Water resource management

Synnex's main operating bases are located in Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Taichung City, and Kaohsiung City, and the water supply comes from Taipei Water Department and Taiwan Water Corporation. In recent years, due to the increasingly abnormal climate, droughts last longer. In addition to implementing daily inspections, promoting water-conservation concepts, and introducing water-conservation facilities to improve water efficiency, we also review the water usage in various regions through water bills to understand the improvements that can be made in each area.


In 2020, the total water consumption of the Taipei headquarters and logistics centers (Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung) increased by 7.7% compared to 2019. The overall per capita water intensity was 18.29 tons, increased by 1.26% compared to 2019, mainly due to educating colleagues to implement hand-washing and other preventive measures during COVID-19.


2018-2020 total water consumption




Waste reduction

In terms of waste management, Synnex not only implements waste classification and resource recycling, but also promotes the use of environmentally friendly tableware and shopping bags, the concept of waste reduction among employees, and policies such as recycling and reuse of packaging materials to reduce waste. The Taipei headquarters is an office, where waste is mainly composed of the garbage generated by our employees, which can be divided into general waste and waste that should be recycled or reused (Class R). Waste generated in our logistics centers includes the two types of waste mentioned before, plus general industrial waste. The sources include product maintenance waste and auxiliary items.


In 2020, the total amount of waste generated by the Taipei headquarters and logistics centers (Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung) was approximately 136 tons, a increase of 2% from 2019, due to the growth in operational volume.


All classes of waste mentioned above have been properly disposed of by qualified waste removers according to the waste classification. General waste (domestic waste) is transported to incineration plants for incineration. General industrial waste (scrapped ICT peripheral products) and waste that should be recycled and reused (Class R) are treated for recycling and reuse.


Various waste disposal methods (Unit: Tons)

Item Disposal method 2018 2019 2020
General waste Incineration 103 104 106
General industrial waste Recycle 17 13 11
Recycle or reuse (Class R) Recycle 29 17 19
Total 149 134 136