In light of the European Union's Energy Using Product (EuP) directive and to understand how products could affect our environment through the resources used in their manufacture, use, and end-of-life phases, Pegatron initiated a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) program, which is sponsored by the Taiwanese Government. ASUS provided Taiwan its first Life Cycle Inventory Questionnaire Form and would like to encourage other Taiwanese industries to implement and set up a Taiwanese Eco-profile database together. We would research and execute lifecycle inventory and assessment cooperatively with other Taiwan companies.
In accordance with the ISO 14040:2006 (Lifecycle Cycle Assessment Principle and Framework) and ISO 14044:2006 (Life Cycle Assessment Requirements and Guidelines), we have established the structure and standard processes of our Life Cycle Inventories (LCI) work. Pegatron undertakes LCI surveys and furthermore will issue Eco-profiles (of different products) as the basis for evaluating our compliance with the EuP directive.
Pegatron customizes mechanical parts for its products during the design phase. Our R&D department cooperates with our strategic partners to assess the LCA impact of these mechanical parts. Therefore, one phase of the LCI focuses on products' mechanical components. In this phase, Pegatron collects information regarding the manufacturing process and its environmental energy inputs and outputs. This data is set up for our Eco-profile database to compile and measure the overall LCA impacts of manufacturing mechanical parts.
With this data available in our Eco-profile databases for each distinct component manufacturing process, designers can better understand the potential environmental impacts of each process. At the same time, the TEEMA Association (Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association) and Pegatron jointly established LCI tables and Eco-profile databases for mechanical parts manufactured by Taiwanese industries. Data is being gathered from a standardized LCI survey form from all industries in Taiwan .