TECO is fully committed to minimizing environmental impact generated by the strategies about procurement from and selection of vendors, management of risk assessment on product development, materials input and production processes, continuing improvement on defective production models warehousing, and transportation
Policy and Organization
TECO has formed an environmental safety task force which is subordinate to the President Office, exclusively in charge of formulation of environmental safety and health policies, program management and internal supervision for the whole Company and all plants. Meanwhile, dedicated environmental safety units have also been established at all factory premises for proper functioning of the environmental safety and health management system. TECO’s environmental safety policies can be summarized as follows:
Compliance with international laws and regulations
Compliance with laws and regulations, conformity to international environmental trends, and satisfaction of stakeholder demands and expectations
Sound environmental safety management
Sound environmental safety management system and implementation of environmental protection and harm prevention
Strengthening of risk assessment
Strengthening of risk assessment and training and carrying out of environmental safety audits to maintain a safe, healthy, and clean work environment and enhance work safety and environmental protection performance.
Commitment to energy conservation
Commitment to energy conservation, optimal use of resources, pollution abatement, minimization of environmental impacts, and maximization of ecological benefits
Apply Green technology
Develop and adopt green technoly. Achieve a win-win situation between economy and environmental protection
Fulfillment of corporate citizen responsibilities
Active encouragement of all employees and contractors to participate in environmental protection and safety and health-related activities as well as strengthening of communication and coordination and fulfillment of a corporate citizen's responsibilities.
In addition, in order to ensure that business partners meet the requirements of quality, environmental protection and safety, and that products comply with green management and control during the merger and acquisition and joint venture procedures of the enterprise, TECO also simultaneously checks for the acquisition of ISO 9001, TS16949 and other international certification requirements, and strengthens the introduction ISO 14001, ISO 45001 or hazardous substance control capabilities.
As of 2016, TECO utilizes the monitoring and analysis functions of the self-developed EMS system to enhance the energy usage efficiency of the whole production process in plants and implements constant improvements with the goal of enhancing product life cycles from the perspective of energy management, realizing clean production, improving recycling rates, achieving sustainable development and in fulfilling the vision of protection of our natural environment.
Description of Environmental Safety and Health Violations
Notes regarding violations of occupational health and safety laws: February 3, 2020
Legal violations: Article 22, Paragraph 1 of the Regulations for Occupational Safety and Health Equipment, and Article 6, Paragraph 1 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act
Employers shall ensure that workers have enough activity space when engaging in machine, tool, or equipment operations, repairs, or adjustments or other work processes. The storage of raw materials or products associated with machines, tools, or equipment shall not constitute adverse factors for work activities, evacuation, and rescue operations.
Mold storage area for mold change is restricted to be placed with one set of mold for change. Material storage rack is planned to be installed in front of the equipment. Surrounding of the material rack is newly installed with a fence for protection.
Relevant personnel completed the fixed crane operator on-job training for loads below 3 tons on February 25, 2020.
Notes regarding violations of occupational health and safety laws: January 3, 2020
Legal violations: Article 43, Paragraph 1 of the Regulations for Occupational Safety and Health Equipment, and Article 6, Paragraph 1 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act
Employers shall ensure that motors, rotating-shafts, gears, driving- wheels, flywheels, gearing wheels, and gearing belts of machinery posing a hazard to workers, are equipped with guard-shields, guard-fences, guard-grilles, and overpasses. Penalty: NT$ 60,000 (Fu-Lao-Jian-Zi No. 1090165642)
On December 26, 2019, employee OOO was instructed to use a crane to perform silicon steel roll lifting operation, but due to insufficient space, a finger jamming injury occurred.
The fixed crane operator OOO who performed the operation of lifting a weight above 0.5 tons but less than 3 tons had not received safety and health on-job training.
The rotating shafts of the waste foundry sand conveyor belt are not equipped with guard shields which poses a significant danger of getting caught and pinched. Guard shields have been installed immediately and simultaneous in-plant inspections have been carried out to ensure operational safety.
Notes on violation of environmental protection regulations: China (November 19, 2020)
Legal violations: In violation of Article 112, Subsection 1, Paragraph 6 of the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Wastes, the scrap iron filings storage leaks oil and hazardous waste is stored in the warehouse in an unsorted manner.
Penalty: RMB 145,000 (NT$ 623,500, converted based on the exchange rate of 4.3)
Countermeasures: Scrap iron filings are now stored in a transit container and sorting has been implemented for the hazardous waste storage.
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