The subject of green product management has been advocated for years. Novatek has always been dedicated to promotion of green management measures in the three major categories of source raw material procurement and selection of green suppliers, supplier process monitoring and finished product monitoring management, and international regulation review and customer document management. We plan to implement the concept of sustainable environment via systematic measures.
Novatek has established a green product management system in accordance with customer requirements and international environmental protection laws and regulations, and has been granted the green product recognition by the international brand of SONY. We have requested our suppliers to be in compliance with "Novatek's Regulations on Hazardous Substances" via hazardous substances management of the supply chain, and the effective operation of hazardous substances management system has been ensured via periodic reviews.
Energy Usage status
Novatek is a specialized IC design company engaged in product design, R & D and sales. The production of our products is carried out by professional foundries. For this reason, the Company's internal energy demand is mostly the same kind of demand found in ordinary peoples' livelihoods such as air conditioning and lighting. The main source of energy is electricity, and the energy consumption from other sources is extremely limited. All of Novatek's power supply is purchased from the Taiwan Power Company (Taipower).
In 2019, according to the bill from Taipower, Novatek's electricity usage amounted to 19,556,634 kWh, equivalent to 70,403,882 million joules (1 kWh = 3.6 million joules), representing an increase of 15.9% over the previous year. The increase was due to the addition of 392 servers in the 3F/IT room of the Technology Building in 2018, resulting in a significant increase in electricity consumption.
Novatek has been monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas inventory annually since 2010. The greenhouse gas inventory system of Novatek is based on the ISO 14001 environmental management system and ISO 14064-1 greenhouse gas management system, and we have continued with the monitoring and management of greenhouse gas emission in compliance with environmental safety and health management system and the policies on environmental safety and health. We have also been actively promoting various greenhouse gas emission reduction measures in accordance with the inventory result. Novatek can reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emission on the environment and climate and fulfill its social responsibility via constantly improved plans and activities.
Policy on Environmental Safety and Hygiene
Every Novatek employee is expected to regard environmental protection as his/her responsibility. Since we are dedicated to sustainable operation and development, the nature and scale of environmental impact and safety and hygiene hazards resulting from our company operation are required to be in compliance with laws and regulations in order to minimize any harm to our environment. In order to do our part to help fulfill this goal, Novatek promises to: