Energy consumption within the organization
Energy consumption within the organization
SYNNEX’s internal energy consumption is mainly non-renewable electricity purchased from power company and the fuel used by the distribution vehicles of our logistics centers. Our Taipei headquarter belongs to commercial office building, which mainly uses electricity for ICT equipment, air-conditioning systems, and lights. As for logistics centers, electricity is used for automated warehousing equipment and lights. Fuel for logistics and distribution vehicles is also the other one.
Relevant data sources are from Taiwan Power Company's electricity bills and the refueling records of the distribution vehicles. We also refer to the energy product heating value table released by the Bureau of Energy. Calculations are made from the following formula:
=energy usage × heating value × conversion unit
Identification results: Total energy consumption increased slightly by 1% to 39,621(GJ) in 2021 compared to that in 2020
【Plan】 It is expected that the ISO140001:2015 environmental management system will be implemented in 2022 and verified by third-party. The system is to examine the five environmental impact factors such as emissions, wastewater, waste, toxic pollutants and noise generated during the operations according to international standards. We’re inspecting and managing the project, and regularly review the relevant environmental laws and regulations.
Fuel for logistics
Energy consumption of fuel for logistics increased by 2.5% to 22,556(GJ) in 2021
•Fuel consumption intensity: Slight increase by 2.5% to 167 GJ per vehicle in 2021
•Analysis of causes: The cumulative number of households served increased by 25% year on year due to the increase in efficiency of home services.
•Response strategies: Continuous optimization in system mechanism to improve the energy efficiency of distribution and home services
Energy consumption of electricity slightly decreased by 0.87% to 17,064(GJ) in 2021
•Electricity consumption intensity: Remained flat in 2021 at 0.21 GJ/m2
•Analysis of causes: Replacement with energy efficient lighting, change of power-consuming equipment, and implementation of energy conservation
•Response strategies: inplement ISO standards to comprehensively review and improve strategies of energy conservation
Greenhouse gas emissions
SYNNEX’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) can be categorized into direct emissions (Scope 1) and indirect emissions (Scope 2). The sources are as follows:
◆ Direct emissions (Scope 1): Fuel for logistics
◆ Indirect emissions (Scope 2): Outsourced electricity
The quantification of greenhouse gases in this report was calculated referring to the Electricity Carbon Emission Factor updated and announced by the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs on September 27, 2021 and the 2014 Fifth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) based on the 100-year Global Warming Potentials (GWP), in which all GHG emissions are converted into carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) using GWP.
|1.Scope 1: Fuel for logistics
GHG emissions = amount used (L) x GHG emission factor (kg/L) x GWP (including CO2, CH4,and N2O)
|2. Outsourced electricity
GHG emissions = amount used (kWh) x GHG emission factor (kg/kWh)
[Note] According to the latest Electricity Carbon Emission Factor announced by the Bureau of Energy: 1 kWh ≒ 0.502 Kg CO2e (2020 factor announced on September 27, 2021)
[Note] Locations covered: Main location of operations of SYNNEX Taiwan and Synergy (Taipei headquarters, Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung logistics centers)
In 2021, the total greenhouse gas emissions of SYNNEX decreased by 0.33%, approximately 4,076 tons of CO2e compared to that in 2020
With respect to emissions intensity:
◆ (Scope 1) Fuel for logistics: Increased by 2.5%, from 12.26 tons to 12.57 tons (CO2e/ per vehicle)
◆ (Scope 2) Outsourced electricity: Decreased by 3.3%, from 0.030 tons to 0.029 tons (CO2e/floor area (m2))
GHG emissions and Intensity Inspection by Unit
Greenhouse gas emissions from diesel slightly increased by 2.5% due to the continuous growth of business volumes; however, fuel consumption per box and per service both decreased. There was also an increase in total electricity consumption of shipment and a decrease in electricity consumption per box.
【Plan】 It is expected that the ISO 14064-1:2018 greenhouse gas emissions will be verified in Q4’2022 by third-party. The implementation of verification of each business location depends on the scale of operation.
[Note 1] Total number of boxes used in logistics: Logistics delivery and store distribution, number of boxes used in home delivery, number of items in small home appliances distribution
[Note 2] Total number of services: Fuel consumption is included in the number of self delivery cases. In response to the increase in the demand for home services, we have worked with outsourced carriers since 2019. The number of outsourced cases accounted for approximately 20% of the total operations