Delta’s ESG Performance Again Leads in the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the Electronic Equipment, Instruments and Components Industry
Delta has just been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) 2019 assessment as the industry leader within the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components sector for the fourth time.
Mr. Jesse Chou, Delta's chief sustainability officer, highlighted, "Our long-term commitment is to realize Delta's corporate mission, 'To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow', by leveraging our core competence in high-efficiency power electronics, developing comprehensive energy-saving solutions capable of lowering mankind's carbon footprint, implementing carbon reduction, and fully disclosing our goals and progress in ESG. Delta achieved its scheduled milestone of 16.8% science-based carbon reduction in the first year. In 2019 our cooperation with the Delta Electronics Foundation in the promotion of environmental education and green buildings and transportation concepts helped us achieve full credits in “Innovation Management”, “Environmental Reporting”, and Social Reporting”. Delta also led the electronics industry in 5 major criteria for the 2019 DJSI corporate sustainability assessment: “Materiality”, “Risk and Crisis Management”, “Codes of Business Conduct”, “Product Stewardship”, and “Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy”. Delta’s dedication to innovative development, enhancing eco-efficiency, increasing its percentage of renewable energy, and balancing the development on ESG, have supported us in achieving this year's industry leadership position.
Delta has focused on climate change issues and passed the review by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) in 2017, while proposing the goal of reducing the carbon intensity by 56.6% by 2025 with 2014 as the base year. Delta became the first enterprise in Taiwan and the 87th in the world to pass the SBTi review. Through internal efforts to implement 1,846 energy-saving solutions at its plants in 2018, Delta increased its global use of renewable energy ratio to 22%. With the purchase of International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs), Delta’s carbon intensity was decreased by 16.8% in 2018, surpassing the original SBT of carbon reduction by 16.5% for 2018.
To accelerate the transformation to low-carbon transportation in response to the UN's goal of keeping global temperature rise below 2°C, in 2018 Delta took the lead in joining the EV100 initiative for international electric vehicles, and is the first member globally that provides energy infrastructure for electric vehicles. Delta has also introduced the climate-related financial disclosure protocol as a supporter of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and continues to be proactive in implementing mitigation and adaptation work in response to climate change.
Delta has recently issued its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. Delta's high energy-efficient products have helped its clients save 28.1 billion kWh of electricity from 2010 to 2018, reducing 15.06 million tons of carbon emissions. From 2011 to 2018, a total of 1,846 energy-saving solutions were implemented at its major plants, saving 230 million kWh of electricity and reducing about 186,000 tons of carbon emissions. As for energy conservation through green buildings, the 15 certified factories and 5 academic buildings that Delta has sponsored to build have saved 17.83 million kWh of electricity and reduced about 11,200 tons of carbon emissions. Delta is dedicated to fulfilling it corporate mission "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow" and is committed to making greater achievements in energy conservation and carbon reduction.