Since 2013, we have carried out vendor CSR scorecard evaluations, reviewing the implementation of CSR among our suppliers and performance therein. Since 2014, these have been part of quarterly business review meetings focused on major product lines and key components since 2014 and provided to senior management of Acer and our suppliers, serving as a driving influence behind our bilateral business relationships.
Vendor CSR scorecard assessments include the following:
Overall, the average performance of suppliers on the CSR scorecard in 2019 again improved compared to the previous year; nearly 48.6% of suppliers achieved an “excellent” standard, and nearly 51.4% of suppliers were at the “medium” level. We also use quarterly business reviews or individual meetings in order to demand underperforming vendors implement appropriate actions to improve their CSR performance. This mechanism will continue in the future, and according to internal and external issues and past performance, we will make any necessary adjustments to weighting or items to be assessed.