Corporate Social Responsibility


 

Smart Greening Solutions

In an era of industrial automation and intelligent management automation, Innolux faces endless smart greening tasks, including big jobs such as setting up systems and small ones such as writing computer programs. Innolux also set up a product compliance and certification system (PC&C Web) in 2018 to serve as a platform for product safety regulation management and consolidation of customer requests to facilitate and improve management.

Smart Green Workstation
The Smart Green Workstation was inaugurated in 2017 to integrate the product life-cycle management system (PLM) with the green materials management platform (iGCD) to ensure the compliance of hazardous substances at every stage of product development. In 2018, a product development progress indicator was set up on the platform to facilitate control, and material management functions were added to allow instant activation of RoHS verification, so as to expedite compliance control.
 

Product Compliance and Certification Management System (PC&C Web)
To cope with the need for different types of product certification, Innolux set up the PC&C Web in 2018. By entering the serial number of an application, it is now possible to check the certification progress and records of that product. It also enhances the traceability of the product certification process, and consolidates product compliance and certification to facilitate management.

Source Control

Starting on Jul. 22, 2019, the categories of restricted hazardous substances specified in the EU’s RoHS Directive will increase from six to ten. Four types of phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP) will be placed under regulation. Innolux has worked out countermeasures to cope with these regulatory changes and is prepared for the new RoHS regulations.

Promotion of RoHS 2
After the EU announced through Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863 to increase the categories of restricted hazardous substances from six to ten, Innolux immediately adopted countermeasures across the board. A variety of training courses and promotional activities were conducted to reinforce frontline employees and high-ranking executives’ knowledge regarding RoHS 2. Moreover, on Jan. 1, 2016, the Company started requesting that suppliers include Phthalate test results in any new materials certification reports. At the same time, the Company launched a project to update existing reports related to materials used in mass production. The verification system’s automatic card control function was applied to ensure a firm grasp of the composition of materials. Supplementary materials used in production were also inventoried to ensure that products would not be contaminated. Control measures were taken at every level to reduce risks.

Control of Forbidden/Restricted Chemicals
Innolux has based its Regulations Governing Controlled Substances on international regulations, industrial regulations, and customer regulations against the use of forbidden or restricted hazardous substances. The impact of the EU’s RoHS 2 is imminent, but Innolux has already taken countermeasures to reduce risk. In 2018, Innolux was still using 59 types of controlled substances, but the Company has performed risk evaluation and adjusted the control values of several of these substances to ensure reasonable and effective management.

 

Environmental Friendliness

Material Flow Cost Accounting Achievements
Innolux began promoting material flow cost accounting (MFCA) in 2011 to review suppliers’ use of resources in order to improve efficiency as well as reduce amount of materials consumed and lower carbon emissions. As the projects were carried out synchronously, the results were remarkable in 2018. The Company was able to cut down on the amount of materials used by 3,502 tons and reduce carbon emissions by 22,290 tCO2e. Between 2012 and 2018, the accumulated weight of the materials thus saved was 4,652 tons and the total carbon emissions reductions amounted to 25,451 tCO2e. The carbon reductions achieved in 2018 is 7 times the accumulated volume from 2012 to 2017
(Note: Carbon coefficients come from Ecoinvent and the ECO2-Pro Database)


Continued Promotion of the QC 080000 Hazardous Substance Management System
In 2008, Innolux introduced the QC080000 Hazardous Substance Process Management System (HSPM) released by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), completed third party verification to comply with international laws and regulations, and repeatedly updated customer requirements for zero use of toxic substances. The Company carried out the required training and preparations in 2018. Third party verification of the changes made in accordance with the 2017 version of QC080000 will be completed in 2019. Innolux will continue to improve its hazardous substance management system and move toward sustainable development.

Green Supplier Conference

Innolux holds the Green Supplier Conference every year in order to facilitate communication with its suppliers and deliver important information. The conference also helps suppliers understand the latest regulatory trends, Innolux’s green product policy, as well as its guiding principles. We hope to realize our goal of shared growth through green engagement.
 
In 2018, Innolux held supplier conferences in Tainan, Ningbo, and Foshan. The conferences discussed and promoted topics such as greenhouse gas inventories, an update of Innolux restricted substance list, latest development in product environmental regulations, and GP/safety certifications of materials. A total of 401 attendees from 286 suppliers participated in this year’s event. In a divergence from past conferences, this year’s event included the topic of air pollution. Suppliers are invited to share their anti-air pollution practices and experts/scholars are invited to share their view on air pollution reduction. The goal is to reach a consensus on reducing air pollutant emissions from stationary pollution sources in the display industry chain.
The attendees vowed to strive for the following goals:
 

• Innolux aims to reduce over 92% of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

  emissions with Best Available Control Technology (BACT) by 2020.
 

• Innolux’s three-year goal with suppliers:“Full-year inventory and

  countermeasure formulation in the first year; regulatory compliant

  emissions in the second year; voluntary emission reduction in the third  year.”

Innolux has completed the analysis of air pollutant emission contributions and regulatory compliance of key suppliers and shall further concentrate on promoting air pollution reduction with target suppliers listed in its Supplier Anti-Air Pollution Program.

 


2018 Supplier Conference