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Sep 12, 2011



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Release Date: Apr 19, 2011

CMI and CHIMEI brand co-produce world's first carbon-neutral LCD TV

Chimei Innolux (CMI) has announced on the eve of Earth Day its collaboration with the CHIMEI brand to introduce carbon-neutral (Note 1) LCD TVs by the end of the year, demonstrating CMI's continuous CO2 reduction efforts in line with the green consumer demands. CMI also hopes to encourage more manufacturers to shift to green production and design through consumer support.

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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Carbon neutrality: Refers to achieving net zero emissions of greenhouse gases worldwide through a series of carbon reduction measures for total greenhouse gases directly or indirectly produced by a product, organization or activity within a certain period of time.

Carbon footprint: CMI calculates carbon dioxide emissions during the lifecycle of a unit product starting from raw material extraction and the production stage based on PAS 2050 and ISO 14067-1.

Water footprint: CMI evaluates water-use and wastewater effluent data, and calculates total water consumed in the production process for each unit of product in the supply chain, based on the Water Footprint Manual: State of the Art 2009.

“To Earth, With L.O.V.E.” Green Vision: Caring for the environment through sustainable practices is at the heart of CMI's “To Earth, with L.O.V.E.” philosophy. Green is now the code word in all that CMI does, whether it is green living, operations, value chain, or the pursuit of harmony between the environment and humanity (or L.O.V.E. for short). The key feature of this vision is its holistic view. With an initial focus on providing its employees and partners with high quality, green living opportunities, Chimei Innolux has also set its sights on implementing green production technology and practices. Leveraging its good fortune and influence as a global corporate citizen, CMI endeavors to care for the Earth by pursuing sustainable development.

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