Oneness Biotech is committed to create a sustainable environment for the next generation, and we support the concept of a circular economy as we maximize the efficiency of resource usage through methods such as waste reduction and recycling. In addition to monitoring various environmental indicators of the plant to ensure compliance with all environmental regulations, a dedicated team of environmental safety and health professionals continuously promotes improvement plans to minimize environmental impact and progress towards the goal of “zero pollution.”
Oneness Biotech's waste is divided into three categories: domestic waste of business employees, general industrial waste, and hazardous industrial waste. The domestic waste of business employees generated by business activities and production processes includes general waste such as fallen leaves collected around the plant that is cleaned and transported by the municipal unit of Pingtung County. General industrial waste includes waste paper, kitchen waste, and general waste from business activities, which can only be removed by approved transportation and disposal companies. In addition to promoting waste sorting through employee environmental education to increase the rate of recycling, we also reduce waste from the source. The staff restaurant at Nanchou Plant uses 304 stainless steel tableware. Calculating the emission factors by 0.48 kgCO2e per disposable tableware and 0.02 kgCO2e per disposable chopsticks, Nanchou Plant can reduce carbon emissions for 4.25 tons per year, which is equivalent to the carbon emissions of 390 Taiwan High Speed Rail trips from Taipei to Zuoying for one passenger.
GHG Reduction by Using Reusable Foodware:
34 people × (0.48+0.02)kgCO2e / day × 250 working days = 4,250 kgCO2e
The emission of the Taiwan High Speed Rail trip from Taipei to Zuoying is 10.88 kgCO2e / person
Hazardous industrial waste is mainly composed of infectious waste mixtures and flammable industrial waste. Infectious waste is produced in the laboratory. It is sterilized by high temperatures, and then handed over to qualified operators for incineration. Flammable industrial waste is the solvent used during the production process, which was handed over to qualified waste treatment companies for incineration in the past. In order to move towards circular economy, the treatment of waste solvents was changed to physical recycling since September 2020. Nanchou Plant estimated that each batch of production can recover 6.5 tons of waste solvent. By recycling instead of incineration, it is estimated that each ton of waste solvent can reduce carbon emissions by 2.5 metric tons of carbon emission. After conversions, each batch of production can reduce carbon emissions by 16.25 metric tons.
Oneness Biotech conducts annual audit on the recycling company to ensure that waste is not being processed or disposed of illegally.
Type and Weight of Waste (unit: tons)
※The above content is taken from the ESG Report