Environmentally Friendly Materials | Green Material Usage | Circular Economy | ASUS ESG website, ASUS ESG goal
Since 2017, we have used more than 1,689 tonnes of PCR plastic.
Since 2017,we reduced carbon emissions by 11,607 tonnes CO2e.
Approximately 21,039 tonnes of recycled paper was used for main products in 2022.
In 2022, the utilization of recycled paper in our main products increased by 22% compared to 2020.
Among ASUS products, mainstream products contain more than 30% plastic of total weight, which accounts for the largest amount of materials used. Therefore, we cooperate with the suppliers to explore the opportunities that increase the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic as much as possible without compromising quality, function, and durability. The average PCR plastic content of ASUS' business laptops is 5%. Moreover, ASUS developed PCR plastic with antibacterial functions by applying our innovative R&D skills.
Since 2017, we have used more than 1,689 tonnes of PCR plastic and reduced carbon emissions by 11,607 tonnes CO2e.
In 2022, we began to try a more diverse range of eco-friendly materials. For example, we used 30% post-industrial recycled metal in the metal casing of our business laptob ExpertBook B9 for its lightweight design. Our consumer laptops UX5304 is made from sea waste plastic, while the entire shell of our ROG gaming mouse is produced using biological matrix resin made from castor oil.
In the future, ASUS will continue to explore a wider variety of eco-friendly materials in our products by taking actions to support the circular economy and fulfill ESG.
Starting from 2019, ASUS has replaced PE bags with PET non-woven fabric. We increased the use of recycled pulp for the paper packaging of certain products to 90%. Approximately 21,039 tonnes of recycled paper was used for main products in 2022, which was an increase of 22% on 2021.
In terms of resource protection and the ecology, ASUS has started to use paper materials from Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™), and use a total of 71.7 tonnes in 2022.
Asus has not only been innovative in materials but also recognized by FSC for our efforts in designing packaging materials with longer lifecycle. In November 2022, ASUS was invited to the FSC™ Asia Pacific Business Forum to share our views on sustainability. In the future, we not only improve our design of FSC™ packaging, but only greatly reduce the use of virgin plastics.