In response to the diversified development of the Company’s operations, we continue to work to strengthen internal communications with staff and ensure that everyone shares a common belief, vision, and set of core values that drive us jointly toward success:
Staff Communications Channels
Effective two-way communications can further cement the unity and sense of identity among staff. At the same time, it helps further develop an organizational culture wherein the staff are respected and cared for, thus creating a win-win situation for both the Company and its staff. Our Employee Relations Promotions Committee organizes quarterly Employee Representative Meetings, headed by the chairman and CEO, with unit general managers, top management from support units, and staff representatives in attendance. These meetings focus on discussing and implementing resolutions regarding operations management, work environment, and employees' rights. In 2017, the following major resolutions were among those raised by Taiwan staff through the Employee Representative Meetings. We have formulated and are carrying out improvement plans for each resolution.
Major proposals and items brought up at the 2017 Employee Representative Meetings (Taiwan Region) include the following:
In addition, the following channels are also available for staff to quickly and promptly express their opinions and thoughts:
Human Rights and Freedom of Association
Acer believes that every employee has the right to receive respect and fair treatment. In addition to its commitment to respecting internationally recognized human rights conventions, the Company has formulated the Standards of Business Conduct, which sets down related human rights policies including respect of diversity, fair treatment, and anti-discrimination and harassment. The Company has also never prevented nor hindered the freedom of association of any employee. The percentage of employees covered by collective agreements in countries or regions with unions is 20.0% mainly in Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, Vietnam, and China (Shanghai region).
To protect gender equality and human dignity and provide a work environment free of sexual harassment and gender discrimination, the Taiwan region has specifically drawn up the Sexual Harassment Prevention Measures and Disciplinary Actions, clarifying complaints channels, operating procedures, and disciplinary regulations. It also provides training courses for the prevention of sexual harassment to increase employee awareness and to prevent sexual harassment. The Company received two complaints of sexual harassment for 2017, both of which have been investigated and resolved.