Biodiversity Formally Incorporated Into Delta's ESG Strategy
Delta today announced the completion of the first phase of a coral restoration project in which coral reefs were transplanted into a key conservation area last week —over 1,000 coral reefs expected to be grown by the end of the year— in cooperation with the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology and the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium. As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations from last year, Delta will also host an environmental education event on September 10th, in which its 8K projection technology will display the BBC Planet Earth II Live In Concert on an 800-inch screen along with the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra and the Taipei Philharmonic Chorus to highlight islands, mountains, rainforests, deserts and grass plain ecosystems to raise awareness in regards to biodiversity. These initiatives are in line with the recent decision by Delta’s board of directors to include biodiversity into the Company’s ESG strategy.
Bruce Cheng, Delta’s founder and the Chairman of the Delta Electronics Foundation (DEF), said, “Climate change is greatly impacting mankind and the survival of all species on Earth. Wildfires in the Americas, heat waves in Europe, floods in South Asia, and droughts in Africa have become solid proof of the dangers we all face. The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP15), postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held in Canada at the end of 2022, and we all hope that substantial goals and action plans on biodiversity can be implemented to safeguard the existence of all ecosystems on Earth.”
Shan-Shan Guo, Vice Chairman of the Delta Electronics Foundation (DEF), underscored, “Last year, Delta celebrated its 50th anniversary by responding to climate change with the commitment of "Sustainable Conservation, Nurturing Life." In 2022, Delta’s 51st year of existence, a new chapter for biodiversity is revealed. Biodiversity has been incorporated into Delta's ESG strategy, and the Company will take real action and use its core capabilities to respond to the United Nation's SDGs. Thus, Delta is dedicating major efforts to restoring coral reefs in Taiwan’s northeastern coast along with the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology and other conservation groups. Our employees were encouraged to do voluntary work including maintaining habitats and carrying out underwater activities. After more than a year of joint efforts, coral reefs have been transplanted to the Chaojing Bay Resource Conservation Area. Meanwhile, the DEF collaborates with coral reef conservation experts to implement LED/automation technology to restore heat-resistant coral reefs. We also collaborate with the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium in training corporate volunteers, who are qualified members of CoralNet, an international coral reef monitoring network established by the University of California, San Diego. So far, Delta volunteers account for 80% of the total qualified members in Taiwan.”
BBC Planet Earth II Live In Concert－Experience The Precious Nature Scenes On A Giant Screen
Last year, BBC Blue Planet II in Concert premiered in Taiwan, receiving critical acclaim among all age groups. To let more people understand the drastic challenge of biodiversity, the DEF and udnFunLife collaborate to host the Planet Earth II Live In Concert at the Taipei Music Center on September 10th , same day as the Mid-Autumn Festival. Delta will utilize its world-class 8K laser projection technology to display the magnificent natural images on an 800-inch screen. On that day, the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra and the Taipei Philharmonic Chorus will perform works from Hans Zimmer, the prominent music composer, and the music for the respective episodes by Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe for Bleeding Fingers Music, a venture by Zimmer under Sony Music. Audiences can feel the vitality of the Earth by capturing sounds from wildlife and mix to music.
At the concert, people will learn about the Earth and the abundant life that lives concurrently with human beings and see rare species, including snow leopards living in the Himilaya Mountains, rare swimming sloths in islands in Panama, or giraffes which seem tame but fearlessly fight against their lion predators. Michael Gunton, Planet Earth II producer, said that Planet Earth took an almost “Godlike” perspective: “Let’s look down on the Earth and see the scale of the planet.” Planet Earth II used hand-held stabilized camera and aerial drone technology to follow animals’ footprints and travel together, feeling like lemuridae jumped over viewers’ shoulders.
BBC Planet Earth II Live in Concert will be presented on September 10th (Sat.) at the Taipei Music Center.
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