Our Sustainable Development Blueprint
Inspired by the teaching of the Bible, Everlight Chemical upholds Truth and Love as the foremost principles underpinning our business operations. Guided by these principles, we have adopted “Pursuing Improvement and Innovation, Promoting Human Dignity, and Improving Human Welfare” as our core philosophy.
Sustainability ESG Policy
Since our honorary chairman formulated the above company philosophy, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development have always been a key priority to us. Given the nature of the specialty chemicals industry, environmental protection and pollution prevention are integral to our day-to-day operations. In November 2022, the Board of Directors deliberated and approved our company-wide Sustainability ESG Policy, as summarized below:
At Everlight Chemical, we define our sustainable development goal as “Do Our Part as a Global Citizen, Contribute to Protecting Our Planet.” We aim to take concrete actions (Better Chemistry) to contribute positive impact to the economy, environment and the society (Better Life). To that end, we strive to effectively integrate internal and external resources and adopt a systemic approach to advance towards our vision of becoming a high-tech chemistry industrial group contributing to people’s lives. Our Sustainability ESG Policy encompasses three aspects and nine implementation guidelines:
- Sustainable Environment (E): implementation guidelines for environmental management, green chemistry and zero-carbon economy
- Social Responsibility (S): implementation guidelines for happiness enterprise, community engagement and contribution to society
- Corporate Governance (G): implementation guidelines for business by integrity, shareholder interests and organization resilience
Meanwhile, we recognize that the chemical industry must make more positive contributions to environmental protection and take steps to reduce negative impacts. Therefore, we fully support the Taiwan Chemical Industry Association’s (TCIA) Net-Zero Emissions Declaration initiative, which calls on businesses to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, as well as the goal proposed by the National Development Council (NDC) to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 24% by 2030 (compared to 2005 levels).