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Item Implementation Status Implementation Status Difference from Corporate Social Responsibility Best Practice Principles for TWSE/GTSM Listed Companies and reasons
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Does the company establish a governance structure to achieve sustainable development, and set up a dedicated (part-time) unit to promote sustainable development, which is authorized by the board of directors to handle senior management, and supervised by the board of directors? v The Company formally established Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in 2007 and renamed as Sustainability Committee in 2022. The organizational structure is under the office of the directors. The committee is chaired by Company Chairman Liu Young-Way; under which, an assigned spokesman, Wu Jun-Yi, who is special assistant and in charge of the office. Xing Hao-Ran, the assistant director, serves as the director general, and comprehensively manages the practice of the committee. The office has a team of full-time staff, responsible for editing the relevant systems and norms of the group's sustainable development, supervising the company's sustainable development policies and plans, regularly tracking and evaluating the progress and effectiveness of sustainable development, publishing sustainable development reports, promoting and internalizing sustainable development into the group’s corporate culture. In addition, each business group of the group has its promotion branches, which implement the relevant sustainability policies of the group and are supervised by the sustainability committee.
The Sustainability Committee will regularly report the progress of the work to the Chairman, and report to the Board of Directors at least once a year on the annual implementation results of sustainable development.
No Difference
Does the company conduct risk assessments on environmental, social and corporate governance issues related to company operations according to the principle of materiality, and formulate relevant risk management policies or strategies? v The company communicates with shareholders through multiple channels, gathers the focus of attention from all walks of life, and identifies preliminary important issues based on the context of sustainability, materiality, integrity and inclusiveness of shareholders, the evaluate team of the Sustainability Committee of the company will evaluate the two axes of “impact to the organization” and “shareholders’ concern” according to the identification of the AA1000 Materiality Test standard, and then analyze the materiality ranking and draw a matrix of major issues, identify potential risks and management opportunities faced by the enterprise, and formulate corresponding management strategies to realize the concept of sustainable development.
For details, see "Communication and Responsibilities with Stakeholders" in the Company's Sustainability Report.
No Difference
Environment Issues Does the company establish proper environmental management systems based on the characteristics of their industries? v The Company firmly believes that when promoting environmental protection, it must not only comply with relevant laws and regulations, but also need to be in line with international development trends. In 2021, the Company will formulate an environmentally sustainable development strategy based on the identification of important environmental issues. In response to the international trend and customer requirements, the Company has gradually established environment management systems for its business units, and passed the certification of ISO 14001: 2015 (received 2019/12/15, and valid through 2022/12/14), and certification of ISO50001:2018 (received 2020/05/25, and valid through 2023/05/01). For details, please refer to the Company's official website and sustainability report. No Difference
Does the company endeavor to utilize all resources more efficiently and use renewable materials which have low impact on the environment? v The Group systematically manages the energy use of the group by adapting the ISO 50001 energy management system and passing third-party verification, thereby identifying the risks and opportunities of reducing energy use and improving energy efficiency. The Company continues to promote the implementation of energy-saving technical transformation projects.
In addition, the Company also actively develops new technologies for energy conservation and emission reduction, new products, and new business models to fully explore the potential of energy conservation, and to promote and improve the Company’s transformation and increase revenue, and ultimately, continuously optimizes the Company's energy-saving and carbon-reduction system and achieves the goal of continuous improvement.
The raw materials used by our company are all in compliance with EU RoHS, REACH and halogen-free specifications. The Company continues to cooperate with international customers, and conducts chemical safety information disclosure of processes used in assembly plants. Furthermore, establish a list of prohibited substances to complete the replacement of green chemicals in customer products. The Company assists some international organizations since 2021 to build an information disclosure of green cleaning agents; and also establishment of a shared platform, so as to promote upstream and downstream enterprises in the industry chain to actively select green chemicals which are environmentally friendly and safe.
The Company actively advocates water recycling and adopts renewable/biodegradable raw materials to effectively reduce the impact of production and manufacturing on the environment.
The company takes the Central Environmental Protection Office as the Environment management team, and the chief environmental protection officer serves as the top leader. Every year, the company reviews the Environment management team strategy and goals, manages climate change risks and opportunities, implementation status and discusses future plans. The team reports to the chairman of the board. The company has officially become a TCFD supporter since 2011. By taking the advise from the team, the team takes reviews regulations, customer requirements and expectations, international trends and research reports, to evaluates climate change risks and opportunities. And Further, by reviewing above status, the team proposes relevant response measures to reduce or avoid the adverse impact of climate risks on the company, while actively grasping climate opportunities, so as to benefit the company and build a good culture of environmental sustainability. For details, please refer to the Environmental Section of the CSR Annual Report.
In 2021, direct greenhouse gas emissions were 237,946 tons CO2e, indirect greenhouse gas emissions (based on location) were 5,982,836 tons CO2e, and indirect greenhouse gas emissions (location based) were 5,772,920 tons CO2e.
Since 1997, it has been promoting carbon dioxide emission , and some factories have also passed the verification and obtained certificates.
The company promotes the recycling and reuse of water resources, and has incorporated renewable/biodegradable materials into some production raw materials, effectively reducing the impact on the environment during the production process. In 2011, the water consumption reached 79,446 million liters, the recycled water reached 5,785 million liters, and the recycling rate reached 7.28%.
The Company established a waste management platform in LongHua Park, ShenZhen, mainland China in 2021. Through data-based management and control, the generation, flow and conversion rate of waste can be tracked in real time. This platform combines various solutions such as reduction of factory waste, resource recovery of waste and harmlessness treatment, which is to be continuously improved to achieve zero waste, and to build a comprehensively zero-waste ecological park.
Does the company assess the potential risks and opportunities of climate change on its present and future operation, and take measures to respond to climate-related issues? v The company identifies the Central Environmental Protection Office as the climate change management organization, and the chief environmental protection officer serves as the top supervisor. Every year, the Company reviews its climate change strategy and goals, manages climate change risks and opportunities, reviews the implementation status and discusses future, and reports to the chairman of the board. The company officially became a TCFD supporter in 2021. By adapting the recommendations of its working group to check its internal operations’ situation, regulations, customer requirements and expectations, as well as international trend development and research reports, identify and evaluate the risks and opportunities of climate change, and propose relevant managing response measures to reduce or avoid the adverse impact of climate risks on the company, while actively grasping climate opportunities, so as to benefit the company and build a good environmental sustainability culture.
For details, please refer to the Environmental Section of the CSR Annual Report.
Does the company conduct assessment on greenhouse gas, water consumption and waste for the last two years, and establish company strategies for energy conservation and carbon reduction, greenhouse gas reduction, water saving and waste management? v Since 2010, the Company has actively participated in the Carbon Disclosure Program (CDP), and has closely monitored the greenhouse gas emissions of direct emissions (Scope 1) and indirect emissions (Scope 2) and Scope 3 according to the “Green House Gas Protocol Initiative” (announced by World Business Council for Sustainable Development WBCSD, and World Resources Institute, WRI).
The Company have examined the carbon dioxide emission since 2008. Some parts of our plant have passed the inspection and received relevant certifications.
Unit:t CO2e
Social Issues Does the company formulate appropriate management policies and procedures according to relevant regulations and the International Bill of Human Rights? v The Company has set employees codes of conduct in accordance with labor laws and related personnel regulations, to protect the legitimate rights and interests of employees. As an official member of RBA, in addition to actively participating in alliance activities and undertaking member-related obligations, the group is also committing to the compliance and implementation of corporate social responsibility with its peers in the electronics industry and various partners. The "Group Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Code of Conduct" is formulated on the basis of RBA, which is implemented after being signed by the chairman and the top managers of each business group, and is actively implemented and listed as an annual compulsory course for all new employees.
On-the-job education for employees further promote compliance with the Code.
The Group's Code of Conduct covers eight areas: Ethics, Labor and Human Rights, Health and Safety, Environment, Management Systems, Responsible Mineral Sourcing, Anti-Corruption Policy and Anti-Slavery Policy.
No Difference
Does the company formulate and implement reasonable employee benefits measures (including remuneration, vacation and other benefits, etc.), and appropriately reflect operating performance or results in employee compensation? v According to the Article 28 of the Company’s “Articles of Incorporation” adopted by the Board, 5%-7% of the Company profit shall be set aside for employee remuneration. The Company has set performance bonuses, employee compensation and other rewards systems. The Company’s operating profit is distributed to employees in accordance with employee performance, to align employee and Company growth. In addition, the Company has set a code of employee ethics, employee self- discipline, performance evaluation and reward system, leading employees to behavior in line with the Company’s corporate social responsibility policy.
Does the company provide a healthy and safe working environment and organize training on health and safety for its employees on a regular basis? v The Company has formulated the safety and health policy and promised to achieve the goal of zero injury, zero occupational disease and zero accident so as to create a best working environment for all employees.
The Company updated Health and Safety Management System in 2019, and have received SGS Certifications ISO45001 (received 2019/11/24, and valid through 2022/11/23), and CNS45001.
The Company regularly hosts health promotion training during training for new recruits. For the 2021 health promotion training, a total of 39 sessions were held this year, totaling 19.5 hours, and a total of 39 sessions of labor health education training, totaling 117 hours.
Does the company provide its employees with career development and training sessions? v The Company’s Career Development unit is tasked with the planning and implementation of the Career Development Program.
Does the company comply with relevant regulations and international standards on the health and safety of customers, customer privacy, marketing and labeling of products and services, and formulates relevant policies and procedures to protect consumer rights and handling complaints? v On health and safety and protection of customer privacy and rights for complaint for customers, the Company complies with relevant regulations and establishes procedures based on international standards. Detailed procedures and codes can be found on the Company's official website.
Does the company formulated and implement supplier management policy, requiring suppliers to follow relevant regulations on issues such as environmental protection, occupational safety and health, or labor rights? v The Company has established supplier management policies. Requiring suppliers to adhere to environmental, occupational health and safety, and labor rights guidelines, and supervises and audits accordingly. For details, please visit Hon Hai Supplier Social and Environmental Responsibility Website: https://sser.foxconn.com/Portal/SupplierLogon.aspx
Please refer to the supplier management chapter of the company's sustainability report for the relevant implementation.
Does the company compile corporate social responsibility reports or reports that disclose the company's non-financial information based on international CSR compiling standard or guidelines? Is the report accredited from accreditation agency or third-party verification organization? v The Company’s sustainability report is compiled according to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) GRI-Standard Sustainability Reporting Standards and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards, with the previous report receiving confirmed third-party accreditation (BSI). No Difference
If the Company makes its own corporate social responsibilities principles according to the Rules of Corporate Social Responsibility Best Practice Principles for TWSE/GTSM-Listed Companies, please state the differences: Not applicable.
Any other important information that helps to understand the conduct of corporate social responsibility: Adopted new processing system to enhance the capacity to recover wastes and sewage. The new system has been installed and put into operation in some areas in the plant. Respecting employees, the Company emphasizes that it does not hire child labor, does not force employees to work overtime. Managers are prohibited to discriminate or harass against employees. All relevant measures are officially announced. The Company has Health and Safety Department, examining the facilities, providing training to employees on industrial safety and health and conduct performance review on a regular basis. The company has a supplier management department, providing audit and trainings on corporate social responsibilities to suppliers. The Company participates in events relating to development of society, charity groups and domestic governments via donations:
  • Donated NT$67,052,248 to the Hope Elementary School for academic counseling.
  • Sponsored NT$39,990,000 for scholarship programs for Foxconn Education Foundation.
  • Sponsored NT$5,999,995 to the Kaohsiung City Table Tennis Association – Player Training Program.
  • Donated NT$5,521,487 to NPOs and NGOs.
  • The company and YongLing Foundation have each completed the purchase of five million doses of BioNTech (BNT) 162b2 vaccine, for a total of 10 million doses, and donated them to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) of the Executive Yuan Ministry of Health and Welfare for epidemic prevention of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).