Lightweight large motors (CWP series): After optimized design, the weight is 5% lighter than the original design. It reduces carbon footprint by 1,743 kg. TECO's produce 307,000 CWP lightweight motors in 2022, which reduces carbon footprint by 9,693 tons in total.
Recycled materials usage: silicon steel shavings are melted and reused as motor shells, and the proportion of recycled iron material usage reaches 96.5% by the end of 2022.
Water-based paint: Change the motor exterior paint to water-based paint. By the end of 2022, the proportion of water-based paint implemented has reached 84.4%, and the total emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) has been reduced by 431,519 kg, which has reduced emissions by 45.9%.
Replacement of environmentally friendly refrigerants: household air conditioners use R32 refrigerants. The number of units accounts for 85% in 2022, which reduces emissions by 18,116 tonCO2e compared to 2020 (base year).
Process and equipment optimization: In 2022, the overall Taiwan factory energy saving reaches 1,158 kWh, including smart automated production, equipment energy saving solutions, etc.
Waste recycling: Using silicon steel scrap melting technology to recycle silicon steel scrap waste by 96.5%.
SF6 leakage control: High voltage insulating switch products increase the yield rate and improve the filling equipment. It reduces emissions by 722 tonCO2e, which is 50% reduction compared to 2020 (base year).
Promotion of direct delivery via Taiwan Pelican Express to streamline transportation processes and spare dealers the trouble of dispatching vehicles for pickup. This resulted in an increase of delivery service revenues by NT$ 431,000 in 2022.
Use and Repair Stage
Committed to the research and development of high efficiency motors. In addition to the manufacturing and sale of the existing IE3 motors, TECO has also completed the research and development as well as the planning for IE4 and IE5 related products. In 2021, IE3 & IE4 motors accounted for 74.85% of all motor product sales revenue.
Dedicated in the research and development of energy conservation and water saving home appliance products. For home appliance productions, TECO actively improves the energy use efficiency, and 64.6% of the home appliance products have obtained the energy efficiency or water efficiency label certificates in Taiwan.
TECO developes T-Power (car) and T-Power+ (bus) EV powertrains to provide green transportation experience and reduce environmental damage caused by fuel vehicles. Powertrain systems shipped in 2022 have all been installed on urban buses.
A motor product assembly is mostly made of recyclable metal materials. By using the motor product of AEHF model series, after the scrap of this product, the recyclable material reaches 88%.
Home appliance products participated in the Recycle Policy (television, washing machine, refrigerator, air conditioner/heater) announced by the Environmental Protection Administration in Taiwan. Up to 2022, the home appliance products complying with the Waste Four Machine Recycle Policy accounted for 66.3% of the annual sales revenue.
TECO and other home appliance manufacturers have engaged in a joint venture to establish the E&E Recycling company and assigned directors for TECO in order to provide waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling and processing services. Revenue from recycle business is NTD 1176.7B in 2022.
Percentage of products sold last year that can be reused or recycled: 79.62%
Percentage of products and materials that were reused or recycled: 73.71%
TECO has own foundry in Taiwan, which means we have the ability to melt wastes from production process and re-manufacture it into motor frame bracket housing parts. We have now reached 96.5% of iron reusing rate.
In 2022, the total weight of silicon steel shavings recycled and received: 5,568.8 metric tons. TECO starts to manage recyclable packing materials in one of the factory in Taiwan from 2022, The total weight of non-recyclable materials (plastic, PE, cushioning materials) is 15.95 metric tons; the total weight of recyclable materials (paper, corrugated board, metal) is 7.37 metric tons. Packing recycle management is being expending to all factories in long term.
Industrial motors typically have a design life of 10-15 years, and special designs can extend life up to more than 30 years. At the end of the motor life cycle, the motors are recycled and dismantled by the scrap hardware recycling service companies. 90% of motor total content, including steel, iron, copper and aluminum will be separated and returned to the raw material stage to be remelted and remanufactured. Steel is usually made into angled steel and other building materials that continue to exist in our lives.
End of Life Cycle Responsibility
Consoildate recycle scenario from motor and home appliance profucts:
Percentage of products sold last year that can be reused or recycled
Percentage of products and materials that were actually reused or recycled
Revenue from recycling (NTD k)
Calculation of recyclable ratios for sold products:
Estimated total weight of recyclable products (motors + household appliances) sold per year * recyclable material ratio of different product categories (motors 88%, household appliances 51.5%)/Estimated total weight of all products sold per year
Calculation of estimated total weight of products sold: Due to the large number of sold motor and household product models it is very difficult to create individual weight statistics. Shipped quantity of different product quantities (number of items)*Weight of most frequently sold models is therefore used as the calculation formula for estimated total weight of products sold.
Calculation of actual recyclable ratios:
Denominator: Weight of products sold is substituted for weights in the production process which are impossible to trace due to the large number of products.
Numerator: Due to different product characteristics, it is difficult to perform actual statistical analysis of recycled quantities. Consequently, the actual recyclable ratio is estimated according to the following scenario, and it is assumed that the products purchased by customers in the respective year are replacements for existing products of the same brand. Assumed recyclable ratios are 100% and 50% for motors and household appliances, respectively.
TECO and other home appliance manufacturers have engaged in a joint venture to establish the E&E Recycling company, and assigned directors for the company in order to provide waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling and processing services. Calculation of benefits derived from recycling: Illustrated by the example of E&E Recycling company revenue * TECO shareholding ratio (13.42%)
Motor product life cycles range from 10-15 years,. Since motors are mainly made of metal, the recyclable metal material of one single motor can reach 88%. Consequently, scrapped products are disposed of by customers autonomously through the sale and purchase of valuable metals. TECO has not yet received requests for motor recycling service from customers.
Environmental Protection Administration in Taiwan has established the Waste Four Machine Recycle Policy (refrigerator, air conditioner/heater, washing machine, television), and the distribution units that consumers make their purchase from provide the transportation service to the qualified operator for processing; therefore, product manufacturers have a relatively greater difficulty in the actual statistics of the annual recycle amount.
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