President Message

In 2022, amidst rising global inflationary pressures, central banks implementing tightening monetary policies, evolving dynamics in U.S.-China relations, the emergence of new developments in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and the global supply chain undergoing reconfiguration, the global political and economic landscape remained highly volatile. Everest has demonstrated a strong ambition to navigate these uncertainties, seizing the trends in sustainability, and fortifying its operational resilience. Rising to the challenges and changes with a global perspective and industry foresight, the company has outlined a blueprint for sustainable growth. This strategy aims to address the risks and opportunities presented by societal, environmental, and economic factors.

As countries around the world gradually recover from the shadow of COVID-19, they are now facing significant challenges across various dimensions such as economics, environment, and society. These challenges include issues related to energy arising from the conflict in Europe and the subsequent inflationary pressures. What is worth acknowledging is that, amidst the ever-changing global landscape, nations are increasingly adopting more proactive net-zero commitments, thus underscoring the importance of sustainability transformation.Sustainability issues have been clamoring for attention in recent years, and the global focus on climate mitigation and adaptation remains undiminished. With heightened attention, topics related to biodiversity and energy transition have also come to the forefront. Most notably, the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has taken a significant step by designating Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions as a necessary disclosure item. This unequivocal move comes at a time when discussions on how to calculate Scope 3 emissions are ongoing, signaling the direction in which organizations need to disclose their indicators and accelerating the pace of policies and decisions worldwide.

Global net-zero carbon emissions are imminent, Everest is aligning itself with the global decarbonization vision by actively advancing various decarbonization actions. This includes implementing decarbonization pathways across processes, fuels, energy sources, raw materials, and other aspects. The company continues to explore new technologies, collaborates with partners up and down the value chain, and commits to creating a green and low-carbon operating model to fulfill its responsibilities as a decarbonization enterprise. Everest remains dedicated to the development of sustainable products, the upgrading of equipment, and the expansion of export markets, thereby invigorating the textile industry with innovation. Despite the recent impact of international geopolitical situations on the market, Everest continues to serve as a preferred supplier for international brand clients due to its ESG advantages. The company's sustainability performance has garnered recognition from various sectors, including receiving the Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Award (TCSA) Gold Award, recognition as one of Taiwan's Top 100 Sustainable Enterprises, and inclusion in Business Weekly's Top 100 Carbon Competitive Companies.

In addition to expanding its operations, Everest is actively responding to the global consensus on carbon reduction. The company continues to utilize innovative technologies and focuses on aspects such as the efficient use of energy resources, emission reduction and waste reduction in processes, investment in new energy policies, and environmentally-friendly green research and development. These efforts are geared towards addressing sustainability issues like achieving net-zero carbon emissions. Everest incorporates the principles of the "circular economy," "green procurement," and the "sharing economy" into its business operations. With the spirit of ESM (Everest Sustainable Development Model) Green Innovation, the company integrates green supply chains and invests in green energy, from ecological design and raw material procurement to product delivery. This approach embodies the company's commitment to environmental policies that promote low-carbon living, while adhering to the concept of "from cradle to cradle." Guided by the 7R principles of resource recycling, Everest continues to drive waste transformation into resource reuse, paving the way for a sustainable future.

In product technology, Everest leverages environmentally-friendly low-carbon raw materials in conjunction with its core film manufacturing expertise to produce eco-friendly, waterproof, and highly breathable film products. These products are further tailored to complement Everest's four-way stretch fabric, creating star products that offer superior performance. This technological platform serves as the foundation for generating new markets in sustainable textiles.To enhance its competitiveness in the industry, Everest is also transitioning into a smart manufacturing facility, ultimately working towards the goal of becoming a smart enterprise. Everest demonstrates its commitment to being a green enterprise through concrete actions. In addressing the zero-carbon circularity issue, the company has transitioned from concepts like reduction, reuse, and recycling to redefining needs and redesigning products. This is a way of redesigning resource cycles at the source:1.Redefining Needs: Everest is developing new business models that make products more service-oriented, thereby reducing manufacturing.2.Redesigning Products: This involves exploring new materials, processes, and supply chains, as well as researching and applying eco-friendly materials. Everest is building green supply chains and green processes to achieve the "Three Zeroes Vision," which means zero waste, zero emissions, and zero accidents.

Everest places a strong emphasis on cultivating sustainable talent. On one hand, it creates a conducive environment and incentive mechanisms to promote green ideals and values, forging a happy workplace that fosters sustainable practices. On the other hand, the company provides professional education and training, instilling resilience in facing environmental and societal challenges. It encourages interdisciplinary collaboration among employees to address the numerous challenges and issues in the fields of environmental protection and sustainable development. This enhances the company's sustainability capabilities and paves the way for the next wave of growth opportunities. Everest is committed to balanced development in the three dimensions of E (Environment), S (Social), and G (Governance) as part of its sustainable business approach. The company values the opinions of all stakeholders, actively engages in dialogue and consensus-building, and constructs a business model that coexists and prospers with the environment and society. In the face of rapidly changing business environments, Everest with its robust track record in sustainable business performance, continues to create competitive advantages. The company aspires to break through key points, seize new opportunities arising from change, and create a win-win situation for all stakeholders.

President of Everest Textile Corporation

Johnny Shih