The Social Responsibility Department was established under the Public Relations and Brand Management
Division in 2007. In 2019, the Public Relations and Brand Management Division was renamed as the
Sustainability and Brand Development Division, and the Social Responsibility Department was renamed as
the Sustainability Development Department. The department serves as the executive secretary to the ESG
Steering Committee with dedicated staff as well as independent budget, responsible for integrating
inter-departmental ESG tasks in addition to planning and carrying out ESG strategies and projects.
The CSR Committee was officially formed under the Board of Directors in 2014. The Committee was
formally renamed the ESG Steering Committee in March 2021. The ESG Steering Committee is chaired by the
chairman of the Board, and the President serves as the Deputy Chairman. Senior managers from each
business group serve as members of the Committee to identify risks and opportunities related to
environmental, social, and governance issues. Sustainability strategies are formed by integrating
operations with core resources, enhancing the levels of accountability, participation, and governance of
the senior managers.
In 2022, we upgraded the "Sustainability Development Committee" to the level of board of directors. The chairman and all independent directors serve as members, and supervise the task groups of sustainable development, environmental management, occupational safety and health, innovation management, etc. at the current management level, so as to enhance the height and breadth of the company's sustainable governance.
Communication mechanism with other functional Committees
The Company has developed a comprehensive communication mechanism for sustainable development
management. In addition to the ESG Steering Committee, a Risk Management Committee and an Innovation
Management Committee were established under the Board of Directors respectively in 2015 and 2017. In
August 2020, the Board of Directors took over responsibility for the Communication, Personal Information
and Security Committee. The ESG Steering Committee reports to these committees on issues related to
business risks, social innovation and information security from time to time to promote the Company's