In view of the ongoing global COVID-19 epidemic in 2021, Acer Taiwan’s emergency response team continued its work to ensure daily operations could be maintained. In addition to following the measures set out by governments in various countries, pandemic prevention measures were established in three areas—hardware, software, and services—and timely adjustments were made through a rolling response mechanism to provide employees with a stable, safe, and secure working environment.
．Pandemic protection materials
．Health education and guidance
．Dedicated pandemic prevention zone
．Pandemic prevention surveys
In May 2021, Taiwan experienced a severe outbreak of COVID-19 and had to transition to remote work and study to slow the spread. As conditions improved, many students returned to the classroom and resumed regular classes. To help provide better health protections to these students, Acer Group subsidiary Acer Being Communication and the Acer Foundation donated Acer Ozone Antibacterial Sanitizers to more than 100 kindergartens in Taipei and New Taipei Cities, hoping that the product’s antibacterial functionality would help improve the water quality in the kindergartens and protect the children’s health.
In June 2021, when Taiwan was at pandemic alert level 3, taken, including: the people of Taiwan transitioned as much as possible to working from home. Medical staff, however, had to stay at their stations. Acer launched a campaign to raise funds for afternoon tea to show appreciation to the medical staff and thank Cathay General Hospital in Xizhi for their efforts to protect the health and safety of the local community. The Acer volunteer team send the meals and thank-you cards to the hospital.
Acer Ukraine office provided personal protective equipment and disposable supplies to the NODUS Neurological & Neurosurgical Rehabilitation Research Centre to help medical staff deal with COVID-19. We worked with the Kran Charitable Fund, which assisted in the purchase and delivery of all necessary materials to the NODUS Centre.
At Acer offices around the world, in addition to responding to COVID-19 outbreaks, we have also taken active measures to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. In the case of Acer’s U.S. office, for example, several measures were taken, including:
We have provided management with our “Overcoming Work-from-Home (WFH) Management Challenges —Winning Tips for Acer Supervisors” handbook to assist with remote management.
In response to the global impact of the pandemic, Aspire Youth, part of the Aspire Park, was transformed into quarantine hotel, providing employees or their families with quarantine accommodation services upon their return to Taiwan.