In response to pressing global concerns for rising temperatures and sea levels, Topco Scientific Corporation, a key supplier in semiconductor materials with revenue surpassing NT$50 billion in 2022, takes a crucial step forward, pledging to lead in implementing ESG and SDGs values, driving a sustainable health industry.
Topco remains a decorated corporation despite heavy competition, including recognition as one of Taiwan’s Top 100 Sustainable Enterprise by CommonWealth Magazine, winning the Bronze Award in the APSAA Asia Pacific and Taiwan Sustainable Action Awards, and being listed among the Top 100 Sustainable Exemplars in the TCSA Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards.
Recently, Topco’s subsidiary ECO Technical Services Corporation received the 2023 National Excellent Construction Award for the Taitang Huwei Modernized Agriculture Circular Livestock Farm project. Another subsidiary, Anyong Freshmart, has garnered attention for introducing the market’s first “carbon-labeled fish essence product in Taiwan.”
“As global awareness for food safety and the environment rises,” Vice Chairman Lai Shang-Gui stated, “our subsidiary Anyong Freshmart is constructing the health industry with a technological mindset, incorporating healthy dietary concepts.”
Intelligent Pig Farms — Win Win Win for Livestock, Environment, and Energy
Visiting ECO Technical Services Corporation’s modernized circular livestock farm, one can witness a newly constructed enclosed negative-pressure water curtain production environment, effectively reducing the odor from pig farming. It also provides cooling and ventilation, enhancing the breeding and reproductive capabilities of pigs while increasing productivity and improving animal welfare.
This intelligent pig farm concept adopts a resource recycling approach, converting waste into renewable energy and reducing water consumption through automated water drinkers and rainwater purification, cutting water usage by two thirds. “The sludge and liquid waste generated by the pigs are recycled into biogas for electricity generation, reducing methane emissions and increasing green energy supply,” explained Lai Shang-Gui.
The green energy and water-saving designs annually reduce carbon emissions by 2,000 metric tons, equivalent to the carbon absorption of 130,000 trees in one year. With rooftop solar panels, the site generates an estimated 3.8 million kilowatt-hours of green electricity annually, enough to power 1,084 households for a year.
Fish-Energy Symbiosis — Revolutionizing the Industry towards Global Net Zero Carbon
To further promote green consumption among consumers, Lai Shang-Gui mentioned that their flagship product, “Anyong Fish Essence,” has undergone a carbon footprint assessment as Taiwan’s first fish essence product with a carbon label. The group commits to investing NT$3 to 6 billion annually to integrate solar power stations and environmental projects, aiming to rejuvenate the industry through “fish-energy symbiosis” and align with global net-zero carbon emissions.
“We collaborate with farmers and local fishermen to improve fishing yields using intelligent farming models, employing AIoT and big data,” said Lai Shang-Gui. Anyong Freshmart ensures quality control throughout the production, feed, and farming process, establishing a billion-dollar integrated supply chain. With semiconductor-grade equipment and technology, they safeguard food safety, care for the land, and achieve sustainability.
As a member of the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi), Topco Scientific Corporation commits to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 through the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO14001 and ISO50001 environmental and energy management systems.
“Topco has long pioneered green energy technology development, excelling in liquid and solvent waste recycling, sludge transportation and management, and biogas power generation,” said Lai Shang-Gui.
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