Goals and Results

Since 2021, Synnex has established a greenhouse gas emissions inventory. In 2022, the company implemented the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and ISO 14064 Greenhouse Gas Verification, achieving dual ISO certification. Referencing the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) guidelines, Synnex has set a target to reduce carbon emissions by 25% by 2030, using 2021 as the base year. As of 2023, the company has already reduced carbon emissions by over 12%, demonstrating Synnex's commitment to environmental sustainability.


Energy Management

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 consumption
=energy usage × heating value × conversion unit


Identification results: Total energy consumption increased slightly by 4% to 41,241(GJ) in 2022 compared to that in 2021


Scope 1 Logistics Oil: attributable to an increase of 7.9% in operating volume to 3.2 million units Scope 2: Purchased electricity: Each site continues to promote energy-saving measures, and even though the data covers the full base of the parent company, the usage still shows a downward trend


【Action】In 2022, the ISO14001:2015 environmental management system was introduced and third-party verification was obtained, 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. After identification, the project is in charge of chemical control and waste disposal, and regularly review the relevant environmental laws and regulations.



Fuel for logistics

Energy consumption of fuel for logistics increased by 12% to 24,681(GJ) in 2022

◆ Fuel consumption intensity: Slight decrease by 0.2% to 166.7 GJ per vehicle

◆ Analysis of causes: Total energy consumption increased due to a 7.9% increase in operating volume to 3.2 million , but the efficiency of capacity operation was further improved, and the fuel energy intensity was reduced

◆ Response strategies: Continuous optimization in system mechanism to improve the energy efficiency of distribution and home services




Energy consumption of electricity decreased by 3% to 16,560(GJ) in 2022

◆ Electricity consumption intensity:  decreased by 4.7% to 0.20 GJ/m2

◆ Analysis of causes: Replacement with energy efficient lighting, change of power-consuming equipment, and implementation of energy conservation

◆ Response strategies: implement 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 June 21, 2023 and the 2021 sixth 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.


In 2022, the boundary of the Syntron greenhouse gas inventory will be included in all bases of the parent company and cover the main operating bases of the subsidiary. The total emissions were approximately 4,196 tons CO2e 


In terms of emission intensity, the MSP maximizes economies of scale and the Group continues to promote energy-saving and electricity saving measures



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)


GHG emissions and Intensity Inspection by Unit


This year, the organizational boundaries of the parent company were fully included, and the business volume continued to grow, and the overall emissions and density increased. The Group's MSP has improved energy efficiency, which is reflected in a slight reduction in emissions per container in logistics. In 2023, the parent company of SYNNEX introduced the ISO14064-1:2018 greenhouse gas inventory and obtained a third-party verification at the end of August.


【Scope 1】

0.0003 tons of CO2e  in logistics fuel consumption per box

◆ Scope of business covered: Logistics store distribution, small home appliances distribution

Energy conservation measures: Digital optimization  for service mechanism:

(1)Optimal inventory allocation and shipment route

(2)Intelligent dispatch scheduling

0.0042 tons of  CO2e  in average fuel consumption per home service

◆ Scope of business covered: IoT home appliances home installation and maintenance

Energy conservation measures: Service platform resource integration

(1)Technician capacity and technology integration 

(2)Route optimization


【Scope 2】
0.3516 tons of CO2e  in electricity consumption per box for shipment

◆ Scope of business covered: All warehousing and logistics

Energy conservation measures: implement measures of various energy conservation to save electricity

(1)Regular maintenance and replacement of equipment

(2)Replace with LED energy-saving bulbs and turn off lights during lunch break

[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