Delta selected for DJSI world for the Tenth Year in a Row
Published on : Tuesday 24-11-2020
Named industry leader in electronic equipment, instruments, and components for the fifth time in three consecutive years.
Taipei, November 16, 2020 – For Delta Electronics' active response to the severe challenges of climate change, the company has been selected for several of the 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Delta was named to DJSI World for the tenth consecutive year, as well as industry leader in electronic equipment, instruments, and components for the fifth time in three consecutive years, and also selected for the DJSI Emerging Markets for the eighth consecutive year. In 2020, Delta continues to be highly competitive in the DJSI's evaluations of the world's leading companies. In addition to obtaining the highest environmental scores in the industry, Delta's total environmental and social score set a record high. DJSI awarded Delta the highest scores for seven major items in the global electronic equipment industry, commending Delta's emphasis on and implementation of the three sustainability dimensions of environment, society, and corporate governance (ESG). In particular, Delta responded to climate change by setting a science-based target (SBT) of 56.6% in 2017, after which its renewable energy use in 2019 reached 44.1% to achieve its 2019 target of a 29% reduction in carbon intensity.
Mr. Jesse Chou, Chief Sustainability Officer of Delta, said that Delta actively implements its corporate mission: "To provide innovative, clean, and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow." Delta invests around 8% of its total revenue every year in innovative research and development (R&D), continues to develop more eco-friendly products and solutions based on the core technology of power electronics, and strives to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions, while fully disclosing the company's goals and performance in ESG to fulfill its corporate social responsibility. Delta has reached its SBT for two consecutive years, and the proportion of renewable energy it uses has increased significantly to 44.1% to actively contribute to keeping global warming below 1.5ºC. In addition, Delta has called on the public to pay attention to water issues through a tour of its 8K environmental documentary "?ater with Life in Taiwan" launched by Delta's foundation to educate society.
Delta's various efforts have received high recognition by the outside world. In the latest DJSI evaluation, Delta obtained the highest scores for seven items in the global electronic equipment industry, including four full scores in "Innovation Management," "Environmental Reports," "Social Reports," and "Climate Strategy" as well as the highest scores in "Code of Conduct", "Product Responsibility," and "Human Rights Management." This demonstrates Delta is not only dedicated to investing in innovation and R&D, improving resource efficiency and increasing the proportion of renewable energy it uses, but that Delta also pays attention to human rights and takes into account ESG development. This has resulted in DJSI naming Delta an industry leader a total of five times in three consecutive years.