We give priority to incorporating the four green issues of " Management Approach to Climate Governance、Waste Management, Hazardous Substance Management and Water Resources Management" into our daily operations, so as to appropriately protect the ecological environment and natural resources, so that people's living consumption can achieve mutual balance and coordination with the environment and resources.

Environmental Policy

PharmaEssentia is committed to reduce nature resource consumption and production of waste generating activities related to environmental impacts and performance. We have aligned our consensus and commitments to take the following actions as our key priorities:   

 1.     Establishing an environmental management system(ISO 14001) 

 2.     Implementing environmental policies and goals, and continuously improving environmental performance 

 3.     Implementing environmental protection and energy education for all employees to enhance environmental awareness 

 4.     Complying with energy and environmental regulations.  

 5.     Persistently saving energy and lowering environmental impact to achieve the goal of a sustainable environment

Performance highlights

Corresponding SDGs

01

Climate Governance

Management Approach to Climate Governance

Climate change has become an ongoing issue in the environment. To respond to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 13 - Climate Action, PEC has introduced the training course for Task Force on Climate- related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework for the first time. By actively addressing the challenges and opportunities from climate change and providing relevant and reliable financial information to stakeholders, we aim to jointly preserve the sustainable development of the environment. Our company implements TCFD actions step by step. The greenhouse gas (GHG) taskforce has been formulated at the Taichung Plant, which pioneers our efforts toward climate governance, have formulated the “Greenhouse Gas Management Procedures” currently, as well as the GHG inventories for 2019 had been completed and was verified by a third-party for ISO 14064-1 in October 2021. In 2022, we expect to continue the GHG inventories of Taichung Plant for 2020 and 2021.

CPDC GHG Emission Statistics

Our energy consumption mostly consists of two major categories, namely purchased electricity and natural gas. In 2021, total CO2 emissions have been reduced by 11.9% and CO2 equivalent emission intensity per unit output has been reduced by 40.6%.

Statistics of Air Pollution

Regarding the emission of air pollutants, as we use boilers in the manufacturing process, the main emission source is the nitrogen oxides from combustion of the boilers. We prudently treat our emissions, and does not use or emit ozone depleting substances (ODS), which are regulated by the Montreal Protocol, nor do we emit any Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). Additionally, we also regularly test and report fixed air pollution sources in line with the regulations from the Environmental Protection Administration, which is outsourced once a year to EPA-certified testing agency. The testing results indicated that air pollutant emissions are lower than the statutory levels, and there were no incidents of violation of environmental laws and regulations, thereby fulfilling our responsibilities to environmental friendliness in all production processes.

02

Waste Management

Management approach on Waste Management

In order to manage our waste effectively, comply with environmental protection laws and regulations, the manufacturers are also required to implement waste flow control together to fulfill the commitment of being friendly to the environment. We examine the detailed processes of waste generation, removal, treatment and recycling from a life-cycle perspective. Through a systematic waste management policy, we avoid the risk of improper treatment that may lead to illegal concerns or pollution of the environment. Through capacity and efficiency enhancements in 2021, the waste intensity from the headquarter and Taichung Plant have been reduced by 21.3% from the previous year. Panco Healthcare did not generate any hazardous waste, and the only waste generated was domestic refuse, which is lower than the lowest 0.5 tons threshold set for businesses. The waste was entrusted to a qualified vendor for clearance and incineration.

Waste Output and Disposal

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Hazardous Substance Management

Hazardous Substance Management Approach

In terms of hazardous substance management, our company is focused on source management and its proper storage and usage. At the same time, we also stipulate written records of usage status to manage the flow of chemical toxicants and prevents toxicant pollution on the environment and human health. There were no major violations in 2021.

Classification and Control of Toxic & Chemical Substances

Category

Fume hood for toxic chemical operations.

Explosion-proof fume hood for storage of toxic substances in tubes.

Emergency Response Exercise for Toxic and Chemical Leakage

04

Water Resources Management

Although the nature of our main pharmaceutical research and development business and the manufacturing process do not consume a large amount of water resources, we do take measures to conserve water resources. In terms of Taichung Plant, which accounts for the largest water withdrawal, discharge and consumption , according to the statistics in 2021, the annual water consumption of the Taichung Plant, approximately 5.6 million liters, only accounts for 0.014% of the Taichung Park of the Central Science Park. Moreover, Panco Healthcare’s water intake was 0.115 million liters, and a rainwater collection tower has been established. To conserve water use, tap water is only used when the rainwater is insufficient.
In terms of recycling and reusing water resources, Taichung Plant recycles the reverse osmosis brine and wastewater from the manufacturing process to the cooling water tower in the air conditioning system, thus enhancing the efficiency of water recycling and reuse. In 2021, the cumulative volume of recycled water reached 7.779 million liters. It shows that the Company’s use of water resources does not pose a significant impact on the place of operation.The quality of water discharged by the Company in 2021 was within the discharge control items and limits, and there was no significant environmental pollution.

Water discharge treatment process

The water quality monitoring of the discharge water of Taichung Plant is carried out in line with regulations from the EPA in each year. The relevant testing is conducted by EPA-approved testing agency every six months to meet the water discharge and effluents standard. The discharged water is properly treated at the wastewater treatment plant in the Taichung Science Park of the Central Taiwan Science and Technology Administration (CSTA) and discharged in accordance with the standards for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry under the CSTA Taichung Science Park wastewater treatment system.

The Chapter of Environmental impacts

We give priority to incorporating the four green issues of " Management Approach to Climate Governance、Waste Management, Hazardous Substance Management and Water Resources Management" into our daily operations, so as to appropriately protect the ecological environment and natural resources, so that people's living consumption can achieve mutual balance and coordination with the environment and resources.

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