To make effective management of energy use and reach the goal of energy conservation and carbon reduction, Chunghwa Post has introduced ISO 50001 Energy Management System in 11 bases including Chunghwa Post Jinshan Building in 2021. In addition, the Company also attaches great importance to environmental protection and compliance with relevant regulations and has thoroughly reviewed the safety and health plan proposed by manufacturers to ensure the manufacturers conduct autonomous inspection as prescribed. Meanwhile the frequency of random inspections is increased and the fines for manufacturers’ violations are also increased. There were no violations of environmental regulations in 2021.
Energy Use and Energy Saving Measures
The Company’s energy consumption statistics cover 21 operating locations, including the Head Office buildings (Jinshan and Aiguo Buildings), Taipei Post Office, Banqiao Post Office, Sanchong Post Office, Taipei Mail Processing Center, Taoyuan Post Office, Taichung Post Office, Tainan Post Office, Kaohsiung Post Office, Keelung Post Office, Hsinchu Post Office, Changhua Post Office, Chiayi Post Office, Yilan Post Office, Miaoli Post Office, Nantou Post Office, Yunlin Post Office, Pingtung Post Office, Hualien Post Office, Taitung Post Office and Penghu Post Office. The energy conservation measures were mainly the replacement of lighting equipment and the replacement of air-conditioning systems. The estimated energy saved is approximately 581,008 kWh/year, saving about 2,091,629 MJ, namely 291.67 tons of CO2e equivalent after conversion. Note: Energy conversion coefficient 1 kWh=3,600KJ; electricity emission coefficient=0.502kgCO2e/kWh.
Statistics of energy use in the 21 operating locations of Chunghwa Post
Statistics on Energy Use of Postal Vehicles
To improve the efficiency of postal delivery, the Company had continued to increase the number of vehicles in recent years. The number of large and small vehicles used in 2019 increased compared with 2018, and the energy use increased by about 10.6% in 2019. The number of fuel scooters in 2020 decreased compared with the previous year, but the number of mails sent and received increased, leading to increased energy use by 7.7% compared with 2019. The number of mails sent and received in 2021 increased slightly, yet the e-scooters were additionally purchased at the end of 2020, so the use of fuel scooters in 2021 decreased, leading to the decrease of energy use by 1.1% compared with 2020.
Energy use for postal delivery（U: MJ）
Establishment of ISO 50001 Energy Management System
Greenhouse Gas Management
To effectively manage climate change-related risks and GHG emissions, since 2019, Chunghwa Post has introduced ISO 14064-1 GHG Inventory and passed external verification in the Head Office buildings (Jinshan and Aiguo Buildings), Taipei Post Office, Banqiao Post Office, Sanchong Post Office, Taipei Mail Processing Center, Taoyuan Post Office, Taichung Post Office, Tainan Post Office, Kaohsiung Post Office, Keelung Post Office, Hsinchu Post Office, Changhua Post Office, and Chiayi Post Office. In 2021, the inventory operation was further expanded, and Yilan Post Office, Miaoli Post Office, Nantou Post Office, Yunlin Post Office, Pingtung Post Office, Hualien Post Office,Taitung Post Office and Penghu Post Office were added, with a total of 21 locations having comprehensively introduced the GHG inventory, and the external verification was passed in March, 2022. Overall, the total GHG emissions in 2021 was 41,924.318 tonnes CO2e, with the GHG emission intensity of 0.09 tonnes CO2e/M2.
Water Use and Water Conservation Measures
Water use at Chunghwa Post is mainly for daily use in the offices, and the source is all from the tap water, which would not cause a major impact on the water intake. In 2021, the total water consumption in 21 operating locations including Jingshan Building and others amounted to 2.0685 million liters, with the water intensity of 0.43 M3/m2. Water from the Head Office buildings (Jinshan and Aiguo Buildings) and Sanchong Post Office is discharged to the sewage pipeline while water from Taipei Post Office, Banqiao Post Office and Taipei Mail Processing Center is treated in small sewage treatment systems (septic tanks).