The world's leading display and solar solutions provider, AU Optronics (AUO)(TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO), today announced its 46" TFT-LCD panel and solar module EcoDuo PM240P00 to have obtained the world's first ISO 14045 eco-efficiency assessment of product systems verification. The ISO 14045 system emphasizes that corporations can include the evaluations of environmental resources and protection when considering product values to further increase business performance and competitiveness. With ISO 14045 verification, AUO has once again set a new environmental benchmark for the industry.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO14045, "Environmental Management -- Eco-efficiency Assessment of Product Systems -- Principles, Requirements and Guidelines" on May 8, 2012. The essence of ISO 14045 is to encourage corporations to consider the eco-efficiency of products, lower environmental impact, and diminish resource usage of products' life cycle whilst increasing product competitiveness. Corporations could then adopt eco-efficiency as one of its sustainability indicators.
To fulfill the ISO 14045 eco-efficiency assessment of product systems verification, AUO has weighed in energy consumption, response time, and product carbon footprints of its 46" TFT-LCD panel. And BenQ Solar's PV module EcoDuo PM240P00 has evaluated its maximized power output, conversion rate, and product carbon footprints. In the future, AUO will take product efficiency and environmental protection into consideration for all of its products to optimize product eco-efficiency.
For a long time, AUO has committed itself to green innovation. After the announcement of "AUO Green Solutions" in 2008, AUO has pushing itself to achieve the targets that it has set. It is expected that its carbon footprint level will reduce 30% 2012 comparing to 2009. With the goal of sustainability, AUO will balance business development and environmental protection to create win-wins.