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A Green and Sustainable Hub

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A Green and Sustainable Hub

Environmental management systems supplemented by energy management systems and GHG inventories have been fully implemented by TIAC since 2019. In the combination with a top-down approach for systematic monitoring and measuring of sustainability and environmental issues to facilitate improvements in accordance with environmental policies and targets. For this, TTIA received a Level 3 Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) and the top-ranked (Platinum) prizes in the Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition program from Airports Council International (ACI). TIAC strives to exert corporate value and influence while upholding a spirit of sustainable growth and environmental protection, expending full efforts in protecting the earth.

  • CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
  • Climate Action
Material issues: Energy and emission management
Policies and Commitments

TIAC has formulated the following environmental policies and sustainability commitments:

  1. Comply with laws and regulations to fulfill energy and carbon reduction responsibilities
  2. Formulate management performance indicators under environment, carbon, and energy management systems
  3. Create low-carbon operating environments and a gradual lowering of GHG emissions year by year
  4. Support green designs and procurement processes to promote environmental sustainability
  5. Advocate energy and carbon reduction education measures and enhance employee understanding of environmental protection issues
  6. Invite stakeholders to participate in carbon management
Goals Short-term GHG emissions per passenger were reduced by 2% each year compared to base year (2013)
Mid- and long-term Continue to implement energy and GHG management and promote joint reduction measures with TTIA on-site companies.
Grievance mechanism

Please refer to the following sections: Methods of engagement listed in the “Stakeholder Identification and Engagement Table” of the material issues and stakeholder communication section, or “Contact Us”on TIAC’s website.

Specific actions For more details on specific actions carried out in 2019, please refer to Section 4.2.2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Carbon reduction projects and benefits.
Evaluation mechanism
  • TTIA obtains external ISO 14064-1 and ISO 50001 verification each year and have applied for Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA).
  • TIAC convenes management meetings for the environment and energy management systems each quarter, and all contractors and on-site companies can communicate with TIAC at any time.
Extraordinary Sustainability Achievements

Airports Council International Airport Carbon Accreditation(ACA) TIAC electrified airport vehicles, replaced terminal lighting with LED lights, enhanced efficiency through planned usage of airport incinerators, improved energy consumption in the air conditioners and electrical equipment, and replaced natural gas water heaters with high-efficiency heat pump systems to significantly improve airport energy and resource usage efficiency while maintaining normal operations. In 2019, TTIA was recognized by the renowned Airports Council International and obtained Level 3 Optimization Airport Carbon Accreditation.

Airports Council International Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition (GAR)In 2019, TTIA was ranked the first place (Platinum Award) among airports with passenger traffic volumes of 10-45 million for the “Replacement of Ground Electrical Service and Ground AirConditioning Units for Terminal 1 and 2” project. In 2020, TIAC’s “Overall Management and Construction Plan for Water Resources” project took first place (Platinum Award) again among airports with passenger traffic volumes of more than 35 million. Receiving such a distinguished first-place ranking for two consecutive years is solid and undeniable proof of TIAC’s efforts and results in promoting improvements of energy and resource equipment.

TTIA was recognized by the renowned Airports Council International and obtained Level 3 Optimization Airport Carbon Accreditation.
Overall Management and Construction Plan for Water Resources project was awarded the Platinum Award for airports with passenger traffic volumes of more than 35 million.
Green Airport

TIAC designed appealing seasonal greening decor plans after careful observation of passenger and staff flow and habits, incorporating tropical plants with vitality to bring harmony and color to TTIA spaces without affecting visibility and accessibility. These gorgeous plants helped to purify the air, reduce carbon dioxide levels, and enhance visual experiences, and these benefits in turn amplified the passenger experiences provided under internal and external services, bringing unparalleled warmth to the passengers and staff members within the airports.

Greening decorations for Chinese New Year at TTIA
Greening decorations for Christmas at TTIA

TIAC established the “Plan for Joint Participation in Carbon Reduction” in 2017. As of yearend 2019, the number of participating on-site companies had risen from 59 to 74. TIAC has jointly implemented varied energy and carbon reduction actions in the aero park through training and communication, for example by promoting use of pre-conditioned air (PCA) and fixed electrical ground power (FEGP), and use of electric luggage trolleys by ground handling companies.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

TIAC pays attention to GHG emissions, regularly conducts annual GHG emission inventories, and has obtained ISO 14064-1 verification. TIAC GHG emissions for the past three years were as follows:

GHG emissions for the past three years

Year 2017 2018 2019
Scope Scope 1 Scope 2 Scope 1 Scope 2 Scope 1 Scope 2
Emissions (tons CO2e) 13,006.74 107,420.92 14,893.44 104,033.39 18,541.31 100,735.32
Percentage for the year 11% 89% 13% 87% 16% 84%
Total 120,427.66 118,926.83 119,277.46
Emissions per passenger
(kg CO2e/people)
2.68 2.56 2.45
Year 2017
Scope Scope 1 Scope 2
Emissions (tons CO2e) 13,006.74 107,420.92
Percentage for the year 11% 89%
Total 120,427.66
Emissions per passenger
(kg CO2e/people)
2.68
Year 2018
Scope Scope 1 Scope 2
Emissions (tons CO2e) 14,893.44 10,4033.39
Percentage for the year 13% 87%
Total 118,926.83
Emissions per passenger
(kg CO2e/people)
2.56
Year 2019
Scope Scope 1 Scope 2
Emissions (tons CO2e) 18,541.31 100,735.32
Percentage for the year 16% 84%
Total 119,277.46
Emissions per passenger
(kg CO2e/people)
2.45

The base year for calculations, 2013, was also the first year TIAC began conducting GHG inventories. Using the figures for this year as a foundation, TIAC established a 2% annual reduction target for emissions per passenger. TIAC GHG emissions in 2013 were 110,400 tons CO2e, and emissions per passenger were 3.43 kg CO2e. These annual reduction targets and other sustainable development targets continue to be achieved through lessening of operational carbon emissions. TIAC will continue to steadily achieve sustainable development goals.

Noise and Air Quality Management

Takeoff and landing volumes are closely monitored by TIAC and specific areas have been designated for test runs and engine testing. TIAC has a total of 18 fixed monitoring stations. Professional personnel were invited to conduct comprehensive analysis of wind directions, seasons, ground noise, and aviation noise. TIAC allocates “rebates” and “noise control fees” to the Taoyuan City Government each month. TIAC proactively maintains close relations with local governments and residents to fulfill its mission of inclusive society.

Air quality in all spaces is carefully monitored, including in arrivals and departure halls, dining areas, and all stores. Furthermore, frequent testing is carried out for the purposes of checking for carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, bacteria, and suspended particles with a particle size of less than or equal to 10 microns. TIAC advocates the use of public transportation, works to reduce idle vehicle time, and has electrified all airport vehicles to lower air pollution levels in surrounding regions.

Energy Resource Management

A corporation that falls within the transportation service industry, TIAC does not manufacture any products. Corporation energy usage mainly stems from purchasing power and operations vehicles. All vehicles are undergoing a gradual process of electrification, and TIAC currently owns five hybrid electric vehicles and three electric vehicles as of year-end 2019, with an additional three electric vehicles scheduled to be purchased in 2020. In the future, TIAC will prioritize purchases of electric vehicles to reduce fuel usage and emissions of GHGs and air pollutants. To keep abreast of and improve upon energy usage, TIAC will continue to obtain ISO 50001 energy management system verification each year. Energy usage and heating values for the past three years are shown in the following table:

Energy usage over the past three years

Year 2017 2018 2019
Energy types Unit Usage amounts Heating value (GJ) Usage amounts Heating value (GJ) Usage amounts Heating value (GJ)
Diesel (mobile emissions) Liters 40,135.7 1,411 36,346.2 1,278 35,531.9 1,249
Diesel (stationary emissions) Liters 250,082.8 8,794 278,991 9,810 197,512.8 6,945
Vehicle gasoline Liters 57,420.6 1,875 57,721.1 1,885 49,837.0 1,627
Purchased electricity kWh 193,900,577 698,034 195,184,594 702,657 197,908,965 712,464
Total GJ 710,114 715,629 722,286
Year 2017
Energy types Unit Usage amounts Heating value (GJ)
Diesel (mobile emissions) Liters 40,135.7 1,411
Diesel (stationary emissions) Liters 250,082.8 8,794
Vehicle gasoline Liters 57,420.6 1,875
Purchased electricity kWh 193,900,577 698,034
Total GJ 710,114
Year 2018
Energy types Unit Usage amounts Heating value (GJ)
Diesel (mobile emissions) Liters 36,346.2 1,278
Diesel (stationary emissions) Liters 278,991 9,810
Vehicle gasoline Liters 57,721.1 1,885
Purchased electricity kWh 195,184,594 702,657
Total GJ 715,629
Year 2019
Energy types Unit Usage amounts Heating value (GJ)
Diesel (mobile emissions) Liters 35,531.9 1,249
Diesel (stationary emissions) Liters 197,512.8 6,945
Vehicle gasoline Liters 49,837.0 1,627
Purchased electricity kWh 197,908,965 712,464
Total GJ 722,286

Notes: Heating values are calculated in accordance with the “Greenhouse Gas Emission Coefficient Table (Edition 6.0.4)” issued by the Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan.

Water Resource Management

All raw drinking water equipment and pressurized water tanks are well maintained and managed. Measures include advanced prevention, enhancement of monitoring efficiency, as well as standardized procedures for handling abnormal items. These highly important measures not only enhance service quality and water supply efficiency, but also reduce waste of water resource right at the very source. To regulate water flows and reduce water consumption, TIAC fully replaced all water-saving faucets, toilets, and water pumps in airport toilets in 2019.

Waste Management

TIAC successively carried out the following renovation projects from year-end 2018 to 2019, which are Improvement and replacement of heat exchangers, Improvement and replacement of fly ash conveyors, Inspection and repairs of dust collector funnels, Improvement of waste crushers etc, enhancing incinerator efficiency. TIAC’s waste composition is shown in the table below:

Waste composition and ratios in 2019

Category Weight (tons) Resource recycling ratios Percentage of total (%)
General waste 10,505.23 - 95.1%
Recycled materials Newspapers 388.84 71.7% 3.5%
Glass 117.36 21.6% 1.1%
PET bottles 19.50 3.6% 0.2%
Aluminum cans 6.12 1.1% 0.1%
Metal cans 10.47 1.9% 0.1%
Total recycled resources 542.29 100.0% 4.9%
Total 11,047.52   100.0%
Category Weight (tons)
General waste 10,505.23
Recycled materials Newspapers 388.84
Glass 117.36
PET bottles 19.50
Aluminum cans 6.12
Metal cans 10.47
Total recycled resources 542.29
Total 11,047.52
Category Resource recycling ratios
General waste -
Recycled materials Newspapers 71.7%
Glass 21.6%
PET bottles 3.6%
Aluminum cans 1.1%
Metal cans 1.9%
Total recycled resources 100.0%
Total  
Category Percentage of total (%)
General waste 95.1%
Recycled materials Newspapers 3.5%
Glass 1.1%
PET bottles 0.2%
Aluminum cans 0.1%
Metal cans 0.1%
Total recycled resources 4.9%
Total 100.0%
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