Energy consumption within the organization

Energy consumption within the organization

Synnex’s internal energy consumption is mainly non-renewable outsourced electricity and the fuel used by the distribution vehicles of our logistics centers. Our Taipei headquarters is a commercial office building, which mainly uses outsourced electricity for ICT equipment, air-conditioning systems, and lights. The logistics centers use the outsourced electricity for automated storage equipment and lights, and there is also fuel for logistics and distribution vehicles. Relevant data sources are 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 in 2019. Calculations are made using the following formula:


Energy consumption =
energy usage x heating value x conversion unit


Outsourced electricity

With 2019 as the baseline date for comparison, the electricity consumption of our Taipei headquarters decreased by 7.6% in 2020, mainly due to the following measures:

◆ fluorescent tubes in the building were replaced by LED lights

◆ Regular maintenance and cleaning of air conditioning units and cooling tower cooling fins to improve operational performance

◆ Dynamic adjustment of air conditioner runtime according to the season

Logistics center vehicles fuel consumption

The fuel consumption of vehicles of the logistics centers in 2020 was 163 (GJ/vehicle), a increase of 1.2% from the previous year. This was due to our home electronics installation and maintenance service continued to grow。


In terms of internal energy consumption such as electricity and fuel for vehicles, the total energy consumption in 2020 was 38,482GJ, a sharp drop of 3.1% compared to 2019.  On the whole, energy efficiency has improved substantially compared to 2019, which shows the effectiveness of energy-saving measures and the benefits of replacing old vehicles.


2018-2020 Vehicle fuel consumption and intensity


2018-2020 electricity consumption and intensity


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 vehicles

◆ Indirect emissions (Scope 2): Outsourced electricity

The quantification of greenhouse gases in this report was calculated using the GHG Emission Factor Management Table Version 6.0.3 updated by the Environmental Protection Administration on January 17, 2018 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. The calculation method is as follows:

In 2020, Synnex’s total GHG emissions was approximately 4,088 tons of CO2e, a decrease of approximately 5% compared to 2019. Compared with 2019, Scope 1 increased from 12.11 metric tons of CO2e per vehicle to 12.26 metric tons of CO2e per vehicle, which is a increase of 1.2%. Scope 2 declined from 0.034 tons of CO2e/floor area (m2) to 0.030 tons CO2e/floor area (m2), a decrease of 11%, which shows that the control of GHG emissions is effective.


1. Delivery vehicle fuel consumption
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)


2018-2020 greenhouse gas emissions