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Visions for Sustainable Development

Based on the vision to “create and cohere sustainable value for a sustainable society," we hope to constantly create and cohere sustainable value to contribute to social sustainability. Based on the sustainable vision, we have developed three core strategies: “R&D and innovation," “steady operations," and “social inclusion," hoping to create value with stakeholders together. We extend the contents of the core strategies into seven key topics as the foundation for honest and reasonable partners to build visions.

As a member of the USI Group, we develop three sustainable principles: unity governance (U), sustainable development (S), and innovative technology (I) based on the group vision. Every year, we review the results of analysis of material topics and their consistency with the company’s sustainable principles, and evaluate and discuss the achievement of the annual performance to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

USI-CSR-Corporate Sustainability Development
USI-CSR-Corporate Sustainability Development

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Enterprise sustainable development begins with the core value. To pursue sustainable development, we identify the relevance to SDGs in three phases and set related goals in the business plan to combine with SDGs.

USI-CSR-Corporate Sustainability Development
USI-CSR-Corporate Sustainability Development
USI-CSR-Corporate Sustainability Development
SDGs Goals Achievements in 2020
USI-CSR-Corporate Sustainability Development Maintain workplace environment safety and employee health.
  • Arranged special checkups for 269 employees, and implemented health management based on the graded health management by risk level, hoping to reduce the risk of work-related ill health through early detection of the high-risk group, in order to build a healthy and comfortable workplace environment through continual source improvement and terminal health care.
USI-CSR-Corporate Sustainability Development Professional division of labor, Education for employment.
  • 2020 total employee education/training length: 11,564 hours.
  • Implemented PSM training for 806 person-times and 3,826 hours.
  • 2020 ESH education for 5,100 hours.
  • Sponsored charitable activities and community activities: NT$3.62 million.
USI-CSR-Corporate Sustainability Development Reduce water discharge by 5,280 tons.
Improved effluent water quality (COD<60 mg/L).
  • Reclaimed water: 7,945MT.
  • Effluent quality in the first and second halves of the year: COD 28.7 mg/L and COD 52.8 mg/L respectively.
USI-CSR-Corporate Sustainability Development Continue to increase the use and investments in high-performance products.
  • 2020 green purchase expenditure: NT$5.48million.
  • Promoted energy management in HQ building.
  • Invested NT$7.25 million in energy conservation equipment to save electricity by 4,220,665 kWh and reduced carbon by about 2,148 CO2e.
USI-CSR-Corporate Sustainability Development Expand the scope of operations to constant increase revenue.
  • Ethylene Storage Tank Project of Kaohsiung.
  • Intercontinental Container Terminal.
  • Approval of the infrastructure design of the Gulei Integrated Refinery Project.
  • Constant investment in equipment improvement at Kaohsiung Plant.
  • CBC plant operations began.
  • R&D Center construction began.
USI-CSR-Corporate Sustainability Development Annual R&D fund NT$100 million minimum R&D or improvement outcomes: 4 patents minimum.
  • R&D and Improvement: 5 patents.
  • R&D Investment: NT$117 million.
USI-CSR-Corporate Sustainability Development Underground Pipelines: Safe Cities Industrial Pipeline Management.
  • Implemented the Kaohsiung City Underground Pipeline Operation Safety and Management Project to protect the public safety of nearby underground industrial pipelines, citizens, and workers.
  • Outsourced the daily inspection of underground pipelines and performed self-inspection and audit every two months; and arranged 12 hours of education/training for underground pipeline inspectors in 2020.
  • Completed the visual inspection and thickness check of the overground sections of the underground pipelines in July and repaired the found defect points.
  • Verified and repaired the underground pipelines between the CPC Linyuan Petrochemical Complex and the Kalhsiung Plant through excavation on March 17, 2020.
USI-CSR-Corporate Sustainability Development Complete the execution of the CSR Undertaking by all suppliers in 5 years.
  • Request suppliers to sign the CSR Undertaking.
  • Establish the green purchase mechanism and implement SCM.
USI-CSR-Corporate Sustainability Development Every year: Electricity less by 1%, Energy less by 1.2%, Carbon less by 1.5%, Water less by 1%.
  • Environmental Expenditure: 116.16 million.
  • Saved electricity: 1.67%.
  • Saved energy: 1.28%.
  • Reduced carbon: 1.49%.
  • Saved water: 3.62%.
  • Organize demonstration and technology exchange activities among affiliates every year.
  • Enhance feedstock recovery to 12.2% to reduce resource wastage.
  • Plan AI installation for the high-water consumption cooling water tower and construct the testing components in 2021.
  • Implement the ISO 14064 GHG Inventory Management System and pass certification.
  • Promotion of IDB’s Factory Intelligent Energy Management System Project.

Sustainable Development Goals

With respect to the SDGs, we establish the 5-year business plan for each department to establish own management by objectives (MBOs) and then for the HR system to set key performance indicators (KPIs) of employees for the reference of performance evaluation, promotion, and raises.

Five-Year Business Plan:

Short-term (1 year) Medium-term (3 years) Long-term (5 years)
  • Activate the operations of the Gulei Integrated Refinery Project.
  • Promote green power development and assess the countermeasures for carbon fees.
  • Assessing green energy and circulatory economic development.
  • High-Value R&D Center.
  • Construction of the Kaohsiung Intercontinental Container Terminal Project.
  • Equipment safety assessment and replacement.
  • Planning of and investment in the downstream development projects of the Gulei Integrated Refinery Project.
  • Constant promotion of green power development and assessment the countermeasures for carbon fees.
  • Planning and implementing the circular economy.
  • Constant R&D of high value-added products.
  • Completion and operation of the Kaohsiung Intercontinental Container Terminal.
  • Planning of and investment in the downstream development projects of the Gulei Integrated Refinery Project.
  • Cultivate Taiwan, continue local investments, and implement the circular economy.
  • Constant R&D of green/high value-added products.
  • Enforcing the “Five Zeros Goal”.
  • Implementing the PSM system.
  • Implementing the underground pipeline maintenance and operation program.
  • Enhancing education/training and reducing disabling injuries.
  • Strengthening contractor management and promoting transportation safety audits.
  • Promoting the circular economy, water conservation, energy conservation, and carbon reduction, and implementing green procurement.
  • Promoting the plastic resin pellet leakage prevention and management program.
  • Establishing the waste audit and management systems.
  • Enhancing the control and reduction of three types of waste.
  • Promoting the certification of the ISO14001, ISO14064, ISO50001, and ISO45001 management systems.
  • Continuing short-term plans.
  • Furthering energy conservation, carbon reduction, and water conservation.
  • Implementing VOCs reduction programs.
  • Establishing the waste audit and management systems.
  • Green procurement.
  • ISO management system certification.
  • Continuing the medium-term plan.
  • Implementing smart management of operation safety.
  • Green procurement.
  • Planning climate change address.
  • Constant care for employee health and providing a safe workplace.
  • Maintaining harmonious labor-management relations and protecting labor rights and interests.
  • Increasing channels for stakeholder communication.
  • Being a good neighbor to local communities and maintaining sound interaction with them.
  • Continuing neighborly activities to maintain sound interaction with them.
  • Constantly sponsoring various charitable activities to optimize the corporate image.
  • Enhancing industry-academia-government collaboration to cultivate excellent workforces.
  • Strengthen the services and effectiveness of USI Education Foundation.
  • Optimizing the supplier/contractor assessment systems.
  • Increasing the sources and energy for social participation to expand the scale of social contributions.