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CSR Responsibility

The Company has established the “CSR Best Practice Principles),” mainly including the implementation of the corporate governance, development of the sustainable environment, maintenance of the public benefits, enhancement of the disclosures of CSR information, and review of the effectiveness of the implementation of related CSR works.

 

To internalize the CSR to the mindsets of the employees, the Investor Relation Department and the HR Administration Department have organized a task force to promote the concept, for the purpose of fulfilling the CSR during the daily course of operations. Regularly report the implementation results to the senior management and the board of directors.

 

(1). Fulfillment of CSR

The operation philosophy of the Company is the sustainable operation, and the long-term partnership with the clients and the communities. To best fulfill the responsibilities of corporate citizen, and maintain an advanced environmental safety and health have been the important commitment and policies of the Company. The Company always takes the approach of “gaining from the society, returning to the society,” and with the philosophy of “caring for employees, emphasizing environment, and practice for the public benefit,” the Company engages to the promotions of social responsibilities. Not only for the common improvement of the sustainable development of enterprises and society, it is also expected to lead the society to move forward to the “goodness”.

A. Communication

The dedicated personnel and e-mail have been established as the conversation channels for the stakeholders, to communicate one way or two ways, as well as to handle the communications. Besides, the communications to employees are conducted from time to time in the format of seminars, labor-management meetings, Committee of Benefits, or direct communication from the management to the employees.

B. Green Production

To achieve the goal of zero-pollution, the Company and subsidiaries work closely with the suppliers. For the production, the maximum efficiency is seeking for the materials, energies, and resources to save the quantity, and the toxic materials are reduced or even aborted, in order to reduce the damage of emissions from the source. For products, all the international standards for green products are satisfied. The impacts to the environment are even evaluated for the life spans, for the continuous improvement.

C. Environmental Management

The increasing environmental awareness results in that the companies having outstanding environment performance are better positioned in the international competitions. Due to this, the Company continuously requires the suppliers to comply with the ISO140001 environmental management system and OHSAS18001 occupational health and safety management system. It is expected to achieve the autonomous and continuous improvement via the systematic management, and thus to improve the environment and reduce the impacts to the environment.

D. Employee Benefits

The Company and subsidiaries have always held the philosophy of the union of the employer and the employees, co-existence and co-prosperity, and emphasizes the reasonable, systematic, and humane management that respects the needs of employees. Also on the basis of interests-sharing, everything is handled by the Labor Standard Act, and through the full communications and coordination, the good relationship between employer and the employees is established. Therefore, the Company’s employees shall unit together, work together, to achieve the business goals in a harmonious working environment.

Talents are the most important resources of the Company, as well as the critical keys for the future growth. Therefore, a good working environment is built for the comforts of the employees. The flextime is also introduced, so that the employees may arrange their works and private lives, to achieve the work-life balance better.

The Company always values the employee benefits very much. Except the bonuses at the year-end, dragon boat festival, mid-Autumn festival, Labor Days, the Employee Benefit Committee and the Trust of the Employees’ Shareholding are establishing to promote the harmonious relationship between the labor and the management and the best of the employees’ benefits.

 

(2). Development of Sustainable Environment

A. The degree of effects or impacts of emission of greenhouse gas to the corporation:

a. The risk of climate changes related regulations that the Company is exposed to:

The Company and subsidiaries are not the in the list of “First batch of source of emission to inspect and register the quality of greenhouse emissions” based on the “Act of Reduction and Management for Greenhouse Gas Emission,” and thus there is no risk of violation.

b. The substantial risks for the Company to be affected by the climate changes:

The Company and subsidiaries are a design company without foundry. Therefore, if there are any substantial risks to be affected by the climate changes, such risks should only include the increase of utility bills from the increasing power and water consumption due to the air-conditioning and lightings in the office. However, the abnormal weathers have been more frequently occur worldwide due the emission of greenhouse gas, and the serious disasters are caused. This shall be some certain impact to the operations. The Company will continuously monitor and implement the internal measures for carbon-reduction and water-saving, to seek to minimize the loss if any nature disaster occurs.

c. Opportunities provided by the climate changes:

The Company and subsidiaries provide products with design of better energy saving to increase the adoption of the products. Besides, the Company and subsidiaries always use the consuming materials produced in low-pollution manner and the environment friendly. Not only the production is fully lead-free and halogen free, the parts used by the products are compliant with the RoHS EU environmental parts, and the products of the Company also RoHS certified, to reduce the impact of production and operation to the environment, as well as be consistent to the international trend and the expectation of the clients.

d. The quantity of the greenhouse gas emission (direct/indirect):

The inspected quantity of the greenhouse gas emission of the Company is not externally certified, but only a self-management. The CO2 equivalents estimated by the statistics of the utility bills in 2019 and 2020 were as the following:

Scope of Inspection: Hsinchu and Taipei office

Period of Inspection: 2019 and 2020

Emission Statistics: based on the power discharge coefficient announced by the Energy Bureau, to translate the power and water consumptions for the CO2 emission.

 

Year

Total Emission (kg)

CO2 Equivalent (t)

Water consumption (degrees)

Total weight of waste (t)

2019

511,433

273

3,737.37

3.45016

2020

519,747

332

2,600.38

3.95016

 

B. The Strategies, approaches, or objectives to manage the greenhouse gas by the Company:

a. The strategy to responding the climate changes or management of greenhouse of the Company:

The Company is a design company without foundry, and thus the greenhouse emission is indirect. The CO2 emission caused by the power consumption from air-conditioning and household water consumption are the major sources of greenhouse emission. The energy-saving and the emission reductions are mainly through the power saving. Besides, the strategy of the Company and subsidiaries are to consider the impact to the environment and carbon reduction from the beginning of design. The green design is applied. From the production of materials, transportation, production of products, transportation of products, product application until the post-disposal treatment shall be taken into account for their impacts to the environments. Besides, during the operation, the power shall be actually saved to achieve the goals of reducing the emission of greenhouse gas and decrease the use of resources, and thus minimize the impacts to the environment and ecologies. The energy-saving programs promoted by the Company and subsidiaries in the recent years include: turning off lights and power when not needed; walking the stairs instead of taking elevators. Also the light sources are replaced by LED gradually to reduce the power consumption and thus the CO2 emission. The Company is now digitizing the forms of approval, to decrease the use of paper, and move forward to the goal of paperless. Also, for the sustainable use of resources, the first priority of the management of wastes is to reducing wastes during the production, and then the re-use, and the last is the treatment or disposal. In addition, the company and subsidiaries continue to electronically sign-off forms to reduce paper usage and move towards the goal of paperless. To grasp the direction of the wastes, the Company and subsidiaries carefully select the vendors for waste disposal and recycling, to reduce and recycle the wastes for reduction of environmental risks. Promote water-saving management, reduce water consumption or water-saving efficiency of recycling, with the goal of 1% water saving rate per year.

b. The objectives of the greenhouse emission reduction:

The total annual emissions are positively correlated with the number of employees, and it is not easy to set reduction targets. Since the emission source mainly comes from the electricity required for air conditioning and office lighting, energy-saving solutions will be promoted and unnecessary waste will be reduced. The annual emissions are related to the office floor area and the number of users. The goal is to reduce the per capita emissions year by year. In 2020, the overall carbon emissions increased by 1.63% compared with 2019, and the per capita carbon emissions increased by 7.2%. It is expected that the annual reduction of per capita emissions by 1% will be achieved in 2021, and the target of reducing emissions by 1% in 2022 will be achieved.

 

 

Year

Total Emission (kg)

Average number of employees

Carbon emissions per capita

108

511,433

134

3,817

109

519,747

127

4,092

 

 

c. The budget and plan of the greenhouse emission reduction:

Advocate to turn off lights and power when not needed; energy-saving inspection from time to time, encourage to walk the stairs instead of taking elevators. Turn off the lights and air conditioning at the idled areas, and only basic power is retained, to reduce the usage of power and the emission of CO2.

d. The effects of reduction of CO2 emission brought to the clients or consumers by the products or services of the Company:

The Company emphasizes the green design. For the product design, we provide the solutions with better energy saving, to assist the clients to design low power consumption, low toxic damage, and easily recycled products with high efficiency, to decrease the consumed resource during the life spans of products. Also we continuously use the consumable and parts with lower pollutions, to decrease the impacts to the environments.