We set organizational boundary for GHG inventory based on the “operational control method.” The organization has 100% of GHG emissions from facilities under its operational control. The emission coefficients are cited from EPA’s GHG Emission Coefficient Management Table V.6.0.4, and the global warming potential (GWP) is reported based on IPCC’s AR5 (2013).
In 2019, we selected “ISO14064-1:2018” as the standard for verification of GHG inventory, and gathered GHG inventory data and established the system in the assistance of external experts for more accurate quantitative data. Therefore, we set 2019 as the base year for USI’s GHG inventory. In 2019, the direct emissions (scope 1) were 26,590tCO2e, indirect emissions (scope 2) were 133,280tCO2e, and the total GHG emissions were 159,870tCO2e.
We will continue to implement energy conservation and carbon reduction. In the future, we will progressively plan the product carbon footprint and assess the scope 3 inventory to effectively review the environmental impact of CO2, in order to achieve win-win for environmental protection and profit-making.