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  • Since 2012, ASE has begun upgrading existing facilities and constructing all new manufacturing facilities and office buildings according to international Green Building standards such as the U.S. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and Taiwan EEWH (Ecology, Energy Saving, Waste Reduction and Health). We further promote the "Green Factory Label" Certification by implementing the Green Building concepts as well as Clean Production Processes to create a better working environment that uses energy more efficiently, enhances people's health and safety, and improves reliability, operational efficiency and business performance.

    Green Buildings

    As of December 2016, ASE has achieved 11 Taiwan EEWH certifications as well as five U.S. LEED certifications. Currently, ASE has received the highest number of LEED-NC Platinum-rated certifications in Taiwan*, reflecting the company's continued commitment to Green Buildings. Through the energy saving actions for EEWH/ LEED certifications, our Green Buildings together achieved electricity savings of over 293,810 MWh per year, equivalent to the carbon emission reduction of 154,000 tCO2e. We plan to pursue an additional ten Taiwan EEWH certifications, and two U.S. LEED certifications.

    Energy Saving and Water Recycling from Certified Green Buildings:
    Facility Plant Electricity Saving
    GHG Reduction**
    Water Recycled
    (metric ton/year)
    Kaohsiung K12 94,961,108*** 49,570 77,489
    Kaohsiung Upgrade of seven existing buildings (Upgrade to Green Buildings standards) 6,224,235 3,249 -
    Kaohsiung K21 66,973,079**** 35,362 36,200
    Kaohsiung K14B 2,827 1 3,650,000
    Kaohsiung K22 74,648,448**** 39,414 -
    Chungli K, L 47,604,807**** 24,802 22,480
    Chungli A 2,169,640 1,146  
    Shanghai CN-HQ 1,226,287**** 995  
    Total   293,810,431 154,539 3,786,169

    * Kaohsiung K22 plant was the fourth building to obtain the highest rating of LEED-NC - Platinum certification in Taiwan (Following AU Optronics Corp.'s L8B and ASE Kaohsiung K12, K21 plants).

    ** The CO2 equivalent is calculated based on the applicable electricity emission coefficient in the year when the certification was granted.

    *** The electricity saving data is calculated based on the building energy simulation methodology, ASHRAE (90.I-2007). This electricity saving data is different from the data "18,961,818" disclosed in 2015 CSR Report because using different baseline (specifically, the data "18,961,818" is calculated from the existing electricity consumption data of our K7 plant by comparing their energy efficiency and floor area).

    **** The electricity saving data is calculated based on the building energy simulation methodology, ASHRAE (90.I-2007).

    ASE Green Buildings & Future Plan

    Green Factory

    As of 2016, a total of five plants (K3, K5, K11, K12, K15) within the Kaohsiung facility received the "Green Factory Label."* We plan to obtain the "Green Factory Label" for additional four buildings - K7, K21 (by 2017) and K8 & K9 (by 2019).

    * "Green Factory Label" can be obtained after passing the certification of "Green Building certification" and "Clean Production Assessment". "Clean Production Assessment" is conducted by the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOE) and based on the concept of "clean production" as defined by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

    Characteristics of K15's Clean Production
    Innovative Thinking
    Use electronic forms for production lines, reducing paper-based forms by 95%; introduce gold recovery system which can absorb toxic CN ions simultaneously, recovering a total of 3.12 metric tons/year.
    Green Process
    Introduce Coreless green paint to optimize manufacturing process and reduce the amount of green paint coating by 6,000 kg/year; introduce OSP products and reduce the area of nickel- plated surface by 50%.
    Environmentally Friendly Design
    Establish centralize chemical supply system to reduce use of chemical barrels by 4,680/year; implement reuse of molding rollers and reduce scrapped rollers by 800 kg/year.