Taiwanese Firm Delta Selected for DJSI “World Index” for 11th Yr in a Row

Highlights :

  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) is an indicator of global corporate competitiveness.
  • Delta achieved the highest scores in the global electronic equipment industry. In subcategory “Environmental Reports”, it attained full scores.

Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company Delta Electronics has been selected for the DJSI World for the eleventh consecutive year and the DJSI-Emerging Markets for the ninth consecutive year in the evaluation of the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), an indicator of global corporate competitiveness, said the firm in its latest statement.

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“This year, Delta achieved the highest scores in the global electronic equipment industry, hitting a record high. In addition to its extraordinary environmental performance, Delta also obtained a significant improvement in its social and governance performance, with its social performance recording the highest score in the industry,” the firm said.

In the subcategory evaluation, four categories, namely “Innovation Management”, “Environmental Reports”, “Social Reports” and “Human Capital Development”, attained full scores. Together with “Product Stewardship” and “Talent Attraction & Retention”, Delta achieved the highest scores in the global electronic equipment industry in a total of six categories.

Mr. Jesse Chou, Chief Sustainability Officer of Delta, said that Delta actively implements its corporate mission — “To provide innovative, clean, and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow” — and continues to keep abreast of international sustainability initiatives to take concrete actions in response to the serious challenges of climate change.

After passing the SBT evaluation in 2017, Delta has introduced a total of 2,270 energy-saving projects through three major practices, including voluntary energy saving and carbon reduction, in-house solar power generation, and the purchase of green energy or receipt of international renewable energy certificates.

The company claims to have reduced carbon intensity by 55% and achieved the use of renewable electricity by 45.7% of our global operations. Delta has expressed commitment to RE100 by 2021 and targets achieving 100% renewable electricity and carbon neutrality by 2030.

At present, the firm is engaged in long-term green power purchase agreements (PPA) with TCC Green Energy Corporation and Foxwell Power Co., Ltd. to purchase 19 million kWh and 8 million kWh of land-based wind power on an annual basis, and will officially commence supply by the end of November. This is expected to cumulatively reduce Delta’s global carbon footprint by more than 271,000 tons.

Further, Delta set a science-based target (SBT) in 2017 to reduce carbon intensity by 56.6% by 2025. With the efforts of all employees, Delta’s carbon intensity in 2020 was reduced by 55% ahead of target along with an average annual absolute carbon reduction of more than 8.2%, says the company. Delta has also joined the “Race to Zero” initiative to set a net-zero target in line with a 1.5°C future.

In regard to the circular economy, following the achievement of the “100% waste conversion rate” of the Dongguan Plant in 2020, Delta’s Wujiang and Thailand plants have also achieved this same target in 2021 to obtain their UL2799 zero waste-to-landfill certificates. Through cross-industry cooperation, Delta also reuses glass fibers from waste circuit boards and makes it into board additives in an attempt to enhance overall added value, effectively utilize resources, and reduce carbon emissions in the processing stage, added the firm.

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