Waste water effluent and management
All the factories and subsidiaries have granted the government approved “Water Pollution Prevention Measures” and “Permit for Effluent”, as well as setup waste water treatment facilities based on the prevention measures. All the waste water treatment facilities are operated in accordance to the prevention measures and the amount and quality of the effluent are regularly tested and reported to the authorities. In addition, the factories are located in industrial area and/or industrial zone where do not have bio-sensitive sites nearby. Therefore, the effluent from Tatung Co. will not have significant impacts to the biodiversity of the recipient water bodies.
Waste reduction and management
Tatung Co. has already implemented plenty of pollution reduction measures in the factories, mostly resulting from green product design phase and improvement of manufacturing process. Tatung Co. generated 4,203.69 tons of industrial wastes, including 4,176.07 tons of general industrial wastes and 27.63 tons of hazardous industrial wastes. The industrial wastes are stored in the way accordance to the regulation and then entrusted by licensed treatment agencies in Taiwan for treatment. None of the hazardous industrial waste is exported to overseas. The factories also have been working hard to recycle and/or reuse the wastes in order to minimize the impact to the environment. In 2014, 3,572.32 tons of wastes were reused (84.98% of total wastes).
Air pollutant emission and management
Tatung Co. sets up and operates air pollutant treatment facilities in the factories in accordance to the regulation. Pollutant concentration is regularly tested and met the standard. The main air pollutants from the factories are NOx, SOx, and VOC. Tatung Co. declares the amount of emissions and pays air pollution control fee to the authority. The amount of emissions drops gradually in the past 3 years due to reduced consumption of fuels and varnish.