Green Chemistry Principles
➤ In 1996, Everlight Chemical obtained ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification.
➤In 1998, the Company became the first among its peers in the chemical industry in Taiwan to introduce environmental accounting standards (green accounting standards).
➤Since 2005, we have adopted the concept of atom efficiency, a metric proposed by experts from the international chemistry community, to review our production processes, from starting materials to end products, so as to reduce waste, lower environmental pollution or impact and maximize resource utilization. This practice also aligns with GRI 306: Waste 2020.
➤ Starting from 2015, we have been implementing the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. From product development to mass production and late-stage processing, we promote green chemistry principles and apply them in our day- to-day operations. We have begun to see tangible results from the years of efforts we have put in. We will continue to pioneer green chemistry practices in our industry and deliver our brand commitment to Better Chemistry, Better Life.
Since 2005, Everlight Chemical has adopted the concept of atom efficiency, a metric proposed by experts from the international chemistry community, to review our production processes, from starting materials to end products, so as to reduce waste, lower pollution or environmental impact and maximize resource utilization. We apply the green chemistry principles and set atom efficiency targets for all aspects of our operations, including material selection, product design, manufacturing and material processing & recycling. We also work with suppliers and clients to improve resource utilization and circularity, by focusing on four key practices: recycling, modification for reuse, purification of byproducts for sell-back and repurposing waste.
Everlight Chemical implements these principles in product development and production and uses atom efficiency as an internal performance indicator, doing our best to put green chemistry concepts into practice.