Blueprint for Low-carbon Transition and Climate Strategy | ACER ESG
While climate issues have driven the transformation of the global low-carbon economy and business models, Acer shoulders the mission of being a leader and promises to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and increase the share of renewables in energy consumption to 100% by 2035. It also looks to integrate existing and new business groups to formulate low-carbon sustainable business strategies, create ESG value and ultimately improve corporate competitiveness.
Blueprint for low-carbon transition and climate strategy
To achieve the net-zero carbon emission by 2050, Acer has announced the key strategies including 9 directions under 3 major pillars. We are committed to reducing carbon footprint and emissions with 3 dimensions of business operation, product and service, and value chain.
In business operations, Acer has introduced the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the internal carbon pricing mechanism to monitor climate risks and opportunities fully and eﬀectively. In response to the Science Based Targets (SBT) aligned with the 1.5°C carbon reduction pathway, we are committed to achieve a 50% carbon reduction in operations (Scope 1+2) by 2030 compared to 2019, and implement a number of carbon reduction and renewable energy actions to reduce operating carbon emissions. In addition, we conduct carbon-negative research, including carbon credit development, and carbon capture and utilization (CCU).
In product and service, Acer incorporates the circular economy concept and considers the product life cycle in R&D and design to reduce the environmental impact and balance product management and environmental performance. Acer has introduced the carbon footprint tool, completed the carbon footprint report of all commercial PC products (including Chrome book) and representative desktop PC and monitor products, and developed Modern Standby power management mode. Acer also launched the environmentally friendly Vero product line. It all begins with raw materials as we continue to increase the use of sustainable materials such as post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR) and ocean-bound plastic (OBP) to reduce the material carbon footprint. Acer promotes the reuse of resources and establishes a circular economy.
In the value chain, since "Project Humanity" in 2017, Acer has been implementing environmentally friendly actions and laying the foundation for a net-zero carbon emission strategy with global employees for a low-carbon supply chain. In 2021, we launched the "Earthion" project to promote carbon reduction action to like-minded suppliers and work closely with suppliers and partners in projects such as energy, product design, packaging design, manufacturing, logistics and recycling to reduce the plastic materials used in the production process. We join hands with the suppliers to execute low-carbon transformation where collaboration can bring a positive impact on the environment and create a cleaner and more sustainable future life.
Acer's Net Zero Emissions Strategy
Minimize Energy consumption
Set energy-saving targets, use high-energy eﬃcient equipment, choose electriﬁcation, and low (or carbon neutral) fuels
Use Renewable Energy
Install renewable-energy generation facilities, sign power purchase agreement (PPA), purchase renewable energy certiﬁcates
Carbon Removal and Oﬀsets
Purchase and develop carbon credit, research on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS)
Products and Services
Low-Carbon Products and Services
Boost product energy eﬃciency, reduce the carbon footprint of products and services
Choose Sustainable Materials
Use post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics and ocean-bound plastics (OBP) in products
Smart, Circular and Renewable Applications
AI, IoT, circular, renewable energy storage and creation
Commit to Carbon Reduction Targets
CDP, science-based targets (SBTi), RE100
Green Manufacturing and Logistics
Save energy, use low (or carbon neutral) fuels, optimize processes
Realize a Low Carbon and Circular Economy
Material circularity, DaaS (device as service) business