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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
(Inventory Year: 2019)

Yuanta began to implement the ISO 14064-1 Greenhouse Gas Inventory System in 2015, with subsidiaries Yuanta Securities and Yuanta Funds passing certification in May and September of 2016 respectively. In 2019, we undertook ISO/FDIS 14064-1:2018 inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and Yuanta Financial Holdings and our subsidiaries passed certification with a 100% coverage rate. In the future, we will continue to conduct GHG inventory every year in order to grasp the actual effectiveness of our Company’s energy saving and carbon reduction.

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 50001:2018 ISO 50001:2018 ISO 50001:2018 ISO 50001:2018
Certified Date 2018/05/28 2020/04/23 2019/07/19 2020/04/23
Expiry Date 2021/05/27 2023/04/22 2022/07/18 2023/04/22
Promoting Energy-Saving and Carbon-Reduction Measures

Greenhouse gas emissions mainly stem from energy use. The Company’s services generate the largest amount of carbon emissions from electricity consumption. To fight global warming together, we implemented the ISO 50001 system. In addition, through replacement of old energy-consuming equipment, promotion of energy use management programs, and educational efforts, Yuanta Financial Holdings works to boost employee awareness of energy conservation, carbon reduction, and environmental protection. In this way, we can reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions of the Company’s operations and strive for environmental friendliness.

Smart Monitoring Implementation

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 introduced the iEN smart energy monitoring system to monitor energy consumption in real time and with big data analysis. In addition, we have established related management mechanisms based on the ISO 50001 energy management system, and continue to effectively implement energy-saving measures to reduce environmental impact.

Use of Energy-Saving Equipment

As part of the Yuanta Group’s commitment to environmental sustainability and green procurement, we prioritize the purchase of energy-saving labeled equipment and gradually replace old lights with LED installations and select energy-saving air-conditioning equipment according to energy efficiency standards. Companies in the Group also follow the energy-saving just-in-time (JIT) principle, providing only the energy necessary when and where it is required, 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.

Renewable Energy Procurement

In response to Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs-Voluntary Green Electricity Pricing Pilot Program, Yuanta Financial Holdings purchased 500,000 kWh of green power from Taiwan Power Company in 2016. To continue this environmentally friendly practice in 2017, our subsidiaries Yuanta Securities, Yuanta Bank, Yuanta Life, Yuanta Securities Finance, Yuanta Futures, and Yuanta Funds together purchased 500,000 kWh of green power.

In 2018, in order to continue to support the development of the renewable energy industry and to commit to the use of green energy, the Company began to participate in the subscription of renewable energy certificates (T-RECs). As of 2019, a total of 1,000 T-RECs have been purchased, which is equivalent to 1 million kWh of low-carbon energy use, ranking among the leaders in Taiwan’s finance industry. In 2020, we plan to continue to purchase T-RECs.

Primary Energy Usage
Item Description 2017 2018 2019
Non-renewable Energy Usage Scope 1 Gasoline (Liters)

182,316.50

168,531.13

155,586.70

Diesel (Liters)

8,263.00

3,365.00

2,229.20

Scope 2 Total Electricity Consumption (kWh)

45,238,610.00

44,353,757.36

37,805,960.40

Total Electricity Costs (NT$)

414,338,624

115,355,252.14

98,325,741.81

Total Heating Value (MJ)

169,019,719.58

165,213,797.78

141,285,355.79

Renewable Energy Usages Green Power / Renewable Energy Certificates (kWh)

500,000
Green Power Certificates (kWh)

500,000
Green Power Certificates (kWh)

500,000.00
Renewable Energy Certificates (kWh)

Heating Value (MJ)

1,799,120

1,799,120

1,799,120

Data Coverage Rate (%)

100

100

100

Note:
  • The scope of annual energy usage is consistent with the scope of GHG emissions.
  • Electricity consumption is Yuanta’s primary form of energy use. Use of heating, cooling, and steam equals zero.
  • Yuanta has no self-produced energy and no energy-selling activities. Therefore, energy sales of electricity, heating, cooling, and steam equal zero.
  • All conversion values are calculated with reference to the conversion units published by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures and the “2018 Energy Statistics Handbook - Energy Products & Energy Units Table” of Taiwan’s Energy Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs.
  • The total electricity cost is calculated by the average electricity price of the 2018 Energy Statistics Handbook-Annual Electricity Price List of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs.