▶️Low-Carbon Operations ▶️Climate Change Strategy and Management
WPG Holdings Headquarters Building Obtains Green Building Gold Certificate
WPG Holdings fully understands the importance of environmental protection. To effectively promote and implement environmental management, the Linkou, Hong Kong and Singapore have all been certified with ISO 14001: 2015 environmental management system to establish a complete organization, policies and related management practices to reduce the impact on the environment during operations.
In 2016, WPG Holdings launched the project of TPE One Building to consolidate and centralize the different offices in Taipei to the WPG Holdings headquarters. By adhering to the concept of "One Building", WPG Holdings not only shortened the distance between employees of each group, improved the efficiency of data transmission and communication, but also implemented resource concentration and sharing to maximize the use of resources, avoided using unnecessary energy, and reduce carbon emissions to further implement energy conservation and environmental protection. WPG Holdings headquarter building was designed and constructed with the aim to obtain the Green Building Certificate. The Company used various environmentally friendly green building materials and installed energy-saving facilities and equipment. In 2020, WPG Holdings successfully obtained Green Building Gold Certificate issued by the Ministry of the Interior.
- Energy-Saving Equipment and Green Building Materials
The energy-saving equipment and green materials in the headquarter include:
- Energy Activation and Recycling
PV panels are installed at the top of the building to collect solar energy during the day as a power source for street lighting on the first floor. The building is installed with rainwater harvesting and automatic irrigation systems, which can store rainwater for the rooftop garden and street trees on the first floor. Meanwhile, the first floor is designed with permeable pavements and a water tank to collect rainwater for recycling and adjustment of ground temperature.
- Centralized Waste Treatment to Reduce Pollution
Apart from using green building materials to build energy-saving facilities, we are also active in waste disposal and stream ow. Sewer and discharge pipes are built on the first floor to discharge all wastewater to the municipal sanitary sewer, thereby reducing the environmental pollution. On the ground floor, a centralized waste storage room was established for the classification and treatment of general garbage and recycling and refrigerated storage for food waste was set up to increase the value of food waste recycling.
- Smart Energy Management
To meet the requirement of Green Building, smart facilities and equipment are installed, such as AI facial recognition access control system, environmental control system, BIM (Building Information Modelling) management platform, multi-functional smart business machines, smart conference rooms, and electric vehicle charging stations, etc. The smart systems can collect and analyze data to effectively keep track of current consumption, reduce resource consumption, and optimize resource utilization and distribution, in order to achieve smart energy management and digital maintenance management.
Environmental Management Data
- Greenhouse Gas Management
WPG Holdings Since 2015, WPG has conducted an annual inventory and disclosed scope 2 greenhouse gases (indirect emissions) generated by energy use, and will gradually expand the scope of the investigation in 2021, currently covering emission data of scope 1, scope 2 and designated scope 3 Categories, including upstream and downstream transportation, business travel, fuel and energy related activities, etc., locations include Taiwan, mainland China and certain overseas regions. In 2022, management costs related to greenhouse gas inventory will account for less than 0.001% of total revenue.
- Energy Management
In terms of energy management, the main focus of WPG Holdings is to control energy consumption in real time through smart equipment, and to enhance the added value of data through the digitization of systems data for effective analysis, management and improvement. Furthermore, for built facilities and equipment, regular maintenance and repair are carried out annually and aging equipment replaced. The logistics warehouse has also replaced major power-consuming equipment, including air conditioning, lighting, and refrigeration equipment, with energy-efficient models to reduce energy consumption. In order to improve energy efficiency, the Headquarters building further controlled seasonal energy use in 2022, such as not turning on the sink water heater until the temperature was 15° C or below, and also evaluated solar panels in logistics warehouses and AI lighting in office spaces.
In order to achieve the 2030 Net Zero Emissions target for the operating sites and the 2050 Net Zero Emissions target for WPG Holdings, the current planning for energy management (including renewable energy) of WPG Holdings are as follows:
- Paper Resource Management
WPG Holdings use smart equipment and digital tools to reduce paper use and avoid resource consumption and use system data as the basis for subsequent analysis and paper resource management. In 2022, WPG Holdings replaced paper and tape waste through the installation of postal labeling machines and the digitization of customs declaration documents. The logistics warehouse is replacing paper with digital tools, using Microsoft Forms for SOP audits, electronic warehouse temperature and humidity statistics, and electronic emergency inbound and outbound manifests.
- Water Resource Management
The annual water saving goal of 1% is set in the office area of WPG Holdings. The Company’s headquarters and Linkou warehouse are equipped with rainwater recycling and automatic watering facilities to achieve the purpose of water resource recycling and reuse.
- Waste Management
WPG Holdings conducts waste management according to 2 types: office area and logistics warehouse. Due to the nature of our business, WPG Holdings does not produce hazardous waste, and our office waste and warehouse waste are exempted from the Standards for Dening Hazardous Industrial Waste. The target of waste reduction in the Taiwan office area of WPG Holdings is 1% per year by 2022, and 3% by 2025. In the future, we will actively implement waste reduction initiatives and continue to evaluate the possibility of target refinement on a rolling basis.
WPG Holdings also organized a number of ESG seminars and events to encourage employees to participate. In 2022 a total of 13,055 people participated.