Environmental Protection

Protecting the environment is our steadfast responsibility.

                                                                                                                                                                                   Update date: 2023/07/24

Green products Management

Alpha purchases and manages legal raw materials through the hazardous substance management platform.

In response to the environmental protection laws of various countries and customer requirements, Alpha Networks Inc. runs a Green Product Management System (GPM), that employs control procedures and requires suppliers to sign a Guarantee, submit a third-party test report to ensure that a product complies with the list of controlled substances, avoids the impact of harmful substances, and ensures that the product complies with the spirit of green environmental protection from development to production.

Statistics on 3,553 MCD audits in 2022 are shown per month in the table below.Confirmation that the raw materials from the supplier meet the standards for controlled substances.

Launching environmental protection activities to mitigate the
environmental impact

Wastewater Management

Wastewater produced by Alpha consists of domestic wastewater and kitchen wastewater. As the wastewater is not from the production process so voluntary disclosure covers only domestic wastewater.

Waste Management

Alpha Networks formulates waste management procedures and establishes an effective internal waste management system to avoid environmental pollution due to improper waste management. Waste is divided into general waste,Hazardous industrial waste and general industrial waste. The Hsinchu factory has set up a waste storage area that complies with the regulations, and entrusted a government-approved waste cleanup that has not been punished in the past year Company processing. In order to achieve the waste reduction target, since 2017, the Hsinchu plant has strengthened the implementation of waste classification and labeling. According to statistics, the output of hazardous industrial waste and resource waste in 2022 will increase significantly compared with 2021. The main reasons for the analysis are: The monthly production capacity increased, the output of waste circuit boards, waste parts and waste solvents increased by 15,503 kg, and the output of waste paper and waste wood increased by 37,362 kg. The goal of material reduction.

Emission Control

Industrial emissions can be divided into particulate emissions and gaseous emissions. To ensure the effective control and reduction of emissions from the production process, Alpha (Hsinchu) retains an EPA-accredited environmental testing organization to measure the composition of emissions from the production process and reduce their environmental impact. All emissions must conform to the discharge standards set by law.

Energy Resource Management

Alpha is committed to promoting energy conservation and carbon reduction, making improvements to energy-intensive equipment, as well as upgrading environmental safety and health facilities of the company. This will not only improve the software and hardware for energy conservation and carbon reduction at Alpha (Hsinchu Factory) but also achieve the goals of energy conservation, GHG reduction, and safety & health management.

Loading adjustment of chillers and related equipment Objective: Automatic adjustment according to the ambient temperature to achieve energy conservation and carbon reduction.
Method: The loading of the chillers and related equipment is adjusted automatically based on the ambient temperature and the desired temperature in order to attain optimal system stability, efficiency, and minimal energy consumption.


Conduct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions audit to monitor the 
effect of the greenhouse effect

Due to the increasingly serious global warming, the international community promotes energy conservation and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction. In response to global climate change, Alpha Networks Inc. has joined the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), committing ourselves to carbon emission disclosure (ISO 14064-1) as an enterprise and product carbon footprint ( ISO 14067) to monitor, understand, control and reduce our GHG emissions in a timely manner.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

As a global citizen, Alpha Networks Inc. is very much willing to contribute to the protection of the global environment and to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2008, the ISO 14064-1:2018 greenhouse gas inventory standard was adopted, and the greenhouse gas emissions of that year were set as the base year. We remain committed to greenhouse gas emissions investigation, slowing down global warming, controlling and managing greenhouse gas emissions, and fulfilling our corporate responsibility for the global green new deal and the green economy. Alpha Networks Inc. The trend of greenhouse gas emissions from 2008 to 2022, as shown below:

Total emissions of greenhouse gas on 2022 of Alpha Networks’ Hsinchu Factory achieve 533,513.58 ton CO2e. The emissions per category were as follows:

Carbon Disclosure

Participated in the "Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)" since 2013, and registered greenhouse gases on the project website (https://www.cdproject.net) Inventory records, after the disclosure is completed, CDP will announce the annual disclosure and performance results, providing reference for customers and relevant interest groups. 2022 projects include climate change, water and supplier engagement.The disclosure of the project will analyze the main reasons for the project with lower grades, and will carry out relevant internal review and improvement and continue to follow up.At the same time, Mingtai Technology will continue to pay attention to related issues such as global climate change, and work together to improve. 

Implement supplier management to fulfill corporate social responsibilities

Supplier Selection/Evaluation/Reward and Punishment
The selection of suppliers is based on set criteria. Qualified suppliers must also undergo on-site audits or host review meetings to examine their performance. A high-priority supplier management list is maintained by Alpha based on each department's evaluation of vendor performance in five domains: quality, cost, delivery, service and technical. The evaluation outcomes are used as the basis for adoption of key parts and to motivate suppliers.In 2022, the average ratio of excellent (A) and good (B) suppliers was 98.46%, and the ratio of inferior (E) suppliers was 0.58%. Alpha offeredguidance to these poor (E) grade suppliers and demanded them to make improvements, while ongoing guidance was also provided toacceptable (C) and inferior (D) grade suppliers to address their problems in order to improve the overall quality of delivered products.

Supplier Status Evaluation
The Supplier Evaluation Operation Guidelines set the quarter as the statistical interval. The evaluation results are reported in the following month of each quarter. All key Alpha suppliers (involving large quantities and transaction amounts) are evaluated by the Purchasing,Engineering, and QA units in terms of quality, cost, delivery time, service, and technical capability (see table below). Those with a score of less than 60 will be listed as disqualified suppliers. If the score was lower than 60 points, it was listed as Non- recommended supplier.In 2022, 151 suppliers were evaluated, and 0 suppliers were listed as non-recommended suppliers. In 2022, no suppliers were suspended from new material transactions.

Supplier Purchasing Contract
To build a green supply chain, Alpha suppliers are required to adhere strictly to our “Hazardous Substance Guidelines.” Test report from independent third-party bodies must be submitted where necessary. Source management is practiced for supplier production processes,green product design and hazardous substances. Green management principles have also been incorporated into the supplier management system. In 2022, material suppliers signed a "Supplier Procurement Contract" with 56 companies. In the future, Alpha will continue to sign purchasing contract guarantees with the suppliers that we deal with to ensure the products we design and manufacture can also comply with customers' RoHS-related international regulatory requirements and fulfill the goal of building a Green Supply Chain.

Corporate Social Responsibility Audit
Alpha Networks aspires to form a sustainable partnership with our suppliers; besides valuing the suppliers' product quality, shipping date,and price, we also stipulated the Supplier Corporate Social Responsibility Management Operational Regulations based on the Code of Conduct - Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), hoping to fulfill corporate social responsibilities with our suppliers, implement risk management and operational sustainability. New suppliers must sign a supplier statement of commitment to ensure compliance with RBA requirements and fill in the Supplier RBA Self-Evaluation Questionnaire. The aim is to understand the suppliers' performance in labor, 
health and safety, environmental protection, management system, and business ethics before launching on-site audits according to the supplier category and follow-up supervision, in turn making sure that the shortcomings are adequately improved. In 2022, Alpha Networks conducted a supplier audit on 56 suppliers.

Disclose the source of raw materials – Banning the use of conflict minerals
Alpha is committed to monitoring the issue of conflict minerals, and to investigate the sources of gold (Au), tin (Sn), tantalum (Ta), Tungsten (W) and Cobalt (Co) minerals to ensure they are “conflict-free.” We promise to form long-term partnerships for mutual success with our suppliers. We expect and require suppliers to disclose the refineries and mines they work with.Suppliers are also asked to comply with theRBA Code of Conduct in fulfilling their corporate environmental and social responsibilities together. Suppliers have been required to signthe “Declaration on Non-use of Conflict Minerals” since 2013. 

Listening to the voices of the customers through the customer
satisfaction survey

Alpha Networks conducts customer satisfaction surveys to establish a customer need oriented quality system, where objective techniques are applied to evaluate the level of customer satisfaction towards the company's products or services. The aim is to ascertain the gap between customer needs and expectations in order to use it as the basis for improving the quality system, ultimately achieving the objective of sustainability.

It can be determined from the above charts that the customer satisfaction levels towards services provided by the Company in 2022 have declined. For items of the survey that fail to reach a score of 85 points, the responsible unit will propose improvement measures and follow through to resolve the customers' dissatisfaction. The responsible units will propose and implement improvement measures to solve customer dissatisfaction.However, customers highly appreciated our Green Product Implementation, and will continue to monitor customer needs and international regulations to meet those demands.