Usage of Water Resources
Water is an indispensable key factor for Oneness Biotech's operations, from the planting of raw materials, water usage for the production process, to R&D experiments, which all require stable water resources. After taking inventory, the Oneness Biotech locations are all located in the low water supply risk areas, and there is no immediate risk of water shortage. In order to tackle the potential water shortage challenges in the future and make a substantial contribution to SDG 6 “Ensureavailability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all,” we are committed to promoting excellent water resource management. This includes water recycling and strict drainage water treatment measures.
Water Consumption Volume (unit: M3)
In order to further improve the efficiency of water usage, Oneness Biotech plans to introduce a water resource recycling project that is expected to recycle the wastewater generated by the reverse osmosis (RO) system and effectively reduce water consumption.
Water Pollution Prevention and Control
In order to mitigate the potential environmental impact of the operations, the wastewater treatment of Oneness Biotech complies with the requirements of environmental laws and regulations. Wastewater from the Xinyi and Nangang locations is discharged into municipal sewages for treatment, and Cotton Field Organic Farm's wastewater is discharged into local channels. Nanchou Plant operates in a higher standard than the legal requirements, and a third-party impartial unit is commissioned to test whether the discharged water meets the legal discharge standards every 6 months. Meanwhile, Oneness Biotech understands that the area around Nanchou Plant contains a large amount of farmland. In order to let stakeholders understand the quality of the discharged water, Oneness Biotech actively conducts sampling and analysis of the discharged water quality on a “daily” basis. The data obtained is all in line with the discharged water standards and is publicly disclosed on the official website of Oneness Biotech.
Wastewater Volume (unit: M3)
▲ The Nanchou Plant implements daily self-testing of the COD (chemical oxygen demand) of effluent. The water quality test values were lower than the upper limit of the COD test value (99mg/L) in the regulation, and were in line with environmental laws and regulations as well as fulfilling corporate social responsibilities.
2023 Self-Testing of Effluent Quality
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Water Resources and Biodiversity
Oneness Biotech's Nanchou Plant is not located in an environmentally sensitive area, approximately 6 kilometers away from the national scenic spot of Dapeng Bay Lagoon. Therefore, it will not have a direct impact on biodiversity. More, Oneness Biotech recognizes that water and biodiversity are closely related and are also necessary factors for the ecosystem. Since the Nanchou Plant discharges water into the receiving water body -Donggang River, Oneness Biotech conducts water resource management as a priority measure to avoid indirectly impacting the ecology of Donggang River and maintain biodiversity around the plant.
Oneness Biotech conducts waste and sewage treatment in high standards. The FESPIXON® cream produced by the Nanchou Plant is herbal drug, and no heavy metals or harmful chemical substances are included in the production process. Pollutants are prevented from entering the discharged water from the source. The use of the Upflow anaerobic sludge bed treatment (UASB) and the BioNET systems developed and designed by ITRI allows wastewater to be treated by biological methods to reduce the use of chemicals, and achieves the goal of zero impact on natural water bodies.
Cotton Field Organic Farm uses environmentally friendly organic farming methods to preserve local biodiversity.
※The above content is taken from the ESG Report