When it comes to environmental protection and eco-friendly production processes, we have long been ahead of the curve. ? We rigorously maintain the latest ISO certifications for energy, greenhouse gases, and environmental management across all our facilities. ? We invest heavily in clean and green processes to limit our waste and emissions to radically low levels. ? We consistently develop sustainable material solutions to provide manufacturers with green alternatives.
40% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030 (baseline year: 2007)
CHIMEI has always paid close attention to how our production processes can bring a positive impact to the environment. Since 2009, CHIMEI has volunteered to participate in the carbon reduction project organized by the Taiwan Industry Bureau. Since 2009 to 2021, we have promoted 191 carbon reduction programs internally, reducing carbon emissions by a total of 160,000 per year. This meant that we achieved a 31% reduction in carbon emissions between 2007 and 2021. To manage greenhouse gas emissions, CHIMEI has adopted the “1 Organization 4 Steps” approach shared during a circular economy sharing session in 2012. To further bring positive value to the environment, we have been innovating in production processes that directly eliminate carbon dioxide emissions. In 2022, we launched the Carbon Capture & Utilization project featuring circular polycarbonate (PC) production as part of our Ecologue? actions. This technology will recapture the carbon dioxide emitted from our flue gas and will recycle it into the production process as raw material.
CHIMEI believes that the production and usage of plastics and synthetic polymers can be more sustainable and that these materials should not end up as waste. Since 2016, we have developed recycled materials from post-consumer plastic. This reduces our virgin feedstock consumption, reduces waste sent to landfill and incineration, and provides the market with greener alternatives. We will continue to participate heavily in the circular economy, to utilize waste and to introduce bio-based elements in our sustainable materials development. These efforts are further developed and promoted through our Ecologue?? actions.
Our goal: 80% Reclaimed Water Used in Production, 80% Energy Self-Sufficiency, and 98% Sludge Waste Reduction.
Since our inception, CHIMEI has constantly looked for ways to save and reuse resources and for opportunities to be cleaner and greener during production. In addition to our efforts to boost energy efficiency, CHIMEI has also invested in projects that reduce carbon emissions and sludge, and improve wastewater treatment. We were the first private enterprise to invest in the PC Steam Boiler Project to earn carbon credits. The EPA approved 100,000 tons of tradable carbon quota (Phase 1: 2014~2016) in 2018. In the same year, CHIMEI issued NT$5 billion in green bonds, the largest and most significant tranche issued by a private enterprise in Taiwan, to raise funds for our clean and green efforts. We have invested in four clean and green projects: (1) A solar power plant (About Green Energy Park) (2) A heat and power station (3) An EDR water recycling system (4) A resource recycling furnace
We prioritize the protection of the environment, and ensure we follow the strict guidelines of the EHS policy. In compliance with environmental laws, CHIMEI has thoroughly implemented the following principles: ? We have established lawful, effective environmental management systems to implement environmental protection and safe production activities. ? We continuously audit and review the quality and effectiveness of environmental management to discover deficiencies and make improvements. ? We invest time and resources to ensure employees participate and follow environmental protection guidelines. ? We employ appropriate production and pollution control technologies to ensure the effective use of energy and resources, while reducing the environmental impact of our production activities and service processes. ? We prohibit or restrict the use of any raw materials, auxiliary materials, or packaging materials that contain substances harmful to the environment and human beings. ? We implement climate change risk management and information disclosure , and actively invest in relevant actions that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
CHIMEI also values the sustainable management of various energy resources, and we have taken practical action to minimize our energy usage. In order to fulfill our commitments, we have implemented the following principles: ? We have implemented and continue to maintain the ISO 50001 energy management system, and use a systematic data-driven approach to improve CHIMEI’s overall energy performance and efficiency. ? We set energy targets and take action as needed to achieve energy performance improvements, with commitment from all levels of the organization. ? We foster an energy-efficient culture based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) continual improvement framework.
CHIMEI is a Taiwan-based performance materials company that designs and manufactures advanced polymer materials, synthetic rubbers, and specialty chemicals.