Climate Change and Energy Management
We formulate adaptive strategies for climate change and introduce the ISO 50001 energy management system to implement the energy management in each mill to ensure the energy efficiency and the progress in the achievement of the energy conservation goal. Furthermore, the energy conservation project corresponding to our energy saving objective is formulated every year. We apply high-efficiency cogeneration, prepare renewable energy equipment, optimize the efficiency of current equipment, and integrate the intelligence system with ongoing innovation to enhance the performance of energy saving and carbon reduction.
Climate Change Risk Identificatio
In response to the issue of climate change, the CSR Committee and Energy Management Committee of the Company perform the assessment based on external experts’ comments, internal and external research reports, market development trends, and related regulations to identify and survey the risk and opportunity may arose from climate change. In this way, the responsive measures and action plans can be formulated and used as the foundation for the Company to determine the future development, annual plan, and operational strategy. In 2019, the Company identified four medium-high climate risks and two climate opportunities, and established the efficient responsive measure afterwards to fortify the management on climate change risks.
We applied the ISO 50001 energy management system to the Paper Division in 2013 and then introduce it to the Container Box Division in 2015. The headquarters established a cross-department Energy Management Committee to ensure the actual energy saving performance through the measurement and verification of the management system. The Committee is also responsible for setting energy saving objectives, holding meetings to review energy consumption and energy saving development, and following up the performance of related projects. Also, different energy saving techniques are shared at the meeting to discover the opportunity to make improvement in energy saving, mitigate consumption of energy resources effectively, and allow the energy management to be developed towards the goals of continual improvement.
Greenhouse Gas Management
In the face of the challenge of global climate change and in order to support the national long-term goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, CLC Tayuan Mill took the lead to participate in the preliminary project of the Industrial Development Bureau and implement the ISO 14064-1 greenhouse gas management system in 2004. Since 2006, CLC has built the greenhouse gas inventory system for entire company based on the successful experience at the Tayuan Mill. The types of greenhouse gas emissions include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, sulfur hexafluoride, and nitrogen trifluoride. Therefore, CLC applies the operational control approach to collect information on the greenhouse gas emission and establishes policies and objectives with respect to the greenhouse gas emission management for each mill. In response to the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 3.5% within five years (from the base year of 2017), CLC adopted the circular economy and the circular integration of cross-department and cross-process resources to maximize the benefit of energy resources, implement energy saving and carbon reduction, and enhance the greenhouse gas reduction management. Moreover, through the energy conservation projects, high-efficient energy-saving equipment, and optimal production process, the Company emitted 1,425,817.967 tons CO2e greenhouse gas in 2019, demonstrating a reduction of 13,109.809 tons (with a margin of 0.91%) compared to 2018.
Comparing to the traditional generation system or boiler system, the cogeneration system possesses higher energy efficiency. Therefore, the role of cogeneration system is responsible for not only stabilizing the energy supply and maintaining safety, but also achieving the target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Thus it is one of the most essential policies for promoting energy saving and carbon emission reduction. The Company has implemented four cogeneration systems at the Houli Mill and Tayuan Mill. In 2019, CLC got ahead in the industry and applied the intelligent management to the biofuel cogeneration boiler at Houli Mill. Through the optimal monitoring for boilers, CLC is able to extend the boiler maintenance period, achieve zero temporary failure, raise the operating rate of cogeneration boilers to 100%, and improve the generation efficiency. In the future, the intelligent management will be gradually promoted throughout the entire company, and CLC will be the model of intelligent energy saving in the industry and further provide the intelligent service.
Save Energy and Reduce Carbon Emission
Electricity and steam are mainly used in production equipment and communal systems of CLC. The Company utilizes the ISO 50001 management approach to compare the energy efficiency of all plants in order to enable each of the paper production equipment to maximize its operating efficiency. In 2019, CLC promoted 42 energy saving projects with an investment amount of NT$24.99 million. While totals of 9,410,734 kWh (equals to 33,879 Mkj) of electricity and 5,016 tons of carbon dioxide emissions have been saved and reduced, saving about NT$23.53 million in energy costs. Due to the diverse product development and increasing complexity of production, the Company constantly sets the goal for energy saving improvement in order to properly and efficiently use the energy, and actively cooperates to the national energy saving policy with the aim of raising our average energy saving rate of each year to at least 1%. The improvement project with a purpose of energy saving, carbon emission reduction, and environmental benefit enhancement for the steam system of paper production equipment in the CLC Tayuan Mill has been registered as the Greenhouse Gases Offset Project of the Environmental Protection Administration. CLC will actively acquire the quota for greenhouse gas emission approved by the Environmental Protection Administration, which can also demonstrate the actual achievement of CLC actions for energy saving and carbon emission reduction.
Through the smart use of the geographical characteristics of individual paper mills, CLC engaged in wind power generation in 2003 and implemented solar power generation facility at the Houli Mill and Taichung Harbor respectively in 2011 and 2019. The wind power generation facility in the ChuPei Mill was certified by the National Renewable Energy Certification Center in 2017, becoming the first paper mill in Taiwan acquiring RECs. The Mill acquired 2,857 Renewable Energy Certificates enabling it to supply electricity for 815 households in 2019, and have accumulated 7,714 certificates during 2017 and 2019 which equals to the annual electricity consumption for 2,201 households (calculated based on the monthly electricity consumption per household in 2018, 292 kWh, announced by the Taiwan Power Company.) The Company will continue to purchase renewable energy and equip related generation facility at suitable plant sites, including solar power panels expected to be installed on the roof of the new box plant at Yanchao in 2021. In the meantime, CLC also cooperates with related domestic regulations, and plans to increase the capacity of renewable energy equipment to 10% of the contract capacity by 2025. By supporting the renewable energy development with actual actions, the Company can make a contribution to reducing the impact of climate change.
Since Taiwan imports 98% of its energy, CLC always focuses on utilizing energy in the most efficient way from the perspective of energy management. Since CLC takes great account of circular economy development, we gradually increase the proportion of alternative fuel. With the support of the technical technique, we also constantly improve the energy efficiency, and the number and quality of alternative fuel. The Company has replaced 53,610 tons of coal in 2019, with a replacement rate of 9.22%, and progressively reduced our dependence on fossil fuels. The Biomass CFB Boiler System at the ChuPei Mill is expected to be in operation at the end of 2021. In addition to the purpose of increasing its advantage of cost competition, the System will be implemented to assist all plants in Taiwan in the treatment of process residual material, increase alternative fuel rate, and reduce coal consumption to achieve carbon reduction benefits. All plants are also able to constantly optimize the operation of existing equipment, increase alternative fuel rate, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and enhance the energy efficiency of equipment, allowing CLC to accomplish the sustainable vision of raising the alternative fuel ratio to 15% in 2025. In the future, CLC will take the alternative fuel as a development opportunity to serve other industries or neighbor industrial areas, so as to implement green energy and circular economy.
Carbon Reduction Label & Carbon Footprint Reduction Label
CLC took the lead to become the first enterprise acquiring the “Carbon Reduction Label” for three household paper products in 2019. Among these products, Dandelion Hand Towel has obtained the Carbon Reduction Label for the second time and achieved a 7.3% of carbon footprint reduction. Moreover, it is also the first household paper product with three types of certification in Taiwan, including Green Mark, Carbon Footprint, and Carbon Reduction Label. In 2019, Dandelion Toiler Tissue and Andante Toilet Tissue also acquired the Carbon Reduction Label after the first time of certificate renewal, and achieved 17.35% and 5.17% of carbon reduction respectively. Three products with Carbon Reduction Labels all have higher carbon reduction ratio than the threshold of 3%, showing an excellent performance in carbon reduction.
The annual sales of those three household paper products exceeded 40 million packs in 2019, contributing 1,165 tons of CO2e reduction.
Product Carbon Footprint (each pack)
686g CO2e (Carbon Footprint Reduction Label)
750g CO2e (Carbon Reduction Label)
262g CO2e (Carbon Footprint Reduction Label)
280g CO2e (Carbon Reduction Label)
367g CO2e (Carbon Footprint Reduction Label)
400g CO2e (Carbon Reduction Label)