Biodiversity and Zero-deforestation Commitment

Biodiversity and Zero-deforestation Commitment

D-Link’s global operations are primarily located in technology parks or general office buildings, none of which are operating near key biodiversity areas (KBA). Nonetheless, recognizing that biodiversity conservation helps promote climate change mitigation and adaptation, and has significant implications for agricultural development, food security, public health, and economic sustainability, D-Link makes this Statement of Biodiversity and Zero- Ddeforestation Commitment in reference to the spirit of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with the hope of fulfilling UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17, to protect biodiversity, sustainable use of diversity, and achieve fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources.

D-Link’s Commitment

(1) Ensure that our operational activities comply with international, national, and local laws related to biodiversity and zero deforestation.
(2) Avoid activities that negatively impact threatened and protected species.
(3) Respect legally designated protected biodiversity areas.
(4) Choose appropriate tools to assess the biodiversity-related risks of all D-Link operating sites.
(5) Informed purchasing decisions will not be made from suppliers involved in the loss of biodiversity and illegal deforestation.
(6) Encourage our suppliers to assess the biodiversity-related risks of their operating sites.
(7) Seek opportunities with partners to reduce biodiversity damage.
(8) Support biodiversity convention activities or initiatives.

D-Link’s Actions

(1) Make commitments to biodiversity and zero deforestation while promoting the importance of biodiversity to our stakeholders.
(2) In 2022, D-Link embarked on a cooperative project with a charity partner, Guppy Inclusive, to help bees in Nantou County, Taiwan, return to their habitat with the aim to balance the local ecological environment through contract farming. Through this project, we will promote the concept and advocacy of biodiversity and zero deforestation to our employees.