Provided scholarships to ethnic-Chinese schools in Northern Thailand.
To commemorate the assistance offered by a group of overseas ethnic-Chinese students from Northern Thailand who studied in Taiwan for the establishment of DET, the Delta Electronics Foundation and DET since 2001 have jointly invested in the promotion of ethnic-Chinese education in Northern Thailand. Every year, ethnic-Chinese school students in Northern Thailand are awarded the scholarship, and a total of 5,200 students at the senior high school level or below have benefited. In addition, another 121 students have accepted the Foundation's scholarship to study in Taiwan.
Acquired Ascom Energy System (AES), a leading European power system provider.
AES was renamed Delta Energy System. AES products have little overlap with Delta's. In addition to entering the European market through AES's original channels, Delta advanced into emerging markets, including India, Russia, and Brazil.
Launched the Delta Environmental Scholarship Program to send graduate and doctoral students to the Netherlands and the UK for further studies, while motivating university teachers to apply for Delta Corporate Environmental Ethics Research Grant.
To encourage young leaders and scholars to study abroad and apply their professional knowledge to environmental issues, since 2005 the Delta Electronics Foundation and the Netherlands Trade and Investment Office have collaborated to award the Delta Netherlands Environment Scholarship. As of 2020, hundreds of graduate and doctoral students and academic talents in a wide range of fields have been trained.
Title-sponsored the Delta Cup Global Solar Power Construction Design Competition.
Delta has continued its long-term partnership with the China Renewable Energy Society (CRES) since August 2006, which has title-sponsored eight competitions for 15 consecutive years. The competition aims to apply solar power construction techniques to people's daily lives so that more people can experience the benefits of green building design. Meanwhile, Delta strives to nurture young designers from universities, design schools, and industry around the world, and to encourage them to learn about green construction while at school and contribute to the promotion of green building and renewable energy applications. The competition is held every two years and is hosted by the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the CRES.
Opened Delta’s first green building—Tainan Plant as the first plant with the EEWH Green Building Gold Certificate in Taiwan.
In 2002, founder Mr. Bruce Cheng was impressed by the green buildings mentioned in the book Natural Capitalism. From 2004 to 2005, he led many Delta teams to visit green buildings around the world. In 2005, as Delta was about to set up a plant in the Tainan Science Park, he decided to adopt green building standards for all future Delta plant/buildings. Delta's Tainan Plant was the first plant in Taiwan to pass all nine indicators of the EEWH evaluation system and obtain the EEWH Green Building Gold Certificate. It continued to improve after opening and was upgraded to an EEWH Diamond rating in 2009.
Opened the Rudrapur Plant in India as Delta's first green building to obtain U.S. LEED certification.
The Rudrapur Plant was Delta's first green building in India, which opened to manufacture power supplies, video-related products, automotive electronics, industrial automation products, and more. In 2011, it was the first green building in the world to obtained the U.S. LEED–India Green Building Gold Certification.
The US subprime mortgage crisis occurred, resulting in a financial tsunami that seriously impacted Taiwan industries.
The concept of MOOC was proposed. It broke through the limitation of physical teaching.
In 2009, Taiwan suffered a severe disaster from heavy rainfall and landslides caused by Typhoon Morakot. It showed the unpredictability of extreme weather.
Won the Outstanding Innovation Achievement Award—the highest honor of the Industrial Technology Advancement Award from the Ministry of Economic Affairs
Delta has been recognized for creating green business opportunities and driving industrial advancement. In 2008, it won the Outstanding Innovation Achievement Award—the highest honor in the Industrial Technology Advancement Awards, as well as the Excellent Innovative Enterprise Award—the top award of the National Industrial Innovation Awards, of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Entered the first year of brand development to create an outstanding brand image.
In the first year of Delta's brand development, the management team reached a consensus on Delta’s brand strategy that it would adopt the corporate mission of "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow" to become a green and energy-saving solutions provider.
The UN declared access to clean water and sanitation as basic human rights. It reflected the water resources problem.
Driven by the recovery of the global economy, Taiwan’s GDP per capita exceeded US$20,000.
Opened the smart green building of the Taoyuan R&D Center.
Delta’s energy-saving and industrial automation products and control systems were fully introduced to the Taoyuan R&D Center, and energy-saving devices, such as solar panels, an LED lighting system, a water treatment system, and renewable energy power supplies were installed. It was estimated that more than NT$5 million in electricity costs could be saved per year, and around 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions could be reduced. The adoption of water-saving devices and a rainwater recycling system was estimated to save up to 75% of water (around 3,000 metric tons), making the center a truly automated smart green building.
The Taoyuan R&D Center is Delta's R&D base for industrial automation systems and electric vehicle power systems, as well as an experimental site and model for smart green building solutions. From the operations of the Taoyuan R&D Center, Delta can obtain actual data and user experience in building automation solutions and energy-saving systems, and can conduct system adjustments and functional verification at any time. In addition to environmental protection and energy conservation, smart green buildings can reduce a company's operating costs, provide a comfortable work environment for employees, and greatly improve the overall productivity of a company.
Donated and opened the Y. S. Sun Green Building Research Center at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) as the first zero carbon building in Taiwan.
Founder Mr. Bruce Cheng donated NT$100 million to his alma mater, NCKU, to build Taiwan’s first zero-carbon green building
— the Y.S. Sun Green Building Research Center— to promote green building research and to commemorate the government official Mr. Yun-Suan Sun. The Y. S. Sun Green Building Research Center was designed by Professor Hsien-Te Lin at NCKU, and praised by Jerry Yudelson, the "Godfather of Green", as the greenest green building in the world.
The case of the Y. S. Sun Green Building Research Center was also included in the first edition of the IPCC AR6 draft of the global low-energy building research. It was co-written by researchers at the Delta Electronics Foundation and the vice-chair of the IPCC Working Group III in 2020, and was published in October 2020. Professor Hsien-Te Lin also listed the building as a demonstration site in 2020 for the subsequent implementation of the domestic building energy passport policy.
Opened Delta Shanghai Operations and R&D Center.
The Delta Shanghai Operations and R&D Center integrated the Delta Group’s sales and service networks to quickly respond to market needs and strengthen overall R&D capabilities. The center was a new milestone in the expansion of Delta’s operations.
The entire building was constructed with modern energy-saving construction techniques. The roof was equipped with Delta’s solar power systems. LED lamps were used for inside lighting, and rainwater recycling facilities were installed to save energy and electricity.
The Delta Shanghai Operations and R&D Center not only serves as a hub of administrative operations, but has a number of large R&D units, including power electronics, displays, automotive electronics, new energy, voice recognition, and networks and communications.
The Tainan Plant was awarded the first Green Factory Mark in Taiwan that certifies clean production for general industry by the Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Delta’s Tainan Plant was awarded the Green Factory Mark by the Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs, as the first green factory in Taiwan to pass certification of the clean production assessment system for general industry. Delta once again fulfilled its business mission of "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow" through action.
The export proportion of Taiwan’s electronics, electrical and information communication products doubled compared to those in 1981.
MOOC has become a global trend.
Donated to reconstruct the Ming Chuan Elementary School in the Namaxia District, after Typhoon Morakot.
The Ming Chuan Elementary School in the Namaxia District, which Delta donated for reconstruction after the Typhoon Morakot, achieved net zero energy consumption from 2015 through 2017, with an energy-saving effect of as high as 93%, and, thus, obtained the Taiwan EEWH Diamond certification. In 2019, Delta further introduced a distributed energy system as well as integrated renewable energy, energy storage, power conditioning, and energy management systems to allow the school to give priority to the use of solar energy and green electricity from the energy storage system. Such integration for energy self-sufficiency has improved its use of renewable energy and resilience to disasters. Over the past few years, the elementary school also became a disaster prevention center during the flood season, housing more than 5,000 evacuees. It obtained LEED Platinum Certification for Existing Buildings in the first quarter of 2021, and is expected to obtain LEED Zero Energy certification by the end of 2021.
Founder Mr. Bruce Cheng approved as the Honorary Chairman, Yancey Hai as the Chairman, and Ping Cheng as the CEO.
Delta formally approved a new management team, in which former Vice Chairman and CEO Yancey Hai took over as the Chairman, former President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Mark Ko as the Vice Chairman, former President in the China area Ping Cheng as the CEO, and former Senior Vice President Johnson Lee as the President and COO. Founder Mr. Bruce Cheng continued to serve as Delta's director and accepted the invitation of the board of directors to serve as Delta's Honorary Chairman of the Board.
Obtained official observer status of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The Delta Electronics Foundation began to send personnel to participate in the Conference of the Parties (COP) of UNFCCC in 2007, and obtained official observer status at UNFCCC in 2013.
Sponsored the release of Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above, Taiwan's first environmental documentary filmed by aerial photography, which won a Golden Horse Award.
The Delta Electronics Foundation became the first major sponsor of Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above. The documentary was officially released in theaters in November 2013. After the film was released, the response was enthusiastic, setting a record as the highest-grossing Taiwanese documentary with the highest number of viewers. It not only won the Best Documentary Award at the 50th Golden Horse Awards but focused the public’s attention on river pollution and land destruction.
Participated in the Taiwan Lantern Festival and created the Ring of Celestial Bliss, Taiwan's first low-carbon structure, which passed a building carbon audit and inspection.
The Ring of Celestial Bliss, the world's largest festival lamp was 10 meters high and 70 meters wide, with a 270-degree curved surface, which could be appreciated from different angles with different amazing effects. The design concept of this structure was "permanency". The concept of "permanency" in the Book of Changes means that if the sun and moon follow the laws of the celestial bodies, they can illuminate everything forever. The four seasons are a natural cycle where all things can grow, which is aligned with the sustainability philosophy of Delta.
At the design stage, Delta invited Professor Hsien-Te Lin from the Department of Architecture at NCKU to assist with the introduction of the Building Carbon Audit using the Building Carbon Emission Reduction Assessment. The system met local needs to construct the first building in Taiwan to pass a carbon audit. After the lantern festival, Delta donated the steel structure to the Taitung Daxi Elementary School to build a covered ball court, and the projection screen was made into eco-friendly bags for volunteers to promote environmental education, and 234 sets of LED lighting fixtures were donated to the Tropical Rain Forest Greenhouse of the National Museum of Natural Science. The Ring of Celestial Bliss was also recognized by the international Architizer A+Awards.
Established DeltaMOOCx online learning platform.
Founder Mr. Bruce Cheng's passion for mathematics and science was inspired by several hardworking teachers during his school years. He believes that education can change future generations and that combining education with technology and innovative teaching methods will stimulate students' potential. This in turn can become a driving force to change the world, which led to his establishing the DeltaMOOCx project in 2014.
The DeltaMOOCx online learning platform offers free courses, designed particularly by the Delta Electronics Foundation for senior high and vocational school students, as well as students at universities of technology. Centering on vocational education, the platform offers industrial automation courses that are in line with industry trends, while extending the courses down to the basic subjects of nature at the levels of senior high and vocational schools. As of 2020, the number of views of the course videos had exceeded 10 million, reaching 174 schools across Taiwan. The Delta Electronics Foundation conducted a social return on investment (SROI) assessment on the platform, and for every NT$1 invested, more than NT$9 of social value and influence can be created on average.
Acquired Eltek ASA, a leading power supply maker in Norway.
Established in 1971 and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in 1998, Eltek ASA is headquartered in Drammen, Norway, designing, manufacturing, and selling power supplies. Highly involved in the European and US markets for more than 40 years, Eltek has more than 60 bases worldwide with a total number of around 2,400 employees. Through Eltek's network of services, Delta has further strengthened its global business layout and expanded its power supply sales bases and team services in the Americas, Europe, and Africa.
The WMO announced atmospheric CO2 concentrations exceeded 400 ppm, which was a 40% increase from 280 ppm in the pre-industrial period.
The Paris Agreement was adopted at COP21. Parties have been committed to limiting the warming to 2°C, with the pursuit of 1.5°C target.
Taiwan enacted the Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Management Act, which provided a legal basis for long-term emission reduction.
Participated in COP21; held a green building exhibition and peripheral meetings at the Grand Palais in Paris under the theme of "Delta 21 @ COP21."
Founder Mr. Bruce Cheng led the management team and representatives of the Delta Electronics Foundation to participate in COP21 in Paris and a series of events under the theme of "March Towards Paris." Organized by Delta, the events included a corporate exhibition in the main venue of the UN, "Delta21 Green Building Footprint–Delta Green Building Exhibition" at the Grand Palais, "Sustainable Innovation Forum," "Delta21 Green Building Forum," and an official peripheral meeting that the German Pavilion invited Delta to co-host. Delta shared its long-term efforts in green buildings and energy-saving and carbon reduction outcomes with representatives from countries around the world.