Hon Hai Longhua Campus awarded UL 2799 Gold-Level Certification of Zero Waste to Landfill Operations, the world’s 1st comprehensive eco-park
8 April 2022, Taipei/Shenzhen, Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn), the world’s largest technology manufacturer and service provider, has been recognized again for its achievements in promoting the circular economy, and has recently obtained the UL 2799 “Gold Level Certification” for their “Zero Waste to Landfill” efforts at their Shenzhen Longhua Campus in Mainland China. To further their efforts in waste management, the company has pledged to gradually transform all their factory sites into “Zero Waste Factories”. In addition, the company will continue to implement international environmental and sustainability initiatives, which will allow them to build a sustainable business.
Achieving “Zero Waste to Landfill Production” is a main goal for Hon Hai Technology Group.
To achieve the “Zero Waste to Landfill” policy at its Longhua Campus, Foxconn introduced the Turbo Waste management system in 2021—using technology to better track waste treatment and waste diversion. The company’s efforts were lauded by the Shenzhen municipal government, who designated the Longhua Campus as an “Eco-demonstration Park” for waste management, which will contribute towards Shenzhen’s efforts of being a Zero Waste city.
Previously, facilities recognized as Zero Waste to Landfill belonged to one single legal entity and campus. This time, due to the diversification of work patterns as well as living environment and facilities in the Longhua Campus, it has become the very first Eco-demonstration Park granted “Gold Level Certification” in the world.
The company’s gold level certification from UL 2799 certifies that their waste management initiatives has resulted in a 99% diversion rate of waste, with 7% thermal processing with energy recovery. These results include waste management across the group’s 14 corporations based at Foxconn’s Longhua Campus, including FIH Mobile, Foxconn Industrial Internet (Fii) and Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT). Foxconn will continue to improve its waste management initiatives, with the goal of attaining UL 2799’s platinum certification in the future.
“Foxconn Longhua Campus has a long history of development—being awarded UL Group’s gold-level certification is testament of Foxconn’s tangible efforts towards sustainability. We will continue to accelerate our efforts in sustainability, to work towards the goal of a “Zero Waste Factory”. These initiatives implemented will allow us to gradually meet the sustainable development goals advocated by the United Nations”, said Ron Horng, Vice President of Hon Hai Corporate Environment Division.
Doug Lockard, Vice President and General Manager of UL Retail and Global Consumer Goods, said ‘‘We are very honored to collaborate with Hon Hai on ESG standards, UL’s waste management and international standards assistances on transparent management and sustainable development; Foxconn Longhua Campus has demonstrated the best practices on material cycle.’’
In addition, in 2021, the Group’s Hengyang Campus and Kunshan Campus in mainland China have both obtained UL 2799, the Highest Platinum Rating for Zero Waste to Landfill in name of one single campus and legal entity. In the future, the implementation of waste sorting and resource recovery policy will be further strengthened with the objective of achieving 100% waste conversion rate.
The ESG vision of Hon Hai Technology Group is “Technology for Smart Living, Passion for Sustainable Development, Creation of a Better Future Together”. The company will use its own core competence resources and cooperate with external counseling to invest in green actions and the implementation of the concept of “Sustainable Development = EPS + ESG”.
In addition, in response to Climate Action 100+, Hon Hai is ready to submit a 1.5°C carbon reduction commitment with commercial ambition to the Science-based Carbon Targets Initiative (SBTi), which will be more accurate when combined with the Climate-related Financial Disclosure Recommendation (TCFD). It will allow us to manage environmental risks to improve climate-change-resilience and commit to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.