Delta Named to CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index

October 14, 2014 by Jeff Shepard

Delta Electronics Inc. was just ranked at the highest A-level of the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) of the 2014 Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Delta was the only company from greater China to be named to the index from nearly 2,000 listed companies. The CDP recognizes Delta's long-term efforts implementing its corporate mission through saving energy in daily operations, reframing climate risks as opportunities, promoting environmental education and further extending its social impact.

Delta is deeply concerned about climate change trends. Since 2007, Delta has proactively responded to the CDP and managed relevant climate risks as well as opportunities. Among the CDP’s assessments, Delta was ranked at the highest A-level for excellent performance in carbon management strategy, annual carbon reduction goal and achievement status, and annual carbon reduction practices and implementation. Delta was selected as a member of both the CPLI and Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).

Mr. Yancey Hai, chairman of Delta Electronics, said, “Delta fulfills its corporate mission "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow" in our daily operations. We further utilize opportunities from climate change risks through our development of sustainable technologies and solutions. For the past four years, Delta's high-efficiency products and solutions have contributed a total savings of 11.9 billion kWh of electricity and a reduction of carbon emissions by about 6.4 Million tons of CO2e, which equals to the annual emissions of 2 million cars. We have reduced the electricity intensity of Delta’s major production sites by 40.4% and energy savings from Delta's 11 worldwide green buildings were as high as 12 million kWh in 2013. In addition, Delta is dedicated to raising climate awareness, promoting environmental education and green building concepts, and training green-collar talent. Our environmental education and training courses have been attended by over 15 million people.”

The CDP was organized by 385 investor institutes in London, England in 2000. Since 2003, the CDP has assessed the world's largest companies on their climate change risks and opportunities, carbon emissions disclosures, as well as carbon management performance.

This year, 2,000 listed companies participated in the CDP’s assessment. A higher score by the CDP represents greater completeness of information disclosure, while higher rankings represent better response to climate change. Currently there are 767 investment institutes with assets of US$92 trillion that adopt CDP information on a regular basis.