As the company has undergone its transformation, we have employed the following methods to strengthen communication, build consensus and commitment among staff, and get everyone on the same page regarding our transformational efforts:
"Appreciating Life" Talks
Chairman George Huang has conducted talks on "Appreciating Life", sharing with employees from all units ways to pursue professional development, dedication, and enjoyment, as well as discussing the future direction of the company. In 2015, 15 such talks were given to a total of 929 people.
Appointment with Jason
Over the course of 2015, Corporate President and CEO Jason Chen has held two "An Appointment with Jason" communication meetings, sharing in face-to-face discussions the company's results and future direction, as well as answering questions from the employees. He has also held face-to-face meetings with employees in our various global locations, explaining new policies to our global employees.
Acer Daily News
Acer Daily News, which enables colleagues get prompt access to media information relating to the Company.
Acer Good News
Acer Good News also reports the awards the company's products have received, along with news on the company's growth.
Acer Taiwan organizes quarterly Employee Representative Meetings, headed by the Corporate President and CEO. At these meetings, the President meets face to face with elected employee representatives to discuss and implement resolutions for matters relating to operations management, work environment, and employees' rights. In 2015, employees in Taiwan reported the following major resolutions through the Employee Representative Meetings. We have formulated and are carrying out improvement plans for each resolution.
Major Resolutions of the 2015 Employee Representative Meetings (Taiwan Region)
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 (such as the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization's Fundamental 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 formulated human rights policies to enable communication of business ethics with related stakeholders, and has never prevented or hindered the freedom of association of any employee. The percentage of employees covered by collective agreements in countries with unions is 3.2%, mainly in the United States and France.
In order 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, as well as providing training courses for the prevention of sexual harassment to increase employee awareness and preventing sexual harassment. The company received no complaints of sexual harassment for 2015.