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. In 2020, we generated 75,814 tons of waste and achieved a 100% recycling and processing rate by commissioning qualified local firms to process waste within borders. To increase the recycling rate of waste, we adopted the business model of circular economy with the goal to increase the recycling and reusing of waste, achieving a 82% recycling rate of regular hazardous waste, a 3.8% increase from the previous year.
Moving Towards a Circular Economy
Depletion of finite natural resources has made resource reuse and circulation an issue of major concern, and is driving companies like ASEH to consider technology and economic benefits for the practical implementation of circular economy and partaking in and promoting circular economy activities in company operations. The transition to a circular economy comprises of 5 key elements: direct recycling, reuse, off-site regeneration, renewable materials, and supply and rental. ASEH collaborates closely with its business and supply chain partners to build a circular economy in the semiconductor industry through redesign, circular value-added, recycling and recovery, a shared economy, circular agriculture, and industrial symbiosis.
ASEH actively rallies the support from our supply chain, industry chain, academic institutions and cross-industry partners to promote a circular economy. A total of 30,442 tons of materials were recycled or reused in 2020. For every US$ 10,000 invested, we contributed to reducing about 35.6kg of global waste. In the future, we will continue to implement the 5 key elements of circular economy to assist our facilities around the world in reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions.