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Walsin Lihwa Human Rights Policy

Walsin Lihwa complies with the local laws and regulations wherever the company has business presence to uphold employee human and legal rights in consistency with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations, the United Nations Global Compact, the International Labor Organization Convention, and other internationally recognized human rights conventions and standards to friendly, impartially, reasonably, and respectfully treat all its employees including official and temporary employees, migrant employees, interns, contracted workers, and even business partners.

Guiding principles are as follows:

• Healthy and Safe Work Environment Development
Develop a healthy and safe work environment while promptly providing first aid whenever necessary to help decrease health and safety hazards at work and occupational risks.

• Fair and Reasonable Compensation and Work Conditions
Effectively protect labor rights for the harmony of labor relations, which factors in the fairness of employment, compensation and fringe benefits, education and training, as well as assessment and promotion criteria while effectively responding to and addressing employee complaints to timely prevent employee rights from being compromised.

• Equal Employment Opportunities Without Discrimination
There shall be no discrimination against any job applicant or employee on the basis of race, class, language, thought, religion, political party, place of origin, place of birth, gender, gender orientation, age, marital status, appearance, facial features, and disability.

• No Employment of Underaged Workers
Comply with the local labor laws and regulations wherever the company has business presence in consistency with the minimum age requirement for employment to refrain from employing underaged workers.

• No Forced Labor
Comply with relevant labor laws and regulations with due attention to employee attendance to work doing away with forced labor.

• Respect for Freedom of Association
Respect employees’ basic human rights and, in particular, labor human rights such as organization of labor unions, and ensure harmonious labor relations by providing diverse communication channels.

• Privacy Protection and Harassment Prevention
Incorporate relevant laws and regulations into new employee orientation and training, which covers sexual harassment prevention, anti-discrimination, working hour management, humanitarian treatment, and healthy and safe work environment development.
Prevent workplace violence through available promotion channels and public announcements to help employees understand they are responsible for preventing illegal offenses when performing their duties, and provide an employee complaint hotline to help develop a friendly work environment.

• Employee Complaint System and Channel
Provide diverse communication channels including a dedicated line and mailbox, employee intranet, discussion among employees, labor-management meetings, and the Employee Welfare Committee for employees to bring up their issues.

• Assistance to Employees in Maintaining Physical and Psychological Wellbeing and Balance between Life and Work
Take care of employees’ physical and psychological wellbeing by providing free health checks on a regular basis as well as health management lectures, employee family outings, massage relaxation, cultural, sports, and family day events for employees and their families, as well as employee associations and clubs to facilitate collegial interaction for their balance between life and work.

• Regular Review and Assessment of Human Rights Measures to Decrease Related Risks
Identify the risks associated with human rights and accordingly develop corresponding measures to effectively implement the Employee Human Rights Policy by policy effectiveness assessment on a regular basis to control and decrease such risks and perfect the protection of human rights related to different issues. Ensure effective implementation of the Employee Human Rights Policy at individual plant sites through contractual binding of suppliers and relevant requirements with sample checks by the Administration Division and Human Resources Division to ensure compliance with the Employee Human Rights Policy to safeguard employees’ physical and psychological wellbeing.

• Education and Training
Conduct education and training on human rights protection through meetings with suppliers to ensure human rights protection at suppliers as well as Walsin Lihwa sites:
October 2019: 32 participants including the Taichung and Yenshui plants as well as suppliers
November2019: 35 participants including the Hsinchuang and Yangmei plants as well as suppliers