Biodiversity Maintenance

In response to global concerns on biodiversity and forest conservation, UMC has formulated the “UMC Biodiversity and Reforestation Commitment” to declare the Company’s attitude on protecting natural environment through the supervision and promotion of sustainable governance.


UMC Biodiversity and No Deforestation Commitment

Human economic activities lead to the deterioration of natural environment, loss of biological resources, and endanger the balance of ecosystems. UMC is committed to start from its own operations and call upon supply chain partners to jointly support the biodiversity maintenance and forest conservation, as well as to promote the well-being of human beings and the earth, to respond to the challenges posed by climate change to our environment and ecology. 


Our Commitments:

  1. Avoid constructing manufacturing facilities or engaging operations adjacent to globally or nationally protected biodiversity areas.
  2. If the operating activities are adjacent to key biodiversity areas, sequential measures such as avoidance, minimization, restoration and offset will be taken to reduce ecological impact.
  3. The Company is committed to biodiversity conservation with the goal of Net Positive Impact on the environment and ecology.
  4. Comply with the international or local forestry laws or policies, and follow the principle of Zero Net Deforestation, so as to avoid deforestation.
  5. Actively cooperate with suppliers and external stakeholders to support and practice biodiversity conservation.
  6. Promote the concept and values of biodiversity, enhance public awareness of ecological conservation, and encourage ecological conservation actions
  7. Actively respond to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other initiatives to preserve biodiversity.


Our Action

UMC has been supporting environmental and ecological conservation in Taiwan for a long time. UMC promotes biological diversity and species restoration in the environment, and enhances people’s conceptualization of environmental protection from the two perspectives of conservation and education in the hope of caring for and protecting Taiwan’s native ecology. Since 1999, UMC has promoted greenhouse gas voluntary reduction programs and measures. UMC’s reduction achievements have passed the review of the Environmental Protection Administration, and obtained reduction amounts (i.e. carbon credits) in the GHG Early Action Project stage. Moreover, in 2014, UMC signed its first carbon credit trading plan approved by Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration with Dragon Steel Corporation, and the revenues from the carbon trade were used to launch the Eco-echo Ecological Conservation Hope Project, and to promote The Sauter’s Frog (Rana sauteri) Habitat Conservation Project, Eco Echo Award initiative, and other events to maintain biodiversity successively, enabling the enterprise to co-prosper with the environment and firmly protecting Taiwan’s ecological environment from damage.




The Sauter's Frog (Rana sauteri) Habitat Conservation Project

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