to pass verification.

ISO 14064-1:2018 Greenhouse Gas Inventory System
(Certified on: 2016.05.10 Expiry date: 2019.05.16)

Yuanta started to implement ISO 14064-1 Greenhouse Gas Inventory System in 2015, with subsidiaries Yuanta Securities and Yuanta Funds first passed the verifications in May and September of 2016 respectively and followed by Yuanta Bank, Yuanta Life, Yuanta Securities Finance, Yuanta Venture Capital, Yuanta Futures, Yuanta AMC and Yuanta Securities Investment Consulting in 2017 in passing verification. In 2018, the scope of verification was expanded to include Yuanta Financial Holdings and all operating sites of each subsidiary, with a 100% coverage rate. In 2019, we undertake ISO/FDIS 14064-1:2018 inventory of GHG emissions and passed the verification in April 2019.

Energy Usage and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Overview
Item Description 2017 2018
Primary Non-Renewable Energy Usages Scope 1 Gasoline (Liters)

182,316.50

168,531.13

Heating Value (MJ)

5,949,935.44

5,500,068.48

Diesel (Liters)

8,263.00

3,365.00

Heating Value (MJ)

290,408.09

118,264.94

Scope 2 Total Electricity Consumption (kWh)

45,238,610.00

44,353,757.36

Heating Value (MJ) 162,779,376.05

159,595,464.30

Total Electricity Expense (NT$)

414,338,624

115,355,252.14

Total Heating Value (MJ)

169,019,719.58

165,213,797.78

Renewable Energy Usages Yuanta purchased the green power certifications for 500,000 kWh each in 2016 and 2017, and purchased T-RECs for 500,000 kWh in 2018.

500,000

500,000

Heating Value (MJ)

1,799,120

1,799,120

Total energy consumption within the organization = Primary non-renewable energy usages - renewable energy usages 167,220,599.58

163,414677.78

Note:
  • The data boundary of energy usage each year is consistent with the data boundary of GHG emissions.
  • Yuanta’s main energy usage is consumption of purchased electricity; the amount of energy produced for heating, cooling, and steam is zero.
  • Yuanta is a financial services provider and does not produce energy or engage in any energy-selling activities, and as such, the amount for energy sold for electricity, heating, cooling, and steam is zero.
  • All conversion values are calculated with reference to the conversion units published by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures and the “2017 Energy Statistics Handbook - Energy Products & Energy Units Table” of the National Energy Bureau.
  • The total electricity cost is calculated by the average electricity price of the “2018 Energy Statistics Handbook-Annual Electricity Price List” of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
ISO 50001 Energy Management System

Yuanta Bank began ISO 50001 system implementation January 2016 and passed verification in July of the same year. In 2017, Yuanta Securities and Yuanta Funds also implemented ISO 50001 and passed the verification in April. In 2018, Yuanta-owned buildings, including Yuanta Financial Building, Yuanta Securities (Taipei Datong Building, Taipei Chengde Building, and Taipei Baoqing Building), Yuanta Bank (Taipei Chengde Building, Tainan Yongkang Building, and Tainan Fucheng Building), Yuanta Securities Finances (Taichung Chongde Building) and Yuanta Funds (Taipei Datong Building) have all passed the ISO 50001 verification over the year. Our goal is to have all Yuanta-owned buildings verified for ISO 50001 by 2021, continuing to improve energy efficiency while reducing our environmental impact.

Yuanta FHC Yuanta Securities Yuanta Bank Yuanta Funds
ISO version ISO 50001:2011 ISO 50001:2018 ISO 50001:2018 ISO 50001:2011
Certified date 2018/05/28 2017/04/24 2016/07/09 2017/04/23
Expiry date 2021/05/27 2020/04/23 2022/07/18 2020/04/22
Carbon Reduction and Energy Saving Measures

The primary source of the Group’s greenhouse gas emissions is energy usage, and within that, the largest contributor is emissions created during electricity production. In order to come together to fight global warming, we have implemented ISO 50001 system with the goal of setting up mechanisms related to an energy management system that will help us put into place energy saving measures. Our goal is to have all Yuanta-owned buildings verified for ISO 50001 by 2021, continuing to improve energy efficiency while reducing our environmental impact.

As part of the Group’s commitment to environmental sustainability and green purchasing, not only do we prioritize products with energy-efficiency labeling (e.g. the US’ Energy Star certification) when purchasing electronic equipment, we also follow the energy-saving just-in-time (JIT) principle, providing only the energy necessary when and where it is necessary, exercising our creativity and executive force to put in place energy-saving measures for everything from air conditioning systems and lighting to ordinary administrative work, and overall doing our part to save energy.

Green Electricity Purchasing

As a participant in the Ministry of Economic Affairs Voluntary Green Electricity Pricing Pilot Program, in 2016 Yuanta FHC purchased 500,000 kWh from Taiwan Power Company. In order to effectively expand our environmental sustainability efforts, in 2017 we expanded green electricity purchasing to Securities, Banking, Life Insurance, Securities Finance, Futures and Funds, with a total purchase of 500,000 kWh.

In 2019, Yuanta subsidiaries purchased a cumulative total of 500 Renewable Energy Certificates (T-RECs) —Yuanta Securities and Yuanta Bank each purchased 200, Yuanta Futures with 50, Yuanta Life and Yuanta Funds each with 20, and Yuanta Securities Finance with 10—which is equivalent to 500,000 kWh of low-carbon energy, ranking among the leaders in Taiwan’s finance industry. In 2020 we plan to continue to purchase T-RECs.

Energy Saving and Carbon Reduction Performance

Through a variety of action plans, including prioritizing the replacement of old energy-consuming equipment, controlling the usage of electrical equipment, and employee training, we enhance employee awareness on energy conservation, carbon reduction, and environmental protection issues, reducing potential operating risks to the company while also continuing to strive for environmental sustainability.