CMI and the CHIMEI brand are leading the way in responding to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA)'s product carbon neutrality declaration and carbon management initiative, and announced their plan at the EPA’s event today. The model selected by both parties is the 42-inch LED-backlit LCD TV, which has completed the quantified carbon reduction management plan based on updated PAS 2060 specifications, i.e. carbon emissions are calculated for the entire lifecycle of the product – from extraction and processing of raw materials for components/parts, manufacturing and assembly of modules, assembly and packaging of products, to delivery to the customer, user stage and product end-of-life stage. In the process, panel/system maker CMI aided in completing the product’s greenhouse gas inventory, carbon footprint inventory and carbon footprint reduction plan, while the CHIMEI brand realized carbon neutrality of the product. Carbon footprint for the product is expected to continue to be lowered as a result of the active implementation of green design and carbon reduction measures. For unavoidable emissions, carbon offsets are used to ensure no net increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases, ultimately achieving the objective of carbon neutrality. Taiwan consumers will soon see the launch of the CHIMEI brand carbon-neutral LCD TV.
With “To Earth, With L.O.V.E.” as the core theme of its comprehensive green vision, CMI has taken the lead in product carbon footprint (Note 2) and product water footprint (Note 3) initiatives. In the wake of these initiatives, CMI is pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with the CHIMEI brand to demonstrate the result of “green value chain” (Note 4) through the co-production of a green product under Taiwan's first carbon neutrality plan. In the future, CMI hopes to continue promoting the green-value LCD display industry chain, providing customers with a wide range of green services,” said CMI CEO Hsing-Chien Tuan.
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