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Energy saving / carbon reduction measures and results

Environmental management

Capital Securities Corporation has extremely concerned about mitigating global warming and conserving energy to protect the environment. In response to the government's environmental policies, our company continues to enforce energy-saving and carbon-reducing policies in hopes of reducing the consumption of earth resources and creates green-value services. Because our company is a financial service industry, it has not used raw materials, renewable raw materials, water recycling, sewage treatment waste treatment, product packaging requirements, etc. and caused major environmental impacts, and has not violated environmental laws or regulations and suffered fines and non-monetary penalty.

Energy management

Our company purchases electricity as the main non-renewable energy in our business process and consumes the small energy from official vehicle oil and generator diesel. Our carbon emissions reduction targets mainly include scope 1 and scope 2. The current emissions reduction targets do not include scope 3 from employees’ commutes’ GHG emissions.
The examination in the GHG emissions:Scope 1 and Scope 2
Year 2018 2019 2020
Direct GHG emissions(Scope 1) 37,913 36,563.29 34,145.64
Indirect GHG emissions(Scope 2) 3,340,084.86 2,925,628.66 4,165,489.55
Total GHG emissions(Scope 1 and Scope 2) 3,377,997.86 2,962,191.95 4,199,635.19
Coverage(Unit:Number of the employees) 100% 100% 100%
Note 1:
The source of data is from the payment slips and building apportionment tables.
Note 2:
The emissions from Scope 1 are mainly from official vehicle oil and generator diesel. The emissions from Scope 2 are mainly from the usage of electricity.
Note 3:
The coefficients of gasoline and diesel emission from Scope 1 are from “The Greenhouse Gas Emission Coefficient Management Table of the Environmental Protection Agency of the Executive Yuan” (6.0.4 ver. 2017/04). And the coefficients are 2.263kgCO2e/L、2.606kgCO2e/L.
Note 4:
The coefficient of the usage of electricity is from the 2019 electricity emission coefficients (0.509kgCO2e per kilowatt hour) announced by the Energy Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in 2019.
Note 5:
The total GHG emissions increases because the GHG emissions of Scope 2 includes Songren computer facilities in 2020.

Implementing energy conservation and carbon reduction policies

1. Elevator
  1. Employees are encouraged to avoid using the elevator and take the stairs instead if they are going three floors up or down.
  2. The number of operating elevators is controlled during work and off-work hours.
2. AC equipment
  1. Indoor temperature is set to 26–28 ℃.
  2. Air-conditioning chiller is turned on at specific times in summer and non-summer seasons.
  3. Outlet temperature of air-conditioning chiller is controlled.
  4. Air-conditioner is set to fan mode every day before 07:30 and after 18:00 to reduce use of AC.
3. Lighting equipment
  1. There is a total ban on energy-consuming incandescent bulbs in the company.
  2. T5 energy-saving light is used to reduce heat energy and save electricity.
  3. Lights that are used 24/7, such as fire exit indicators, escape route signs, and fire indicators, are replaced with LED lights.
  4. Division of labor by region is adopted, and unnecessary lights are switched off.
  5. Electronic advertising signs on the walls outside of the building are switched on if weather allows; these signs can be automatically switched on or off at scheduled time by using a timer to avoid wasting power when someone forgets to switch off the light.
4. Other
  1. Usage of contractual capacity is reviewed annually to reduce penalties for breach of contract.
  2. Old power-consuming traditional CRT TVs are replaced by projector systems to reduce the radiation and heat energy emitted from CRT TVs.
  3. Office machines are set to energy-saver mode so that they go to sleep after being idle for 5 minutes.
  4. Departments are reminded to switch off the power supply of any necessary electrical appliances or equipment during Chinese New Year or long weekends to reduce wasting standby power. These appliances or equipment include rice steamer, drinking fountain, computers, and printer monitors.
  5. Drinking fountains should have a timer or should be manually controlled so that they switch off during weekends.
  6. Non-business related electrical appliances or devices are not allowed in office spaces.
5. Petroleum Management
  1. Company cars must carry more than one passenger.
  2. The allocation of company cars is based on the principle of shared rides, and a private use is strictly prohibited.
  3. Employees are encouraged to use public transport when making business trips.
  4. Company cars are serviced, maintained, and checked regularly to ensure fuel-efficient driving.

Water resource management

Our water comes 100% from the Taiwan Water Corporation, none of our water comes from groundwater or other sources. Water supplied in business premises is used by employees and some customers, exerting no significant impact on water sources. Water is mainly used for drinking water, air conditioning systems, and cleaning purposes. Wastewater is discharged via sewers into the river. The Company strengthens the promotion of water-saving measures. We have posted up water-saving signs near water supply facilities. The company's drinking water equipment is regularly replaced with consumables and conducts water quality testing to maintain good drinking water quality and take into account the health of employees.
Year 2018 2019 2020
Water consumption (cubic meter) 27,454 28,573 29,391
Carbon emissions tons (CO2e). 4,282.82 4,457.38 4,584.99
Difference in Carbon emission tons - 174.56 127.61
Note 1:
The source of data is from the payment slips and building apportionment tables.
Note 2:
In 2018 and 2019, the coefficient of water discharge = 0.150 kgCO2/m3 (The data is from Taiwan Water Corporation, 2020/09/25)
Note 3:
In response to the epidemic prevention period, employees frequently wash their hands which may increase annual consumption of water.

Waste management

Capital Securities is a financial company, which is a low-polluting industry that does not manufacture any products for sales, nor sell any product packaging materials that have been asked to be recalled. The waste from our company comes from domestic garbage. In order to implement waste reduction and resource recycling, the waste is divided into general waste (including kitchen waste) and resource recycling. Employees sort garbage in the centralized garbage temporary storage area by themselves, and then the building property management company or cleaning company assists in the removal. General garbage is transported to the incineration plant by a qualified waste cleaning company, and the recyclable resources are notified for removal.

Promoting Paperless Operations

The Company is committed to increasing the efficiency of various resources by continuing to promote e-statements and reduce use of paper. Information is announced on Intranet to reduce photocopies. Electronic signature is used instead of signing paper to actively create a paperless environment. Double sided copying is used as much as possible, and a recycling basket is placed next to the photocopier to recycle papers for reuse. Envelopes and brown paper bags are reused. Employees are asked to use digital files instead of paper, emails instead of fax machines, and recycle and reuse waste paper with blank sides.