PERFORMANCE AND SOCIAL CARE

Annual Highlighted Performance

In 2021 when the pandemic remained severe, Everlight Electronics lived up to its corporate philosophies of “Strive”,“Onward”, and “Never Let Up” by “pursuing No. 1” and “remaining No. 1”, and made several remarkable achievements, demonstrating its efforts in achieving its sustainability goals and meeting stakeholders’ expectations.

Opening Remarks by the Outstanding Leaders

Corporate Sustainability Advisory Committee Chair - Robert Yeh

The Company has always upheld the corporate philosophies of “Strive”, “Onward”, and “Never Let Up”, and aimed at satisfying the needs of “stakeholders” in the hopes of materializing the ultimate vision of social inclusion and co-prosperity and becoming a global benchmark enterprise. 2021 seemed like a post-pandemic period, however, the world still suffered from the social and economic impacts brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Natural disasters caused by extreme weather also made us deeply realize the threats and impacts of climate change on mankind. A global consensus on the importance of sustainable development (environmental, social, and governance aspects) has been built gradually. As a responsible enterprise, we have been dedicated to responding to climate change and mitigating climate impacts to protect the environment the world shares. We are also committed to only using renewable energy by 2030 and aim to become the world's first LED company joining the RE100. In line with the vision of enhancing society, Everlight Electronics not only focuses on developing its core business and pursuing innovation together with global industrial innovators, but also draws up long-term sustainable development strategies in a systematic manner. The “Corporate Sustainability Advisory Committee” is the top sustainable development decisionmaking and governance center. I, who serve as the chair of the committee and meetings, jointly with the top managers with interdisciplinary experience, promote the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, link them with the Company’s core advantages, and pay attention to five key issues including innovative R&D promotion, green purchases, integrity operations, net zero carbon emissions, and social inclusion and co-prosperity. In 2021, the “Corporate Sustainability Advisory Committee” targeted sustainable development and discussed international sustainable development trends, evaluation standards, and best corporate practices. It also set mid- and long-term goals and strategies for the Company’s sustainable corporate development, developed the Sustainable Development Best Practice Principles, and reviewed the implementation comprehensively. In 2022, the “Corporate Sustainability Execution Committee” will facilitate the internal promotion of sustainability in accordance with the sustainability strategies formulated by the “Corporate Sustainability Advisory Committee” to boost the innovative ideas and participation of employees to create sustainable values for Everlight. In addition, under the instruction and supervision of the “Corporate Sustainability Advisory Committee”, we developed the innovative UV-C light sterilization device with our unique expertise and resources in 2021. The device was verified that it can effectively destroy 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 viruses within 5 seconds with the assistance of a team led by Yi-Ling Lin, a researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica. Aside from protecting the health and safety of employees and ensuring the normal operation of the Company, we provided help to society to put our sustainable vision of social inclusion and co-prosperity into practice with actual action.

Xecutive Vice General Manager - Penny Tsai

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, global economies, societies, and environments were largely affected. Some effects were temporary shocks while some were permanent changes. These changes, on one hand, were reflected in the adjusted lifestyle and new working models, and on the other hand, accelerated enterprises’ digital transformation. In spite of such a severe pandemic, the Company implemented strategies deliberately designed for pandemic prevention, ensured the normal operation of its global activities, and actively brought about the innovation of 15,348 types of products for customers. Our efforts have focused on technology-based pandemic prevention, patent deployment, and risk management to adapt to the changed world and move towards the goal of sustainable development. We are aware that the question is never about choosing to put our focus only on CSR, ESG, or SDGs, on shareholders or stakeholders, or on localization or globalization, but about the challenge of being open-minded and keeping abreast of the times in terms of business management. In Peter Drucker’s book titled “The Practice of Management” in 1954, he already depicted enterprises from three aspects as follows: First of all, the purpose of the existence of enterprises is to produce economic gains externally; secondly, enterprises are organizations consisting of people working together and require employee cultivation and a certain extent of governance; thirdly, enterprises are social institutions rooted in societies and communities and are required to take into account external social influences and social responsibility. Essentially speaking, business management covers the operations of a business itself, from internal teams to external society as well as all relevant people, events, and matters, for the vision of inclusion and co-prosperity. Everlight Electronics uses its robust corporate governance as the foundation to actively fulfill its missions of “ensuring integrity and honesty; promoting environmental protection; caring for disadvantaged groups”. We set relevant execution objectives with respect to our business and review the action plans. Good interaction with stakeholders is ensured to unceasingly create values for them. We expect to rank in the top 5% of companies in the corporate governance evaluation in 2030. I also appreciate the joint efforts and perseverance of all employees in continuous improvement and enhancement in every way. This allows us to keep our promises regarding society and environment and thereby drive positive changes in society.

Business Operation Overview

In the face of global shocks and geopolitical tensions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are more dedicated
to innovation to promote the well-being of humanity. With “Strive, Onward, Never Let Up” as the three corporate
philosophies, the Company fulfills its mission as a global leading LED packaging manufacturer as well as a long-term
and reliable technology and capacity provider. In 2021, Everlight Electronics reported consolidated revenues of NTD
25.028 billion and even experienced a 7-year-high profit. In addition to pursuing the greatest accomplishments in our
main business, the Company maintains good interaction with employees, shareholders, customers, suppliers, and other
stakeholders, fulfills its corporate social responsibility, and spares no effort in the aspects of environment, society, and
corporate governance, so as to create sustainable inclusion and co-prosperity values in the future.

Everlight Corporate Value

Award and Honor Records

We have strived for the implementation of corporate sustainability for a long time and have won several important awards both abroad and domestically. In line with the philosophies of “pursuing No. 1” and “remaining No. 1”, Everlight has become a role model in the industry with its outstanding innovation in the hopes of delivering a greater positive impact on society and thereby achieving sustainable social inclusion.

About the Report

Report Scope
Everlight Electronics (including the Shulin operation HQ; and the Tucheng Plant; Yuanli Plant, Miaoli; Tongluo Plant, Miaoli; Wujiang Plant, Suzhou; and Zhongshan Plant, Guangdong) serves as the subject of information disclosed in the report. The information and data in the report covers the Company’s performance in financial, environmental, and social aspects, and the information regarding social welfare includes the activities of the Everlight Cultural Foundation. However, the financial information is mainly about the consolidated revenue and is consistent with the financial statements. Any quantitative indicators that are disclosed in said information and are of special relevance are explained separately in notes.

You are very welcome to contact us for any suggestions on this report or Everlight Electronics’ sustainable development:
Sustainability Unit:
Corporate Sustainability Advisory Committee Sustainability Representative: Executive Secretary Mr. Wei-Lun Tseng
Sustainability Hotline: 02-26856688 # 7419
Sustainability Mailbox: legal@everlight.com
Sustainability Fax: 02-26856890 (representative number)

We publish such non-financial reports every year. The last release was in July 2021 and the published report was the “2020 Corporate Social Responsibility Report”.
In comparison with the 2020 report, this report goes deeper into a wide range of sustainability issues and adopts disclosure guidelines other than the GRI Standards, such as SASB and TCFD, to disclose our sustainable values in a
more integrated way.

The Company works together with stakeholders on the path toward sustainability. We have released non-financial reports for 12 consecutive years. In addition to complying with and supporting relevant guidelines and standards, stakeholders’ expectations and feedback are received during daily operations.
We also adjust our sustainability practices through materiality research and analysis. The yearly-published “CSR Report” (a “Sustainability Report” was published instead this year) has become an important tool for us to manage our sustainability achievements.
Transparent disclosure of the Company’s sustainability strategies, practices, and performance
drives more positive changes. The guidelines and standards that we follow and support are listed below:

  • GRI Standards Published by the Global Reporting Initiative .
  • Framework of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
  • Preparation Standards of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).
  • UN’s “2030 Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs).
  • “Earth Charter”, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
  • AA1000: 2018 AccountAbility Principles
  • ISAE 3000 International Standards on Assurance Engagements
  • ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility
  • Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation “Rules Governing the Preparation and Filing of Sustainability Reports by TWSE Listed Companies”
  • The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
  • RBA Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct (2021 Version 7.0)
  • SA8000 Social Accountability International
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