The board of directors ratified the company’s ESG policy in January 2011 as the guiding principle for the long-term promotion of ESG. The Corporate Social Responsibility Best Practice Principles were ratified in January 2015. These principles are founded on the fundamental spirit and core values of the enterprise with an emphasis on perfect governance and a focus on stakeholders and full and accurate disclosure. The core technologies and services of the industry represent the strategic orientation with concrete practices in the fields of environmental protection and social welfare.
In February 2023, the Board of Directors approved the revised Policy and Best Practice Principles, and renamed it "Corporate ESG Policy" and "Corporate ESG Best Practice Principles ".
Corporate ESG Policy
Officially resolved by the Board of Directors on January 27, 2011
First revision on February 24, 2023
- Article I
- The company shall, based on the principle of integrity, be firmly against any form of corruption and bribery. The Company's Directors, managers, employees, assignees, or persons with substantial control capabilities must observe the Company's "Code of Ethics" and "Ethical Corporate Management Best Practice Principle" to ensure the fulfillment of basic social responsibilities.
- Article II
- Respond to the concerns of stakeholders, including employees, shareholders/investors, customers, authorities, rating agencies, communities/NGOs, suppliers, and media, via a comprehensive framework of corporate governance structure to actively enhance the sustainable value of the Company.
- Article III
- The company shall utilize the core technological capabilities empowered by innovation and the resources of telecommunications, network, and digital convergence to effectively avoid risks such as information security/cybersecurity/privacy information leakage; also implement sustainable development and maximize social benefits in response to social needs.
- Article IV
- The company shall achieve the goal of net zero emissions and environmental sustainability, through adopts energy-saving equipment and various environmental management measures to continue to innovate and minimize the environmental impact of its operation and improve ecological benefit and improve eco-efficiency and protect biodiversity. It shall also assist in constructing an intelligent and low-carbon society to accentuate the critical function of the communications industry and to reduce carbon emission for other industries, to maximize the avoidance of the impact of climate change.
- Article V
- The Company shall actively plan risk management policies, organizational structures, and risk management systems, and responds to risks in the operation of the Company (including climate-related risks, etc.) in advance for prevention. The "Risk Management Committee" reports the operation status to the Board of Directors at least once a year to ensure that relevant risk issues are effectively managed.
- Article VI
- The Company shall emphasize the equality and human rights of all stakeholders, follows the relevant domestic human rights laws and regulations, and the requirements of international human rights organizations, such as the United Nations Human Rights Council, UNDHR, and the International Labour Organization for work rights, to ensure the implementation of equality and human rights.
- Article VII
- The Company shall endorse and supports the United Nations' "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" and the International Labour Organization's "Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work", adheres to the local labor laws and regulations, and strives to create a diverse, inclusive, non-discriminatory, and anti-harassment workplace and achieve employee development and employment equality.
- Article VIII
- All supplier partners are required to comply with the Company's "Code of Ethics", "Ethical Corporate Management Best Practice Principles" and other relevant sustainability policies to actively enhance the Company's sustainable value.
- Article IX
- The company shall continue to care for underprivileged groups and the sustainable development of local communities to make telecommunication and digital resources available to all and enhance the general digital competitiveness and information literacy of the society.
- Article X
- The company shall communicate with the stakeholders based on the principle of fairly disclosing full and accurate information to ensure the transparency of business information.