In order to establish a corporate culture of ethical management, establish a good business operational structure, prevent the company’s personnel from causing losses to the company due to an unethical act in business operation, and protect the rights of whistleblowers, the “Procedures for Whistleblower Channel and Protection” is formulated in accordance with the company’s “Ethical Corporate Management Best Practice Principles” and “Corporate Governance Best Practice Principles” that was approved by the Board of Directors on May 4, 2021.
1. Reported parties
The company’s directors, managerial officers, employees, appointees, persons with substantial control power, and external stakeholders of the company.
2. Reporting matters
(1) Bribing bribery activities.
(2) Providing illegal political donations.
(3) Improper charity donation or sponsorship.
(4) Offering or accepting unreasonable gifts, hospitalities, or other improper benefits.
(5) Infringing trade secrets, trademarks, patents, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights.
(6) Engaging in unfair competition.
(7) Products and services directly or indirectly causing damages to the rights, health, and safety of consumers or other interested parties in the process of R&D, purchasing, manufacturing, supply, or sales.
4. Whistleblower protection measures
The company shall provide the following protections to the whistleblowers to encourage them to have illegal acts reported.
Reported by external informants: The identity of the informants shall be kept confidential, and information that is sufficient to have the identity of the informants revealed shall not be disclosed.
Reported by internal informants: The informants shall not be dismissed, removed, demoted, pay-cut, deprived of their rights and interests that are granted by law, contract, or general business practice, or disciplined.