As we all know, innovation has been the cornerstone of D-Link’s business since its inception, and protecting the results of research and development is a top priority. In 2022, we introduced the Taiwan Intellectual Property Management Standards (TIPS) and developed an intellectual property management plan that is integrated with our operational objectives, so as to strengthen D-Link’s competitiveness in the global market through sound management and protection measures.
In terms of business operation, D-Link constantly monitors market dynamics and international trends, employing a rolling management approach with appropriate adjustments. In addition to strengthening the functions of the Board of Directors and improving the governance structure, the organization has also been restructured into seven major divisions to enable the company to pursue global presence and local practices, uphold sustainable development, and
provide the highest quality products and services to customers around the world, while continuously pursuing industry leadership. Faced with various tangible and potential operational risks, the company, based on assessments from professional advisory teams and internal expert discussions, deliberates on responsive strategies. Regular reviews and management processes are also conducted.
American urban economist Richard Florida once said, “We can create a world of green cities, but it will only happen if we act together, globally, and act now.” Taking Kyoto, Japan as an example, a city with 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, many people associate it with its historic charm. However, few know that this thousand-year-old city is showcasing a new blend of modernity and tradition through sustainable development. Kyoto encourages citizens to transform
traditional Japanese architecture into low-carbon buildings through subsidy programs and technical guidance. It has introduced sustainable food markets to promote the purchase of environmentally friendly and healthy products. The city has established a shared bicycle system and utilizes renewable energy sources such as solar and geothermal to reduce carbon emissions. Initiatives to ban plastic usage are underway, and sustainable tourism with local characteristics is
actively promoted. Through collaboration among various sectors including industry, government, and academia, the ancient city is being transformed into a sustainable urban center.
From the example of Kyoto, I was struck by the fact that no one is an outsider on the path to sustainability and the future of D-Link is, of course, intertwined with sustainability. In the future, I will continue to lead my team to establish a management mechanism based on honesty and integrity, reduce operational risks and pursue sustainable development, optimize the efficiency of energy and resource utilization to reduce the impact on the environment and ecology through a sustainable operation model, and pursue social inclusion with diversified and fair policies and programs. In terms of corporate core competencies, we hope to strengthen our industrial functions through innovation and R&D capabilities to meet the needs of human development and share the results with society. At the same time, we aim to use our industrial functions and corporate values to maximize our influence and consolidate our position as a leader in global intelligent network equipment and total network solutions, so as to ensure that our position will not falter.