Facility Management

In addition to active identification and continuing management of climate-related risks, we are committed to promoting environmental protection and energy conservation/carbon abatement, looking for countermeasures to climate change.
Thanks to energy-conservation and carbon-abatement measures on campus, MediaTek attained 8.6-14% power saving, which has been targeted to be raised to 11.6% in 2020.

Environmental Policy

We are a fabless semiconductor company that is focused on the design and development of leading technologies and IC products. All manufacturing, assembly, and testing processes are outsourced to external companies. As such, MediaTek focuses on environment-friendly product designs, procurement and management of suppliers, reduction of resource and wasted energy, and protection of employee health and safety. These are not only parts of MediaTek's corporate social responsibility, but also an important asset that maintains our competitiveness in the business environment.

MediaTek invested 60.53 million NTD on environmental causes in 2019. These funds are invested in the following areas:

Resource Management

MediaTek has passed certification for the ISO 14001 environmental management system and maintains consistency in our environmental protection goals and implementation strategies, in accordance with PDCA management cycles and systematic management methods. We have also established mechanisms for pollution prevention so that MediaTek can exert more influence on environmental protection. MediaTek is a low energy-intensive company. Our internal energy management processes are divided into the five aspects of electricity, water, waste management, transportation, and greenhouse gases. Our three highlights for 2019 were focused on energy management and conservation:

Enhanced efficiency: High-density power efficient Data Centers

Innovative application: Smart, energy-efficient IoT platforms applied to meeting rooms

MediaTek’s new solar power system

We took advantage of our roof-top space at the HQ to install solar energy generation facilities, in an effort to offset our grid-provided power, move towards a carbon-neutral operation and to lower energy expenditure. This marks the first privately installed solar energy conversion system in Hsinchu Science Park that connects to Taipower's power grid. Rooftop solar panels are estimated to cut temperature of top-floor office by 3-5 degrees Celsius, reducing airconditioning power consumption significantly. With installation capacity reaching 146.4 kW, the solar power system was inaugurated in March 2019, following connection to Taipower grid, generating 140,000 kWh of power during the March-Nov. period. Its annual output is estimated at 200,000 kWh (720 Gj), capable cutting CO2 emission by 107 metric tons/ CO2e, equivalent to 0.2% the company's total power consumption of 91.91 million kWh (330,859 Gj) in 2019.

Energy management and conservation

The company's power consumption hit 91,905,000 kWh in 2019, 28% higher than the previous year, due mainly to addition of three office buildings to MStar and inauguration of the Wireless Communication Building at the HQ.

In recent years, MediaTek has dedicated to the effort of energy conservation and carbon abatement, attaining 10.7% power saving on average, targeted to be raised to 11.6% in 2020. The following table shows the company's power-saving measures in central machine room(see Highlight 1, p.56), efficiency improvement and power-bill management for office air conditioning, lighting, and equipment.

Water resources management

Water supply for MediaTek offices comes from waterworks of various areas. The company's water consumption totaled 317,489 metric tons (around 317 million liters) in 2019, 27% higher than previous year, due mainly to addition of three office buildings to MStar and inauguration of the Wireless Communication Building. Thanks to continuing execution of water-resources improvement plan, the company attained 3.7% water saving, which is targeted to rise to 5.4% in 2020. Waste-water discharged increased by 14% to 158,415 metric tons (around 158 million liters), due mainly to addition of three office buildings to MStar and inauguration of the Wireless Communication Building.

Waste management

In order to facilitate resource recycling and reuse, we strengthened waste management and focused on waste reduction, effectively separating, recycling, reusing, and disposing of waste. We continue to improve upon the environmental impacts of waste storage, transportation, and disposal. MediaTek has a strict process for selecting collaborating companies for waste removal and reuse, and we conduct non-periodic audits on the legal compliance of waste disposal as part of our monitoring responsibilities.Waste recycling rate reached 21% in 2019.

Greenhouse gas emission

MediaTek's major emission source is power supply from external source. With continuing expansion of the company's business scale, we have strived to enhance power saving, in order to cut greenhouse-gas emission effectively. MediaTek has set 10% annual power-saving goal (power-saving volume/power consumption) (Power saving rate reached 10.7% in 2019, higher than the previous year, thanks to improvement in second/third datacenters and substitution of LED lighting for traditional one).

Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions of energy usage at MediaTek include procured power, public facilities, boilers, cooling towers, and water chillers. The main source of emissions stems from Scope 2 (procured power), which makes up 95.9% of overall emissions. In future, we will continue to inspect greenhouse gas emissions at MediaTek to stay informed of possible impacts on the environment.

Scope 3 GHG emissions -commuting shuttle bus

To effectively cut business travel-related carbon emission, MediaTek has been actively addressing the issue of employee transportation. The company launched commuting bus service in June 2015, leasing large buses to travel four routes to carry employees at fixed stops, on top of inter-office electric-car shuttle service, reducing transportation-relation carbon emission by 16,434 metric tons in 2019.