In order to fulfill Delta’s mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow”, Delta is always benchmarking ourselves with international standards and best practices in ESG initiatives. Therefore, Delta has been part of various international sustainability initiatives so as to continuously improve ourselves in our sustainable development journey, and to achieve our ultimate net zero goal. Thailand’s first Net Zero Container Showroom designed and constructed by Delta Thailand is a solid evidence of Delta’s commitment and leadership in ESG and net zero efforts in Thailand.
The United Nations initiated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 and established 17 issues and goals related to global sustainable development. The SDGs provide another level of clarity for Delta to assess whether its product development is in line with global needs based on our business mission: "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow." Based on Delta Thailand’s areas of expertise and the region’s key issues, Delta Thailand has decided to focus on seven SDGs as its key development direction for the future.
Delta group has long focused on the issue of climate change, which is a specific extension of its commitment to ESG. Delta took the lead by publishing the Delta Climate Action Plan in 2015, and signed the We Mean Business initiative launched by CDP and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The organization made a commitment to achieving "voluntary carbon reduction," "disclosure of climate change information," and "participation in climate policy" for the climate change issue, while additionally pledging to "transition to electric vehicles and popularize charging facilities" in 2018. We also pledged to join the RE100 initiative in 2021.
In 2017, Delta group estimated its carbon reduction responsibility based on the simulation scenario of global warming within 2°C put forth by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Delta set an annual carbon intensity reduction target of 56.6% by 2025 with 2014 as the base year. It also passed a compliance review by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in December 2017 as the first company in Taiwan and the 87th in the world to pass the review. Delta further responded to the 1.5°C target in 2019.
Delta used its solar energy infrastructure, active carbon reduction in plants, and purchase of renewable energy certificates to attain its SBT targets for the 4th consecutive year in 2021. Delta has reduced carbon intensity by more than 71% and demonstrated our resolve. The organization has met aggressive management targets for reducing carbon emissions and limiting global temperature increase to 1.5°C ahead of schedule.
Delta group announced in March 2021 that it had joined the RE100, a global renewable electricity initiative, and had pledged to achieve the goal of 100% renewable electricity and carbon neutrality by 2030 for all of Delta's global locations. We are the first company in Taiwan's high-tech manufacturing industry to commit to achieving the RE100 target by 2030.
Delta's operations are located across more than 30 countries on five continents, and we will focus on independent energy conservation, self-generated power, and investment in renewable power plants. As SEA headquarters including India and Oceania, Delta Thailand is committed to work with Delta group on the endeavor. Delta use power purchase agreements (PPA) for the direct purchase of renewable electricity, green electricity products, and unbundled energy attribute certificates (unbundled EACs) for certain operations to meet the commitment targets.
Delta group took the lead in disclosing information on climate governance, strategies, risk management, and indicative targets based on the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) structure in its 2016 financial annual report. Delta updates its information every year, and became a TCFD supporter in February 2018.
For Delta, which has long been concerned about climate change, TCFD can include more departments to join the dialogue on climate change. In addition to the existing topics of energy conservation and green buildings, it has expanded the scope of discussion and evaluation for a more comprehensive review.
In 2015, Delta group assisted the Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) Taiwan in compiling the Energy and Climate Policy White Paper. In 2018, it collaborated with the American Council for an Energy-Eﬃcient Economy (ACEEE), a well-known think tank, to propose urban energy conservation suggestions. In 2019, it participated in the first International Green Building Summit jointly organized by the U.S. Green Building Council and the Taiwan Green Collar Association and put forth practical cases and regulations in the industry.
Delta Thailand is a leading manufacturer of critical EV parts for global leading EV brands and also one of the pioneers in Thailand in contributing to EV charging standards in the country.
Delta group, including Delta Thailand, joined the EV100 low-carbon transportation initiative in 2018, as the world's first EV100 member that could provide the energy infrastructure for electric vehicles. The EV100 promotes low-carbon transportation with leading companies and organizations in sustainability from various countries. Delta is committed to providing charging facilities at Delta's sites and changing the company's vehicles to plug-in hybrid vehicles, pure electric vehicles, and hydrogen vehicles by 2030.