Corporate Social Responsibility
Employees are Accton’s most valuable asset. We believe that keeping talents is one important factor of corporate sustainability. Accton is committed to offering competitive salary and benefits, comprehensive advancement with professional development pathways, and a safe workplace. Compliant with local labor laws, we recruit employees based on their professional abilities. Accton never discriminates in regards to hiring, promotion, training, compensation of employees, or employment practices based on race, religion, skin color, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation. Accton is committed to promoting gender equality and ethnic diversity in the workplace, regularly reviewing and releases human resources reports. The following charts show the statistics of our staff by gender, age groups and type.
Implementing Unpaid Parental Leave
Accton’s employment policy is compliant with the Gender Equality Act, which includes unpaid parental leave. According to the act, both male and female employees are eligible to apply. Applicants must meet the following requirements: (1) both husband and wife are actively employed when applying; (2) employees have been in service for at least six months; (3) employees must apply before the child reaches three years of age; (4) the period of the parental leave for each application must be at least six months, and cannot exceed two years.
Accton highly values the development of our talents, and we received the Talent Quality-management System (TTQS) bronze medal in 2017 in recognition of our quality training. The training courses cover new employee orientation, professional training, productivity, quality management, occupational safety and health, leadership and management. Our HR team regularly trains colleagues from various departments to become internal lecturers to cultivate an active sharing and learning culture. To achieve this goal, Accton built the Accton Academy for in-person learning and the Learning Management System (LMS) for online learning.
Learning and Development: Professional Training
Design, and technology research and development has always been Accton’s key area of focus for growth. In addition, it is the target for Accton’s professional employee training. Integral with our strategies and goals, we established a professional curriculum for R&D personnel, and developed knowledge management (KM) as the foundation for design and innovation. In 2018, 792 attendees participated in professional training courses, resulting in 1,186 hours of training in total.
Occupational Safety Management
Environmental Health and Safety Policy
Accton is committed to providing a safe, healthy and comfortable workplace. In compliance with local laws, our occupational health and safety committee meets regularly, and our labor representation level is 48%, higher than what the statuary regulation demands (30%).
We conduct regular equipment safety inspections and maintenance work, disaster prevention drills and employee health examinations, to minimize unsafe worksite conditions and behaviors. Accton continues to invest resources to actively improve or eliminate potential hazards. Accordingly, to effectively implement and manage workplace safety, we are committed to:
- Complying with domestic occupational safety and health regulations, and effectively implement and continuously improve our safety and health management systems.
- Following the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and obtain third party verification.
- Strengthening staff safety education, supplier and contractor safety management, and generally provide and promote environmental safety and health training.
- Immediately inspecting unsafe actions and environments in order to prevent accidents.
- Managing our staff’s health to ensure their safety.
To manage our commitment to workplace health and safety, Accton has a department that manages both the occupational health and safety of our staff and the safety of our equipment, facilities and environment, including:
Maintenance Procedures and Audit
Maintaining and updating the OHSAS 18001 standard, conducting internal audits and ensuring external audits are performed as planned.
Comprehensive Safety and Health Training Program
All staff receive relevant training on workplace safety including new hires, current employees, special operations staff, and employees involved with chemicals.
Emergency Response Team and Drills
An onsite emergency response team is continuously alert for any possible events. All employees, including staff from branch offices participate in safety workshops and emergency drills.
Establishing and maintaining procedures to prevent, track, manage and report occupational injuries and illnesses. Performing inspections and audits to ensure the safety of the working environment.
To maintain a good working environment, we conduct an inspection semi-annually and publish the results. The Inspection includes measurements of noise, lighting levels, carbon dioxide, organic solvents, tin and metal dust levels. The results are compliant with local government regulations.
Safety and Health Information Exchange
Disseminating safety and health information through BBS intranet, emails, and bulletin boards, the health and safety department actively participates in seminars hosted by government agencies obtaining the latest information. We regularly raise staff’s safety awareness and participation through various communication channels, enhancing the health and safety of our employees.
Results of Occupational Safety and Health Management
The table on the right shows the disabling injury frequency rate (FR) and severity rate (SR) of workplace injuries and road traffic accidents in 2018.
Employees are Accton’s most important asset. Because of this, and to promote health in the workplace, a Health Management Office was established to manage the medical needs and well-being of our employees. The onsite Wellness Center provides a private space for health checks, health counseling, basic medical care, rest, and a lactation room. The center hosts health related activities, including physical medical checks, result analysis, and management of employee well-being.
- Accton’s onsite Wellness Center has been recognized as a healthy workplace by the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Health Promotion Administration in 2018.
- Our lactation room was verified and rated as excellent by the Hsinchu City Public Health Bureau in 2017.
- Accton is equipped with one Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Employee Health Management
Onsite Occupational Medicine Service
Since 2011, occupational medicine physicians from the National Taiwan University Hospital Hsinchu branch have been providing onsite services.
Health Protection Plan
In Compliance with Article 13 of Occupational Safety and Health Act and Articles 7 and 8 of Labor Health Protection Regulations, Accton has implemented a human factor protection plan, maternity protection and overload prevention measures.
Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases
In case of an infectious disease outbreak, the Wellness Center will immediately implement an emergency response plan, such as to quarantine individuals, restrict activities, and disinfect the environment to prevent the spread of infection. The center regularly hosts influenza and hepatitis vaccination events onsite during weekdays so employees can be vaccinated at Accton.
AED Emergency Rescue
In case of an emergency, Accton is equipped with one AED (automated external defibrillator) kit and periodically provides employees emergency rescue training (AED + CPR).
Health Screening and Activities
The Wellness Center hosts free screening tests for breast cancer, cervical cancer, oral cancer and colon cancer, in compliance with the Health Promotion Administration policies. In addition, Accton offers free LDCT (low dose computed tomography) for lung and breast cancer screenings. By promoting awareness of cancer prevention and regular screening procedures, cancer can be detected and treated at its early stages.
The Wellness Center provides free dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) to conduct bone mineral density test (BMD) for employees and collaborates with hospitals for follow-up care.
Musculoskeletal Health Activities
The Wellness Center invites physical therapists to give talks on musculoskeletal health, teach us exercise, as well as check and correct employees’ work posture to help prevent musculoskeletal injuries.
In the year 2000, Accton charitably donated a bloodmobile to Hsinchu City, and every year since the Wellness Center hosts 2 to 4 blood donation events outside of our Hsinchu headquarters. The blood bank records show that since 2009, Accton employees have donated 2,971 blood bags.
Smoking Cessation Program
Since 2016, the Wellness Center has provided a smoking cessation program to help our employees “kick the habit” by having pharmacists onsite to provide consultations and smoking cessation aids. The center also collaborates with quit-smoking events hosted by the Hsinchu City Public Health Bureau and John Tung Foundation.
Since 2018, the Wellness Center offers one-on-one nutrition consultations to our employees every month.