Environment and energy management

Environment and energy management

Energy Management

In response to the global environmental trend, D-Link has obtained ISO 14001:2015 environmental management system certification, and continues to implement environmental protection measures with the main task of raising environmental awareness and establishing a green enterprise.
The D-Link headquarters building mainly consumes externally purchased electricity. Each year, energy conservation goals are stipulated according to the requirements of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System in order to reduce the power consumption of the building. The electricity consumption decreased by 2% in 2022 through the energy-saving project, and the power consumption has decreased year by year.

Green electricity will be activated from July 1, 2023, and the monthly transfer rate will be 1,000 kWh.

Implemented and planned energy conservation measures in the past 3 years are as follows

  • 2018
    Installed energy-saving circulation fans in the IT office on the 4th floor and installed energy-saving LED panel lights in the west front area of the 2nd floor
  • 2019
    Installed energy-saving circulation fans in the office areas and conference rooms on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th floors of the building and adjusted the on/off times for the air conditioning units (turned off 1 hour earlier)
  • 2020
    Replaced the lighting in the public areas and toilets of the 1st to 6th floors with energy-saving lights (LED panel lights)
  • 2021
    Replaced the lighting in the offices, conference rooms, and manager offices on the 5th and 6th floors of the headquarters building in Taipei with energy-saving LED panel lights
  • 2022
    The 463 lighting fixtures on the 4th floor of the headquarters building were replaced with energy-saving lighting fixtures, which would be expected to save 55,351 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, equivalent to 2% of the electricity in 2021.
  • 2023
     The lighting on the other floors of the headquarters building is expected to be replaced with energy-saving lights. The energy conservation goal is 1.5% annually.
In addition to the aforementioned improvements to the building facilities, D-Link regularly conducts energy conservation promotion to employees and has set up energy-saving signs next to the switches in the conference rooms, reminding employees to develop the habit of switching off lights and air conditioners. In 2022, the externally purchased electricity decreased by 8.51% compared with the previous year.

Energy Consumption and Intensity Statistics from 2020 to 2022

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management

D-Link has passed the ISO 14064-1:2006 Greenhouse Gas Inventory certification and formulated the following policies according to the requirements of the ISO 14064 Greenhouse Gas Inventory System:
  • We are dedicated to disclosing corporate carbon emissions to fully understand the carbon emissions within the company
  • We work with our business partners to expand the scope of carbon reductions together
  • We provide more diverse low-carbon products and services for our consumers and users
  • We have increased information transparency and reduced emissions for the carbon footprints of our products
In order to implement the carbon reduction policies, D-Link independently conducts greenhouse gas inventories and stipulated the goal of reducing carbon emissions by 10% by 2026 using 2021 as the base year. D-Link planned to conduct revision guidance for ISO 14064-1:2018 in 2022. The verification was completed by a third-party impartial inspection unit by August 2022 and continues to implement greenhouse gas inventories and reductions. The carbon emissions of Categories 1 and 2 summarized by the Company in 2022 decreased by 10.5% compared to 2021. The relevant data is expected to be verified by a third party in July 2023, and the verified data will be announced on the official website.Please refer to the link for details : ISO 14064-1 2018 Greenhouse Gas Verification Report Opinion
ISO 14064-1 certificate

GHG Emissions and Intensity Statistics from 2020 to 2022


Legal or International Standards






Greenhouse Gases (GHG)

ISO 14064-1

Scope 1

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Greenhouse Gases (GHG)

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Scope 2

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Greenhouse Gases (GHG)

ISO 14064-1

Scope 3

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Greenhouse Gases (GHG)

ISO 14064-1

Scope 1 + 2

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Greenhouse Gases (GHG)

ISO 14064-1

Average Emissions Per Person

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Water Resource Management

D-Link headquarters building and Taiwan branch are located in the metropolitan area of Taipei City. The water source is tap water from the Feicui Reservoir, which is mainly consumed for domestic water. The domestic wastewater generated after use is discharged into the underground sewers set up by the government. The amount of wastewater discharged is the data after deducting the evaporation and spillage from the inflow (total water consumption = total water intake – total drainage). In addition, all bathroom faucets in the headquarters building were equipped with water-saving switches to save water resources. Although D-Link is not a company that consumes a significant amount of water resources, it still conducts self-supervision and does a good job in every aspect of water conservation, and does its best for environmental sustainability. In 2022, the total water consumption decreased by 5% compared with 2021

i. Statistics on Water Consumption in 2020-2022 ( Unit: in million liters)

                              Note: The total discharge is estimated based on 90% of the total water intake.

ii. Water Resources Intensity Statistics from 2020 to 2022

Waste Management

In order to implement the goal of sustainable resource utilization and waste reduction, D-Link adopts “reduction at source, recycling of materials, and diversification of treatment” as the main principle of waste treatment to effectively recycle resources, and constantly promotes and reminds employees to reduce and sort waste in the workplace. At the same time, environmental-friendly tissue, toilet paper, and service paper are used to reduce tree felling. In 2022, the total annual waste volume decreased by 2.4 tons (approximately 11%) than the previous year.

Waste management strategy:

1. Source reduction: save the use of natural resources and reduce waste generation.
2. Material resource utilization: The waste is sorted and recycled to reduce the environmental burden.
3. Diversified processing: Recycle resources through recycling, reuse, etc.

Waste classification management and implementation:

Waste generation data from 2020 to 2022

                    *The company has fully adopted electronic invoices since 2021. In 2022, the company issued a total of

                       5,313 electronic invoices, reducing a total of 0.016 metric tons of carbon emissions