【Employment Policy】

Our Employment Policy

Article 1: Purpose

1.To provide guidelines to uphold the human rights of employees, and to treat them with dignity and respect as understood by the international community.
2.Follow the law and acts relating to human rights and employment.

Article 2: Scope

All regular and interim employees (permanent and contract).

Article 3: Policy Owner

Human Resources Department.

Article 4: Applicable Documents


Article 5: Policy Description

1.Management Commitments:
The company management commits in upholding the human rights of employees and compliance with local law in labor and ethics. And on yearly basis, set performance objective for labor and ethics.
2.Freely Chosen Employment:
2.1 Forced, bonded or indentured labor is not to be used. All work will be voluntary and workers are free to leave upon fulfillment of employment contract terms.
2.2 There shall be no unreasonable restrictions on workers’ freedom. There shall be no unreasonable restrictions on workers’ freedom of movement in the facility in addition to unreasonable restrictions on entering or exiting company-provided facilities.
3.Child labor shall not be used:
Child labor is not to be used in any stage of manufacturing. Workers under the age of 18 (Young Workers) shall not perform work that is likely to jeopardize their health or safety, including night shifts and overtime.
The company shall not engage in discrimination based on color, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, political affiliation, union membership, or marital status in hiring and employment practices such as promotions, rewards, and access to training.
5.Humane Treatment:
There is to be no harsh and inhumane treatment including any sexual harassment, sexual abuse, corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse of workers; nor is there to be the threat of any such treatment.
6.Obey the law and act:
The company commits to full compliance with local laws, rules and regulation operating in different locations. The company will conduct yearly self audits on mandatory country compliance. Results from self audits will be reconciled for corrective actions.
7.Wage and Welfare:
All compensation paid to employees shall comply with all applicable wage laws, including those relating to minimum wages, overtime hours and legally mandated benefits. Any disciplinary wage deductions are conform to local laws.
8.Working Time:
Except for emergency or unusual situation, there should be no working hours (including overtime work) exceeding 60 hours every week. Employees should be allowed at least one day off per seven-day week.
9.Freedom of association:
Workers and/or the employer shall be able to openly communicate and concerns with management regarding working conditions and management practices without fear of discrimination, reprisal, intimidation or harassment.
10.Work Management & Code of Business Ethnics:
10.1 We shall be honest and ethical in our business and personal conduct at all times.
10.2 We shall ensure full, fair, accurate and timely disclosure of information.
10.3 We shall comply with all the applicable laws, rules and regulations.
10.4 We shall protect confidential information and property belonging to the Company.
10.5 We shall ensure that there are no Conflicts of Interest.
10.6 We shall ensure that financial records or any records accurately reflect the true nature or the type of transaction.
10.7 We shall ensure that all transactions are properly documented.
10.8 We shall ensure that the receipt of funds or expenditures are recorded.
10.9 We shall not violate the prohibitions against insider trading.
10.10 We shall ensure that we have read and understood all of our Company’s policies.
10.11 We shall be personally responsible for ensuring that our actions adhere to the Code of Business duct and Ethics.
10.12 We shall report any Code violations to the Ethics Compliance Committee promptly to the pliance Committee or make a report using the Whistleblower Procedure.
11.Honest Business Policy (Preventive Plan):
We should forbid and prevent the following behavior.:
- Offer and receive the bribery.
- Provide the illegal political donations.
- Improperly donate or sponsor with charity.
- Provide or receive the unreasonable gifts, treat, or other unjust profits.
- Infringe the business confidential, the rights of trade mark, the rights of patent, the copyrights, and other intellectual property rights.
- Enter into the behavior with unfair competition.
- When researched, purchased, manufactured, provided or sold, the products and services directly or ectly damage the rights and profits, health and safety of the consumer or other interested personnel.
12.Supplier Management:
    Company shall request the supplier to include the law and act conforming to the local labor and ethnics in the contract.

Article 6: Review

If there is any violation of any paragraph in Article 5, the company executive management team shall
review the policy effect and propose the corrective measure or confirm and implement the revision policy.

Article 7: Whistle-blowing System and Reporting Procedure

1.Anonymous whistleblowing is allowed:
- Send the e-mail to: terry.tsai@winstek.com.tw
- Send letter to: Winstek Semiconductor Corp.
Attention : Legal (ADM) Director
No.176-5, 6 Ling Lu Liao Ken, Hua-Lung Chun Chiung-Lin, Hsin-Chu
Taiwan, R.O.C
- Dial the whistleblowing hotline: 03-5936565 ext. 108
2.Company forbids any personnel revenges the employees who honestly seek for assistance, find out 
the known rumor or may be suspicious of violating regulations.Seeking for assistance out of good 
will or any revenge of showing the reporter will be punished, including the possibility of being dismissed.