Delta Electronics has been picked for the DJSI World for the eleventh consecutive year and the DJSI-Emerging Markets for the ninth consecutive year in the evaluation of the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), an indicator of global corporate competitiveness.
This year, Delta achieved the highest scores in the global electronic equipment industry, hitting a record high.
Jesse Chou, Chief Sustainability Officer of Delta, said that Delta actively implements its corporate mission: “To provide innovative, clean, and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow”, and continues to keep abreast of international sustainability initiatives to take concrete actions in response to the serious challenges of climate change. After passing the SBT evaluation in 2017, Delta has introduced a total of 2,270 energy-saving projects through three major practices, including voluntary energy-saving and carbon reduction, in-house solar power generation, and the purchase of green energy or receipt of international renewable energy certificates. Far exceeding our annual SBT milestones for three consecutive years, Delta not only reduced carbon intensity by 55% but also achieved the use of renewable electricity by 45.7% of our global operations. Leveraging our accumulated experience from implementing SBT, Delta is more confident in embracing the more challenging RE100 and is committed to RE100 by 2021, with our overall objective of achieving 100% renewable electricity and carbon neutrality by 2030. At present, we have successively entered into long-term green power purchase agreements (PPA) with TCC Green Energy Corporation and Foxwell Power Co., Ltd. to purchase 19 million kWh and 8 million kWh of land-based wind power on an annual basis, and will officially commence supply by the end of November. This is expected to cumulatively reduce our global carbon footprint by more than 271,000 tons, as we move towards net-zero emissions.”
In addition to its extraordinary environmental performance, Delta also obtained a significant improvement in its social and governance performance, with its social performance recording the highest score in the industry.
In the subcategory evaluation, four categories, namely “Innovation Management”, “Environmental Reports”, “Social Reports” and “Human Capital Development”, attained full scores.
Together with “Product Stewardship” and “Talent Attraction & Retention”, Delta achieved the highest scores in the global electronic equipment industry in a total of six categories.
The industry-leading scores reflect Delta’s commitment to innovation and R&D, enhancement in resource utilization efficiency and product sustainability, as well as its continuous efforts in talent cultivation and social welfare participation, which take into account the three sustainability dimensions of environment, society, and corporate governance (ESG).