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Everlight Chemical is committed to fulfilling its corporate social responsibility. We provide employees with a safe and inclusive workplace and actively engage in public services, environmental issues and giving back to the community.

Everlight Chemical is committed to fulfilling its corporate social responsibility. We provide employees with a safe and inclusive workplace and actively engage in public services, environmental issues and giving back to the community.

Approaches and Performance on Key Issues

Approaches and Performance on Key Issues

Referencing the four fundamental principles and rights at work by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Everlight Chemical has devised the Everlight Chemical Human Rights Policy. The Policy embodies our culture, business philosophy and mission to build a Happiness Enterprise.


Management Approach for Human Rights Policy

Respect employees’ freedom of association and right to collective bargaining

Prohibit forced labor

Prohibit use of child labor

Zero tolerance for discrimination: emphasize human rights and provide proper channels for complaints
Everlight Chemical is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace, ensuring workforce diversity and raising the percentage of female managers and employees.
Our Workforce Composition (2021)
Currently, female employees account for 24% of Everlight Chemical Group’s workforce. This percentage is higher than our industry peers (whose share of female workers stands at around 11%~25%). Still, we aim to further raise the share of female employees we hire.


Fostering a Diverse and Gender Inclusive Workplace
Activities & Measures

Various Club and Employee Activities

• Everlight Chemical has 18 clubs that regularly hold activities for employees to participate in

• The Staff Welfare Committee advocates for employees’ rights and benefits, including organizing annual corporate retreats, purchase of quality publications for employees to borrow, ensuring quality meal services through regular meetings with meal service providers

• Introduce foreign workers to local church and fellowship services

Diverse Recruiting and Training Policy

• Recruitment decisions are based on candidates’ competency and character and do not discriminate against nationality, race or religion

• We implement multi-skill training and job rotation programs to cultivate multidisciplinary talents

• We are committed to equal pay for equal work among male and female workers

Promoting Maternal Health

• Offer nursing (lactation) rooms

• Offer maternity parking

• Provide maternal health protection according to regulations regarding prenatal and postpartum care

• Focus on employee reinstatement/retention rate from parental leave

Support for Employees Who Are Indigenous People or Foreign Workers

• Offer leave for traditional indigenous ceremonies as a way to respect the culture of indigenous people

• Offer space for sports and leisure activities

• Offer counseling services at our plants to provide support

• Hold year-end Thanksgiving services and gatherings

• Hold sports competitions and leisure activities

• Provide access to satellite television services

• Weekend meal services include dishes in the style of foreign workers’ hometowns

• Everlight currently has 100 foreign employees from Southeast Asia

Employee Reinstatement and Retention from Parental Leave

Item Male Female Note
Number of employees qualified for parental leave in 2021* 72 40 Calculation began from January 1, 2018
Number of employees who took parental leave in 2021 10 15
Number of employees who should return to work in 2021 (A) 3 12 Number of employees who applied for parental leave for 2020 and would return to work in 2021
Number of employees reinstated in 2021 (B) 3 9 Number of employees who applied for parental leave for 2020 and who actually returned to work in 2021
Rate of reinstatement in 2021 (B/A)(%) 100% 75% (B) as a percentage of (A)
Number of employees reinstated in 2020 (C) 2 7 Number of employees who applied for parental leave for 2019 and actually returned to work in 2020
Number of reinstated employees who remained employed by us twelve months after (D) 2 7 Number of employees who remained employed by us twelve months after their reinstatement in 2020
Retention rate in 2021 (D/C)(%) 100% 100% (D) as a percentage of (C)

* Inclusive of employees who had applied for maternity or paternity leave between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2021 and who remained employed by the Company as of December 31, 2021.

Character Education

Character education is a unique part of Everlight’s company culture. Managers of all levels embody the spirit of service and practice servant leadership. They are expected to lead by inspiring team members and lead by example, so that employees can resonate and feel connected with the Company’s culture and philosophy.

Commending Good Character

Employees are featured and honored at monthly meetings at each plant/business unit for their acts of good character. In 2021, a total of 152 employees had been awarded for good character.

Training and Sharing

The concept of “Character over Accomplishment” is promoted through sharing at monthly meetings and coverage in quarterly publications.

The Company provides free copies of the monthly character-themed journals it publishes for all employees. Every month, each division holds a 30-minute discussion session about the featured monthly journal to help employees put key concepts into practice.

Content and Publications

Acts of good character are featured in the Company’s quarterly publications, along with which free affirmation cards are given out for employees to carry around for reference. Posters featuring educational topics are displayed at company bulletins, and character education calendars are given out as gifts for all employees.

Character Management

Employees’ character is taken into account in performance reviews.

Job candidates are required to fill out a character trait questionnaire upon application.

On-the-Job Training

Our recruitment, employment, talent development and performance management practices are based on the function and competency framework we have developed. We organize training activities in accordance with our annual employee training plan to enhance capabilities and cultivate talents across production, R&D, marketing, management and other functions.

Average Training Hours per Employee
Item Male Employees(Managerial) Male Employees(Non-Managerial) Female Employees(Managerial) Female Employees(Non-Managerial)
Everlight Chemical Group
Number of employees 494 793 84 370
Average training hours per person 131 72 73 46
Everlight Chemical
Number of employees 365 586 54 258
Average training hours per person 167 86 90 55


Note 1: Everlight Chemical Group includes Everlight Chemical Industrial Corporation, Trend Tone Imaging, Inc. and Everlight’s subsidiaries in Suzhou, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, the United States and Turkey

Mentorship Program for New Hires

Besides providing new hire orientation in accordance with Everlight Chemical’s Educational Training Implementation Measures, we also implement a mentorship program that matches senior colleagues with junior employees. Senior-level employees would share technical know-how and expertise with junior employees through in-person interactions as well as video or audio resources, helping junior employees to learn the skills needed in their new roles. Supervisors also actively check in with newly-on boarded employees to help them fit in smoothly and feel engaged at work.

Care and Support for Employees

With a commitment to supporting employees’ well-being and protecting their rights and interests, Everlight Chemical has established the Staff Welfare Committee to help coordinate matters and measures regarding employee welfare. As outlined in the disclosures below, our support for employees also extends to their families:

 

Employee Benefits Implementation in 2021
Annual Corporate Retreats Organized by the Staff Welfare Committee 1,045 employees (90% of our employees) received annual travel stipends in 2021.
Scholarship for Children of Employees In 2021, 213 employees received scholarship support, supporting the education of 597 students in total.
Support for Employees with Critical Illnesses or Injuries (1) We offer employees with critical illnesses/injuries the necessary support both at work and in life.
(2) Towards families of deceased employees, we provide a cost-of-living allowance for their children and a condolence allowance to the bereaved families every Lunar New Year.
Corporate Cafeterias
(Certified as Healthy Low-Carbon Kitchens by the Taoyuan City Government )
We operate corporate cafeterias at our plants. Menus are announced weekly. Officers of General Affairs and Meal Services are tasked to monitor the quality of the meal services provided at cafeterias.
Promotion of Club Activities Everlight offers allowances for club activities to encourage employees’ participation (there are currently 18 clubs).
Support for Foreign Workers We adopt a friendly management approach and implement a Foreign Worker Management Policy to help improve the life and work quality of foreign workers.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) To support employees, Everlight operates an employee assistance program (EAP) that offers employees phone and in-person counseling services from the Taiwan Institute of Psychotherapy.
Diverse Communication Channels

To put our core business principle of “Respecting Our Employees” into practice, we provide effective channels of communication to inform employees of our key policies and strategies and to promptly facilitate dialogue and cooperation.

Labor-Management Consultations
Policy & Commitment

Safety, quality and efficiency are our top three priorities. We base relevant management guidelines on the ISO 45001 framework on occupational safety and health management and incorporate industry best practices to improve safety of the workplace, equipment and operating procedures. We also train our employees to work safely and ensure the safety and health of workers and stakeholders alike.

Management Approach
  • Everlight’s headquarters, all four plants in Taiwan,Plant I-III of Trend Tone Imaging, Inc. as well as Everlight (Suzhou) Advanced Chemicals Ltd. have all obtained the ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Safety and Health Management System certification. All certifications remain valid as all annual audits by DNV.GL have been completed by August 13, 2021.
  • The Everlight Chemical Group did not incur any fines for regulatory violations related to occupational safety and health.
Resources Invested

In 2021, Everlight began implementing process safety management (PSM) to reduce hazards caused by high-risk processes and improve process safety.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

In 2021, Everlight included frequency-severity indicator(FSI) as a key performance indicator and established corresponding short-, medium-, and long-term targets.

Implementation in 2021

Our performance on FSI and PSM is as follows.

Item 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022Target 2025Target 2030Target
Frequency-Severity indicator(FSI) 0.19 0.10 0.03 0.08 0 0 0
Implementation of Process Safety Management (PSM)* Onboarding Completion Further Improvement Further Improvement
Note:
1. PSM has been introduced to Everlight’s Plant I, Plant II, Plant III and Plant IV.
2. Between 2019 to 2021, the average FSI for Taiwan’s chemical manufacturing industry is 0.65.
Procedures for Hazard Identification and Risk & Opportunity Assessment

Our hazard identification process includes the consideration of work arrangements, social factors, organizational structure and culture, routine and non-routine activities, past incidents, potential emergencies, personnel, project changes, among other factors. Each department uses the Job Safety Analysis (JSA) process to identify potential hazards in each step of operations. Our procedure is outlined below:

Hazard Identification and Risk & Opportunity Assessment

The tables below illustrate the risk assessment of our operations in 2021 (under existing controls) and the implementation results of our occupational safety and health measures:

Inventory of Medium- and High-Risk Incidents

Risk Level Number of Risk Type of Hazards
High Risk 0 None
Medium Risk 27 Fire, explosions, hazardous leaks, exposure to hazardous substances, exposure to extreme temperatures, electric shocks, falling of objects, collisions, entanglements and cutting.

Implementation of Health and Safety Measures

Item Target Achieved Completion Rate
Goals 14 14 100%
Targets 18 18 100%
Programs 31 31 100%
Our work in implementing safety and health management measures and cultivating a culture of safety includes the following
Chemical Management with Greater Precision:
In 2021, we began integrating the GreenScreen List Translator® (GSLT) in our chemical management process to help identify chemicals of high concern and select safer alternatives.
Machinery Management, Procurement Management, Contractor Management, Change Management, Permission Management
Implementation of Safety and Health Measures
Occupational Safety and Health Training
Orientation training for new and transferred employees

General occupational safety and health training for all employees

Training (initial and refresher) for personnel tasked with specific operations that require a license

Compliance training for all employees

Work safety awareness activities

Training on how to put on personal protective equipment (PPE)

Training on use of equipment in case of emergency (Level A protective clothing, breathing apparatus, spill prevention tools, etc.)

Training on Emergency Response
99 Covid-19 response meetings were held in 2021

18 fire drills for our internal fire response units were held.

12 drills for incidents of toxic chemical exposure were held, including drills with joint defense groups.

9 drills were held by departments/offices working with specific chemical substances.

Occupational Safety and Health Training
Type of Training Orientation Training Training for Licensed Operation On-the-job Training
Target Audience New and Transferred Employees Initial Training Refresher Training Specific or General Personnel
Total Number of People Trained 357 60 113 1,652
Total Training Hours 2,036 1,115 645 2,333
Emergency Response Training
Type Covid Response Fire Drills Toxic Chemical Substances Specific Chemical Substances Emergency Evacuation Contamination/Dust/Leaks Other
Times 99 18 12 9 4 2 11
Incident Review and Corrective Actions on Nonconformities

Everlight has devised its Procedures for Non-conformance according to the ISO 45001 standard. 184 cases of non-conformance were filed in 2021 and 181 cases had been resolved, representing a 98% case processing rate.

Promotion of Health Services and Healthy Activities to Reduce Health Risks

To improve overall occupational safety and health of employees, Everlight has held various health-promoting activities at its headquarters, all four Everlight plants in Taiwan and Plant I-III of Trend Tone Imaging, Inc. Related measures include providing health protection plans, holding firm-wide workout events for weight loss and muscle gain, installation of workout equipment, holding sports contests, holding seminars on health-related topics, holding health checkup information sessions (at the headquarters and all plants of Everlight and Trend Tone Imaging), promotion of healthy diets, providing health management and care plans for employees, etc.

On-site Health Services Provided in 2021:
Headquarters Everlight Plant I Everlight Plant II Everlight Plant III Everlight Plant IV Plant I-III of Trend Tone Imaging Everlight Suzhou
On-site visits by doctors (times) 4 6 12 4 0 4 0
On-site visits by registered nurses (times) 48 72 FTE (nurse staffing) 72 0 48 0
Number of employees that participated in health awareness activities (people) 113 35 16 0 0 110 0
Number of employees that participated in consultation sessions 87 9 63 10 0 72 0
Implementation of Four Core Health Protection Plans in 2021:
Maternal Health Protection (Number of Employees) Reports of Extreme Workload Cases of Improved Human Factors Complaints of Rights Infringement in the Workplace
  • Pregnant: 12
  • Within 1 year after childbirth: 10
  • Still Breastfeeding 1 year after childbirth: 2
0 8 0
Community Engagement

Advancing the Well-Being of Mankind is one of Everlight’s core business philosophies. We believe businesses exist to contribute to the well-being of all mankind.

Each year, we give back at least 1% of our annual earnings after tax to the society
Supporting Local Communities
Community Support

Climate change has worsened extreme weather events around the world, leading to record-breaking typhoons and rainfall during flood seasons. Our Plant II in Taiwan has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the nearby Shulin Village to help improve the disaster prevention capabilities of the community.

We also received the Flood Prevention Award by the Taoyuan City Government.

Impacted by the global Covid-19 pandemic, confirmed cases continued to rise in Taiwan. In April 2020, we donated electrolyzed oxidizing water (EOW) sterilizers to offices of local communities (Shulin Village and Datan Village) as an effort to fight against the pandemic with local residents.

Children’s Education
The Little Warriors in Taiwan Program

Everlight sponsors Rainbow Family Life Education Association in hosting events of the Little Warriors in Taiwan Program, which supports children to learn about how to tackle challenges, apply positive thinking, cherish life and pursue their dreams.

Character Education Camp

Everlight’s Character Education Camp aims to instill the concept of good character in children’s mind through fun and creative lessons.

We also sponsor the Morning Life Education Program in Shulin and Caota Elementary School in Guanyin District in Taoyuan. Through story-telling, volunteers teach students the concept of character and how to build good character traits.

Book Donation Program Supporting Rural Communities

The company has long been a sponsor of the Rainbow Kids Organization and has helped it to launch programs to support the education of children in remote areas. We also sponsored volunteer groups to send resources needed in remote schools. We received applications from 29 organizations and have donated 232 picture books.

Taking Actions to Realize Our Mission: Chemistry, Better Life

Everlight Chemical actively contributes to social welfare and promotes character education. Since 2014, we have supported reading programs for children launched by Global Views Educational Foundation for eight years. We donated the Global Kids Junior Monthly and Global Kids Monthly magazines to 21 elementary schools near our facilities in Guanyin and Fuhsing. James Chen, Chairman at Everlight Chemical, hopes that reading can inspire the children to learn how to treat people with respect and better prepare for a changing society in the future. Reading can help children become more resilient for future challenges and live a wonderful and righteous life.

Promoting Environmental Awareness

River Adoption Program for Businesses

Everlight’s efforts in caring for a section of the Dajue River have earned the Company the high distinction award in the Taoyuan City River Adoption Program for Businesses for two years in a row.

River Adoption Program for Businesses

Everlight’s efforts in caring for a section of the Dajue River have earned the Company the high distinction award in the Taoyuan City River Adoption Program for Businesses for two years in a row.

Solar Energy Projects

Everlight has installed 380kW and 160kW solar power units, which have been in operation since May 2020.

Solar Energy Projects

Everlight has installed 380kW and 160kW solar power units, which have been in operation since May 2020.

Beach Cleaning Activities at Kuan-yin Beach and Other Beaches

Everlight hosted beach cleaning activities to remove man-made litter at the beaches and restore the coastline. A total of 300 kilograms of trash was collected.

Beach Cleaning Activities at Kuan-yin Beach and Other Beaches

Everlight hosted beach cleaning activities to remove man-made litter at the beaches and restore the coastline. A total of 300 kilograms of trash was collected.

Supporting the UN Global Compact Initiative

Everlight has devised its Principles of Business Integrity, Operating Procedures and Action Guidelines for Business Integrity and Reporting System for Violations of Business Integrity Policies. We communicate these policies and measures to employees at monthly meetings on an annual basis.

Area The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact Our Actions
Human Rights Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.

On August 16, 2019, upon the approval of the Company’s Chairman, Everlight Chemical adopted the Everlight Chemical Human Rights Policy. The Policy is formulated by referencing the four fundamental principles and rights at work by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as well as corporate governance practices of industry peers. The Policy embodies our culture, business philosophy and mission to build a Happiness Enterprise. It also represents our efforts in ensuring regulatory compliance at all branches and responding to global initiatives on human and labor rights.

The Policy stipulates the following principles:

  • Respect employees’ freedom of association and right to collective bargaining
  • Prohibit forced labor
  • Prohibit use of child labor
  • Zero tolerance for discrimination
  • Continue to implement character education
Principle 2: Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Labour Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
Principle 4: Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
Principle 5: Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour.
Principle 6: Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Environment Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.

To respond to drastic environmental and climate change challenges, Everlight Chemical has updated its environmental policy and strategy, which have been approved by the Chairman and adopted on October 21, 2021. The renewed policy includes our corporate environmental responsibility (CER) commitments and approaches.

Environmental Policy: Prepare against environmental risks and promote sustainability.

We are committed to the following actions:
1.Implement the ISO14001 standard for environmental management systems (EMS) and continue to improve related performance.
2.Regularly consult stakeholders to understand the environmental issues they care about.
3.Formulate, monitor and work towards our environmental goals.
4.Comply with local and international regulations and regularly disclose relevant information.

Principle 8: Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
Principle 9: Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Everlight places great emphasis on developing eco-friendly products:

(1) 16 and 30 eco-friendly products were launched in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
(2) The Company began tracking and disclosing the share of operating revenue generated by our sustainable products.

Anti-Corruption Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. The Company has devised its Principles of Business Integrity, Operating Procedures and Action Guidelines for Business Integrity and Reporting System for Violations of Business Integrity Policies. We communicate these policies and measures to employees at monthly meetings on an annual basis.

Membership of Associations and External Initiatives

Membership of Associations and External Initiatives

Commitment to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme

In support of ZDHC’s Roadmap to Zero, the Company continues to offer chemical solutions that conform with the ZDHC MRSL guidance on chemicals and sustainability and devote efforts to protect consumers, workers and the environment in the textile, apparel and footwear industries. We are committed to promoting sustainable chemical management practices across the supply chain to advance towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals.

The TCIA Circular Economy Declaration

Committed to the goals of “Zero Pollution, Zero Emissions and Zero Accidents” set in Taiwan Chemical Industry Association’s (TCIA) Circular Economy Declaration, Everlight Chemical contributes to TCIA’s efforts to consolidate technologies and resources of TCIA members to promote sustainable development of the industry and help the industry respond to opportunities presented by the global trend of circular economy.

Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers (ETAD)

Everlight adheres to the ETAD Code of Ethics in its operations and is committed to taking all reasonably practicable steps to ensure human and environmental safety in the use of dyestuffs and organic pigments (synthetic organic colorants) manufactured or distributed by the Company.

The Taiwan Circular Economy 100 (TCE100) Pledge

Everlight Chemical is committed to:

  • Forming an inner loop in business operations from within: to improve energy and resource efficiency, develop key materials and technologies, design recyclable and reusable products and develop innovative business models.
  • Expanding energy and resource-related collaborations: to build an industrial symbiotic system of energy and resource circularity, help our industry move from supply chains to “supply nets” and expand regional integration and interdisciplinary exchange.
  • Working with others to build a resource circulation system: to understand and tap into dynamic needs at home and abroad, drive cultural change in manufacturing processes and consumer behavior and promote values of sustainability, so as to transition to a new economic model where resources can be reutilized indefinitely.

The ICCA Responsible Care Global Charter

Everlight Chemical is committed to improving quality of life, contributing to sustainable development and ensuring the safe management of chemicals throughout their life cycle.

The OSHA Safety Partnership Declaration

Everlight is a member of the Safety Partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of Taiwan. The Company will uphold the Partnership’s core values of Respect for Lives and the mission to Foster a Safe Work Environment and Protect the Safety of All Workers. The Company is also committed to contributing resources for the facilitation of collaborative projects that help reduce occupational injuries and promote occupational safety in the chemical industry in Taiwan.

International Labor Organization (ILO)

Everlight Chemical has designed our Human Right Policy based on international labor standards and market trends on corporate governance. We will continue to ensure our employees have a happy working environment.