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Amended Article


Corporate Social Responsibility Best Practice Principles for TWSE/GTSM Listed Companies  CH

Amended Date: 2020.02.13 
Categories: Corporate Governance
Article 3     In fulfilling corporate social responsibility initiatives, TWSE/GTSM listed companies shall, in its corporate management guidelines and business operations, give due consideration to the rights and interests of stakeholders and, while pursuing sustainable operations and profits, also give due consideration to the environment, society and corporate governance.
    TWSE/GTSM listed companies shall, in accordance with the materiality principle, conduct risk assessments of environmental, social and corporate governance issues pertaining to company operations and establish the relevant risk management policy or strategy.
Article 17     TWSE/GTSM listed companies are advised to assess the current and future potential risks and opportunities that climate change may present to enterprises and to adopt climate related measures.
    TWSE/GTSM listed companies are advised to adopt standards or guidelines generally used in Taiwan and abroad to enforce corporate greenhouse gas inventory and to make disclosures thereof, the scope of which shall include the following:
  1. Direct greenhouse gas emissions: emissions from operations that are owned or controlled by the company.
  2. Indirect greenhouse gas emissions: emissions resulting from the generation of externally purchased or acquired electricity, heating, or steam.
    TWSE/GTSM listed companies are advised to compile statistics on greenhouse gas emissions, volume of water consumption and total weight of waste and to establish policies for energy conservation, carbon and greenhouse gas reduction, reduction of water consumption or management of other wastes. The companies’ carbon reduction strategies should include obtaining carbon credits and be promoted accordingly to minimize the impact of their business operations on climate change.
Article 21     TWSE/GTSM listed companies are advised to create an environment conducive to the development of their employees' careers and establish effective training programs to foster career skills.
    TWSE/GTSM listed companies shall establish and implement reasonable employee welfare measures (including remuneration, leave and other welfare etc.) and appropriately reflect the business performance or achievements in the employee remuneration, to ensure the recruitment, retention, and motivation of human resources, and achieve the objective of sustainable operations.
Article 24     TWSE/GTSM listed companies shall ensure the quality of their products and services by following the laws and regulations of the government and relevant standards of their industries.
    TWSE/GTSM listed companies shall follow relevant laws, regulations and international guidelines in regard to customer health and safety and customer privacy involved in, and marketing and labeling of, their products and services and shall not deceive, mislead, commit fraud or engage in any other acts which would betray consumers' trust or damage consumers' rights or interests.
Article 26     TWSE/GTSM listed companies are advised to assess the impact their procurement has on society as well as the environment of the community that they are procuring from, and shall cooperate with their suppliers to jointly implement the corporate social responsibility initiative.
    TWSE/GTSM listed companies are advised to establish supplier management policies and request suppliers to comply with rules governing issues such as environmental protection, occupational safety and health or labor rights. Prior to engaging in commercial dealings, TWSE/GTSM listed companies are advised to assess whether there is any record of a supplier's impact on the environment and society, and avoid conducting transactions with those against corporate social responsibility policy.
    When TWSE/GTSM listed companies enter into a contract with any of their major suppliers, the content should include terms stipulating mutual compliance with corporate social responsibility policy, and that the contract may be terminated or rescinded any time if the supplier has violated such policy and has caused significant negative impact on the environment and society of the community of the supply source.