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Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Environmental protection has always been an element of prime importance in the way our company conducts its business, and the results of our efforts in that field have been universally praised. Progress driven by new thinking has brought sustainability to a position of great conceptual importance in the worldwide environmental protection movement… and in conformity with the global trend towards greater environmental protection, our company has dedicated much effort to promoting and facilitating projects that aim at achieving sustainability:

 

I. Sustainable Development was made an item of company policy in 2003.

 

II. Became a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in 2006 and following that our goals became: to meet global standards; to establish a model for business management; and to achieve sustainability. We hope that our sustainability-focused business model can become the standard for all business enterprises in Taiwan.

 

III. Upgraded the Committee for the Promotion of Sustainable Development (the Committee) to a higher organizational level in 2007.The Committee is led by CPC’s Chairperson as Chairman and  CPC's President as the Vice Chairman;  all CPC Vice Presidents and the chief executive officers of CPC’s five business divisions form the Committee membership. This Committee has four subcommittees: Environment and Conservation; Social Consciousness; Policy and Research & Development; and Environmental Accounting and Information. With the spirit of “global sustainability” in mind, CPC is dedicated to fulfilling its corporate social responsibilities… and our ultimate goal is two-fold - building a reputable corporate image and achieving sustainability.

 

VI. To highlight our company’s emphasis on sustainability, we have hired four professionals from outside CPC to be external members of the Committee charged with supervising CPC’s work in promoting sustainable development.

 

V. The Committee meets three times a year and is dedicated to promoting sustainability. All of its work and results are published in CPC’s annual Sustainable Development reports.

 

Sustainable Development Project Plan for 2013

 

Social Consciousness Committee

I. Community Care

i Financial subsidy (donation) categories:

1.Education and cultural activities: subsidizing elementary and middle schools in the vicinity in purchasing school supplies, library books, lighting, cafeteria equipment, health care appliances and other items.

 

2.Scholarships: providing scholarships for students at neighboring public schools who demonstrate excellent academic achievement and exemplary good behavior.

 

3.Emergency Relief: providing emergency relief funds to neighboring residents suffering from the effects of misfortune - natural disaster, car accident, acute disease and others.

 

4.Living Assistance: condolence payments on three major holidays to low income families categorized by the government as level one, level two and level three.

 

5.Welfare for the elderly and disabled: donating medical equipment to, and sponsoring charity events for, the elderly and the disabled.

 

ii Annually increasing budget for community care:

Financial Subsidy and Donation to the Disadvantaged Groups
(from 2008 to 2012 Statistics)
Year Numbers of Cases Amount Expedient Execution of “Good Neighbor” fund Percentage Used in Expedient Execution of“Good Neighbor” fund
97 829 15,352,260 407,932,454 3.76%
98 853 17,717,332 384,826,095 4.60%
99 1,407 43,391,291 407,813,000 10.64%
100 1,257 49,446,180 432,285,000 11.44%
101 1,651 72,759,783 425,255,000

17.11%

 

Note: The goal for providing financial assistance to disadvantaged groups in 2013is set at 20% (about NT$80.5 million) of the Expedient Execution of “Good Neighbor” Fund (totaling about NT$402 million) 
 
II. Social-Benefit Activities
i. Sponsoring schooling for children of low-income families :
We are dedicated to carrying out our company’s on-going mission of fulfilling its corporate social responsibilities. Guided by humanism, caring for the disadvantaged has become the primary focus of our social-benefit activities in recent years. Since September 2010, our employees have individually donated NT$1,000 every month to World Vision Taiwan to help 203 needy children nationwide. This is now the third year of the drive for donations and we hope there will be more CPC employees and good Samaritans from our society who will join us in helping more children from low-income families to go to school.
 
ii. Blood donations: CPC holds a blood drive three times a year in partnership with the Taipei Blood Donation Center. CPC employees in Taipei themselves give about 750 bags of blood each year.
 
iii. Corporately sponsored “Happy Summer for Children from Disadvantaged Families”: CPC will sponsor 80 children – coming from both CPC employees’ families and children sponsored by CPC - to participate in the summer camp hosted jointly by CPC and the China Youth Corps. 
 
iv. Tree planting: in accord with government policy for the environment, CPC is making every effort to support their green landscaping and carbon dioxide reduction initiatives. As an example, the company planted trees covering about 0.5 hectare in the Nangang District of Taipei in January 2013.
 
v. Drawing Competition: the “Draw a Picture – The Beauty of CPC” drawing competition was held in the north, center, south and east of Taiwan in March 2013.
 
vi. Cleaning-up the environment: to show love for and protection of our environment, CPC kicked off its “Clean the beaches and mountains” campaign in both Taipei and Kaohsiung in June 2013. 
 
vii. Cleaning its public restrooms: to provide a clean and pleasant restroom environment for its customers and burnish CPC’s corporate image thereby, the “Clean public restrooms!” campaign will be waged at all CPC’s gas stations in Taiwan in October 2013. 
 
viii. Good will visits:to create public goodwill and enhance CPC’s corporate image, all company business units in north, central, south and east Taiwan will take part in the “Caring for the Disadvantaged” campaign in December 2013.
 
III. Energy Resource Education and Corporate Image Promotion 
The improvement and achievements made by CPC in managing sustainability will be publicized through such channels as news media and advertisements. CPC will also implement a comprehensive strategic marketing program.
 
Policy Research and Development Committee
Sustainability items for  action  Specific Actions
Assessment of the feasibility of building a third liquefied natural gas receiving terminal

1.An assessment of the feasibility of building a third liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal in northern Taiwan is under way. This terminal would supply LNG to northern Taiwan from close by and relieve the current bottleneck in transporting LNG from the south.

 

2.CPC negotiates with Taiwan Power Company for  a guaranteed increase in its annual consumption of LNG to over 11 million tons, to ensure that building the third LNG terminal is financially feasible

 

Plan and set the editorial direction of the Sustainability Report. Participate in sustainability report competitions, with the aim of winning.

1. CPC’s Sustainability Report was the bronze medal winner in the manufacturing industry category of the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy's “2012 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Report”. That was better than last year’s honorable mention award and our goal now is to win gold in the 2013 contest.

 

2. The CSR team will remain in charge of compiling the sustainability report. Full-time positions will be created for them and one of their priorities will be to participate in CSR writing workshops and other training opportunities.

 

3. The Sustainability Report for year 2013 has to conform to international standards, i.e. GRI G4 (to be announced in March 2014). The CSR team will make plans for compiling an integrated report.

 

4.The CSR team will have a more detailed plan for  compiling 2013's Sustainability Report. We ask for full participation and support from all departments. 

 

Continue promoting R&D projects that are synchronized with strategic alliances

1. Complete collaborative R&D projects with Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST) on the applications for graphite carbon materials such as impregnating pitch and mesophase pitch.

 

2.Initiate research into the technology for CPC’s production of high-value petrochemical products such as MMA, nylon 6 and others. 

 

3.Campaign for investment in the building of an environmentally-friendly ink-solvent factory. 

 

CPC begins development of CCS technology in conformity with national energy conservation and CO2 reduction policies.  CPC begins the planned storage of up to 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide at Yonghoshan with a pilot injection of 10,000 tonnes. 

 

Environment and Conservation Committee

 

Sustainability items for action Specific Actions
Regular meetings by Committee for the Promotion of Sustainable Development  With the collaboration of experts, scholars, and members of the Committee, CPC will form a consensus on the goals to be set and how they are to be met in order to attain sustainability. The Committee will meet three times a year.
CSR-targeted learning Invite a CSR specialist to lecture and/or conduct workshops at CPC at least three times. The content of the lectures and related resources will be posted on CPC’s internal website for employees’ reference. 
Ongoing environmental protection projects

1. Carbon dioxide reduction: every business unit is to put together a plan incorporating at least 15 ways  of reducing carbon dioxide emissions in 2013. It is estimated that this will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 65, 000 tons.

 
2.“Four Savings”campaign – at all corporate offices in 2013: all business units are to reduce their consumption of the following items – electricity used in building services; domestic water; gasoline for corporate vehicles; and photocopying paper. The  target is to reduce the amount consumed in 2012 by 5%.
 
 
3.Ongoing environmental protection activity in terms of reducing air, water and toxic waste pollution as well as  recycling. A quarterly report on the results of this pollution reduction work is required. in 2013: all business units are to reduce their consumption of the following items – electricity used in building services; domestic water; gasoline for corporate vehicles; and photocopying paper. The  target is to reduce the amount consumed in 2012 by 5%.
 
 
4.Campaign for green buildings: as in the newly- constructed Center for Teaching and Learning, dormitories and gas stations. 
 
 
5.Green Landscaping: all business units will plant at least 15,000 trees in 2013, which it is estimated will cover at least 12 hectares. 
 
Ongoing campaign for integration of energy resources 
1.Yong-An LNG receiving terminal will continue to supply the cold waste-water that benefits local aquaculture.
 
 
2.The Dalin Plant will continue to participate in energy and resources recycling and integration in Linhai Industrial Park. 
 
 
3.Promote Taichung LNG terminal's cold energy utilization plan. 
 
All business units to actively participate in  Emergency Drills 

In 2013 there will be at least 260 emergency drills, covering all CPC plants, and 4 joint emergency drills. The purpose of these emergency drills is to strengthen the ability to, firstly,  prevent disasters from happening and then minimize damage and reduce the impact on the environment if or when they do occur.

 

Implement environmental education

 1.Ensure that all business units complete and turn in their 2012 Environmental Education Report by January 31, 2013.

 

2.All business units are to complete the posting of their Program of Environmental Education on to the EPA’s website by January 31, 2013. 

 

 Long-term commitment to the CSR project, evidenced by in-depth research.

1.Based on the CSR team’s agenda for 2012, assist the CPC Linyuan Plant to participate in the Social Care category of the 2013 CSR competition hosted by Global Views Monthly magazine. The title of the entry is “Brilliant results from our long-term sponsorship of the Ging-Tan Elementary School baseball team.”

 

2. Encourage and support all business units in exploring and expanding on CSR topics such as “a mobile chemical car” and “recycling and reusing the cold energy generated  by cold drainage”. Additionally, encourage and support them in making a long-term commitment to these CSR projects, as evidenced by in-depth research. 

 

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