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Circular Economy Improvement of TSC


       Environmental protection and climate change are the important issues that human beings in the world need to work together to cope with. Domestic environmental regulations are getting stringent, and costs of energy use and increased restrictions have caused operational impacts. TSC upholds the concepts of clean production, material conservation, resource recovery, pollution prevention and ecological conservation. By establishing an autonomous environmental management system, we continuously improve environmental performance to achieve sustainable business goals.
       Most of Taiwan’s energy, fertilizer, feed, and food rely heavily on imports. Over the past fifty years, we have continued to rely on the import of large amounts of energy and raw materials, and after processing and production, the finished products are for export. The waste from the manufacturing process has been disposed of at will, contaminating and destroying the environment. We are trapped in the dilemma of the contradiction of economic activity and natural resource. Therefore, as a state-owned enterprise, Taiwan Sugar Corporation, which shoulders its own social responsibility, is more obliged to assume the mission of promoting circular economy.

Management Approach ofImplementingEco-friendly Production Activities
Corresponding material topics Effluents and Waste, Circular Economy, Environmental Compliance, Biodiversity, Materials, Emissions, Climate Action, Water, Energy
Corresponding SDGs 6、7、9、11、13、15
Policy "Circular TSC" with zero-disposal, zero-emission, zero-pollution and zero-accident  (Effluents and Waste, Circular Economy, Materials, Emissions, Water, Energy)
“Industrial symbiosis, sustainable development, and international development” (Environmental Compliance, Biodiversity, Climate Action)
Commitment and goals Short-term goals (within 3 years):
1. Improvement program of Dong-Hai-Geng pig farm for the negative pressure ventilation or water curtain and green energy design  
2. Wastewater recovery rate (R2) at 88%
3. Implementation of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standards to improve environmental management performance
4. Use of artificial or mechanical mowing without herbicide to provide a good environment for biological growth
Medium and long-term goals (3 to 7 years):
1. To establish a regional energy biogas center to assist in the treatment of livestock manure, food waste and agricultural waste in the vicinity
2.To comply with relevant environmental laws and regulations
3. To ensure  “production without pollution and growth without destruction"
4. To assist relevant units in forest biological monitoring and maintenance
Responsible units
  • Environmental Sustainability Group of Corporate Sustainable Development Committee
  • Energy Saving Group of Corporate Sustainable Development Committee
  • Department of Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection
  • Circular Economy Group
  • Biogas Utilization Group
  • Division of Solar Energy
Input resources
  • NTD 17,499 thousand for renewable energy (solar power, biogas power generation) equipment 
  • NTD 920 thousand for water circulation equipment
  • Xiaogang Plant invested NTD 8,383 thousand on the conversion to natural gas of 10T/H boiler, NTD 1,970 thousand on natural gas pipelines for 10T/H boilers, and NTD 950 thousand on the conversion to natural gas of once-through boilers.
  • Environmental protection expenditure of NTD 766,105 thousand (capital expenditure of NTD 191,657 thousand, operating expenditure of NTD 574,448, thousand).
  • Continuous maintenance and management of fields such as Aogu Wetland and Forest Park, Danongdafu Forest Park in Hualien, Linhousilin Forest Park in Pingtung and Guantian Pheasant-tailed Jacana Ecological Education Park.
Grievance mechanism Customer Complaints Handling Guidelines, Customer Service Hotline, Customer Service Email box, TSC Facebook Fan Page
Management System and Action Guidelines for Environmental Management, Guidelines for Online Declaration and Follow-up Management of Business Wastes, Guidelines for Taiwan Sugar Corporation Checking and Accepting Land Pollution Prevention, Guidelines for Land Patrol, Guidelines for Providing Land as General Waste Disposal Sites for Local Governments, Environmental Accounting System, Material Flow Cost Accounting System, Environmental Management Standard (ISO 14001), Greenhouse Gas Inventory (ISO 14064), Carbon Footprint (PAS2050, ISO 14067), Water Footprint (WFN), Guidelines for Forest Tending for Green Forest Park Avenue and Guidelines for Flatland and National Afforestation Program.
Assessment management mechanism Internal Control System, TSC Performance Assessment System, Corporate Sustainable Development Committee Work Plan and Implementation Review Meeting

       Due to the lack of natural resources in Taiwan, the design of a circular economy can reduce the reliance on raw materials. Improvement of the economic benefits and development a circular economy will be the trend for future development. TSC Business includes agricultural production, processing and manufacturing. When examining the current state of resources use, the recycling of biological, industrial and water resources in the Sugar Business and Livestock Business has been practiced for years. To expand the technology and investment in circular economy is the key for TSC to upgrade the circular economy.

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