Implementation of ESG

Performance Evaluation Items Operational Status

1. Does the Company establish a governance structure to promote sustainable development, established a dedicated (part-time) unit to promote sustainable development; and did the Board of Directors authorize senior management to handle it and report the supervisory status to the Board of Directors?

The Company has established a "Code of Practice for Sustainability", in which the management department acts as the sustainability promotion unit, and senior executives from related units, finance, environmental safety and manufacturing departments jointly review the company's core operational capabilities and identify sustainability issues that are of concern to the company's operations and stakeholders. For example: sustainable development disclosure, corporate governance, carbon screening and social welfare investment.

Based on the proposed issues, each unit will formulate corresponding strategies and work guidelines, compile organizational budgets related to sustainable development, plan and implement annual plans, and track the implementation results to ensure that the sustainable development strategy is fully implemented in the daily operation of the company.

The progress of implementation will be reported to the board of directors once a year, and the board of directors regularly listens to the reports of the management team to understand the management behavior of the company, and gives suggestions for adjustment when appropriate. The implementation status has been reported in the fourth quarter of this year.

2. Does the company assess ESG risks associated with its operations based on the principle of materiality, and establish related risk management policies or strategies?

In order to ensure the stable operation and sustainable development of the company, the company passed the "Risk Management Policies and Procedures" to establish an overall risk management system. , the audit committee, the audit office, the general manager and other units to jointly promote the implementation of relevant risk management measures .The Company regularly reports on its risk management operations in the previous year in the fourth quarter of each year. The scope of the Company's risk management for the current year includes, but is not limited to, market risk, environmental risk, investment risk, information security risk or other risks that may cause significant losses. The risk management team evaluates key risk items based on the principle of materiality

3. Environmental issues

(1) Does the company establish a dedicated or concurrent unit in charge of promoting CSR with senior management authorized by the board to take charge of proposing CSR policies and reporting to the board?

(2) Does the company endeavor to improve the  efficiency of resource utilization and use recycle materials which have a low impact on the environment?

(3) Does the company evaluate potential risks and opportunities brought by climate change, and take response measures to climate-related issue?

(4) Does the company compile statistics of greenhouse gas emissions, water use, and total weight of waste in the past two years, and does it establish policies for energy conservation & carbon reduction, greenhouse gas emission reduction, water use reduction, and other waste management?

(1) The company has introduced ISO 14001 and IECQ QC080000 environmental management systems to ensure that while pursuing operational and operational performance, it can also strictly abide by the spirit of environmental management, and reduce the impact on the environment during business activities with an attitude of sustainable development.

(2) The company adheres to the ISO14001 "Energy Conservation Policy, and strives to improve energy conservation matters, including the renewal of operating equipment in the factory: use of lower energy consumption or frequency conversion equipment, installation of solar power generation systems or the use of recycled water, etc. In addition, the supply of The products provided by the company include materials, parts, semi-finished products, finished products and packaging materials, all of which must comply with international and local environmental regulations, hazardous substance management requirements and compliance with the non-use of minerals in the conflict zone of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

(3) The global greenhouse effect has led to an abnormal climate, and the accompanying natural disasters such as wind disasters, snow disasters, floods, and droughts have become more frequent and serious. Such disasters will have an impact on the supply of key components, product transportation, warehousing, and sales in some supply chains, which in turn will cause fluctuations in overall corporate operating costs. In this regard, the company will reduce such impacts through measures such as supply chain management.

As consumers become more aware of green sourcing in the face of climate change and global warming, changes made to meet the market demand for mitigation and adaptation to    climate change will create opportunities for the Group, such as the development of new products of green energy technologies that reduce pollution. The response measures are to reduce operating costs by improving the efficiency of resource use, reducing water consumption and consumption, or adopting more efficient modes of transportation.

(4) Besides strictly complying with international environmental protection criteria and researching and developing products compliant with the RoHS, the Company also authorizes waste    treatment service providers approved by the Environmental Protection Administration to clear the waste and enforce pollution prevention to maintain a sanitary environment in compliance with the Waste Disposal Act, Noise Control Act, Air Pollution Control Act, and Water Pollution Control Act, among others. We comply with relevant environmental laws and regulations, including, but are not limited to, Waste Disposal Act, Water Pollution Control Measures and Testing Reporting Management Regulations, and Air Pollution Control Act. The overall greenhouse gas emissions the water consumption and waste volume over the past two years of the Company are as follows:

-- Emissions in 2021
(Metric tons of CO2e/per year)
Emissions in 2022
(Metric tons of CO2e/per year)
Category 1 7,658 4,815
Category 2 19,064 14,313
Note: The data covers Taiwan factory, Suzhou factory, Jiangyin factory and Shenzhen factory.
-- 2021 2022
Water Consumption (m3e) 207,160 168,006
Waste Volume (Ton) 1,926 1,725
Note: The data covers Taiwan factory, Suzhou factory, Jiangyin factory and Shenzhen factory.


4. Social issues

(1) Does the company formulate appropriate management policies and procedures according to relevant regulations and the International Bill of Human Rights?

(2) Does the company have reasonable employee benefit measures (including salaries, leave, and other benefits), and do business performance or result reflect on employee salaries?

(3) Does the company provide a safe and healthy working environment and provide employees with regular safety and health training?

(1) The company complies with relevant labor laws and international human rights conventions, protects the legitimate rights and interests of employees, respects the internationally recognized principles of basic labor human rights, prohibits the use of child labor, and eliminates discrimination against women. We also make every possible effort to ensure that our recruitment policy does not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, age, marital status, and/or family conditions. We also ensure a working environment that all employees are protected from not being bullied, discriminated, and harassed.

(2) Besides providing competitive salaries, we offer performance incentive and year-end bonus reflective of personal performance if employees fulfill the operating goals set by the  company. The Company has an employee bonus system, allowing employees to participate in the sharing of management results.

(3) The company has been ISO45001 certified and has based its comprehensive developments on the above-mentioned management regulations. With promotion of the environmental safety and health management system, the safety and health culture of the Company is enhanced.
Relevant departments regularly carry out environmental and facility inspection every month.
Implement environmental safety laws and regulations, relevant personnel to take skills certification.

(4) Does the company set up effective career development and training programs for its employee?

(5) Does the company comply with relevant regulations and international standards in customer health and safety, customer privacy, and marketing and labeling its goods and services, and has it established consumer rights protection policies and complaint procedures?

(6) Does the company have a supplier management policy, require suppliers to comply with regulations on environmental protection, occupational safety and health, and labor rights, and what is its implementation status?

(4) To make the employees grow in line with the company, the company has established a comprehensive training program based on the company's business philosophy, long-term operation strategy and talent development strategy. Through internal and external training, employees can improve work skills, quickly adapt to environmental changes, improve work performance, improve product and service quality, create personal and organizational competitiveness and make employees’ career development and business development complement each other.

(5) The products produced by the company are in line with the commercial standards of IC product reliability testing and international ISO certification (such as ISO 14001 and IATF 16949) and international green energy standards (in compliance with EU RoHS regulations), to provide customers with quality products as the purpose. The company complies with confidentiality agreements and the “Personal Data Protection Act” for the customers’ privacy; to reduce the health and safety risks of employees, visitors and customers. At the same time, the company also provides standardized and effective complaint procedures for products and services. The company stipulates the attribution of responsibilities and relevant provisions in the contract with customers. In case of related problems, you can directly contact the business personnel provided on the company's website. Customer service units and stakeholders will be in the dedicated area to protect consumer rights and interests and provide channels for appeals.

(6)  The company formulates a supplier management policy to ensure that the raw materials meet the required quality standards. The company requires the supplier's quality control system to be based on ISO9001, with IATF16949 as the goal and with priority to obtain QC080000/ ISO14001/ISO45001 and other certifications and comprehensively evaluates the technical capabilities, supply chain risks, etc. of new suppliers, provides products that meet the requirements of RoHS, REACH, local government regulations, etc. and fully comply with the laws and regulations of the countries/regions where they operate. Meanwhile, the company will conduct audits regularly, the audit results are also one of the important factors for the company’s decision-making.

5. Does the company reference internationally accepted reporting standards or guidelines, and prepare reports that disclose non-financial information of the company, such as corporate social responsibility reports? Do the reports above obtain assurance from a third-party verification unit?

The company has set up a website to disclose corporate social responsibility related information, and has dedicated staff to update and maintain the information.