HTC values human rights and equal compensation and does not tolerate gender discrimination. Diversity of Nationality is one of the characteristics of HTC staff and the principles of equality and non-discrimination are core company values. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in employment and personal practices on the basis of race, sex, age, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin or any other characteristic protected by Law.
No Child Labor
Child labor is a very serious issue and we take proactive measures to prevent the use of under-aged labor in our own manufacturing facilities as well as those of our manufacturing suppliers. We mandate proof of age for employment to ensure we meet all local labor laws and requirements. Our Supplier Code of Conduct for manufacturing suppliers restricts any form of unfair labor practices and clearly articulates our expectation that all factory workers are of the legal working age. In addition, we regularly conduct labor audits and communicate our expectations on fair labor practices to our manufacturing suppliers.
Listening to the Voice of the Employee
The establishment of a sound means of communication between management and employees is vital to the growth of a company. Therefore, HTC pays great attention to internal communication with employees to build mutual trust and create a harmonious atmosphere within the company. HTC convenes labor-management meetings every quarter and at least four meetings are held every year. Seven representatives are elected by employees for the meetings while seven others are designated by the company. The minutes of these meeting are referred to in the resulting follow-ups, which include any necessary corrective action. HTC recognizes the importance of employment relations, and conducts immediate, legal labor negotiations when disputes occur. Material changes to operations are managed in line with the Labor Act.
Valuing Female Employees
HTC emphasizes the professional value of our female employees, and makes adjustments and improvements to care for the needs of women during pregnancy and parenting to achieve true corporate gender equity. Care for female employees includes: A female free cancer-screening program is part of the annual health check, providing a comfortable environment for breastfeeding rooms, the loan of free hot pads, menstrual pain assessment, health knowledge and education, physician consultation or referrals etc. In 2021, the 7 breastfeeding rooms in the Taiwan office were used 7,818 times.