In 2007, CMI began GHG inventories. In 2008, CMI published the EPDⓇ Type III Environmental Declaration for green products. In 2009, CMI initiated the Carbon Footprint Project by following the international footprint standard PAS 20501. In August 2009, CMI completed the PAS 2050 Carbon Footprint verification for the world’s first LCD panel. CMI also obtained the first group of Carbon Footprint Label from the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA). In 2010, apart from passing the PAS 2050 Carbon Footprint verification for its 18.5” and 42” LCD panels, CMI completed the carbon footprint verification for the 19” and 42” LCDTV in collaboration with customers.
CMI began aggressive “water footprint” inventory in July 2010 to capture the environmental impact on water resources of CMI products and for the reference of water footprint risk management of products. In 2010, CMI established the Water Footprint Reporting System according to the Water Footprint Manual: State of the Art 2009 published by a non-profit international organization Water Footprint Network. The water footprint inventory and assessment on the product supply chain were conducted by Det Norske Veritas (DNV). In September, CMI passed the assessment and obtained the first water footprint verification statement for the product supply chain in the panel industry with its 18.5” LCD monitor panel.