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The corporate culture of honesty and integrity is a foundation for a company’s sustainable management. In compliance with relevant laws and regulations, Getac Holdings has established good corporate governance and risk management mechanisms, advocated the corporate culture of integrity and honesty, and requested the employees to properly implement the culture in the internal management and commercial activities, preventing any behaviors against the codes of business ethics and creating a business environment for sustainable development.
In addition to creating a sincere and honest corporate culture, Getac complies with external laws and regulations and establishes internal systems to ensure that Getac employees operate by the highest level of ethical standards. The company strictly prohibits employees from making illegal political donations in exchange for commercial gains or business advantages. As for laws and regulations, Getac complies with the Corporate Governance Best Practice Principles to be a law-abiding corporate citizen. The company formulated the Ethical Management Best Practice Principles and the Code of Ethical Conduct for Directors and Supervisors to act as the business ethics and ethical management standards, and requires all directors, supervisors, and employees to abide by these standards.
Anti-Corruption And Human Rights Education : 100% Training RateIn order to implement the education of integrity and strengthen the international anti-corruption trend promotion, Getac Holdings Corp. incorporated anti-corruption and human rights education into employee compulsory training , and compiled unified teaching materials, covered the following:
- The introduction of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption,
- Corporate Governance Best Practice Principles,
- Codes of Ethical Conduct for Employees,
- Confidentiality of Material Information and Prohibition of Insider Trading,
- Codes of Conduct for Cooperation with Suppliers
- Regulations for Reward and Punishment of Reporting Corruption and Malpractice.
- Introduced the Human Rights Protection of Employees in the Chapters on Labor Human Rights, including law compliance working-hour and non-forced labor, prohibiting child labor, gender work equality, and eliminating sexual harassment.
The anti-corruption course adopts rolling training. In addition to the new employees who are compulsory for study, all employees are targeted for retraining every year, for employees to bear in mind the importance of human rights and anti-corruption.
In 2021, a total of 10,559 people from Getac Holdings and its subsidiaries received anti-corruption and human rights education and training, and the training ratio reached 100%. Please refer to page 42 of this report for the training details of each subsidiary. We did not find or receive any internal or external reports of unethical conducts by all operational sites in 2021, as disclosed in this report.
Whistleblowing SystemIn order to prevent relevant illegal situations and maintain the normal operation of the company, The Company has formulated Guidelines Governing the Reporting of Corruption and Malpractices and Whistleblowing System. The audit unit shall set up a special investigation committee to investigate within three days after receiving the report of unethical conduct. The committee is composed of legal affairs, audit, and HR representatives as well as direct supervisors of involved employees with the audit unit serving as the convener. If the report is verified to be true, in addition to ordering the relevant units to make improvements within a time limit, punish the dereliction of duty in accordance with the law, and prosecute the liability for damages in accordance with the law, so as to set an example.
Getac has established a mailbox for reporting violations of the Ethical Management Best Practice Principles for internal and external personnel to respond to opinions or report violations, and include the reporting mailbox in the supplier contract. The informant is given a maximum reporting reward of NT$200,000 or 5% of the loss amount according to the guidelines.
For the whistleblower reports, statements for the police or other relevant data, the audit unit shall keep them as a secret and retain them separately. Those who disclose the said materials for no reason will be punished according to the Company’s reward and punishment regulations. In addition, the Company shall guarantee the whistleblowers’ safety. Those who threaten, intimidate or perform illegal actions to the whistleblowers shall be severely punished as per the laws and regulations
Irregular Business Conduct Reporting Contact
Head of Auditing Office
Regulatory ComplianceGetac strictly abides by regulatory laws relating to corporate governance and integrity management, environmental protection, and labor human rights to implement civic and law-related education within the organization. There were no incidents of the following violations in 2021:
1. Major penalties for environmental protection and related disputes.
2. Significant penalties or non-monetary sanction due to the legal violation.
3. Product or service in violation of consumer health and safety laws and principles.
4. Product or service in violation of information or labeling laws and principles.
5. Significant fines for violating the relevant laws and decrees related to provide or use the products or services.
6. Marketing activities (including advertising, promotion, and sponsorships) in violation of relevant laws and principles.
7. Violation of anti-competitive behaviors, anti-trust and anti-monopoly laws and regulations.