In the face of the global focus on ESG, sustainability is our daily pursuit. As a link in the supply chain, we advocate to avoid harming the earth, strive to coexist with the environment, and expand our enterprise’s care for our planet’s sustainability.

2050 Net Zero Emissions Commitment and Decarbonization Pathways

WT Microelectronics is committed to the goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 through reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy. We have set ambitious near-term and long-term targets to achieve this goal

Focus on risk management Strive for self-monitoring to align with the times

WT has established a corporate governance structure to manage the company‘s business in accordance with the Company Act, the Securities and Exchange Act and other relevant laws and regulations of the Republic of China. We have been strengthening the company’s performance and responsibility, and balancing the interests between stakeholders in pursuit of long-term interests of shareholders.

ISO 27001 certification was obtained and employees' awareness of information security strengthened

In view of the growing importance of information security and increasingly rampant cyber attacks‭, ‬WT set up a dedicated Information Security Department and installed a Chief Information Security Officer at the level of deputy general manager in 2022‭. ‬The Department‭, ‬composed of one dedicated director and two dedicated personnel‭, ‬is responsible for information ...

Embracing Clean Technology, Journeying Towards a Sustainable New World

WT serves as the distributor for world-renowned semiconductor suppliers. As promoter of clean technology, we act as intermediaries between suppliers and clients, offering the best services. We pioneer applications for clean technology products, continually integrating innovative solutions, not only enhancing the energy efficiency of existing products but also furnishing new designs and comprehensive clean technology solutions.


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WT was awarded Green Consumption Outstanding Enterprise by the New Taipei City Government‭.‬

The GHG emissions of all our operating bases was 2794.05 tonnes CO2e in total. Across the verified locations, the scopes 1 and 2 GHG emission intensity by turnover was 0.0028 tonnes CO2e/NTD million; and the emission intensity by floor area was 0.0398 tonnes CO2e/m2, which is a decrease of 27.18% compared with 2018 (base year).

The inventory boundaries have expanded to Scope 3‭ ‬Emissions from the organization's use of purchased goods‭ (‬category 3‭: ‬upstream‭ ‬suppliers‭' ‬activities related to fuel and energy‭).‬

In 2022‭, ‬independent verification of reported GHG inventory was completed for all operating bases in Taiwan and the newly added‭ ‬logistics centers in Hong Kong and Singapore‭. ‬Voluntary GHG inventory was completed for operating bases in China‭, ‬Hong Kong‭, ‬Singapore‭, ‬South Korea and other places‭.‬

The proportion of new cartons used in shipments dropped to 23.12%‭, ‬a decrease of 13.15%‭ ‬from 2019‭.‬

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The net operating income was NTD571.2‭ ‬billion‭, ‬up 28%‭ ‬from the previous year‭.‬

The earnings per share was NTD8.61

The net profit after tax was NTD 7.6‭ ‬billion‭, ‬down 4%‭ ‬from the previous year‭.‬

The average in-person attendance rate of the 13‭ ‬board meetings in 2022‭ ‬reached 98.9%‭.‬

There were 3‭ ‬female directors‭, ‬accounting for more than 40%‭ ‬of the board‭.‬

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NTD11.06 million investment in social engagement

The average salary of full-time employees in non-supervisory positions was NTD1,425,000‭, ‬which has been growing for four consecutive years‭.‬

The number of those who are not Taiwan‭, ‬China‭, ‬or Hong Kong nationals‭.‬

Local procurement accounted for 98.30%‭ ‬of the expenditure‭ (‬excluding agency purchased items‭) ‬of the Taiwan headquarters‭.‬

The headcount with an increase of 38.34%‭ ‬after the acquisition of Singapore Excelpoint Technology‭. ‬There are no part-time‭ (‬hourly paid‭) ‬or contract workers‭. ‬All employees are full-time workers‭.‬

Of the senior executives of all operating sites‭, ‬83.58%‭ ‬were local residents‭.‬

In 2022‭, ‬new suppliers have been 100%‭ ‬screened in terms of social policy and code of conduct‭.‬

There was 0‭ ‬disabling incident throughout the year‭, ‬proving that the employees have a good safety awareness‭.‬

847 staff education sessions
30.07% female executives


WT set up the “WT Microelectronics’ ESG Sustainable Development Group” to live up to the ESG trend. The Group assumes responsibility for the coordination and the planning of economic, environmental and social sustainability issues, keeping abreast of current trends, and eventually perfectly implanting ESG policies in Taiwan that align with international practices.
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Environmental Management

Carbon reduction standards were raised in line with the global trends. The Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission‭ (‬FSC‭) ‬released the Roadmap for the Sustainable Development of Listed Companies in March 2022‭. …

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Sustainable Supply Chain

Supplier environmental and social management three goals In recent years, the proportion of purchases from the top 20 suppliers of WT’s revenue has reached more than 90% of the total …

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Green Design and Investment

Innovation of products and management are accelerated to meet the new challenges of sustainable development. The market is changing constantly with new and different product applications‭. ‬In response‭, ‬product design …

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Response to Climate Change

WT’s strategy and management in response climate change Climate change is an issue that needs the world to face together‭, ‬no matter who‭. ‬As a distributor in the semiconductor sector‭, …

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Energy Management

Energy and electricity saving start from the purchase of green energy and electricity. WT’s total energy consumption was 16,271‭ ‬GJ in 2022‭, ‬with an increase due to the inclusion of …

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Water Resource Management

Active implementation and education have achieved remarkable results in water conservation. The water intake at WT’s operating bases in Taiwan are mainly used for circulated water of air conditioners and …

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Commitment to Ethical Corporate Management

The global corporate governance philosophy of transparency and anti-corruption has been followed. Integrity is WT’s most important core value and business philosophy‭. ‬Employees must abide by clear moral standards and …

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Improved Corporate Governance

Strengthened risk control and self-monitoring to adapt to market conditions 2022 Corporate Governance Facts WT was ranked in the top 5% in the listed companies category, and top 10% in …

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Enhanced Information Security

A dedicated division was set up to strengthen information security management. In view of the growing importance of information security and increasingly rampant cyber attacks‭, ‬WT set up a dedicated …

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Stable Financial Performance

Continued growth in 2022! 28% increase in group operating revenue WT’s operating revenue increased by 28%‭ ‬from NTD447.9‭ ‬billion in 2021‭ ‬to NTD571.2‭ ‬billion in 2022‭. ‬The net profit for …

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Refined Tax Policy

Taxes are not only a cornerstone of national governments‭’ ‬provision of local infrastructure and public services‭, ‬but also an important source of funding to attain global sustainable development goals‭. ‬In …

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Further Digital Optimization

Operational efficiency was improved toward low-carbon services Following the establishment of a well-structured enterprise database‭, ‬which was the Phase I goal of digital transformation‭, ‬the‭ ‬Phase II kicked off in …

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Report Disclosure Questions and Answers

WT follows the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards for reporting principles to manage sustainability issues. Major stakeholders were identified, material issues determined, and the organizational boundary defined through a six-step engagement process in compliance with the principles of stakeholder inclusiveness, sustainability context, materiality, and completeness.

WT continues to involve stakeholders to ensure a communication and response mechanism is in place for sustainability issues. WT followed the principles of AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard, which are  impact, materiality, inclusivity, and responsiveness, to identified key stakeholder groups. An evaluation and discussion by WT’s functional executives involved in the sustainability effort concluded that the operating environment in 2022 was not significantly different from that in 2021, and that the key stakeholder groups were therefore the same as identified previously, which are shareholders/lenders, customers, employees, vendors, and other suppliers.

This report was first released in 2017 and an annual report has since been regularly released each year. This report presents the overall economic, social and environmental performance of WT group’s operating bases in Taiwan as well as subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, South Asia, Korea, and Japan, throughout the period from January 1st to December 31st, 2022. The disclosure covers all the entities included in the group’s consolidated reports and is divided into major operating regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, South Asia, South Korea, Japan. In cases where the data disclosed do not cover all the entities, a note is added to describe the scope of the particular disclosure. The respective disclosure scopes of  all items are provided in “6-9 Disclosure Scope” as well. In addition, in view of comparability of information, only the data of the recent five years are disclosed in principle. In cases where the relevant performance information has not been systematically collected or the accuracy of the information can not be validated or verified, only the data of one to three years are disclosed.

WT voluntary enact sustainable policies and initiatives for environmental, social, corporate governance, and economic and trade compliance. Meanwhile, these sustainable policies and initiatives are all approved by the Board of Directors and published after the approval of the board’s chairman.

Talent Development

WT recruits talents aligned with WT’s core values vie multiple channels including job bank websites, online platforms (such as LinkedIn, CakeResume, Blink, etc.), campus career centers, partnerships with universities, colleges, departments, as well as internal referrals. A complete training and development plan is provided to ensure talents translate learning into performance effectively, and thereupon build a talent pool ready for a rapidly-changing future.

In response to the rapid development, WT secures a competitive edge for the future by keeping a talent pool  in line with the group’s long-term development strategy, and an optimized array in terms of level, number and structure. By the end of 2022, after the acquisition of one subsidiary, the number of WT Group employees has grown to 3,547, an increase of 983 employees, or 38.34%, compared to 2021, of which women accounted for 41.98%. Women accounted for 30.07% of managers, 28.05% of mid-level managers or above, 23.50% of business supervisors, and 45.15% of non-executive personnel. Women also accounted for 15.85% of STEM employees (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics). Overall, the proportions of females in all employees and management were both slightly higher in 2022 than that in 2021.

To provide a better career pathway program, WT launched the “Want Talent” elite training program and recruited selected new graduates for the program. In addition to soft skills and technical courses, job rotation training and participation in important projects and large-scale conferences are organized for them to gain a  comprehensive understanding of the core concepts of the company’s operation. Furthermore, senior executives and the human resources department will regularly show care for employees, provide career guidance, and plan individual advancement goals and development, so that they may be in a changing and challenging work environment. At the same time, salary adjustment and rank promotion has been made according to performance and market standard of the individual, providing market competitive salary and fair benefits. As of the end of 2022, a total of 28 employees have been trained in the program.

With the advent of the digital era, WT introduced the WT e-Learning Academy, a digital learning platform that combines online and in-person learning. Over the past three years, due to the pandemic, learning styles have changed and the proportion of digital learning has increased. Based on WT’s training and development plan, WT e-Learning Academy has established courses in five categories, combining e-newsletters, knowledge center, and online courses to integrate internal and external resources and enrich the platform’s contents, while becoming a platform for linking WT’s knowledge transmission and communication. WT will continue to refine and hold regular course planning workshops in the hope of providing richer training resources to all employees through continuous innovation.

WT values the welfare and rights of its employees and actively promotes harmonious relations between management and labors. Work rules and various management regulations have been formulated in accordance with the Labor Standards Act and relevant laws and regulations, and the Code of Practice for Sustainable Development has also been formulated to specify the rights and obligations of both employers and employees in management matters, so that employees can fully understand, comply with, and protect their legitimate rights and interests. In the case of any major changes in the operating conditions that may affect employees’ rights and interests or work environment, WT informs employees within the statutory minimum notification period in order to protect employees’ rights and interests.

WT follows international human rights conventions and initiatives such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work issued by the International Labor Organization (ILO). We have formulated a Social Policy and Code of Conduct, which was signed by the Chairman and published on the company’s official website as a standard for all employees, clients, suppliers and other stakeholders to follow.

Operations and Planning

The Board of Directors is WT’s highest governance body. The tenth Board was elected on May 20, 2022, is composed of seven directors, of which four are Independent Directors. In order to strengthen the sound development of corporate governance, the policy of diversity is implemented in accordance with the Code of Practices for Corporate Governance formulated by WT. Of the Board Members, there are three Independent Directors (43%), three women (43%), and two employees (29%). In addition, four of the current directors are aged from 51 to 60 years old, one from 61 to 70 years old, and two from 71 to 80 years old.

The Board of Directors meets at least once a quarter to monitor the achievement of the Company’s operational goals and performance, provide strategic guidance to the management team, and oversee the Company’s compliance with laws and regulations to ensure the best interests of shareholders. In fiscal 2022, the directors’ attendance rate at the thirteen Board meetings was 98.9% on average, and the Independent Directors’ was 100%. Conflicts of interest with directors are avoided in accordance to the provisions of Article 15 of WT’s Board of Directors’ Rules of Procedures. Meeting items involving a director’s interests are disclosed in the annual reports, with the names of the director involved, the content of the item, and the reasons for avoiding conflicts of interest. In addition, information such as cross-shareholding with a stakeholder, the existence of a controlling shareholder, and related party transactions are all disclosed in the annual report to avoid or reduce the possibility of conflicts of interest.

In order to implement corporate governance, improve the function of the Board of Directors, and establish performance goals to strengthen the operational efficiency of the Board of Directors, WT has formulated the Performance Evaluation Measures for the Board of Directors in 2016, which clearly stipulates that the Board of Directors and the functional committees should routinely conduct internal self-assessment every year. An assessment evaluation must also be preformed once every three years by an external professional independent organization or an external team of experts and scholars. The assessment results must be reported to the Board of Directors, and be used as a reference to determine individual directors’ remuneration payment and nomination

The fourth Remuneration Committee is composed of two Independent Directors and one member fulfilling the requirement of independence. As the Board was re-elected by the shareholders’ meeting on May 20, 2022 and all the previous members left the Board on the same day, the Board reappointed the three Independent Directors to make up the fifth Remuneration Committee on May 31, 2022. The purpose of the Committee is to make objective and professional recommendations to the Board, taking into account the Company’s operational performance, and to assist the Board of Directors in implementing and evaluating the Company’s overall compensation and welfare policies. In addition, the remuneration of directors and managers is determined and reviewed in accordance with the Procedures for Remuneration of Directors and Functional Committee Members and the Procedures for Remuneration for Managers as necessary to strike a balance between sustainable management and risk control. In 2022, a total of three Remuneration Committee meetings were held with all members having a 100 percent in-person attendance rate.

WT, believing that the stability and growth of the supply chain is the key to the success of sustainable operations, has formulated the Supplier Code of Conduct to regulate suppliers’ compliance with laws and regulations in such aspects as labor rights, health and safety, ethics, and management systems, and requires new suppliers to fill out the Supplier Self-Assessment Form based on facts and sign the Supplier Corporate Social Responsibility Commitment Letter. In 2022, the return rate of general suppliers in Taiwan was 100%. In order to fulfill the responsibility of procurement management, and supervise and evaluate in a timely manner, WT has a reasonable expectation to work with suppliers to jointly undertake the responsibility of sustainable operation.

From 2022, all suppliers (other than vendors) with an annual transaction amount totaling more than NT$1 million or more than 12 transactions are subject to an annual assessment on their quality, technologies and finance, as well as such areas as social responsibility, labor practices and environmental protection. Of the 85 suppliers assessed, none were rated grade D (suspension of transactions), and the overall average score was 84.05 points. Incompetent suppliers were suspended and offered counseling and guidance to bring the performance up to the expected level. WT works with the suppliers for continuous improvement and advancement by abiding by assessment cycle and counseling mechanism to ensure prompt detection of  potential problems.

Information Security

In view of the growing importance of information security and increasingly rampant cyber attacks, WT set up a dedicated Information Security Department and installed a Chief Information Security Officer at the level of deputy general manager in 2022. The Department, composed of one dedicated director and two dedicated personnel, is responsible for information security incident investigations, system vulnerabilities disclosure, and new information security architecture evaluation and introduction, etc. The main tasks that have been completed are as follows:

1.The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and CNS 27001:2014 verifications were obtained in 2022 (valid until October 31, 2025), and the threats and impacts posed by information security incidents were reduced through standardized and systematic control and management;

2.A dedicated information security mailbox was set up to receive external information security notifications from customers, suppliers, integrated cyber threat intelligence providers, information equipment suppliers, service providers, etc.

3.A dedicated person was appointed to collect, analyze and keep record of information on important information security news, vulnerability releases, zero-day attacks, and vulnerability utilization trends, and rate incidents for severity. Incident severity levels have been internally defined. The contact person in the information division keeps record of incidents, and, in the case of a major information security incident, immediately notify the Chief Information Security Officer. The Information Security Department must verify, eliminate and resolve the information security incident within the target processing time. After the handling is completed, the Incident Response team (IR team) must conduct root cause analysis, track and record the implementation effectiveness of corrective measures, so as to continuously improve the intervention methods and prevent recurrence of similar incidents. In addition, information security incidents have been divided into four severity levels, and their response mechanisms and standard operating procedures are formulated respectively to speed up the recovery time of information system services.

The pandemic hit the world and changed the way we live and work. Working from home and mobile office have become normal. Corporate information security is exposed to breaches when employees are not working in the secure environment of the Intranet. Strengthening employees’ awareness of information security has thus become crucial to information safety. Social engineering exercises were introduced in 2021 to integrate security awareness into daily work for early threat detection and intervention. In 2022, social engineering exercises and training continued on a monthly basis with randomly selected scenarios. Those insufficiently aware of information security were trained again and reported to their direct superiors, and their training results tracked regularly. In 2022, 118,297 social engineering exercise letters were sent, and the proportion of employees who were phished in the exercises dropped from 1.1% in 2021 to 0.7% in 2022. in October 2022, a refresher training on information security awareness was organized for all the Group’s employees. Of the 2,552 employees required to complete the training, 19 dropped before it ended. They either applied for leave without pay, began maternity leave, or departed the Group. A total of 2,533 completed the course and passed the test (100% pass rate). Note that the employees of Excelpoint Technology were not on the training list as the merger happened in September 2022 and the integration was not yet completed. One session of intensive training for core system related personnel and supervisors was also completed.

Environmental Responsibilities

WT Microelectronics is committed to the goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 through reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy. We have set ambitious near-term and long-term targets to achieve this goal:

Near-term Targets:

  • Reduce GHG Scope 1 and 2 emissions 50% by 2033, compared to 2022.
  • Reduce GHG emissions by 5% per year, initialing in 2023.
  • Identify feasible solutions to reduce Scope 3 emissions.

Long-term Target:

  • Achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

To achieve these targets, we are implementing a number of initiatives, including:

  • Increasing energy efficiency in our operation facilities.
  • Investing in renewable energy and energy storage.
  • Survey and purchase green energy or other alternative renewable energy certificates.
  • Encourage our outsourced transportation fleet to adopt electric trucks.
  • Working with our suppliers to reduce their GHG emissions.
  • Collaborating with our customers and other stakeholders to develop innovative solutions to reduce GHG Scope 3 emissions.

We believe that our decarbonization journey is critical to our future growth and prosperity, and to building a more sustainable future for all our stakeholders and the planet.

The market is changing constantly with new and different product applications. In response, product design must not only take into account the cost, function and quality of a product, but also the innovation of and solutions with new technologies and materials, as well as the impact of the product on the environment. In addition to maintaining a product portfolio with new technologies and high efficiency, WT also gives priority to assisting customers in adopting systematic solutions that can improve product energy efficiency, and using components containing no harmful substances, so as to meet the requirements of energy saving, carbon reduction, and environmental protection.

Semiconductor components are crucial to electronic products. In alignment with the green design thinking, WT further promotes highly efficient green semiconductor components with reduced energy loss, so that the customers may design and produce from a forward-looking and sustainable perspective environmentally friendly, high quality products with reduced energy consumption and of high energy efficiency .

Meanwhile, all logistics center operations have been integrated with advanced logistics information systems, enabling paperless electronic operations.