Supplier partnership and communication are very important to Taiwan Mobile's business operations. Since 2016, we have held annual supplier conferences, which offer an opportunity to communicate and discuss with our suppliers the different aspects of operations, such as: sales, quality control, legal compliance, environmental protection, and sustainability, etc. The conference fully achieves the goal of a two-way communication. We will continue to publish related evaluation results on the supplier conference, and invite sustainable practice suppliers to share their experiences, so that all suppliers can march forward by working together.
In 2016, two supplier trainings were held; based on supplier levels and categories, a total of 170 different types of key suppliers, were invited to attend. In addition to sharing the trend of the telecommunication industry's sustainable supply chain, the vision, blueprint, and sustainable evaluation items of Taiwan Mobile's sustainable supply chain were explained in detail. We hope to achieve corporate sustainability with our suppliers, and march towards the long-term goal of a fully sustainable supply chain.