In order to strengthen corporate governance and support related policies promoted by competent authorities, Acer has prescribed its Corporate Governance Best-Practice Principles, based on Corporate Governance Best-Practice Principles for TWSE/GTSM listed Companies and corporate governance principle stipulated by OECD.
Election of Directors (Including Independent Directors)
Following FSC's Order 1010005306 announced on February 20, 2012, Acer's Article of Incorporation had been amended according to Act 177-1 of R.O.C. "Company Act", to have seven (7) ~ eleven (11) directors (including independent directors), to be elected from the nominees listed in the roster of director with the candidate nomination system. The term of office for directors shall be three (3) years. The directors are eligible for re-election. The total capital stock held by all directors and independent directors shall not be less than the percentage provided by the competent authority. Relevant regulations (such as Article of Incorporation, Regulations Governing Procedure for Board of Directors Meetings, and Election Regulations of Director), meeting time, place, agenda and resolution report of the latest Shareholders' Meeting has been revealed on Acer's website.
In order to protect stakeholders' rights, to advance the communication with stakeholders and to enhance corporate governance, upon discovering any threat of involvement of fraudulence, corruption, violation of Acer's Standards of Business Conduct, any illegal conducts or conducts violated corporate governance by Acer employees, please report to us through the following access and an exclusively dedicated officer will handle it. E-mail Box: email@example.com
To remind You:
Please report with your name and keep your contact information. To facilitate investigation or to contact you, if necessary, Acer will use your information and may share such information to Acer subsidiaries.
In pursuance of effectiveness of investigation, please provide us with thorough and specific information and the relevant documents and evidence at your best. With insufficient relevant information, it is unable or difficult for Acer to conduct the investigation.
Please do not fabricate facts on purpose or provide false or untrue information or evidence. You have to bear relevant legal liability if it is proved that the information or evidence is fabricated on purpose or false or untrue.
You must keep in confidence of any and all correspondence between You and Acer and shall not disclose it to anyone else. Except for any laws provided otherwise, You may not make any claim based on any correspondence between You and Acer or use it as legal documents for any lawsuit.
The company’s Internal Auditing Office is an independent unit established under the Board of Directors. Besides reporting the audit operations to Chairman and Audit Committee on a regular basis, the chief internal auditor shall also attend and deliver a report in the Board of Directors meeting.
The internal auditor should evaluate the company's internal control systems and report on whether these controls are designed and executed adequately, effectively and efficiently. The audit scopes include all the operations of the company and its subsidiaries.
The main work of the internal audits is performed according to an annual plan which is formulated based on the risk assessment and approved by the Board of Directors. Project audits or special reviews are conducted as needed. By reviewing the execution of the regular audits and the project audits, the management team can understand the functioning of the internal control system and the existing or potential weaknesses in the system.
Internal Auditing Office reviews the results of internal control self-assessment performed by each department and subsidiary to ensure the quality of the executions. In addition, Internal Auditing Office consolidates the assessment results for the Board of Directors to evaluate the overall efficiency on the existing internal control systems before issuing the Internal Control System Statement.