ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Management Policy

Low-carbon Operations
FarEastone Telecommunication (FET) is well aware of the risks and opportunities our enterprise operations may bring on the environment and energy consumption. Therefore, we have established an Energy and Environmental Management System to provide useful resources from the perspective of the telecommunication life cycle. We collaborate with business partners, suppliers and contractors, continuing to improve energy efficiency, promote pollution prevention, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and continually improve energy performance to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
In accordance with the above-mentioned policies, we formed the Energy Management Committee to enforce effective internal energy management. The Energy Management Committee is headed by the Chief Human Resource Officer and meets every quarter to discuss energy-related targets and performance. Its membership includes vice presidents of various departments to ensure that every department enforces FET’s energy-saving and carbon-reducing practices. In addition, FET began progressively introducing the ISO 50001 Energy Management System to support the creation of practical, effective, and easy-to-use energy management mechanisms and frameworks. FET also defined the Environmental & Energy Policy, which are used to govern energy management practices at all business sites, promote energy-saving action plans, as well as audit and help to verify actual performance.
Under FET Environmental & Energy Policy, we have defined separate energy management targets for office areas and data centers based on their operational characteristics. The energy baseline is set as 2017,from 2018 to 2020, office areas are set to reduce their energy-use intensity (EUI) by 1.5% compare to the previous year. Power usage effectiveness (PUE) to be raised by 1% in 2018. PUE for 2019 and 2020 is set to be increased by 1.5% from the previous year respectively. In the future, FET will also maintain the policy of reducing the energy consumption by selecting air-conditioners with inverter drive systems, lower the unnecessary usage of air-conditioned equipment, improve lighting power usage, and replace equipment that use energy inefficiently.
Environment and Energy Management Committee
Implement Environmental and Energy Management
To better manage its environmental impact, in 2015, FET began introducing the ISO 14064-1 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory. Annual GHG emissions are calculated for the year under which business activities took place.BSI third-party assurance was approved in 2016.Furthermore, in Q3 of 2016 we expanded the Energy Management Committee, and the scope of management now extends from energy management to environmental management, GHG emissions reduction, and climate change response. In October 2016, we began to introduce the ISO14001 environmental management system, and this is expected to pass external assurance in Q2 of 2017, helping to increase environmental management credibility.
Security Measures of Workplaces
According to government Regulations and Fire Act, all FET’s workplaces have established appropriate fire-fighting systems and executed regular equipment maintenance declarations, as well as the fire prevention management. We will also implement disaster prevention education every six month to enhance disaster resilience and personnel awareness.
According to FET physical security management protocols, all areas are set up with different clearances covered by access control, surveillance and alarm systems. The mechanism has been certified of ISO27001 each year since 2014.