Stakeholder Engagement

The 9 Key Stakeholders Channel of Communication
Academic Experts
Frequency of Communication
Indefinite
Topic of Communication
  • Pollution prevention strategies
  • Green product management
  • Charity involvement
  • Shaping of corporate culture
Channel of Communication
  • Expert meetings
  • External communications mailbox
  • Conferences
Main progress of the
Year
  • Organized 12 interviews with government agencies, experts and academics.
  • Approved of AUO's emergence response planning.
  • Approved of AUO planning for promotion of environmental education and expressed interest in further collaboration.
Suppliers
Frequency of Communication
Indefinite
Topic of Communication
  • Response to Conflict Minerals
  • Prohibited & Restricted Substances Policies
  • Product Carbon Footprints
  • Suppliers’ CSR Ratings
Channel of Communication
  • Supplier Conferences
  • Complaints Mailbox
  • Suppliers' Management Systems
  • Supplier audits
Main progress of the
Year
  • Promotion of Supplier CSR management approach at Supplier Quality Conference and Global Partner Summit (GPS).
  • Completed annual audits at 39 key suppliers.
  • Announced the policy and requirements of hazardous substances to the supply chain through GP system (GPARS) bulletins.
Customers
Frequency of Communication
Indefinite
Topic of Communication
  • Environmental Management and Performance
  • RBA Responsible Business Alliance, RBA Implementation
  • Employee Health and Safety
  • Quality of Service
  • Prohibited Substances
Channel of Communication
  • Customer Satisfaction Surveys
  • Customers Website Systems
  • Questionnaires
  • Audits
  • Supplier Conventions
Main progress of the
Year
  • 138 customer CSR surveys
  • 5 customer RBA audit sessions
  • Participated in supplier conventions organized by customers to master customer requirements
  • The was revised in 2018 and compliance with key customers continues to be 100%.
Investors
Frequency of Communication
Routine
Topic of Communication
  • Operational Status
  • Performance of Social Responsibilities
Channel of Communication
  • Monthly Business Reports
  • Annual Shareholders Meetings
  • Quarterly Investor Briefings
Main progress of the
Year
  • Monthly Business Reports - 12 sessions.
  • Annual Shareholder Meeting - 1 session.
  • Quarterly Investor Briefings - 4 sessions.
Students
Frequency of Communication
Indefinite
Topic of Communication
  • Performance of social responsibilities
  • Recruitment and welfare
Channel of Communication
  • A+ Summer Internship
  • Factory Visits
  • Job websites
Main progress of the
Year
  • Up to 749 students from 101 universities have now taken part in the global A+ Internship Program.
  • 656 students have gone on factory visits.
  • GOLF Program has recruited 3 partner enterprises and 12 partner universities. The courses have been viewed 14,936 times.
NGOs
Frequency of Communication
Indefinite
Topic of Communication
  • Water Pollution Management
  • Charity involvement
  • Shaping of corporate culture
Channel of Communication
  • External Conference Activities
  • Events Organized by NGOs
  • External Communication Mailbox
  • BenQ Foundation
  • AUO Foundation
Main progress of the
Year
  • Organized 2 interviews with non-government organizations
  • Approved of AUO's environmental sustainability activities and shared experience on sustainability promotion during the interview
  • AUO Water Resource Gallery at Longtan Site collaborated with the Shihmen Reservoir Environmental Education Center on the 2018 GreenArk summer camp
Media
Frequency of Communication
Indefinite
Topic of Communication
  • Operating performance
  • Charity
  • Environmental Sustainability
Channel of Communication
  • Exhibitions
  • Press Conferences
  • News Releases
Main progress of the
Year
  • In 2018, more than 30 corporate, CSR, display and solar press releases were issued. A total of 56 press conferences and media interviews were also organized.
Employees
Frequency of Communication
Indefinite
Topic of Communication
  • Operating Conditions
  • Environmental Issues and Incidents
  • Environmental Safety Projects
  • Labor-management Relations
Channel of Communication
  • WOW AUO Quarterly Publication
  • General Complaints and Inquiries Hotline
  • Appointment With the President Seminar
  • Meeting with BG Head
  • AUOer Website
  • Labor-management Meetings
  • Business Briefings
Main progress of the
Year
  • Four Meeting With the President sessions were held and attended by 52 factory/department managers.
  • 6 sessions of the Meeting with BG Head were held and attended by a total of 128 managers and deputy managers.
  • 70 quarterly meetings with the factory manager were held.
  • 29 direct employee meetings were held; 290 employees participated and provided 380 opinions.
  • The general complaints and inquiries hotline was used 1504 times.
  • There are now more than 150 clubs and club membership now total 5,638 people.
  • Labor-management relations conferences - 4 sessions
  • Business briefings - 4 sessions
  • Employee Welfare Committee meetings - 12 sessions
Communities
Frequency of Communication
Indefinite
Topic of Communication
  • Activities in the Public Interest
  • Noise and Odor
  • Performance of Social Responsibilities
Channel of Communication
  • External Communications Mailbox
  • Regular Visits and Care
  • Factory complaints hotline
Main progress of the
Year
  • Adopted 10 hectares of environmentally friendly farmland and donated a total of NT$4.25 million
  • Distributed NT$6.8 million in Honesty-Intelligence Scholarships
  • Purchased 153,818 kg of locally grown rice for the company cafeteria and shareholders' meeting
  • Contact: Spokesman Benjamin Tseng (TEL: 03-500-8800 Ext 3999)
  • Outside communication mailbox:info@auo.com
Engagement Plan Results

Through multiple channels, opinions and feedback were collected in order to realize sharing and collaboration with stakeholders. The committees report the results to the Board of Directors in the beginning of the year annually.It includes the key issues who Stakeholders concerned and what AUO’s action plans.

Build internal consensus
Through internal meetings and trainings, sharing the CSR outcomes and an interactive manual, we built consensus.
Stakeholders
9
Spokesperson
35
Focus on material issues
Through a questionnaire, we identified the CSR issues of concern and analyze their levels of concern and impact.
Questionnaires
326
Issues
11
External interactive consultations
We held consultations with stakeholders to understand their overall emotional perception and their friendliness.
Expert Meetings
1
Consultations
113

Investor Relations

Financial results and investor conference related materials are disclosed on the Company's website on a regular basis for investors' reference. In-time disclosures could enhance the transparency of our operations, providing investors a clearer picture of the Company's business directions.

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Investor Relations

  • Financial results and investor conference related materials are disclosed on the Company's website on a regular basis for investors' reference. In-time disclosures could enhance the transparency of our operations, providing investors a clearer picture of the Company's business directions.
  • Our Company has a spokesperson, a deputy spokesperson, investor relations and securities management department, so to maintain accessible communications and good interactions with investors.
Public information platform:

Transparency in the Company's business operations provides relevant information which investors could consult while making investment decisions.

  • Regular revenue report announcement
  • Investor conference call

The Company aims to provide the most updated status regarding its operation through this platform, so to ensure investors could fully understand the Company’s business direction.

Types of announcements:
  • Monthly sales announcement
  • Host investor conference call on a quarterly basis, and publish financial results in accordance with Taiwan Stock Exchange regulations.

Customer Relations

Deliver on time high-quality green products and services that establish the mutual benefit with customers

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Customer Relations

Deliver on time high-quality green products and services that establish the mutual benefit with customers

Quality has always been AUO’s core competitive strengths. One of the goals of our corporate operation is to satisfy the needs and expectations of our customers and stakeholders. Through the customer-oriented processes, relevant support procedures and organizational management processes to earn the recognition and become one of the world’s leading companies.


Sustainable Supply Chain

AUO always embraces CSR and highly respect the relationship of sustainability value chain between suppliers and AUO. Through advocacy, sharing, mentoring and role-models establishing, we improve supply chain performance in the economic, social, and environmental dimensions so as to reach a CSR eco-system with co-prosperity.

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Sustainable Supply Chain

AUO always embraces CSR and highly respect the relationship of sustainability value chain between suppliers and AUO. Through advocacy, sharing, mentoring and role-models establishing, we improve supply chain performance in the economic, social, and environmental dimensions so as to reach a CSR eco-system with co-prosperity.

Supplier Support” is the platform that AUO and suppliers are able to mutually share information. It accelerates the efficiency of communication and disclosure of information is transparency.

Responsible Supply Chain
Localized Purchasing
Give priority to local suppliers reduce carbon emissions and provide job opportunities to stable local economy.
Localized purchasing amount of raw materials
91.5 %
Localized Purchasing

Suppliers are the key factors for AUO sustainable development. As for our procurement strategy, we give priority to local suppliers to speed up the production efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and provide job opportunities to stable local economy. The percentage of localized purchasing amount of raw materials is over 90%.

Percentage of Localized Purchasing for Display Business / Solar Business
Display Business
Taiwan Localized / Non-localized Purchasing
China Localized / Non-localized Purchasing
 
Solar Business
Taiwan Localized / Non-localized Purchasing
Materials Shortage Risk
Regularly share market information and materials supply-demand trend with supply chain partners. Establish a cooperative mechanism for material shortage risk to improve the entire supply chain flexibility.
completion rate of supply chain production site map
100 %
Materials Shortage Risk

Globalization of AUO supply chain means that there is a risk of material shortage due to disruptions in each local supply chain.

Supply risk

Cultivate partnerships with suppliers and regularly share market trends, material delivery status, and inventory status with suppliers. AUO adopts a diversified purchasing model to reduce the dependence on single sources; we increase the number of qualified suppliers to reduces the structural risk of materials shortages.

Demand risk

Materials shortage risks are regularly mapped so that sales can work with the customer to assess future demand in advance. Strategic inventory can be well-built up through catching the raw materials demand and risk evaluation.

Risk Management of Natural Disasters – Emergency Response Mechanism
Cases:
  • 2015 Meinong Earthquake
  • 2016 PCB plant fire/ earthquakes in Japan (Kumamoto, Tottori, Fukushima)
  • 2017 Pohang earthquake in Korea
Code of Conduct
Conduct yearly supply chain risk evaluation with global standards, encourage suppliers to follow social responsibility declarations to commit RBA Responsible Business Alliance, RBA principles.
completion rate of yearly risk assessment
100 %
RBA Auditor Standards

AUO formulate our Supplier Code of Conduct according to RBA Responsible Business Alliance, RBA auditor standards which examines five principal areas including of Labor, Health and Safety, The Environment, Ethics, and Management Systems. Suppliers are managed through on-site audits, document reviews, and employee interviews by our audit team consisted of MM, SQE, ESH, and HR departments. Suppliers will be filtered by specific criteria; once the common deficiencies are found among the suppliers, we will launch the related mentoring classes and share to all suppliers to leverage resources.

Conflict Minerals
Analyze the raw materials of products through Conflict Mineral Material Management System to filter material which contains metal elements, and then enforce Conflict Minerals Verification Platform by procurement system.
liance with RMA Responsible Minerals Assurance, RMA
100 %
Conflict Minerals

To ensure all suppliers are properly executing the conflict minerals management, AUO issue Conflict Minerals Management Policy and manage our supplier through audit activities so as to reach AUO’s requirements. Combined with current orders and material receiving information, the company names, locations, and also the national origin of minerals of our oil refinery are collected as a requirement to be applied on our conflict minerals verification e-platform survey. All Gold (Au), Tantalum (Ta), Tin (Sn) and Tungsten (W) minerals have been confirmed as coming from non-conflict regions.

Conflict Mineral Material Management Procedure
Supplier GPS Conference

A Global Partners Summit is held by AUO regularly. The overseas suppliers are invited to get together for sharing industry trends and build their consensus on common supply chain targets. The suppliers are invited to join in advocating the key CSR goals and to support the SDGs. Through sharing and alliances AUO and suppliers can set an example for the industry and create an CSR eco-system.

*SDGs,Sustainable Development Goals

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