Environmental Management

WNC is part of an R&D and technology intensive industry. Since our processes only comprise SMT (Surface Mount Technology), precision assembly, testing and R&D, pollutants from operations such as waste gases, wastewater, and waste are all properly collected and processed. We continue to implement waste recycling and reuse, energy and resource management, and green product design to reduce impact on the environment. In 2022, WNC’s environmental protection expenditure totaled NT$160 million. This included expenses for energy conservation and carbon reduction equipment, environmental and product testing fees, management system verification fees, education and training consultancy fees, as well as pollution prevention and environmental review fees.

Environmental Policies and Management Systems

WNC pays close attention to global environmental protection issues and trends. Apart from observing local regulations at our operation sites and establishing environmental and green product management systems with suppliers based on customer requirements, we have also implemented measures in our work environments to conserve energy and reduce our carbon footprint to ensure the effective use and management of limited resources. We have established an Environmental Safety and Health and Energy Management Policy to implement related measures and conduct internal audits and third-party verification every year to ensure compliance with ISO 14001, ISO 14064, ISO 50001, IECQ QC080000, FSC™ CoC, and other related environmental regulations.

Environmental Information Disclosure

WNC continues to participate in CDP supply chain programs. In 2022, we scored a B rating in the questionnaires for “climate change” and “water security”, respectively, which is higher than the industry average. Every year, WNC reviews the items that require improvement according to CDP feedback and formulates improvement measures.

WNC’s 2022 CDP scores

RatingNote Climate change questionnaire Water security questionnaire
WNC B B
Industry average C B-
Asia average C B
Global average C B
Note: CDP classifies WNC as being in the electrical & electronic equipment industry category; the Asia and global averages do not take industry categories into account.