In order to establish a corporate culture of integrity and transparency, we have established a whistleblowing operation mechanism in accordance with the “Implementation Measures for the Whistleblowing System” that we stipulated. Accepting and investigating whistleblowing cases in accordance with standard operating procedures, so as to improve corporate governance and sustainable business operations. We also implement a whistleblower confidentiality system to keep the identity of the whistleblower and the content of the report confidential and ensure that the whistleblower will not suffer any adverse consequences due to the whistleblowing.
Scope of the Reporting Cases
Anyone who found any act related to the violation of our financial system and affecting the accuracy of financial reports, the violation of laws and regulations, the violation of our policies, systems and ethical standards, the embezzlement of company’s goods or assets, receiving improper benefits, fraudulence by the management or our employee, any other behaviors damaging the interest of the company, etc., may file a report according to our “Implementation Measures for the Whistleblowing System”.
Reporting Method and Channel
On November 4th, 2022, we have announced our latest information relating to the reporting methods and channels as follows:
Reporting method: in writing or by email.
Reporting channel: the Audit Committee
Address: 289, Xinhu 3rd Rd., Neihu Dist., Taipei City 114
Handling of the Reporting Cases
Under the “Implementation Measures for the Whistleblowing System”, we designate the Audit Committee as the reporting unit, and the audit office as the investigating unit to manage and record cases, and investigate and handle reporting cases in accordance with relevant procedures. We shall issue written reports over the investigation results along with handling suggestions and carry out standard operating procedures in accordance with the subsequent follow-up processing mechanism.
Protections for Whistleblower's Identity and Report Content
Our personnel handling the reporting case shall make a written statement to keep confidential the identity of the whistleblower and the content of the report, and shall not disclose information sufficient to identify the identity of individuals involved in the case, including but not limited to the name, age, address, document, picture, news, appearance, identification data or other items sufficient to identify the identity of the whistleblower and the reported individual. Nevertheless, the whistleblower agreeing to disclose his or her identity, or the information being disclosed due to the legal requirement shall be the exceptions. When the whistleblower is threatened, intimidated or faced with similar acts by others, he or she shall be assisted and report to the police to handle the situation.
Protection for Whistleblower's Rights
There shall be no adverse personnel measures imposed as an attempted retaliation against the internal personnel for whistleblowing, cooperating in the investigation or refusal to participate in the case being reported. If such personnel measures are present, the internal personnel may file for relief in accordance with the relevant provisions from our “Implementation Measures for the Whistleblowing System”.
Reward for the Whistleblower
If the reporting case is verified to be true, appropriate rewards shall be provided in accordance with the company’s enforcement measures for rewards and punishments taking into consideration the contribution the internal whistleblower has made to corporate governance.