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LOTES attaches great importance to the sustainable development of enterprises. While striving for the growth of operational performance, it also urges itself to fulfill its social corporate responsibility, implement various indicators in the three aspects of Governance, Social and Environment, and create a positive industrial cycle. Strengthen own influence to meet the requirements and expectations of internal and external stakeholders.

After long-term and multifaceted efforts, we won the honor and recognition of the top 35% of the 8th Corporate Governance Evaluation of the Taiwan Stock Exchange and the silver medal of the RBA (Responsible Business Alliance) in 2021.

Focus on goals with multiple strategies

In order to improve the company's ESG performance, LOTES has established a sustainability promotion committee and set up a special group. The responsible department collects stakeholder's concerns on environmental protection, occupational safety, supply chain management, labor rights, operational performance and corporate governance to appropriately correspond to important sustainable topics, and strengthen the board's participation in the company's ESG implementation by reporting ESG implementation results to the board every year.
Committee Chairman
President
Executive Director
Management Department Executive
Environment
Manufacturing Department/R&D Division,
Production Technology Department/Equipment Center,
Industrial Engineering Department
Social
Management Department /Sales Department,
QC Department Supplies/Department,
Market Development Department/HR Department
Governance
Finance Department/Business Management Department,
IT Department/Legal & Intellectual Property Office,
President's Office
Risk Management
First-level unit heads

Environment

It's time to protect the earth
The impact of climate change is more and more obvious. Energy saving and carbon reduction are the common goals of enterprises. LOTES encourages itself to introduce the ISO14064 greenhouse gas inventory system at the factory, and also use third-party verification to ensure the effectiveness of the inventory. On the other hand, we set out to build a solar power generation system and proactively implement a tree planting plan to grasp every opportunity to implement clean energy.
33 trees
33 trees to be planted in 2021
989.6 metric tons
Reduction of 989.6 metric tons of
CO2e emissions in 2021
933,140 kWh
933,140 kWh of electricity consumption
saved in 2021
973,881.2 kWh
Solar power generation reached
973,881.2 kWh in 2021
We value green buildings and will continue to expand the solar energy installations in the factory in the future to maximize energy sustainability. Zhongshan Factory: The construction of the phase 1 will be completed in 2022, and the annual average power generation is expected to be 834,900 kWh. The phase 2 construction will be carried out later, and the average annual power generation is expected to be 1,072,100 kWh. Vietnam Factory: Construction will be completed in 2024, with an estimated average annual power generation of 1,037,100 kWh.
Walking through this rich land, we are grateful and cherish the natural resources. For the sustainable use of water resources and the prevention of waste pollution, each factory has formulated different strategies to meet the green cycle.

0 pollution determination

No industrial wastewater is discharged from the factory during the process.

AAO process

The domestic sewage in the factory area is treated by AAO process, which has good denitrification and phosphorus removal effect.

100% of effort

100% recycling of industrial wastes such as metal, paper, plastic, etc.
Adhering to the belief of goodness, we prevent products from causing unnecessary harm to the environment and society. From procurement to production, we follow a number of regulations on environmental protection and safety requirements, and continue to optimize under the norms of international management system standards ISO14001 and RBA. Expecting to become a part of the green supply chain and increase our contribution to the topic of sustainability.
  1. To promise that products do not contain substances of very high concern (SVHC) announced by REACH.
  2. Only cooperate with suppliers who can provide third-party material environmental protection test reports.
  3. Establish HSF management mechanism with material suppliers to improve risk control.

Conflict Mineral Policy


Obey Laws and Regulations, Commit to Humanistic Society
Protect the Global Environment, Not-use Conflict Minerals
Statement of Non-use of Conflict Minerals "Conflict Minerals" are the rare minerals, such as cassiterite, wolframite, columbite-tantalite(coltan) , Cobalt ore and gold mined in condition of human rights abuses and environment issues in the Democratic Republic of the Congo(DRC). Those minerals are essential in manufacture of electronic products. To fulfill the social responsibilities, LOTES implements "Non-use of Conflict Minerals" in the procurement process. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we investigate the raw materials and products from suppliers, and request suppliers make commitment and sign back the statement of "Non-use of Conflict Minerals" to ensure the minerals used in LOTES products are not conflict minerals originated in the DRC or adjoining countries.

Social

Share team glory, share social wellbeing
In an interdependent ecosystem, we believe that caring and giving back can drive the positive development of the whole society. LOTES pays attention to the development of human resources, care about employee health, and creates a friendly working environment. It also checks the safety of products through a number of certifications, and closely interacts with social groups, trying its best to help, and looking forward to growing together.
Health & Safety
Regularly implement employee health checks, comply with ISO45001 to ensure occupational safety.
Two-way communication
Work adjustments are made through multiple employee grievance channels.
Mutual benefit
Assist employees to expand their knowledge fields, and provide on-the-job training with four major topics: new training, professional training, stratification training and personal development
Sustainable partnership
Respect personal wishes, guide employees to explore future directions, achieve self-practice and development, and create sustainable partnerships
Partners are the most important asset of an enterprise. LOTES creates a friendly environment for human rights protection, and abides by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Global Covenant, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the International Labour Organization's Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Principles revealed in the Declaration and other human rights conventions.
Human Rights Policy: Prohibition of child labor, freedom of occupational choice, working hours, wages and benefits, humane treatment, non-discrimination, freedom of association
Providing high-quality products is our responsibility. We supervise product quality with ISO9001, ISO45001 and QC080000 systems, and emphasize that in the process from design to production, we can ensure that employees work in a non-hazardous environment, and produce products that comply with safety and green concept.

100% compliant with EU RoHS standard

All LOTES products have passed the RoHS certification, which means that the content of 10 hazardous substances such as lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, etc. in the products are all below the limit value, which is actually beneficial to human health and The embodiment of environmental protection standard.
Only big dreams have the power to move your mind and spirit. LOTES do the best to take care of the community and maintain good relationship with local public welfare groups. In 2021, the amount of charity donation will reach about NT$2 million. Being able to do our part for the society makes us feel at ease.
Taiwan
  1. Sponsored the "Love No Barriers, Caring for Taiwan" 350,000 yuan caring for the disabled.
  2. Donated NT$160,000 to Keelung City Government to help improve the economic situation of low-income households.
  3. Donated NT$200,000 to Keelung City Social Assistance Anle District Love Gala. (low-income households)
  4. Sponsored the Keelung Zhonglun Volunteer Service Association "Senior Meal Service Activity" with NT$40,000.
  5. Donated to the designated Indian Hope School of Baptist Church Guangfu Church with a special fund of NT$100,000.
Guangzhou / Zhongshan Factory
  1. Participated in local charitable activities and donated NT$860,000.
  2. Participated in the elderly's day charity activities and donated NT$86,000.
  3. 225 people participated in blood donation activities.
  4. Donated NT$52,000 to the village committee where the Guangzhou factory is located.
  5. Established the "Poverty Student Donation Program", which will fund about RMB 1 million from 2010 to 2021
Suzhou Factory
  1. Donated about 30,000 yuan of medical supplies to front-line medical staff.
  2. Responded to the poverty alleviation and donated NT$12,900

Governance

Sincere, Responsible
LOTES (3533) was recognized in the top 35% of the 8th Corporate Governance Evaluation by the Taiwan Stock Exchange, which means that the protection of shareholders' rights, the structure of the board of directors and the transparency of information are all better than the average.

In order to adhere to the practical principles of corporate governance, the procedures for the selection and appointment of directors are open and transparent, and measures such as independent directors are set up to strengthen the supervisory function of the board of directors. LOTES adheres to the principle of fairness and strictly protects the rights and interests of investors and other stakeholders. It prohibits directors, managers and people who know important information inside the company because of their business, using information that cannot be obtained in the market to make profits, and also establish a complete system. The information disclosure system provides various information about operations, finance, board of directors, and shareholders' meetings on the company's website and the public information network reporting system to ensure that shareholders can obtain the latest information about the company.

Sincerity is the core philosophy of LOTES, with this belief, we will actively implement each indicator of corporate social responsibility, and aim to become a solid, valuable and sustainable enterprise.

2021Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporate Governance Evaluation Top 35%


2021 RBA Responsible Business Alliance Silver Medal

CSR and Environmental Responsibility Report

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