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.
Focus on risk management Strive for self-monitoring to align with the times
Awarded Taiwan iSports Certification Bringing each other closer through group activities
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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.
Consistent Green Thinking Promote low-loss,high-performance semiconductor components Product design should not only be concerned with the cost, function and quality of the product, but also the potential impact of the product on the environment. We prioritize the selection of parts and components that can improve energy efficiency and do not use harmful substances to achieve energy efficiency, carbon reduction and green requirements.Semiconductor components are an important part of electronic products. In line with the green design mindset, semiconductor components that are used must have low-loss and high-performance characteristics, and WT is strengthening the promotion of green and high-performance semiconductor component …
Climate Change Response
Promote TCFD project to initiate climate change management The risks of climate change brought about by global warming may cause unanticipated operational impacts. As an important enterprise in the electronic product distribution business, WT should play a leading role at both the top and bottom of the chain the top and bottom of the chain, and at the same time fully understanding the risks and opportunities that climate change may bring in the electronic industry chain. In 2021, WT initiated the introduction of a climate change risk management project in response to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) …
Raising Carbon Reduction StandardsResponding to the global trend of energy efficiency and carbon reduction In order to respond to the development of the country’s overall greenhouse gas reduction strategy and achieve the sustainable development goal of energy efficiency and carbon reduction, WT has been implementing greenhouse gas inventories on a yearly basis since 2018 and has appointed a third party to carry out verification, with greenhouse gas emissions originally targeted to be reduced by 1% per annum in 2018 as the base year and raised to 2% per annum from 2022 compared to the base year. In March 2022, the …
Save Energy with Green Purchasing In 2021, WT’s total energy consumption is 8,168.08 GJ, of which the most important energy source is non-renewable electricity purchased from power companies, with electricity consumption accounting for 91.18% of the total consumption, while the rest is fuel used in ccompany work vehicles. In the future, depending on the overall energy policy and climate change issues, proper planning and setting will be made to target the use of renewable energy. Total electricity consumption in 2021 was 2.0688 million kWh, with an electricity consumption intensity (GJ/floor area) of 0.28 GJ/m2, a decrease of 8.72% compared to …
Sustainable Supply Chain
Discreet selection and gate-keepingBecome permanent partners with like-minded suppliers WT set a Social Policy & Code of Conduct. It is a guideline for WT and its business partners in their operational activities, which includes labor rights, health and safety, ethics, management system, etc. It expressly regulates the appropriate conduct of all operational activities and the commitment to continuous improvement. WT also communicates the guidelines to all types of suppliers and monitors them, so that only those suppliers who adopt the same standards as those pledged will be WT’s partners for continuous collaboration. In addition, environmental protection and safety are also …
Water Resources Management
Effective water conservation through promotion and implementation The main uses of water resources at each of WT Taiwan’s operating bases are recycled water for air-conditioning in office areas and water for employees’ daily use. The water discharged is mainly employees’ domestic sewage, which is discharged into the building’s pipeline and then enters the sewer system. The evaporation of water for air-conditioning is the main reason for consumption. As there is no valid statistical method for water discharge and water consumption, only the amount of water withdrawn is disclosed. Water withdrawal in 2021 is 11.14 million liters (ML), a decrease of …
people-oriented Our employees’ team spirit is the biggest driving force for the company WT understands that people are the most important capital of an enterprise and that the company’s greatest impetus for progress comes from its highly motivated employees! In order to create a better working environment for employees and attract outstanding professionals to join the company, WT complies with the laws and regulations of the the areas where its operating bases are located. The Social Policy and Code of Conduct is formulated to commit to safeguarding labour rights and interests. We plan and execute recruitment activities each year in …
WT attentively undertakes the best career planning for its employees Corporate development stems from our belief in the cultivation of talent. WT group stresses the importance of employees’ overall development and creates a working environment suitable for the right people. In a fast-changing environment, in order to equip our employees with the ability to respond to future changes, WT has established a training and development plan to effectively transform learning into work results. Average training hours over the years(by job category) No Data Found Average training hours over the years(by gender) No Data Found Want Talent Program, an all-round career …
We value communication and incentive To develop mutual trust and respect between the employer and employees in the workplace WT values the welfare and rights of its employees and actively promotes harmonious relations between employers and employees. Work rules and various management regulations have been formulated in accordance with the Labor Standards Act and relevant laws and regulations, and Sustainable Development Best Practice Principles has also been formulated to specifically regulate the rights and obligations of both employers and employees in management matters, so that employees can fully understand them and comply with and protect their legitimate rights and interests. …
Regular health check-ups and exercise encouragement Enhancing our staff’s overall resistance to the pandemic WT provides annual physicals for employees that are superior to standard ones, and plans diversified support programs. In addition to legal items, employees can also customize the contents of their physicals. After the physical, professional teams will analyze the reports and follow up on any abnormalities. In addition, WT has also set up a full-time healthcare manager to assist colleagues with health check-ups and offer advice. Plus, we invite doctors to come to the company every month to provide medical consultation, a nutritionist to come every …
Awarded Taiwan iSports Certification Bringing each other closer through group activities WT encourages staff to set up and participate in various clubs, which can not only provide physical and mental stimulation in various ways but also cultivate interest outside work. In particular, various activities and competitions are held by sports clubs every year to promote exchanges among staff members on the one hand, and participate in various competitions externally on the other, which can also enhance staff members’ love for and participation in sports. Over the years, we have continued to arrange sports courses and activities to promote the habit …
Proactive training to prevent problems before they occur No work-related injuries for 3 consecutive years WT adheres to an occupational safety and health policy of “protecting employees and preventing hazards,” and promotes the occupational safety system in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. We analyze potential hazards and possible hazards in operations, the causes of hazards in the flowchart of work safety operations, and possible types of hazards to be prevented, so as to achieve the goal of zero disasters. Rigorous assessment and compliance with safety regulations before commissioning When all of WT’s logistics centres …
Transparency, anti-corruptionConvergence with the global corporate governance business philosophy In 2020, WT developed the Social Policy & Code of Conduct, UNCAC Anti-corruption Policy, and the SDGs Policy. These standards align with global corporate governance and anti-corruption concepts and frameworks, including Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct, the UN Global Compact, the International Labour Standards, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Corporations, etc. WT has always believed that a social policy and code of conduct are core requirements for conducting all operational activities in order to gain a competitive advantage and to do the right thing. The high ethical standards of all …
Enhancement of information security protection capacity Becoming a Tier 1 operation Delivering products to customers on time is the basis of WT’s operations, and system downtime will result in delayed delivery or the inability to deliver products. WT expects to become an enterprise with first-class operational capability in the industry, and a high degree of information security capability is the cornerstone for providing quality services. Third-party organizations such as international certifications and red team assessment are used to assist in the review. With enhanced information security protection and employee security awareness, no sensitive information was leaked in 2021, and there …
Control of risk The first step towards sound growth and sustainable operation Tax is the basis for governments to provide local infrastructure and public services, and is an important source of funding to advance global sustainable development goals. In response to changes in global tax environment, increasingly complex cross- border transactions and global anti-avoidance trends, we continue to interact and cooperate with tax authorities in countries where we operate. Under the trend of international tax equity, WT implements corporate governance and establishes a corporate tax culture through the formulation of tax governance policies and transfer pricing policies, while taking into …
Introducing RPA Establish efficient and highly automated processes and systems To improve various major operation efficiency and enhance corporate insight, WT advances continuously on process optimization. By promoting digital optimization, we can internally set up new operations to match the current scale and help automate operations and reports for relevant operation units. Externally, we can promote B2B transaction operations to vendors and customers by linking them with Electronic Data Interchange, further establish efficient standard operation processes and management mechanisms, so that the person in charge of various departments can immediately grasp data changes and deploy relevant strategies and response in …
Jumpstarting growth in 2021! 107% increase in profit for the year Our operating revenue increased by 27% from NT$353.152 billion in 2020 to NT$447.896 billion in 2021. Our profit for the year increased by 107% from NT$3.795 billion in 2020 to NT$7.855 billion in 2021, increase of NT$4.06 billion. Post-Pandemic Era Approaches, Positive Outlooks for Semiconductors With the accelerated global digitization driven by the pandemic and the increased demand for energy saving and carbon reduction due to climate change, the main drive for growth in 2021 comes from as increased semiconductor content in electronic products and the rapid growth in …
Focus on risk management Strive for self-monitoring to align with the times WT has established a corporate governance structure to manage its business in accordance with the ROC Company Act, the Securities and Exchange Act and other relevant laws and regulations. We aim to pursue the long-term interests of our shareholders by enhancing corporate performance and accountability and by balancing the interests of our stakeholders.Under the Board of Directors are an Audit Committee, a Remuneration Committee and a Risk Management Committee. The Risk Management Committee is composed of three independent directors, the Chairman and the CFO, and is responsible for …
Report Disclosure Questions and Answers
Operations and Planning
What principles and structures does WT adopt in disclosing ESG information?
We identified eighteen sustainability aspects for investigation and impact assessment out of the information we have been collecting since 2021 about international sustainability-related standards, aspects of ESG ratings by investment institutions and criteria of bench-marking companies. A further analysis resulted in seven themes mapped to GRI’s fourteen substantive themes. The seven key themes were adopted as the disclosure basis for the 2021 sustainability report, which are information security, financial performance, integrity management, talent attraction and retention, talent development, sustainable supply chain and climate change.
What is WT's sustainability report publication plan?
What are WT's sustainable development policies and initiatives?
How does WT secure a diverse board of directors and stable operations?
Does WT link its management compensation plan to ESG performance?
How does WT ensure that its supply chain complies with ESG rules?
How does WT recruit talents?
In response to the rapid growth of operations, WT has been able to meet the group's long-term development strategy and secure talent in advance. We have optimized the group's personnel mix in terms of level, number and structure to give it an overall competitive advantage in the future. By the end of 2021, the number of employees at WT has grown to 2,564, an increase of 211 (8.97%) compared to 2020, including female employees comprising 40.68%. Women accounted for 28.90% of the supervisory level staff, 26.10% of the midlevel and above, and 44.00% of the staff at the nonsupervisory level.
Does WT attach importance to talent development?
How does WT develop an inclusive workplace?
WT follows various 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 Labour 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.
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