Energy and climate change.

Eclat has made it a priority to become more energy-efficient. We use energy-saving strategies and projects, among other efforts, to track and reduce our environmental impact across our operations.

Reducing our energy consumption

Eclat regularly analyzes and reviews its energy consumption to reduce and manage the consumption intensity. In 2022, the total energy consumption by our Material Division was 1,029,816,170,173 kJ, lower than in 2021 — with the energy intensity in 2022 reduced by nearly 8.82% compared with the year prior, mainly under the replacement of liquor-saving dye machines and air-compressors pipeline supply changes.

The total energy consumption and energy intensity of the Garment Division increased by 24.09% and 7.42% compared with 2021 — Due to the increase of production capacity and the plant expansion in Indonesia. Eclat continues to promote various energy-saving projects, reducing energy use and intensity to reduce our emissions globally.

Material Division

Kilojoule (kJ) energy consumption

Non-renewable energy
Renewable energy127,450,800116,326,8006,050,815,200
Total energy consumption992,328,802,6861,141,059,495,9051,029,816,170,173
Total throughput (ton)20,10828,00927,723
Energy intensity (KJ/ton)49,349,950.4040,739,030.1737,146,635.29

Garment Division

Kilojoule (kJ) energy consumption

Total energy consumption100,129,554,73388,631,494,492109,983,784,752
Total throughput (dozen)4,637,3035,254,7736,070,438
Energy intensity (KJ/dozen)21,592.2016,866.8518,117.93

Reducing our CO₂ emissions

Strengthening our climate resilience.

Eclat’s revenue increased by 10.63% compared with 2021. We reduced the total emissions of Scope 1 and Scope 2 in 2022 by 2,780.76 tons of CO₂ compared with 2021, and the absolute emissions decreased by 2.19%. Emission intensity in the Material Division reduced by 4.4% compared with 2021, and the emission intensity of the Garment Division remained constant that reduced by 9.56% compared with 2020.

As of 2022, Eclat was still not the subject of critical interrogation and login control. The voluntary check is based on ISO14064-1:2018. Scope 3, the other indirect greenhouse gas emissions at each site, are selected and calculated according to data availability.

In 2022, an investment of nearly 100 million Taiwan dollars was put towards establishing a solar power facility at a Taiwan factory site with a capacity of approximately 2,022.09 kilowatts (KW). The solar power installation was completed in June 2023. During the same year, approximately 1.53 million kWh of electricity was generated, equivalent to the amount of 762.05 t-CO₂e carbon emission reduction rate.

Corporate Greenhouse Gas (GHG)

Emissions (t-CO₂e)

Scope 1 + 2 (Direct and Energy Indirect GHG Emissions)116,027.64126,912.59124,131.25
Scope 3 Other Indirect GHG Emissions2,537.542,570.842848.90
Material Division
Scope 1 + 2 (Direct and Energy Indirect GHG Emissions)95,921.04106,244.64100,450.70
Total throughout (ton)20,10828,00927,723
Emission intensity (t-CO₂e/ton)4.773.793.62
Garment Division
Scope 1 + 2 (Direct and Energy Indirect GHG Emissions)17,944.6818,395.2221,301.77
Total throughout (dozen)4,637,3035,254,7736,070,438
Emission intensity (t-CO₂e/thousand dozen)3.873.503.50
  1. Scope 1 refers to direct emissions of greenhouse gas.
  2. Scope 2 refers to indirect energy emissions of greenhouse gas.
  3. Scope 3 refers to other indirect greenhouse gas emissions (including employees’ overseas travel, waste removal, and disposal, upstream raw materials, raw materials, product transportation, etc.).

Scope 1&2 GHG Emissions (t-CO₂e)

Amount Discharged124701.4601839.65842.182396.851000126980.151
Percentage (%)98.211.450.030.31000100
  1. Eclat follows ISO 14064-1:2006 and the Greenhouse Gas Emission Coefficient Management Table 6.0.4 from the Environmental Protection Administration to calculate its greenhouse gas emissions, including the six main gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbon, perfluorinated carbon, and sulphur hexafluoride) and nitrogen trifluoride. These calculations are used to determine the company’s emission coefficient and Global Warming Potential.
  2. Eclat adopts the operational control approach while summarizing greenhouse gas emissions and therefore, 100% of the emissions in the inventory are recognized.
  3. Sources of the Scope 1 direct greenhouse gas emissions include natural gas, bituminous coal, diesel, and gasoline.
  4. The electricity emission coefficients for facilities in Taiwan are determined by the Bureau of Energy under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, while those for facilities in Vietnam are determined by the Meteorology, Water, and Climate Change Bureau under the Energy and Environment Department of Vietnam. The emission coefficient for externally purchased steam is provided by Ta-Yuan Cogen Co., Ltd.

Energy conservation and carbon reduction proposal

Energy conservation approachCarbon reduced (t-CO₂e per year)
Dayuan Factory
Replace the traditional dyeing machines and switch to low liquor ratio dyeing machines1304.59
Hsi-Chou Factory
Replace the traditional light tubes and switch to LED fluorescent tubes.0.74
Eclat Fabrics Vietnam
The Post-dyeing cooling water heat recovery program is for reusing cooling water into the process, reducing heating gas consumption.1310.31
The air-blower efficiency improvement plan replaces the high-efficiency air-bearing turbo blower to reduce the power consumption per air output unit.281.33
Eclat Textile Vietnam
Replace the traditional light tubes and switch to LED fluorescent tubes.1.3
Replace the traditional motors and switch to servo motors104.8
Replace the traditional air compressors and switch to inverter air compressors15.56
  1. Solar power is based on an annual generation of 33,924 KWH and is calculated with the solar power carbon reduction coefficient announced by the Vietnamese Government (605/KTTVBDKH-GSPT).
  2. Electricity emission coefficient in Taiwan is 0.509 kg CO2e/kWh; Vietnam: 0.6612 kg CO2e/kWh.

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