• Environment Protection
  • Response to Climate Change
  • Water Resource Management
  • Green Manufacturing
  • Greenhouse Gas inventory & reduction
Environment Protection Policy

We are fully aware the importance of environmental impact that unavoidable and related to our manufacturing processes, thus it is our responsibility and commitment to protect the environmental, our dedication and continual improvement. Apex has established a greenhouse gas inventory in 2016 as its emission reduction target list, and plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the inventory by 5% in the next five years:

  • Conform to requirements of environmental laws and regulations
  • Improve continuously the prevention of pollutions
  • Carry out energy and resource-saving projects
  • Implement education and training in environmental protection
  • Import “Services for Passing &Exchanging Electronic Documents”

Action:
1. Adopt the greening project around the factory.
2. Organize the planting of mangroves.
In the year 2019, Apex allocated 310 thousand Baht to support social activities, mainly to communities’ needs. Apex takes the initiative to care for employees , and our employees are happy to give back to society after work.

Response to Climate Change

APEX's strategies for responding to climate change are to monitoring risks and opportunities in aspects of regulations, natural disasters, customer requirement and company reputation, and lead to actions taken as below:

  • To understand the GHG emission/inventory of APEX, and also obtained the assurance of its result from third-party.
  • Set up energy saving target, cooperate with qualified supplier/government resource with system-integrate technology, to be most efficiently consume energy during the production behavior.
  • Plan to install roof-top solar cell PV model for the first stage of renewable energy adoption policy within 3 years.
  • For water resource management, to survey the solution to recycle the front/middle/after production water usage, saving water and reduce the risk of drought impact to APEX.
  • Green Production : strictly require factory and suppliers of the prohibition of conflict minerals adoption, and well treatment for factory waste chemicals.

Apex has set up factories in Thailand for more than ten years, and has experienced the worst flood disaster in Thailand in decade in 2011. Apex deeply understands the risks and opportunities brought about by climate change and has begun to pay attention to environmental issues. Apex has made the identification of climate change risk and opportunity lists according to the Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Recommendation (TCFD) 4 and the reference to the manufacturing climate change adaptation guideline 5 ,and adopt the corresponding measures, as shown in the following table:

Apex Climate Change Risk Lists and Corresponding Measures

Apex Climate Change Opportunity Lists and Current Measure/Future Goal

Water Resource Management

Since water resources are inherently local, APEX collaborates with the Industrial Estate Administration to discuss raw water allocation and emergency response plans for water shortages. APEX understands that climate change can cause flooding and drought. We took the following actions to respond to water resource risks.)

  • Identified short-term and long-term water resource risks.
  • Developed and executed short-term and long-term water resource risk mitigation projects such as wastewater recycling.
  • Continuing to conserve water consumption in each fab.

Thai factory CW water utilization rate

Waste Water
All environmental protection policies made by Apex’s Corporate Social Responsibility Management Committee are based on different environmental regulations. The waste water discharge inspection standards of Apex is stricter than those imposed by the Ministry of Industry of Thailand for waste water discharge system quality control in industrial zones in order to reduce the impact of production activities on the environment.

According to Sinsakorn Industrial Estate, Apex is obligated to control waste water in accordance to standard parameter prior discharge waste water to the waste water treatment system of Industrial Estate.

The following is the water usage report of Apex 2018 and 2019 (Unit: cu.m):

Apex Thai factory has projected to recycle water utilization rate before recycle: 84%; after recycle:95%.

Green Manufacturing

APEX seeks to optimize processes to minimize raw material use and waste production, protecting the environment while reducing costs at the same time. APEX has a designated unit that periodically reviews raw materials reduction performance. Internally, we optimize our process recipe for raw material usage, which can not only reduce production cost but also reduce the generation of pollutants and wastes. Externally, we require our process tool suppliers to review and minimize the chemical usage step by step.

The following is the waste disposal report of Apex 2018 and 2019 (Unit: ton):

GHG Emission

Apex is aware of global concerns on climate change and Green House Gases (GHG) emissions and materiality for all organizational departments to take action on GHG emission reduction. Apex has established the first GHG inventory as initial review or materiality in this issue since 2016. This information then leads to company objective in energy conservation and GHG emission reduction as tentative for 5% GHG emission reduction within the next 5 years.

Apex operations mainly consumed electrical energy for manufacturing and power supply, working on energy conservation program led to gradual decrease in both energy consumption and GHG emission.

2019 annual energy saving implementation:
1. Both plants focused on improving air pressure/air conditioning/ice water systems and replacing energy-saving bulbs to improve the energy efficiency of the system by 20%.
2. In 2019, Apex process 8 energy saving projects and saved 11,000,000 kWh, i.e., reducing 6,836 ton CO2 emission.

Other type of GHG concerns are from the supply chain, so Apex chose to establish GHG scope 3 inventory for premium freight as initial information. Apex is expecting to expand the inventory for all mode of transportation and evaluate appropriate work with supplier to control GHG scope 3.
Apex has applied TGO-CFO (Thailand Green House Gases Management Organization-Carbon footprint for Organization) scheme (as equivalent to ISO14064-1:2006) as reporting standard and formulated the GHG inventory list. This standard covers the report of Carbon dioxide (CO2) ,Methane (CH4), Nitrous oxide (N2O) as applicable to consolidation of Apex’s operational control approaches. The following is the GHG inventory (report in tCO2e) of Apex 2018 and 2019:

 

 

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