Taiwan CTCI, a Guardian of Sustainable Earth, Spearheads Green Offices Campaign
On the invitation of Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), CTCI’s Group Shared Services CEO Ting-Chuang Li attended the “Press Conference and Forum on Green Offices” held by the EPA on February 10. During the event, CEO Li shared CTCI’s approaches to fulfilling the 2050 net-zero targets through “ESG engagement of all staff” and seeing itself as “a guardian of sustainable Earth.”
The “Green Offices” program is part of the government’s crucial strategies in transforming the nation to net zero by 2050. CTCI is among the first role-model companies invited by the EPA to talk about the ways offices can become greener and call upon the industry to join the green offices campaign.
CEO Li noted that CTCI has taken a multi-approach to cut carbon emissions. To make CTCI’s offices greener, CTCI makes an effort to save energy and cut resources utilization at source, reduce the amount of plastic materials used, reduce the amount of waste, and make green procurement. CTCI’s headquarters building has therefore saw 7.5% reduction of power consumption in 2022 against the previous year, which is equivalent to cutting down 155 tons of CO2e emissions.
With regard to making engineering services greener, CTCI laid out three approaches: “green technology,” “green contracting,” and “green investment.” Based on these principles, CTCI strives to carry out projects that are beneficial both economically and environmentally in any part of the world. By working with its partners and suppliers in the provision of “net zero EPC valued services,” CTCI continues to help clients reach their energy-saving and emissions reduction targets. Between 2019 and 2021, the amount of carbon emissions that has been cut down across plant construction’s full life cycle on the client side reached 11,700,000 tons, thanks to CTCI’s energy saving design. Total power savings reached 840,000,000 kWh, which is equivalent to the annual power consumption of 209,000 households. Total water savings reached 232,070,000 tons, which is equivalent to the water consumption of the entire Taipei City for 261 days. Total reduction of volatile organic compound reached 24,933 tons.
CTCI is committed to pushing for global sustainability through its core competencies, and has set its own 2030/2050 net zero targets. It plays an active role in campaigning by joining Taiwan Alliance for Net Zero Emissions as founding member, and supports the 1.5°C emissions reduction target laid down by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Each year, CTCI holds Taiwan Sustainable Engineering Forum, with a vision of keeping the engineering peers up-to-date with global trend in sustainability and net zero emissions.
The top recognitions that CTCI has received from institutions in Taiwan and abroad for its ESG performances include: Being selected as a component for inclusion in the Dow Jones Emerging Markets Index for 8 consecutive years, as well as being ranked first place in the global engineering industry category; received TCSA’s Top 10 Domestic Companies Sustainability Model Award for 6 consecutive years; and received sustainability-related awards given by important Taiwanese media, such as CommonWealth Magazine and Global Views Monthly. CTCI also regularly takes part in ESG assessments by notable institutions, such as MSCI ESG assessment and CDP assessment.
Looking forward, CTCI will continue to play a good role as “a guardian of sustainable Earth” and contribute to global sustainability through its engineering strengths.
A group photo of guests and company representatives, including CTCI’s Group Shared Services CEO Ting-Chuang Li (right), at EPA’s Green Offices press conference.
During the forum, CTCI’s Group Shared Services CEO Ting-Chuang Li (second from left) talks about the company’s green track record.