Environmental Protection Management
According to TTY Biopharm's environmental protection management approach, all operational activities must give priority to environmental sustainability. As a leading manufacturer in the pharmaceutical industry, we realize that good health relies heavily on a healthy environment, including clean air and water, as well as proper waste disposal. In this manner, the impact of climate change on human health is bound to decline gradually.
When purchasing and using raw materials, we strive to save resources in order to prevent damage to the environment. According to the Company's commitment to sustainable development, and based on the precautionary principle, TTY Biopharm's responsibility is to do our utmost to eliminate environmental risks. TTY Biopharm's suppliers are required to comply with TTY Biopharm's Supplier Code of Conduct.
TTY complies with Bureau of Energy's "Energy Conservation Goals and Implementation Plans Set for Energy Users", the industrial power heavy users must achieve an average energy conservation rate of 1% within five years since May 2015. The specific measures are taken in accordance with international environmental standards, including ISO 14001, ISO 50001, and ISO 14064-1 as our management approach and compliance specifications for various energy conservation and carbon reduction measures.
After years of hard work, we have obtained the exciting results below:
We proactively disclose transparent information on air emissions, and the main type of emissions are greenhouse gases (GHG). GHG is the main culprit to climate change. With 2015 as the base year, TTY Biopharm has achieved amazing results, where GHG emission intensity was reduced total 16.7%, and decreased of 3.8% compared with 2018.
We formulate water conservation policies and plans in accordance with local government regulations and inspection standards in various countries. Our long-term commitment to water conservation has successfully led to declining water consumption. Our water consumption intensity and wastewater discharge intensity (Unit: ton /revenue-Thousand TWD) in 2019 was showing a decline of 7.25% and 7.27% respectively compared to the previous year.
TTY Biopharm does not discharge water with high concentration of chemical substances. Low-concentration wastewater first goes through primary treatment in the factory before being channeled to the sewage treatment plant in the industrial park for final treatment. After meeting the national effluent standards, the treated wastewater is discharged into receiving waters, thereby reducing environmental degradation.
Management in Energy Conservation and Carbon Reduction
Review the past years, energy useage and greenhouse gas emissions have increased due to increased productivity. To make effective use of energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, TTY Biopharm has plan short-, medium- and long-term energy conservation and carbon reduction goals:
• 3-5 years short-term goals: planning and implementing energy saving and carbon reduction plans for lighting, electric power systems, air compressor systems, and air conditioning systems, and reducing annual energy useage and greenhouse gas emissions.
• 6-10 years mid-term goal: Implementing greenhouse gas inventory in accordance with ISO 14064-1, establishing a base year for reductions.
• Over 10 years long-term goal: total greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 can be 5% less than the 2020 yearbook.
The 2019 GHG emission dropped by 16.70％ to 1.84, compared to 2015, the base year, where GHG emission intensity was 2.21. TTY Biopharm's energy-related measures echo seven UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDGs 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, and 15.
Based on the goals we set, the measures taken are as follows：
|Year||Lioudu Factory||Chungli Factory|
|2016||Street lamps replaced, hot water pumps modified||Air compressor adjustment|
|2017||Cold water temperature control, reduced hot water pumps tempature||Green LED lights, air compressor adjustment, cold water temperature control|
|2018||New natural gas boilers system adjustment, cold water system adjustment||Green LED lights, adjust hot water pumps pressure|
|2019||Green LED lights, cold water temperature control||Cooling system, consolidation of chiller units|
Total GHG emission Chart(Unit: ton CO2e /revenue-Thousand TWD)
Water Resource Management
We formulate water conservation policies and plans in accordance with local government regulations and inspection standards in various countries. Systematic measures related to water resource management are as follow:
• Collect and recycle water from cooling towers, and build a circulation system
• Reuse clean water
• Lower cooling requirements and improve the cooling process
• Improve heat recovery rate and reduce demand for cooling water
Water Consumption in Recent 5 Years
Water Consumption Intensity (Unit: ton /revenue-Thousand TWD)
Wastewater treatment plant regulatory standard and TTY factory test results
Wastewater Discharge Intensity (Unit: ton /revenue-Thousand TWD)
TTY for Water Resources
TTY has committed to cherishing and protecting water resources. This echoes SDG goal 14 of the United Nation’s 17 SDGs, and this activity also targets the sub-item 2 of SDG 14, described “sustain manage, and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience and take action for their restoration, to achieve healthy and productive oceans”.
we decided to walk out of our offices and factories and start picking up unwanted trash along the creeks and on the beach. Through this event, TTY’s employees realized how water is directly impacted by human activities. In 2019, a total of 7 events cleaned up more than 350kg of waste, with the help of over 100 volunteers. These actions have given our water resources a clean and fresh appearance and have helped build our environment into a sustainable and environmentally friendly home.