Waste Management


Waste Generation and Recycling

ASEH adopts source reduction measures and prioritizes the use of eco-friendly materials to minimize waste generation and reduce environmental pollution. At the same time, we request all facilities to acquire ISO14001 certificates, and collect and track environmental-related data through the Environmental Taskforce of each subsidiary. If the facilities have not achieved the target, they shall propose improvement plans in order to improve the waste output and recycling volume. In 2022, we generated 75,391 tons of waste and achieved a 100% recycling and processing rate by commissioning qualified local firms to process waste within borders. To ensure strict with environmental regulations, each facility regularly conducts online/paper/on-site audits, and unannounced audits on their waste disposal vendors. We have also adopted the circular economy approach to increase the rate of recycling, resulting in a waste recycling rate of 88%, year-on-year increase of 4.2%.

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Striving Toward a Circular Economy

Issues concerning circular economy have garnered worldwide attention in recent years. The increasing depletion of natural resources has shifted the focus of resource recycling and reuse topics to using natural resources more efficiently. Specialized technologies and economic benefits will be the main factors considered in the application and implementation of circular economy to promote active participation in circular economic activities. ASEH continued to implement circular economy projects, which revolve around five key elements: direct recycling, reuse, off-site regeneration, renewable materials, and supply and leasing. With ASEH at the core, we collaborated with suppliers and business partners in the industry chain to build a circular economy in the semiconductor industry. The circular economy features the following activities: redesign, circular value addition, recycling and recovery, shared economy, circular agriculture, and industrial symbiosis. In practice, ASEH has formed alliances with industry peers and other sectors to examine the life cycle and process of resource usage and subsequently identify areas where resources can be reduced, recycled, and reused to prolong their lifespan and maximize resource efficiency.