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Acer declares sustainability mission with Earthion platform
Acer declared its mission to help tackle environmental challenges with its Earthion platform that unites the strengths of its employees and supply chain partners, as well as expands the circle of impact of its sustainability efforts.
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Acer declares sustainability mission with Earthion platform

(Philstar.com) - June 1, 2021 - 3:10pm

MANILA, Philippines — Taiwanese tech giant Acer announced that it has joined the RE100 initiative and also shared a pledge to achieve 100% renewable energy use by the year 2035.

In addition, Acer declared its mission to help tackle environmental challenges with its Earthion platform that unites the strengths of its employees and supply chain partners and expands the circle of impact of its sustainability efforts.

These strengths and efforts are exemplified by the Aspire Vero notebook, its first sustainability-focused product under the platform.

Acer has long been committed to enhancing energy efficiency, and to set a new to source renewable energy for all of its energy use by 2035, they also announced that it has joined RE100, a global corporate renewable energy initiative that brings together hundreds of large and ambitious businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity.

Green energy has been utilized by various Acer operations since as early as 2013, with some locations even installing solar panels to generate their own solar power.

In 2020, the Acer Group achieved 44% renewable energy use.

Acer declares sustainability mission with Earthion

Acer decided to take its environmental commitments further with Earthion, a platform that combines the strengths of the company, its supply chain partners, consumers (channels) and their employees.

Earthion is a blend of the words “Earth + Mission” and is the name Acer has created to represent its mission to help tackle environmental challenges through innovative and integrated solutions.

The driving force behind Earthion is each member’s belief that its mutual collaboration can effectively create a positive impact on the environment.

In 2020, all of Acer’s notebooks have adopted recycled paper for packaging, and these environmentally friendly designs have saved 8,750kg of paper pulp and cut down on the usage of 20 million plastic bags.

From Acer’s internal recycling activities, over 50 metric tons of batteries were recycled and remanufactured into new ones. More than 75% of Acer employees across 50 countries participated—driven from their hearts.

With Earthion, this initiative has expanded again. Acer seeks to share this culture with its partners and suppliers, creating a single overarching platform and creating an even larger circle of impact.

Today, the company has a clear goal of utilizing clean energy and sustainable materials, culminating in a concerted effort with its suppliers and partners to build its Earthion platform, starting with the Aspire Vero, a sustainability-focused notebook.

Acer’s transparent reporting efforts have been recognized by global sustainability indices and the company has won industry accolades for ESG performance.

In 2020, Acer was listed on three global sustainability indices: the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Emerging Markets Index for the seventh consecutive year, the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes with an “AA” rating, and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index for the fifth year.

In addition, Acer was ranked among the 100 most sustainably managed companies in the world by The Wall Street Journal.

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