Taiwan Stock Exchange - Rules & Regulations Directory

Article NO. Content

Title:

Corporate Governance Best Practice Principles for TWSE/TPEx Listed Companies 

Amended Date: 2020.02.13 
Categories: Corporate Governance
Article 37
    (Members of the board of directors shall faithfully conduct corporate affairs and perform the duty of care of a good administrator)
    Members of the board of directors shall faithfully conduct corporate affairs and perform the duty of care of a good administrator. In conducting the affairs of the company, they shall exercise their powers with a high level of self-discipline and prudence. Unless matters are otherwise reserved by law for approval in shareholders meetings or in the articles of incorporation, they shall ensure that all matters are handled according to the resolutions of board of directors.
    It is advisable that a TWSE/TPEx listed company formulate rules and procedures for board of directors performance assessments. Each year, in respect of the board of directors and individual directors, it shall conduct regularly scheduled performance assessments through self-assessments or peer-to-peer assessments, and may also do so through outside professional institutions or in any other appropriate manner. A performance assessment of the board of directors shall include the following aspects, and appropriate assessment indicators shall be developed in consideration of the company's needs:
  1. The degree of participation in the company's operations.
  2. Improvement in the quality of decision making by the board of directors.
  3. The composition and structure of the board of directors.
  4. The election of the directors and their continuing professional education.
  5. Internal controls.
    The performance assessments of board members (self-assessments or peer-to-peer assessments) shall include the following aspects, with appropriate adjustments made on the basis of the company's needs:
  1. Their grasp of the company's goals and missions.
  2. Their recognition of director's duties.
  3. Their degree of participation in the company's operations.
  4. Their management of internal relationships and communication.
  5. Their professionalism and continuing professional education.
  6. Internal controls.
    It is advisable that a TWSE/TPEx company conduct performance assessments of a functional committee, covering the following aspects, with appropriate adjustments made on the basis of the company's needs:
  1. Their degree of participation in the company's operations.
  2. Their recognition of the duties of the functional committee.
  3. Improvement in the quality of decision making by the functional committee.
  4. The composition of the functional committee, and election and appointment of committee members.
  5. Internal control.
    A TWSE/TPEx listed company is advised to submit the results of performance assessments to the board of directors and use them as reference in determining compensation for individual directors, their nomination and additional office term.
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