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Climate Change Risk Management

       The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 was held in Paris to discuss issues on global climate change. Due to the fact that the climate crisis has reached the point where actions have to be taken, countries actively invest in the development of new and alternative energy resources and promote relevant verification of carbon footprint and environmental performance. The issue of energy conservation and carbon reduction is closely linked with the products and services provided by the companies, which directly or indirectly affect the companies’ operation and the consumers’ spending behavior. Agricultural production andprocessing are very important business for TSC. Therefore, the stability of climate will affect the operation of Taiwan Sugar Corporation and the supply of raw materials. Meanwhile, in the face of the pressure of carbon reduction, disaster prevention and energy shortages, the costs invested in technological improvements, equipment improvements and environmental protection have also increased year by year, impacting the competitiveness of TSC. In the face of predictable impacts, in addition to promoting energy-saving and carbon reduction campaigns and upgrading equipment for the improvement of energy efficiency, a special team for energy saving and carbon reduction was also set up to actively promote green marketing, develop green manufacturing processes and R&D of green products. Moreover, the use of the land resource and the core capabilities in agriculture are assessed for the cooperation of the policy to plant energy-related crops, develop renewable energy to turncrisis into the turning point.
       In order to speed up industrial transformation and upgrading, the government has implemented a “five plus two” innovative industries plan, including the policies of New Agriculture and Circular Economy. Furthermore, to solve the energy problem, the development of renewable resources is continued to be promoted. TSC’s Animal Industry Business Division has completed the biogas collection and power generation equipment installation in the original 5 livestock farms. It will also continue to plan to convert theraditional open and water-consuming pighouse into a close pighouse withgreen energy design, using the negative pressure water curtain in combination with solar PV power and biogas power generation. In terms of energy output, take a pig farm with 10,000 pigs, the annual biogas power generation is approximately 520,000 kWh. Calculated with the electricity rate of NTD 5.0087/kWh, the annual revenue of selling electricity is about NTD 2.6million. As for the carbon reduction benefit, the carbon reduction is at least 10,000 tons of CO2 equivalent per year. After biogas power generation, the biogas slurry and biogas residues are used as fertilizer, providing 73 tons of organic nitrogen fertilizer every year. If a hectare of land requires 400 kg of nitrogen fertilizer, the organic fertilizer produced every year can provide fertilizer to 180 hectares of farmland.

Strategies to cope with climate change
Promote circular economy Having abundant agriculture resources is the most unique characteristic of TSC in circular economy. TSC actively invests in the development of biogas utilization and resources and energy industries to integrate various resources areas such as pig breeding, biogas, and new agriculture, forming a recycling network, creating an agricultural recycling park.
Carefully choose the timing of raw materials procurement With regard to the management of climate adaptation, we not oly pay attention to climate change in Taiwan and oversea regions, we also continue to pay attention to new international issues related to environment. Internally, TSC set up a Bulk Cereal Procurement Team and a Bulk Sugar Reserve Price Setting Team. As required by the internal control system, the team members have to collect information of bulk materials such as soybeans, corn and sugar, the supply and demand situation and climate change situations at any time, and carefully select a procurement timing based on the production and inventory conditions.   
Establish Energy conservation service group Xiaogang Factory, as the demonstration factory, receives expert counselling for the services and drill of energy saving technology, and trains energy-saving seed expert, and then promote the related experience to all business divisions and operation branches to assist in the setting of energy-saving target and improvement programs in an attempt to fully enhance energy efficiency in process.
Promote four saving project and strengthen the promotion and training to strengthen energy conservation (1) In accordance with the “Four Savings Project for government agencies and schools”, TSC Implemented the promotion of oil conservation, power conservation, water conservation, and paper conservation to reach the effectiveness of energy conservation.
(2) Green energy conservation and environmental protection related training are organized to promote the concept of energy conservation of all employees.
Introduce carbon footprint and water footprint In order to achieve the purpose of energy conservation and carbon reduction, carbon footprint and water footprint verification of products is introduced. The verified data can be provided to the customers for follow-up tracking of carbon or water footprints to continue saving energy and reducing carbon, reaching the goal of protecting the environment.
Improve sugar refining technology to improve energy efficiency Actively improved sugar refining technology. In addition to strengthening the operation of recycling section, it is aimed at increasing the refining rate and daily sugar content and reducing the consumption of fuel, electricity, natural gas per ton of sugar in an attempt to improve energy efficiency.
Promote green energy (solar energy, biogas power generation) (1) To cooperate with the government’s “Energy Conservation and Carbon Reduction Action Plan” to reduce carbon emission and to increase the diversity of energy supply and reduce the impact of fuel price fluctuations.
(2) To work in line with the government’s green energy policy, solar PV power generation equipmentis installed on self-owned roofs and unfavorable farming land to reduce pollution and carbon emission. To implement the carbon reduction policy, TSC’s affiliated livestock farms continue the collection of biogas for power generation, which is in line with the development of the green energy industry.
Promote green afforestation Afforest on sugarcane land for economic benefits such as the increase of air quality, conservation of water resources and for carbon sequestration.
Promote green procurement policies To work in line with the Green Purchasing promotion program approved by the Executive Yuan, TSC sets the target value of annual purchase of eco-friendly and green products that meet the characteristics of being low-pollutant, energy saving and recyclable.

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