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Responding to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Following the five steps found in the “Business Reporting on the SDGs,” published by the United Nations and the GRI, we were able to identify 7 goals that correlate with Wistron’s sustainability vision and charity strategy and they are as follows: SDG 1 No Poverty, SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being, SDG 4 Quality Education, SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG 15 Life on Land, and SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals.

Wistron Foundation

Since its establishment in 2010, the Wistron Foundation has been dedicated to promoting balance and harmony between humans and nature. The Foundation works hard to protect the environment and ecologies, while promoting our cultural values. In response to Wistron’s pursuit of sustainable values, we defined two major themes of the Foundation’s development and charity policies: environment and culture. We implemented the ideals of altruism to realize and deepen our sustainable development goals. We strategically partnered with charity organizations that share the same ideals in terms of culture and the environment in order to implement diversified projects. The six major aspects of project investments include: environmental protection, habitat adoption, environmental education, cultural enhancement, education and care, and service implementation. Work proposals of the Foundation are regularly submitted to the Board of Directors each year to report on the implementation status and results and ensure that the charity projects meet the aims and targets of the Foundation. In 2021, a total of 22 projects were implemented.

The Foundation deeply believes that social welfare should include kindness while proactively excerting influence on society. In 2021, we invited our charity partners to learn the London Benchmarking Group (LBG) evaluation model. We combine our ideas and share our values with our partners to solve social issues through charity actions together in order to contribute more to society.

  • In 2021, a total of   22   projects were implemented.

Employees’ Impact

Besides using our existing charity impact, Wistron also encourages employees to participate in social welfare activities. The Company regularly organizes charity donation and charity sale events, which have received great feedback from the employees. In terms of technological innovation, we used our development capabilities and innovative projects to realize many applications to improve social welfare. In order to help restore the beauty of Shuanglianpi and protect the valuable wetlands, we began working with the Society of Wilderness in 2010 and sponsored the Shuanglianpi Ecological Classroom in order to implement long-term habitat conservation and environmental education. Starting in 2017, Wistron volunteers began one-day working holidays. We worked together to construct protection areas, restored the slope of the northern shore, and removed foreign species. As of 2021, 25 corporate volunteer activities have been organized, with 410 people participating in the working holidays. Through the crowd sourced habitat protection, we established a refuge for the ecology in Shuanglianpi and improved the healing abilities of the habitat.

Commercial and social benefits of the six major charity focuses
Focus Area Motivation Focal Points Project Commercial Benefits Social Benefits
Technological Literacy Using the core innovation and R&D capabilities of the Company and with the cooperation mechanisms of academia-industry-government partnerships and international innovative R&D organizations, we work together to cultivate technological talents. In terms of smartification and healthcare, we implement our technological innovations and strengthen our R&D capabilities to create new growth opportunities. Talent Cultivation GOLF, MIT ILP, 2021Wistron Ladies Open, Wistron Lab @ Garage+, Epoch School, 2021 Star of Wistron summer internship and scholarship program, National Cheng Kung University Computer Science Department academia-industry collaboration project, Wistron Hsinchu Dream Project (academia-industry collaborations and internships), IT industry masters course, and industry masters course for Vietnamese nationals.
  • 13 technology certification projects developed.
  • 8 employees assuming the role of lecturers for the Star of Wistron project.
  • Interns became official employees:
    ・ 46 participants in the Wistron Hsinchu Dream Project.
    ・ 3 participants in the IT industry masters course.
    ・ 8 participants in the GOLF project.
  • 57 interns in the GOLF project, accumulating a total of 140.
  • 5 participants in the IT industry masters course.
  • 20 participants in the industry masters course for Vietnamese nationals.
  • 50 participants in the Wistron Hsinchu Dream Project.
  • 27 participants in the Star of Wistron summer internship.
  • 8 industry-academic cooperation projects.
  • Scholarships:
    ・ NT$1.5 million invested in the IT industry masters course.
    ・ NT$3.6 million invested in the Industry masters course for Vietnamese nationals.
    ・ NT$350 thousand invested in the Wistron Dream Project.
    ・ NT$3.16 million invested in the Star of Wistron summer internship.
Technological Innovation Participation in the NICE Alliance, MIT CSAIL, and Wistron Research Collaboration, smart industry-academia cooperation project, and healthcare academia-industry legal cooperation.
Culture and Charity During our global deployment, the local communities are important stakeholders for the Company’s operations. Wistron actively participates in the public affairs of the communities and is obligated to provide community care. We aim to establish cooperation mechanisms for communication and participation with the community, in order to establish a social license to operate for the Company. Culture and care Charity cooperation/donation projects, charity sales, annual holiday donation project, and community care implementation.
  • Self-initiated donation project of the Company: 69
  • Culture and care events: 12
  • Charity organization partners: 47
Culture enhancement Production and promotion of quality video content, training of diverse and specialized teachers, and study companionship for underprivileged children in rural areas.
Natural capital Wistron actively invests in the development of green resources, providing cradle to cradle closed recycling green services At the same time, we are promoting environmental awareness and developing innovative eco-friendly technologies through internal employee participation and support for environmental protection initiatives by non-profit organizations. Environmental education Promotion and lesson design for environmental education, and seed lecturer and volunteer training.
  • Employee volunteers (including family members): 55 employees/35 friends and family members
  • Advocacy for environmental issues: 12
  • Environmental education activities: 205
  • Number of participants in environmental education: 8,000
  • Number of participants in volunteer activities related to the environment: 741
Environmental education Promotion and lesson design for environmental education, and seed lecturer and volunteer training.