The Company strictly abides by Taiwan’s Political Donations Act and our internal ‘Code of Conduct.’ Illegal political donations offered either directly or indirectly to political organizations or individuals are strictly prohibited. As such, we have never incurred expenses related to political donations.
Moreover, the external environment still has many concerns about the telecom industry, including fees, electromagnetic waves, and access speed, which frequently lead to complaints and/or disputes with clients and residential communities. In addition, cable TV companies also face challenges such as program package pricing, digitization of cable TV, price rate reviews, and copyright infringement issues that negatively influence the companies’ operations and reputation. As such, companies need to advocate and clarify the public’s misunderstandings, explain their efforts, convey their stance, as well as lobby the government and governing authorities for a more benevolent operating environment. Hence, the assistance of public associations is needed in discussions between telecom and cable TV companies and the government with regards to relevant laws and regulations.
Annual contributions to and spending for political campaigns, political organizations, lobbyists or lobbying organizations, trade associations and other tax-exempt groups:Please Swipe Left or Right View All.
|Annual contributions (NTD)||2014||2015||2016||2017|
|Lobbying, interest representation or similar||0||0||0||0|
|Local, regional or national political campaigns / organizations / candidates||0||0||0||0|
|Trade associations or tax-exempt groups (e.g. think tanks)||$6,010,278||$5,976,136||$7,080,241||$14,148,957|
|Other (e.g. spending related to ballot measures or referendums)||0||0||0||0|
|Total contributions and other spending||$6,010,278||$5,976,136||$7,080,241||$14,148,957|
Issues and TopicsPlease Swipe Left or Right View All.
|Issue or Topic||Corporate Position||Description of Position / Engagement||Total spend in 2017 (NTD)|
|Educational messaging on electromagnetic waves||Support||Public concern over electromagnetic waves (radiation) still exists, and research from academia cannot effectively clarify the public’s misunderstanding that such waves are harmful. This has caused irrational disputes in various locations and affected the construction of base stations by telecom companies. Hence, we shall host seminars through the TTIDA, organize information sessions, and work with the media to lower such concerns.||$5,000,000|
|Promotion of sustainable development in the ICT industry||Support||We serve as a member of the GeSI board, and participate in its affiliated Climate Change Committee and Industry Responsibility Committee to promote sustainable practices, focus on climate change, and carry out supply chain management and social responsibility with leading international corporations. We also hosted the 19th GeSI General Assembly and an International CSR Forum in 2017. Besides, we participate in seminars or workshops hosted by the BCSD of Taiwan, sharing our experience in promoting sustainable practices of the ICT industry.||$3,087,500|
Other Large Expenditures to organizations or associations whose role is to influence political campaigns or public policy and legislation:Please Swipe Left or Right View All.
|TWM engaged associations||Description||Annual Fees (NTD)|
|Taiwan Telecommunication Industry Development Association (TTIDA)||
|Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)||Its mission is to become a globally recognised thought leader, partner of choice and proactive driver of the ICT sustainability agenda as measured by the development and use of its tools, broad member base and contribution to relevant policies.||-||-||$1,034,688||$2,967,500|
|Cable Broadband Institute in Taiwan (CBIT)
||It is the primary association for cable TV operators in Taiwan that integrates all the available resources for the cable TV industries.||$1,485,000||$1,485,000||$1,485,000||$1,485,000|
|Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
||It is promoting innovation and accelerated development in Taiwan’s industry and commerce, with the aim of maintaining economic sustainable growth in line with the trend of the globalization.||$190,000||$160,000||$160,000||$330,000|
|The Business Council for Sustainable Development of Taiwan
||‘Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Forum’ was established by BCSD in 2008 to provide a platform for info sharing and discussion for Taiwanese enterprises, and to facilitate enterprises to undertake interdisciplinary learning, industry integration, and to participate in discussion of public policies.||$120,000||$120,000||$120,000||$120,000|
|Cloud Computing & IoT Association in Taiwan
||It aims to help domestic manufactures in the development of cloud computing industrial technology. To develop specifications and standards for Taiwan cloud technology industry, and to facilitate the communication with standard-setting organization worldwide.||$95,238||$95,238||$95,238||$95,238|
|Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
||It is to promote and cement international economic cooperation through collaboration of Taiwan’s businessmen and private business organizations with their counterparts in foreign countries.||$50,000||$50,000||$50,000||$50,000|
|Taiwan Telematics Industry Association
||TTIA is committed to integrating resources, creating added value and business opportunities, and promoting industrial standardization in order to help the telematics industry take deep roots in Taiwan and stay abreast with international developments.||-||-||$40,000||$40,000|
|Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association
||TEEMA is a bridge connecting the industrial arena and the government. It also collect and represent opinions of their member manufacturers for the government’s reference when it makes policies on certain issues. It were present at related meetings held by government authorities, coordinate and integrate opinions on common issues, and to have a voice in the process of government policy making.||$39,524||$39,048||$39,048||$19,048|
|Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards
||It is to bridge the local industry with global standard initiatives/organizations by contributing the study results or consolidated consensus, it may also develop the local standard or study report per request.||-||-||$30,000||$28,571|
|Taiwan Internet and E-Commerce Association
||It is dedicated to build consensus among industries and serve as two-way communication platform between the government and the private sectors; to push for a reasonable and friendly business environment for Internet and E-commerce industry.||10,000||$10,000||$10,000||$10,000|
|Taiwan Telecommunication Engineering Industry Association
||TTEIA is the only statutory industry association in the ‘telecom’ business. The primary function of which is to communicate and to offer opinions to the government or supervisory entities through joint forces from enterprises throughout the industry to seek for better interests. TTEIA also serves as a bridge of communications between enterprises and the government and relays relevant laws.||$3,600||$3,600||$3,600||$3,600|