Environmental Protection

We are the designer and manufacturer of electrolytic copper foil, a kind of important up-stream material commonly applied in the printed circuit board industry and the copper foil laminate industry. Although industrial waste and wastewater will be produced during the manufacturing process, we fully understand the importance of environment protection, abide with the consistent environmental protection idea of LCY Corp., and continue to invest resources in reducing the products’ life cycle on the environment in order to meet or surpass legal standards, achieve zero-accident on employees, site facilities, and the safety of society , and express our utmost respect and protection towards the life span of mankind, the ecosystem and the site.

LCY GROUP Environmental Protection Policy

Environmental protection is the primary objective of EMS (Environmental Management System). Implementing environmental protection measures is the established management objective of the company. We carry out environmental protection activities, promote the Responsible Care System, and make continuous improvement in the spirit of compliance with requirements and standards. We make sure all internal activities are in total compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and do so with vigilance to effect the sustainable operation of every activity.

We carry out:

  • Established ISO-14001 environmental management system in order to consistently improve environmental protection performance.
  • Environmental protection related laws and regulations.
  • Strengthen all employees’ understanding on environmental protection to carry out eco-friendly ideas.
  • Take environmental friendly actions by utilizing recycled energy and implement waste management measures.

Recycling Rank Z Copper Foil

Copper foils that were assessed as rank Z products by the quality examination process will be recycled and reused according to the site’s process to reduce copper usage rate.

Wastes (copper and its compounds)

According to law, related measures will be included in “Industrial Waste Disposal Plan”, reported to the authority, and clearance and disposal practitioners that were approved by the authority will be hired to appropriately dispose produced wastes. Hazardous industrial waste (copper and its compounds) produced from the factory can be processed through “reusing”, “solidify burying” and other methods. As high as 90% of waste (copper and its compounds) is appropriately processed by “reuse” to achieve the goal of reducing waste.

Production of arsenic-free copper foils.

In order to meet related international regulations regarding environmental protection (such as PoHS, REACH and others), we have comprehensively introduced inc-free manufacturing of copper foils from 2014. Copper foil produced were examined by SGS, thus completing the test, examination and production of arsenic-free copper foils.

Non-Conflict Mineral Procurement Policy

Conflict minerals refer to the mining of tin (Sn), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W), and gold (Au) through armed conflict, human rights violations (such as labor exploitation and child labor), and environmental destruction. In 2011, the United States Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Act, requiring all companies that use these four minerals in their products or processes to declare whether they use conflict minerals and disclose the countries of origin of such minerals to avoid directly or indirectly funding armed conflict in the Central African region.

For product design and development, tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold are necessary materials for electronic product functionality. We have made every effort to obtain non-conflict minerals from our metal suppliers by improving our processes. We have obtained statements from our metal suppliers confirming that the metals we obtained are non-conflict minerals. We also require our suppliers to prioritize purchasing metal from legally operated smelters to avoid the misuse of metals from conflict areas, fulfilling our corporate social responsibility.

Risk assessment and strategies for environmental, social, and corporate governance issues:

Based on our current operations and in line with the responsibilities of various departments, we have developed four main risk assessment dimensions for "Green Operations," "Employee Care," "Sustainable Governance," and "Partner Management," with short, medium, and long-term plan execution goals. The management policies for these four dimensions are as follows:
(1)Green Operations: "Occupational Safety and Environmental Protection" is a necessary condition for maintaining operations. We comply with legal regulations and emphasize greenhouse gas emissions, energy management, water resource management, and industrial waste management to continuously optimize green processes.
(2)Employee Care: "Health and Safety" is a basic guarantee for our employees. We establish a friendly workplace that meets safety standards and attaches importance to labor-management relations and employee training to implement employee care.
(3)Sustainable Governance: "Integrity is the foundation" is our main business philosophy. We emphasize legal compliance and supervisory management mechanisms, prohibit improper interests, reduce crisis impact costs, and continuously improve corporate governance.
(4)Partner Management: "Two-Way Cycle" is a positive indicator for upstream and downstream industry chains. We regularly audit supplier and customer risks and always maintain good management mechanisms.

Potential risks and opportunities arising from climate change and their response measures

In the face of global climate change, the occurrence of global warming, windstorms, floods, and droughts is difficult to predict, and it will have an impact on the industry supply chain, making it difficult to avoid operational risks. To reduce the impact of climate change on operations, our company plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (based on the average production capacity emissions over the past three years, gradually reducing emissions and achieving baseline reduction targets in stages), improve resource utilization efficiency (energy conservation, electricity conservation, water resource reuse), and evaluate the feasibility of purchasing green energy or other green energy sources to find opportunities in the face of climate change.

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