Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Management
ASEH has deployed Scope 3 emission reporting, submitted Science Based Target initiative, SBTi and increased the use of renewable energy to reach net zero emissions. In 2020, all ASEH facilities followed the ISO 14064-1 guidelines for GHG quantification and reporting, and according to market-based calculations, emitted a total of 1.75 million tCO2e Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, reaching our goal of reducing GHG emission intensity by 38% compared to the base year 2015. Moving forward, ASEH will continue to promote reduction projects, so as to reduce 2020 GHG emissions in Scope 1 by 5% compared to the previous year.
In 2020, all global facilities completed Scope 3 reporting which focused on GHG reductions in the areas of goods and services purchased as well as upstream transportation and distribution, accounting for 89% of emissions. We proactively collaborated with our value chain on carbon reduction programs including technology-sharing, cross-industry cooperation, infrastructure assistance. Regardless of regulatory requirements, ASEH plans mid/long-term absolute carbon reduction goals in advance. Using 2016 as the base year for the completion of Scopes 1 and 2 verification, we plan to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 35% by 2030 and commits to reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions 15% by 2030 from a 2020 base year, and to achieve net-zero emissions for offices by 2030 and in manufacturing locations by 2050.