To measure Acer’s economic, environmental and social impact, we have introduced the True Value assessment tool to put a monetary value on external costs and benefits, stay on top of the full range of investment benefits and risks, and improve our ability to respond to risks and take advantage of business opportunities. Our True Value process is outlined below.
Identify key externalities through the identification of issues of materiality to Acer
Extend the identified key externalities into
all aspects of the value chain
Select externalities for inclusion in current year's calculations based on the availability of data,materiality (materiality matrix, industry special issues, Acer's own situation, etc.), and the relationships between externalities and Acer
Running trial calculations based on collected information and, where necessary, carrying out corrections and discussions focused on the completeness of the information
In 2020, based on the materiality analysis of our 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report and the material sustainability issues that should be addressed in the industry value chain proposed the following externalities that should be included in assessment: staff remuneration and benefits, public expenditure, procurements value, greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy use, water resource use, waste, electronic waste, industrial accidents, and digital inclusion. The final calculation of the organizational True Value produced in 2019 is approximately NT$68 billion. The understanding of material ESG externalities gained through this research, through attaching a quantitative monetary value to results and the scale of their impact, aids the Company by providing a useful reference for future internal sustainability management systems and corporate strategy.