REALTEK

Safe Workplace and Health Promotion

Realtek established the Occupational Safety and Health Management Committee in accordance with Article 23 of the ‘Occupational Safety and Health Act’. The committee has 13 members and convenes quarterly to conduct a comprehensive review of occupational safety and health issues. Realtek is in the IC design industry, so there are no employees engaged in high-risk work or roles that have a high risk of certain diseases. We continue to make improvements in occupational safety topics and procedures based on domestic and foreign legislation. We work actively and attentively to create a safe and reliable working environment in which all employees feel at ease.

Safe Workplace and Health Promotion

Realtek Occupational Safety and Health Policy:

  • Paying attention to occupational safety and health is a priority of Realtek’s operations.
  • All employees shall seek to achieve zero injuries by eliminating hazards and reducing occupational safety and health risks.
  • Engage in improvements to enhance occupational safety and health standards based on statutory and other requirements.
  • Participation and counsel from all employees is critical. Providing a safe and healthy work environment is a fundamental responsibility of the company.

Awarded ISO 45001 Certification

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In 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Center defined supervision and measurement methods for operations and activities that may pose an unacceptable level of safety and health risk. At the end of each quarter, management performance is calculated using the factors listed in the performance evaluation standards to realize the goal of improving safety and health. These measures ensure safety among all members of the company and effectiveness of our risk control.

Passive Performance Indicators

Emergency Response Plan

Realtek is required by national firefighting legislation to form an emergency response team and conduct realistic fire simulations (exercise with simulated smoke) once every six months. The purpose of this is to ensure that effective firefighting measures can be organized on the spot if a fire breaks out and before the fire service arrives, to reduce the amount of damage. Routine preventive internal inspections also provide early warning and timely fire suppression while training firefighting teams to direct the evacuation of employees and use escape equipment during the early stages of an emergency. Improving the firefighting team’s expertise with rescue, evacuation, and first aid ensures proper readiness.

Emergency response drills include extinguishing fire sources, using fire extinguishers, operating descent devices, and conducting rescues from a smoke-filled machine room. These are realistic drills that must be finished correctly and within the allotted time. Following completion, a review is promptly conducted, which includes identifying mistakes and suggesting improvements. We hope that every drill hones employee skills. In the event of an emergency, the relevant SOPs can be immediately followed so that injuries are prevented and hazards minimized.

Emergency Response Plan

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To prevent panic when a disaster or an emergency occurs, Realtek organizes emergency response courses for employees to learn basic rescue knowledge and to actively participate in drills. Therefore, in the event of an emergency, staff will be capable of saving themselves and helping others in need. These measures fulfill the company’s safety and defense goals. Attendance rate was 93.7% for our basic training and 93.1% for our review training. In 2020, we had 105 employees who were qualified to deliver first aid, which exceeded legal requirements (according to the regulations governing labor health protection, based on our total workforce we should have at least 85 employees qualified to give first aid). A solid training program helps us to prevent dangerous situations from occurring, and expands safety education, which in turn keeps people protected and upholds stable business operations.

 

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 Supplier Management

Shared prosperity is an important part of Realtek’s commitment to corporate responsibility, as shown by our longstanding support of charitable activities. In 2008, we launched a special social welfare program that is based on the idea of supporting charity with a smile. Employees are encouraged to join, which raises the company’s consensus for carrying out sustainable, shared prosperity initiatives. We hope to bring the lessons of social care to society while producing concrete benefits for all involved.

Realtek’s supporting charity with a smile social welfare program covers six categories: employee social care education, disadvantaged groups, emergency assistance, academic research, school-age child development, and individual cases. These categories encompass a wide variety of topics and care recipients. In 2010, the company established the Realtek CSR Planning Center for more systematic planning of resource allocation, and to invest more resources and energy into expanding social care and fulfilling CSR. Besides providing care to external recipients, we design internal activities that reinforce the importance of social care to employees. We also continue to learn from the society to strengthen and activate Realtek’s strategic CSR planning, resulting in greater engagement and more effective actions.

In 2020, we invested NT$13,998,019 towards social participation

 

  Education Grants to Support Children from Indigenous Communities

Realtek considers education to be one of the most important parts of social prosperity. Education is a long-term effort that has a significant impact on the sustainable development of individual students and the nation as a whole, which represents a longstanding key area of interest for Realtek. To support indigenous education in Hsinchu County, Realtek provided learning awards and assistance to four rural schools. We believe greatly in enriching educational resources so that each child’s learning and development can be enhanced. We also hope that the children who benefit will one day give back to their community, creating a cycle of mutual support and care.

Each year, Realtek invites all students and teachers from four schools (Shih Lei Elementary School, Yu Feng Elementary School, Xin Guang Elementary School, and Hsiu Luan Elementary School) to participate in Realtek Family Day. The company fully subsidizes transportation costs, provides event vouchers, and gives educational souvenirs (in 2020 we gave a book that provides a simplified introduction to The Analects of Confucius). The company chairman uses the event to present financial gifts to each of the schools, so that the schools have funding for special programs that provide more learning opportunities. By supporting these students’ physical and mental development, they become better prepared to contribute to their households, communities, society, and nation.

  

  Social Care Projects

Social prosperity is a critical part of Realtek’s annual benevolence and care. In 2020, our support for society and timely participation in social care projects included the following:

  • Children Are Us Foundation: Fundraising plan to replace equipment at the Zhubei baking station.
  • Hsinchu Ai-Heng Training Center: Promotional plan for low carbon, environmental protection, and welfare for the disabled initiatives.
  • Eden Foundation: Disadvantaged children support plan.
  • Taiwan Prevent Blindness Foundation: ‘Let the eyes see’ program to support optometry in rural areas.
  • Ruth Society for Disability Services charitable fundraising activity.
  • Taiwan indigenous culture promotion association: Yilan ‘Scallion fun farm camp’ charitable activity for disadvantaged groups.
  • The Society of Jesus Hsinchu Social Service Center: Sponsored the ‘Guardians of Time’ senior care and love activity.
  • Miaoli Lalove Home: 2020 ‘Dreams fly’ fundraising activity for new home facilities.
  • Taiwan Fund for Children and Families, Hsinchu Center: Winter warmth charitable activity.
  • St. Joseph's Social Welfare Foundation, Hsinchu City: 2020 Christmas GO happy learning family activity.

 

  Sponsorship of Academic Research and Development Activities

National progress depends on dedicated research institutions leading and inspiring innovations and breakthroughs. Realtek sponsors academic R&D activities so that we can contribute towards creating a sustainable and prosperous future together. In 2020, Realtek sponsored the following academic and research development plans:

  • Donation of Smart Ward Solution for Hsin-Chu Biomedical Park Branch, NTU Hospital: Fall prevention necklaces and webcams.
  • Industrial Technology Research Institute: 2020 VLSI Design/CAD Symposium.
  • Taiwan Engineering Medicine Biology Association: Symposium on Engineering, Medicine, and Biology Applications.
  • NTU System Foundation.
  • The Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering – Electrical Engineering Association.
  • Hsinchu County Cultural Foundation.
  • AI Island platform establishment and classes.
  • Donation to the Liver Disease Prevention & Treatment Foundation.
  • Donation to the Taiwan Lung Foundation.

 

  Sponsorship of Local, Regional, and Community Groups

Neighborly support and cooperation are also fundamental to CSR. Realtek has always focused on embracing and supporting the local community. In 2020, Realtek contributed towards the sustainability of local groups by offering the following assistance and support:

  • Support local agriculture – Hualien watermelon purchase': Sharing with company employees and charitable organizations.
  • Sponsorship for activities carried out by the Friends of the Police Association.
  • Sponsorship for activities carried out by the Hsinchu County Association of Fire Protection.
  • Lung disease prevention for police officers: Donation to the Taiwan Lung Foundation to conduct LDCT lung cancer screening tests on officers with the Hsinchu County Police Bureau.
  • Sponsorship for the Wufeng volunteer fire squad, under the Hsinchu County Fire Bureau.
  • Adoption of public road lights in Hsinchu City.
  • Sponsorship for the Chinese Professional Management Association of Hsinchu.
  • Sponsorship for the Taipei Awakening Association.
  • Sponsorship for the Hsinchu Sports Development Association.
  • Sponsorship for the Association of Ultrarunners.
  • Caring for people’s health by collaborating on construction of coronavirus disease prevention facilities: Donated infrared thermal imaging instruments to the Humanistic Culture and Education Foundation, Taipei Lungshan Temple, the Good Liver Foundation, and the NTU Hsinchu Biomedical Park Hospital.

 Local Procurement

We uphold the spirit of local procurement for both general purchases and contract manufacturing to boost the local economy and create local job opportunities. Local procurement also reduces carbon emissions from transportation. In 2020, Realtek had 513 general local suppliers that accounted for 85% of all our procurements by value, and 12 contract manufacturers that accounted for 73% of contract outsourcing. As a responsible member of the supply chain, Realtek regularly assesses supplier performance with the aim of raising core capabilities of local suppliers. We evaluate material shortage risks based on global supply and demand, in order to prevent impact on the company. The proportions of materials sourced in each region are adjusted according to current conditions to support business continuity and the sustainable development of our supply chain.

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