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Human Rights Management

For the protection and promotion of human rights, ASE Group supports and adopts international standards, including the "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations", the first and second principles of the "United Nations Global Compact", "UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights", "Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work" of International Labour Organization (ILO), as well as relevant local laws and regulations. Additionally, ASE upholds human rights protection by joining the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC).


Assessment & Continuous Improvement Activities of Human Rights

ASE Group is committed to implementing human rights protection by the following principles:

  • Protect:
    ASE complies with all labor and gender equality related laws and regulations where we operate, and provides employees with a safe and healthy work environment.
    In 2017, our human resources departments in all locations of operation continued to review local laws and regulations related to human rights at regular management meetings to safeguard employees' interests.
  • Respect:
    ASE vows to maintain an accessible and open grievance mechanism, and to take immediate remedial measures if any violation of human rights issues occurred. Our grievance mechanisms include internal channels (employee suggestion box, grievance hotline, etc.) and external channels (reporting mailbox on official website).
    In 2017, we received no complaints of human rights violations.
  • Remedy:
    ASE forbids forced labor, child labor, discrimination, and harassment, and guarantees the freedom of association, privacy, reasonable working hours and appropriate compensation and benefits.
    We specifically target five of our facilities with foreign employees (Kaohsiung, Chungli, Malaysia, Singapore, and Shanghai facilities), by reinforcing our review on the hiring process and operation to prevent any occurrence of forced labor or bonded labor (debt slavery). In addition, we strictly prohibit our labor brokers from collecting inappropriate recruitment fees during the recruitment process and we audit our labor brokers to ensure that they comply with RBA (Responsible Business Alliance) principles.
  • Management:
    ASE continuously promotes human rights education, regularly assesses human rights risks, reports and discloses assessment results to top executives and to the public.
    In 2017, ASE's global facilities implemented human rights training related courses that took a total 91,472 hours (around 2 hours per employee), with participation by 58,517 employees (85 % of total number of employees). Meanwhile, the "Employee Care and Development Taskforce" under the Corporate Sustainability Committee summarizes and identifies human rights related issues, and implements improvement activities according to P-D-C-A (Plan-Do-Check-Action) steps.

ASE Group's human rights management guidance is set out in the following documents:

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