Corporate Social Responsibility

Environmental Sustainability

Policy on Environmental Safety and Hygiene

Every Novatek employee is expected to regard environmental protection as his/her responsibility. Since we are dedicated to sustainable operation and development, the nature and scale of environmental impact and safety and hygiene hazards resulting from our company operation are required to be in compliance with laws and regulations in order to minimize any harm to our environment. In order to do our part to help fulfill this goal, Novatek promises to:

  • Be dedicated to preventing pollution, possible injures and ill health, so as to reduce safety and health risk.

  • Research and develop environmentally-friendly products.

  • Be committed to energy saving and carbon reduction, as well as enhancing resources recycling and reuse.

  • Obey laws and regulations on environmental protection.

  • Regularly review the results of our environmental protection/safety/health performance in order to ensure that we are achieving our goals.

  • Ensure that all employees understand their personal responsibilities toward environmental protection and safety and health.

  • Disclose all relevant policies to the public and stakeholders.

  • Regularly implement workplace inspections to ensure the relevance, appropriateness and continuous improvement of the policies for the company.

Novatek passed the LRQA certification on May 10, 2007 and was awarded ISO 14001 environmental management system and OHSAS 18001 occupational safety and health management system certificates.

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Green Products

The subject of green product management has been advocated for years. Novatek has always been dedicated to promotion of green management measures in the three major categories of source raw material procurement and selection of green suppliers, supplier process monitoring and finished product monitoring management, and international regulation review and customer document management. We plan to implement the concept of sustainable environment via systematic measures.


Novatek has established a green product management system in accordance with customer requirements and international environmental protection laws and regulations, and has been granted the green product recognition by the international brand of SONY. We have requested our suppliers to be in compliance with “Novatek’s Regulations on Hazardous Substances” via hazardous substances management of the supply chain, and the effective operation of hazardous substances management system has been ensured via periodic reviews.

Energy and of Greenhouse Gas

Novatek is a specialized IC design company engaged in product design, R & D and sales. The production of our products is carried out by professional foundries. For this reason, the Company's internal energy demand is mostly the same kind of demand found in ordinary peoples' livelihoods such as air conditioning and lighting. The main source of energy is electricity, and the energy consumption from other sources is extremely limited.


Novatek has been monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas inventory annually since 2010. The greenhouse gas inventory system of Novatek is based on the ISO 14001 environmental management system and ISO 14064-1 greenhouse gas management system, and we have continued with the monitoring and management of greenhouse gas emission in compliance with environmental safety and health management system and the policies on environmental safety and health. We have also been actively promoting various greenhouse gas emission reduction measures in accordance with the inventory result. Novatek can reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emission on the environment and climate and fulfill its social responsibility via constantly improved plans and activities.


Statistics of greenhouse gas emission

In 2018, the total amount of GHG emissions from the Company was 11,237.20 metric tons of CO2e/year (Category 1 and Category 2), and the biomass emission was 0.00 metric tons of CO2e/year

Year Type of greenhouse gas CO2 CH4 N2O HFCs PFCs SF6 NF3 Total


emission amount

2018 Emission amount
(Ton of CO2e/year)
10,926.73 131.68 0.59 178.19 0.00 0.00 0.00 11,237.20 0.00
Ratio of total emission amount(%) 97.24 1.17 0.01 1.59 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 -
2017 Emission amount
(Ton of CO2e/year)
9,014.21 128.28 0.67 178.19 0.00 0.00 0.00 9,321.36 0.00
Ratio of total emission amount(%) 96.70 1.38 0.01 1.91 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 -


For more environmental information, please refer to the “Environmental Sustainability” chapter in the Corporate Social Responsibility Report. Download