Implementation of Environmental Protection Concepts

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As part of our global corporate citizenship, besides our responsiveness to public policy demands requiring energy-saving carbon-reduction efforts, we also encourage our staff at work and in their homes to promote everny-saving and carbon-reduction through the following twelve measures:

1.No outside leakage of air conditioning: Reduce use of air conditioning, open windows more, do not wear suit and ties in non-designated area, set air conditioning at 25-26°C and prevent outside leakage.

2.Always turn off lights and unplug when not in use: Turn off lights and unplug when not in use. Review lighting requirements. Improve lighting effectiveness. Reduce number of superfluous bulbs.

3.Energy saving lamps save money: Replace the conventional tungsten filament bulbs with energy saving bulbs. Provides same amount of lighting at a lower cost. Long lifespan also saves money.

4.Energy saving, water saving logos: Purchase products that have environmental protection, water saving and energy saving logo and high EER ratings to save energy, reduce carbon and protect the environment.

5.Cycling and walking for health: Take stairs more and take elevator less. Ride frequently to work and exercise, walk more, spend more time for exercise and fitness.

6.Don’t drive once a week: Take public transportation, reduce the number of times you drive and ride alone, don’t drive at least once per week.

7.Select carbon reduction vehicles: Use gas/LPG, hybrid or electric cars or motorized transportation, get in the habit of turning off engine when parked.

8.Eat more vegetables and less meat: Choose local foods, eat vegetarian once a week or one meal a day to reduce carbon emissions from livestock and food.

9.Bring your own cups, chopsticks, handkerchiefs and bags: Prepare your own cups, environmentally friendly chopsticks, handkerchiefs and shopping bags; drink less bottled water, use less disposable products.

10.Value resources, care for the Earth: Use both sides of paper, use recycled paper, water saving faucets and toilets, don’t use overly packaged products, recycle resources.

11.Choose low-emission: Purchase low emission / low fuel consumption vehicle models for personal transportation to reduce energy consumption. It is even better to join carpools.

12.Do not use stand-by mode on appliances: Turn off the power of appliances that are not in use to save electricity and do you part to protect the environment.


Implementation of these concepts have included:

November 2010 we held an Environmental Protection themed Art Contest, with employees children submitting drawings, in the hopes of imparting earth stewardship values to the next generation from youth, and ensuring that daily living activities serve as a means of engaging in environmental protection, in team efforts to make our contribution to protecting the planet, with results announced in December, and here are some of the winning entries:

 

November 25, 2010, to promote energy saving carbon reduction efforts for pro-green environmental protection, we developed a joint corporate debit card with the Easy Card Co. teaturing eco-concepts, integrating green product concepts with ecological conservation as the card logo design to serve as a friendly subtle reminder of personal participation in environmental protection, to protect the planet's frail ecology together, discharging our mutual responsibilities as global citizens.

From January 2010 our employee cafeterias have deployed a once weekly Eat Vegan to Save the Planet campaign, dedicating every Wednesday to a meatless menu, helping on the small scale to limit one's materialistic desires and appetite urges, while changing dietary habits, improving health with antioxidants, and on the larger scale ensuring a contribution to preventing deforestation impacts, greenhouse gases, other macroenvironmental improvements, for ourselves and our posterity to enjoy a clean and sustainable planet.

Since September 2008, to further our energy saving carbon reduction efforts, we have provided bicycle parking spaces, encouraing employees to ride bikes to work. Additionally, our colleagues from the Pingjhen facility or Beitou HQ are encouraged to carpool and take public transportation, as practical means of supporting enviro nmental protection.

As of August 2008, all our faucets have installed water-saving taps.

   

From February 2008, we have implemented our joint elevator program, promoting elevators to stop at one floor, with promotional posters encouraging healthy lifestyles, to encourage employees to take the stairs more and ride elevators less, for energy savings and better health.

From July 2007, we have maintained our office are air conditioning at a constant temperature range between 25 ~ 26 ° C.

From May 2007, all windows near outside are installed heat insulation curtains and set up the switches of lighting devices apart.

From February 2007, we turn off all lights in offices during lunch time.

We continue to expand our e-ification efforts, establishing e-operating systems, such as: e-forms workflow systems, e-payroll, e-bulletin boards, online learning platforms and email to reduce paper waste.

   
 

Additional information on our waste reduction efforts are available at Waste Classification and Reduction Plans and Results Efficacy http://www.txccorp.com/index.php?action=g_ESH_1&cid=3&sid=6

Beach cleaning activities – Yung An Fishing Port

Hands on practice with environmental protection concepts through fun Q&A and beach cleaning exercises, allowing colleagues to enhance their eco-awareness and work to restore nature's original pristine beauty

Green adoption - Pingjhen Industrial Park

We participated in the Hsinchu Industrial Park Service Center, Ministry of Economic Affairs Green Adoption Events, attaining the 2009 MOEA Northern Industrial Center Administrative Office Pingjhen Industrial Center Oustanding Performance Award for Greenification

   

In order to fulfill our responsibility as a global citizen, TXC has actively cooperated in green purchasing practices. Besides directing purchasing at products that have received government environmental protection symbol certification, the company has also purchases equipment and launched related improvement projects to include power savings, operation efficiency, water conservation and service life factors into purchasing considerations. Therefore, TXC defines green purchasing as the purchase of products, technology, services to conserve energy, reduce carbon, reduce waste and reduce environmental impact. The green purchasing principles recognized by TXC are:

 

Government certified green products such as products with either environmental protection symbol or energy conservation or water saving attributes.

Products that conform to the relevant laws of other counties (such as EU RoHS, WEEE laws) or products that have been approved to use environment protection symbols.

Suppliers are asked to consider power, water and material conservation when designing production equipment. After completing installation, equipment contractors are instructed to check whether the energy performance of related equipment conforms or exceeds the specifications in the purchase contract.

In compliance with company environmental protection policy and simultaneously carrying out supply chain green procurement publicity and integrating green supply chain service customers.