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Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

      TSC strengthens its sustainability strategy to comprehensively promote economic growth, social equality and progress and environmental protection, thereby demonstrating the Company's long-term value. In terms of the Future Business Strategy, the Company integrates the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into medium- and long-term investments, strategies and business models so that the Company will have a comprehensive and sustainable business advantages in a rapidly changing environment.



Promotion of Policy-Related Industrial Innovation

Circular Economy
Corresponding SDGs TSC Practice Goals and performance
6.3 By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.
  1. Circular Agriculture and Animal Husbandry and Remodeling Plans for Livestock Housing, including ventilation and deodorization, automatic water feeder and pig manure and urine collection system, as well as power supply system, water supply system, sewer system, rainwater recovery system, sewage collection system and drainage systems. In addition, renewable energy power generation is built, such as biogas power generation and solar power generation.
  2. Recycling of oyster shells - Converting the recovered oyster shells into valuable biological materials for the self-use of calcium carbonate in the Company's livestock farms and farms.
  •  Dong-Hai-Feng Pig Farm was expected to be established in 2010.
  • The reconstruction of 16 modern livestock houses is scheduled to be completed in 2021.
  • The oyster shell processing plant will be built. The oyster shells will be used in agricultural products, food, pharmaceuticals and industrial raw materials.
7.a. By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology.
9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.
12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse.
13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and plans.



Developing New Agriculture

Corresponding SDGs TSC Practice Goals and performance
1.4 By 2030 ensure that all men and women, particularly the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership, and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology, and financial services including microfinance.
  1.  Establishing the Academy of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry to cultivate talents in agriculture and livestock industries
  2.  Expanding organic planting area and organic fertilizer business
  •  A total of 201 hours of training courses have been completed in 2018.
  •  It is scheduled to build the largest organic zone with an area of 197 hectares on Maguang Farm in Huwei Town, Yunlin County.
  •  Cooperating with Tainan City Government to evaluate the feasibility of recycling kitchen waste to achieve the targets of local recycling and carbon reduction.
2.3 By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and the incomes of small-scale food producers, particularly women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment.
2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters, and that progressively improve land and soil quality.
3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water, and soil pollution and contamination.
4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.
12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.



Preservation and Added-value of the Culture of Sugar Industry

Corresponding SDGs TSC Practice Goals and performance
8.9 By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism which creates jobs, promotes local culture and products.
  1. Sugar Factory Transformation Project—Using technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) to produce tourism factory documentary films, combining industrial characteristics and cultural creativity to turn old sugar factories into new tourist attractions.
  2. The promotion of sugar industry culture and marketing- the sugar industry cultural themed activities are held, including International Forum on Taiwan Sugar Railways Locomotives, and the Taiwan & British Railway Culture Exchange and Carnival, and the Celebration of Production was held at Huwei Sugar Factory.  In addition, cultural and creative products for the theme of the cultural festival are designed to promote communication and link with the outside world.
  • The transformation of the tourism factories is estimated to be completed in 2019, which will regain the people's historical memory and impression of sugar cane manufacturing, create the tourism and commercial profits of the sugar factories and at the same time drive the development of tourism in the surrounding areas.
  • In 2018, the French Pitvière Transport Museum, the Japanese narrow-gauge railway preserver, the Welshland Railroad, and other domestic railway experts were invited to be the keynote speakers to share the heritage of the railway, operations and marketing strategies at the International Forum on Taiwan Sugar Railways Locomotives.
 
  • TSC signed MOU of Sister-Railway Alliance Cooperation with Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (W&LLR) in 2018.
9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.
11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.
17.16 Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technologies and financial resources to support the achievement of sustainable development goals in all countries, particularly developing countries.



Land utilization in line with policies

Corresponding SDGs TSC Practice Goals and performance
8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises including through access to financial services. TSC spares no efforts to support the country’s major economic construction, providing land for national major construction of the science parks, industrial zones, industrial parks, detention ponds, national universities, high speed railway, metropolitan parks and so on. We also cooperate with the government to organize public construction acquisitions and provide land for permanent housing to victims of Typhoon Morakot.
  • From 2008 to 20018, TSC has provided land for major construction projects, and the land provided in accordance with policies totaled 2,585.95 hectares.
 
  • In 2018, land provided, requisitioned or sold to government agencies for major construction in accordance with policies amounted to 71.22 hectares, and the projects included the National Highway No. 4 Taichung Circular Line Fengyuan-Tanzi Section, Tainan Xinhua Fruit and Vegetable Market, and the detention pond for Anshunliao Drainage in Tainan. In addition, to work with the government’s Regional Drainage Remediation Planning and Comprehensive Management Plan of River Basin, under the condition of not transferring land property rights and the goal of multiple use of green electricity and other purposes, 11 pieces of land with an overall area of 262 hectares is provided for the use as a detention pond.  
9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.



Meeting Social Needs and Expectations

Community care and service
Corresponding SDGs TSC Practice Goals and performance
1.3 Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable. By working with social welfare groups, we take care of the disadvantaged and promote the warm neighborly plans in the range of TSC gas stations, rest stations, hypermarkets, Million Convenience Stores and agricultural management. We work with social welfare groups to provide diversified care and service for the disadvantaged groups. 
  • As of the end of December, 2018, the number of participants was 627,446 people, and the 240,634,198 points donated can be converted to NTD 2,406,342, benefiting 4,813 households.
  • Since the implementation of this program in 2017, we have cooperated with 77 village and town offices (Community Development Associations), and as of the end of December in 2018, a total of 254,091 participated in this program, with as many as 99,325,729 points being converted into NTD 993,257, benefiting a total of 1,987 households.
  • Evergreen Plaza Hotel holds a Public Welfare Day every Wednesday and special price is provided for lunch and dinner on this Welfare Day. As of 2018, we have donated NTD 3.12 million, assisting 17 social welfare groups, providing them with medical, auxiliary equipment, education, food boxes and other assistance.
  •  In 2018, we cooperated with the Rotary Club and the Parents’ Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability and signed the Letter of Intent for the Hand Flipping Sheltered Farm Project in Tainan Guantian to help young people with slower physical and mental development to become self-reliant.



Rent-to-Own Excellent Residence

Corresponding SDGs TSC Practice Goals and performance
11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacities for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.
11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality, municipal and other waste management.
11.7 By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, particularly for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities.
  1. Shalun Smart Green Energy Circular Residence— Introduce the Circular Building concept of circular economy and makes use of green building materials, low-carbon building, water resources recycle and reuse and so on to create concepts of healthy lives of new generations.  
  2.  Lease and Investment Plan of Self-built Housing
  3.  Plan for Elderly Residence for Rent
  • The Smart Green Energy Circular Residence is expected to be completed for operation in the second half of 2020, aiming at increasing the value of surrounding land and promoting local development. 
  • To implement living justice, creating a shared space and excellent quality of life. 



Environmental and Ecological Maintenance

Corresponding SDGs TSC Practice Goals and performance
6.3 By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.
  1. Promotion of circular fields- We set the three major axes of Living, Working and Agriculture and further combine the “circular architecture”, “new agriculture” and “redesign of existing business model” to reach the goal of continuous circulation of energy flow, water resources and food flow.
  2. Water resources reuse Project in Xihu Sugar Factory 
  3.  Carbon and Water Footprint inventories and reduction for TSC meat products
  4.  Promotion of green stores- participate in the environmental protection point collecting project and actively promote and sell products with environmental protection mark, energy-saving mark, water-saving mark and carbon label.
  • Assisting in the transformation of local industries and facilitate industrial symbiosis among industries as the major strategic alliance and reduce production costs while improving production efficiency through exchanges of resources and by -products a d the sharing of infrastructure.
  •  Reduce the consumption of water and energy resources: this project saves 822 m3o water consumption, saving approximately 170kg Co2e annually.
  •  The carbon and water footprint inventories of 56 items of frozen meant have been completed.
  •  In 2018, the value of eco-friendly and energy-saving merchandise sold in all our stores totaled NTD 59.47 million.
  •  All hypermarkets have been obtained the Green Store Certification by EPA. 
7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.
12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse.



Maintenance of Natural Resources

Corresponding SDGs TSC Practice Goals and performance
14.1 By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, particularly from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.
  1. TSC adopted the Aogu Coastline in Chiayi and continues to expand the beach cleaning activity
  2.  Ecological Maintenance Project in MASADIFOREST in Hualien
  • During 2017-2018, a total of 2,005 people conducted 36 times of beach cleaning, and 7.25 tons of garbage has been cleared.
  • MASADIFOREST is a man-made woodland rich in wildlife resources. It is not only a safe habitat and activity environment for wild animals but also a model for ecological balance. 
15.b. Mobilize significant resources from all sources and at all levels to finance sustainable forest management and provide adequate incentives to developing countries to advance such management, including for conservation and reforestation.



Industrial Cooperation and Overseas Investment

Corresponding SDGs TSC Practice Goals and performance
1.a. Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions.
  1.  Industrial cooperation to promote business upgrades- increase exchanges with existing invested business and joint venture shareholders and strengthen cooperative relations and mutual use of resources to seek for cooperation opportunities.  
  2. Overseas investment- New Southbound Policy and invest in sugar industry in Indonesia 
  3. Overseas investment- investment in smallholders’ coffee in Honduras
  • Currently TSC has invested in 17 companies.
  • TSC has actively engaged in negotiations about technical cooperation with state-owned sugar factories in Indonesian and also with public sectors which will increase Indonesia’s supply of self-produced sugar, promote local economic development and provide employment opportunities. 
  • TSC purchased 99.75 tons of coffee beans in 2018. Honduran smallholders’ coffee is available on Taiwan High Speed Rail Train; the school building program was implemented in Honduras to improve education and living environment in Honduras. 
2.a. Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development, and plant and livestock gene banks to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular in least developed countries.
4.a. Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all.
8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors.
12.7 Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable in accordance with national policies and priorities.
17.16 Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technologies and financial resources to support the achievement of sustainable development goals in all countries, particularly developing countries.



Talent Management Innovation

Corresponding SDGs TSC Practice Goals and performance
4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, and children in vulnerable situations. Quality and quantity planning of manpower for the next 5 years, including selection of diverse talents, talent cultivation and employee health.
  • A total of 21 people completed the Management Associate Program while another 130 are still in training. 
  •  Establishment of Employee Care Team.
  • TSC conducts employee health checks, ball games and hiking activities regularly and holds health related lectures to maintain physical and mental health of our employees.
16.b. Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development.


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