Climate change is affecting every country on every continent, impacting every aspect of human activity. Zyxel is taking proactive actions to minimize our carbon footprint while driving seamless, fast, and efficient connectivity everywhere through our innovative technology.
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Our greenhouse gas management
Zyxel's greenhouse gas emissions management policy is based on the ISO 14064 standard. Our current greenhouse gas inventory includes direct (scope 1) and energy indirect (scope 2) sources. In 2021, we reported 76.84 tonnes of scope 1 and 486.5 tonnes of scope 2. Our total greenhouse gas emissions were 563.34 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.
Zyxel joined the process of SBTi in 2022 and pledged to eliminate annual 4.2% greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
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Our energy consumption management
As no manufacturing takes place at our Worldwide Headquarters, electricity consumption is primarily limited to office operations, such as air conditioning and lighting. As such, we implement a series of actions to ensure the efficiency of the air conditioning and lighting systems in the office facilities.
In 2021, we replaced obsolete heat sinks in its cooling towers to increase heat dissipation from 32 percent to 88 percent.
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Our water resource management
Despite abundant precipitation and a strong network of reservoirs, water shortages remain one of the most challenging crises Taiwan faces. Zyxel sees water resource management as a vital element in achieving sustainability. As Zyxel Worldwide Headquarters is not involved in any manufacturing activities, its entire water footprint stems from employees’ daily water usage and air conditioning. Our water withdraw rate is trending downward. The annual water withdraw in 2021 was 4,321 metric tons, a 10.5% reduction from the previous 4,831 metric tons. However, the annual wastewater discharge increased in 2021 due to water tower cleaning.
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Zyxel’s green initiative reaches a new milestone with the transition to renewable energy
Replacing coal- and gas- and oil-powered energy with renewable energy plays an essential part in reaching zero-emission, which is an indispensable part of our efforts in reaching the ultimate 2050 net zero goal. In 2019, Zyxel American Headquarters implemented a 200kW solar system to supply approximately 90 percent of the power required to operate its Anaheim-based facilities. This marks an important milestone in Zyxel’s aggressive program to reduce its carbon footprint and improve energy efficiency. We're aggressively evaluating renewable energy adoption at our Worldwide Headquarters and other regional offices.
Go green! Zyxel’s annual Walkathon promotes sustainable living
Zyxel is devoted to creating a healthy and balanced workplace where every employee can excel at work while maintaining regular exercise habits. From 2021 onward, Zyxel Worldwide Headquarters annually organizes the “Walk from Heart” Walkathon event that encourages all Zyxel employees to take tangible actions in reducing carbon emissions and enhancing personal health. In 2022, Headquarters employees who participated in the Walkathon event generated over 156 million steps, equivalent to the annual carbon sequestration of 1,565 trees.