Environmental & Conservation Initiatives –'Green Data Center'
In addition to efforts to nurture the growth and educational development of the country's children, CDF is also a committed proponent of such issues as environmental protection, energy conservation, professional education, minority welfare and cultural development. CDF has endeavored to be a good corporate citizen in this regard by making donations to relevant organizations and getting involved in related activities. In particular, environmental protection and energy conservation are fundamental concerns of CDF's internal communications as well as operational practices.
As concerns about global warming grow, and to fulfill its responsibilities to help protect the environment, CDF resolved in 2008 to become the first financial holding company in Taiwan to build a Green Data Center. At the new data center, the Company has installed improved air conditioning and efficient passive cooling technologies. The server racks at the new data center have better heat dissipation, which has lowered air conditioning power consumption by 40-50% on average. In addition, the introduction of virtualization for real servers has reduced IT equipment power consumption by 30%. All told, these energy conservation measures have cut carbon dioxide emissions by 0.625kg for every kilowatt-hour of electricity produced. Thus, the Green Data Center sets a fine example of the potential of energy conservation, which significantly reduces both carbon emissions and IT costs while enhancing the scalability of IT systems. CDF is also proactive in promoting workflow automation in an effort to reduce the use of paper and in sourcing environment-friendly IT equipment to eliminate waste and cut energy costs.
Now an integral part of its corporate philosophy, CDF is of the opinion that a longstanding commitment to bettering the social conditions of the country and the fulfillment of corporate citizenship responsibilities are fundamental to the sound operation of any business entity. CDF is determined to continue its close involvement in community welfare programs for the benefit of child development, environmental protection and energy conservation in Taiwan and around the world.