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 2018 as the baseline date for comparison, the electricity consumption of our Taipei headquarters decreased by 12.56% in 2019, mainly due to the following measures:

◆ 223 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

In 2019, the electricity consumption of the Taipei logistics center decreased by 13.58% compared with 2018. In addition to promoting energy conservation and gradually replacing the lights in the plant with LED lights, we decreased the power capacity contracts of plants A, B, and E in February 2019. Thus, our electricity consumption and electricity bills were lower than that of the same period. Consumption of the Taichung logistics center dropped by 10.82%, mainly due to shutting down the air compressor 3 hours earlier each day, improving operational flexibility, and reducing the electricity consumption of automated warehouses. The Kaohsiung logistics center replaced its lights with a total of 174 LED lights, which saved approximately 11.99% of electricity.


Logistics center vehicles fuel consumption

The fuel consumption of vehicles of the logistics centers in 2019 was 149.56 (GJ/vehicle), a decrease of 12.01% from the previous year. This was due to the adjustment of the number of logistics and distribution vehicles and the replacement of old vehicles in recent years.


In terms of internal energy consumption such as electricity and fuel for vehicles, the total energy consumption in 2019 was 39,685.76 GJ, a sharp drop of 9.87% compared to 2018. Electricity and fuel consumption dropped by 14.81% and 12.01% respectively. On the whole, energy efficiency has improved substantially compared to 2018, which shows the effectiveness of energy-saving measures and the benefits of replacing old vehicles.


2017-2019 Vehicle fuel consumption and intensity


2017-2019 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 2019, Synnex’s total GHG emissions was approximately 4,314 tons of CO2e, a decrease of approximately 10.92% compared to 2018. Compared with 2018, Scope 1 dropped from 12.79 metric tons of CO2e per vehicle to 11.25 metric tons of CO2e per vehicle, which is a decrease of 12.04%. Scope 2 declined from 0.039 tons of CO2e/floor area (m2) to 0.034 tons CO2e/floor area (m2), a decrease of 10.265%, which shows that the control of both Scope 1 and Scope 2 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)


2017-2019 greenhouse gas emissions