Employee Human Rights Policy
Taipower is committed to supporting and adhering to internationally recognized human rights standards, such as those outlined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Global Compact, and International Labor Organization conventions. These standards are incorporated into its operational activities. As an important public utility, Taipower must respect and protect the human rights of all stakeholders, including its employees, and strive to prevent any potential human rights violations.
Taipower has established comprehensive employee welfare systems and occupational health and safety management systems to ensure the health and safety of its employees. In the future, human rights initiatives will be gradually expanded as the Company works to incorporate the expectations of suppliers, customers, and other business partners and related issues found throughout the value chain.
Human Rights Due Diligence
Taipower conducted a preliminary human rights assessment and risk identification in 2022. In the future, the Company will refer to international human rights conventions such as the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as it carries out comprehensive human rights due diligence. The process is as follows:
Identification and Assessment
Taipower referenced international human rights guidelines, domestic laws and regulations, as well as benchmarking reports from leading companies in compiling human rights-related risk issues. These issues were evaluated and included in the human rights risk assessment questionnaire. The questionnaire assessed the "likelihood" and "severity" of each human rights risk issue. Likelihood was scored as follows: 0 points = unlikely to occur, 1 point = low likelihood (1% - 30%), 2 points = moderate likelihood (31% - 60%), 3 points = high likelihood (above 61%). Severity was scored as follows: 0 points = no impact, 1 point = not severe, 2 points = severe, 3 points = extremely severe. Based on the survey results, a Human Rights Risk Matrix was generated, and the human rights risks were categorized into three levels according to the following criteria:
Employee Human Rights Risk
In 2022, the questionnaire was distributed to Taipower employees, and a total of 72 responses were collected. The assessment results are as follows:
Taipower will further investigate and analyze high-risk human rights issues and propose countermeasures.