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E.SUN FHC Commits to "Business Ambition for 1.5°C"

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Achieving 100% renewable energy by 2030 & becoming a net-zero bank by 2050

E.SUN FHC signed the "Business Ambition for 1.5°C" pledge this year with intermediate targets approved by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi). E.SUN is the first financial institution in Asia to adopt the 1.5°C climate target, an initiative aligned with international standards. The company has set mid- and long-term goals and announced before Earth Day that all of E.SUN’s domestic proprietary buildings will be converted into green buildings by 2027. 100% renewable energy will be used at domestic business locations by 2030. The bank will net-zero carbon by 2050. Through planned, systematic, and disciplined actions, concrete measures will be taken and the greatest efforts will be made on the part of E.SUN to control the effects of global warming.

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E.SUN Hope Campus obtained LEED gold green building certification and green server rooms. By 2027, all of E.SUN’s proprietary domestic buildings will be converted into green buildings. (Photo: Business Wire)

For years, E.SUN has continued to pay close attention to climate change. Since 2017, E.SUN took the lead to inventory carbon emissions data of all domestic and overseas locations as well as adding solar energy equipment or reconfigure them directly into green buildings. The "Chiayi Branch" is a model branch for environmentally friendly operations. The branch is a certified green building installed with solar panels and featured with an space dedicated for environmental promotion. Branch operations are expected to powered entirely by green energy. As of the end of 2020, 12 of E.SUN’s buildings have obtained green building certification; 16 buildings are equipped with solar power generation equipment.

Chairman Joseph N.C.Huang (黃男州)of E.SUN Bank said that although net-zero carbon emissions is an extremely difficult goal, it is also one that must be achieved in the future. To this end, government agencies, enterprises and members of the general public must join in fully exerting their powers and abilities as we accelerate the process towards net-zero carbon emissions through innovative technology and comprehensive energy policies. E.SUN has utilized its financial influence to support the construction of renewable energy infrastructure, including financing solar power plants and wind power projects, issuing green bonds.

E.SUN upholds its responsibility as a global corporate citizen by continuing to cooperating with more like-minded partners in taking concrete actions to mitigate climate change and ensure environmental sustainability as it seeks to build a beautiful home for mankind with zero carbon emissions.

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Public Relations, E.SUN FHC
Virginia Lin