Corporate Social Responsibility

Through a positive attitude in seeking innovation and excellence and by providing quality memory products and services, ADATA Technology serves as a bridge between work and everyday life while improving both work performance and individual quality of life. Chairman Li-Pai Chen expressed : 「To achieve sustainable management, companies must not only keep up with the global market and product development, but also constantly improve industrial technologies and undertake social and global environmental responsibilities. ADATA offers selected key memory components, adheres to strict manufacturing specifications and quality inspections, and has obtained the ISO14001 environmental management system certification and RoHS hazardous substance material specifications, to provide stable, compatible, and high-performance memory products. These efforts demonstrate ADATA's commitment to corporate social responsibility while maintaining company growth to contribute to global environmental protection, thereby achieving green corporate sustainable management.」

Social responsibility

Human rights and equality

Follow management strategies and social responsibilities, adhere to national laws and regulations, conform to industry code of ethics, safeguard employees' rights and interests, continue to improve and seek excellence. The Company does not discriminate against employees' race, gender, age, marital status, political stand, or religious believes, and will not hire, qualify, and promote employees based on the aforementioned standards. Respect employees and their freedom in forming associations, never hire child labor and forced labor, arrange reasonable work and rest schedules, oppose and prohibit all human trafficking, and provide reasonable salary and welfare systems. The Company also demands various supply-chain manufacturers to adhere to EICC specifications, prohibit the hiring of child labor, follow national laws and regulations, conform to industry code of ethics, and maintain employees' legal rights and interests.

Risk management

Through the ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 preliminary review methods, the Company assesses and identifies the environmental, health and safety risks in all operational activities and eliminates, replaces, and controls (engineering and operational), in priority, the high-risk operations for risk reduction. Additionally, the risks associated with changing machineries/equipment and chemical substances must be evaluated by health and safety professionals to devise appropriate and feasible improvement and protective measures before carrying out the changes.

One million cumulative safe work hours

Through participating in the one million cumulative safe work hours event, ADATA demonstrates its commitment to constructing a safe workplace.

Monitoring labor working environment

ADATA regularly monitors labor operations environments according to the Measures Governing Working Environment Monitoring specifications, analyzes the types of work exposures prior to test implementation, and devises the Operation Environment Measurement Plan and Sampling Strategy Plan according to the results of the analysis, to ensure that hazardous exposures are within the scope of testing. The test results are published on the environmental safety information bulletin and disclosed to workers.

Employee health management

ADATA performs general and special hazard health check on an annual basis, and manages individual cases through tracking and grading the assessment results. The Company also organizes a variety of health promotional activities to promote health management.

Evaluating and managing human hazards

To prevent musculoskeletal diseases induced by repetitive motions, the Company conducts questionnaire surveys to assess the level of influence of body soreness on work performance during employees' annual health checks, to identify high-risk groups and adopt necessary measures. Professional physicians will also accompany the environmental safety unit to carry out spot visits and devise improvement plans with unit supervisors to protect personnel health.

Maternal health and management

To provide a friendly work environment for pregnant women, the Company devises yearly maternal health protection plans. Through physician's professional evaluations, individual differences will be considered for adopting graded management and site improvement measures to protect maternal health. Nursery rooms will also be provided at the workplace so that new mothers can manage both work and family care responsibilities.

Conflict minerals declaration

The mining and trading of conflict minerals financially supported armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries, and resulted in major bloody (armed) conflicts and human rights violations in the region. Therefore, the US Congress stipulated the Dodd-Frank Act in 2011 and formulated a law regarding conflict minerals in Section 1502, requiring a declaration of the use of any conflict minerals (3TG), including gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn), and tungsten (W), in products or manufacturing processes, to disclose whether any conflict mineral produced from DRC or adjoining countries are used.

To fulfill customer and legal expectations and to implement corporate social responsibilities (CSR), ADATA is committed to managing its supply chain, by promoting the Requirement to Prohibit the Use of Conflict Mineral and regularly tracing the sources of gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn), and tungsten (W) contents in the products, to ensure that the use of 3TG minerals in ADATA products are not from the conflict mineral mining area, thereby thoroughly implementing CSR.

Environment sustainable development

EHS health policy

ADATA is committed to fulfilling its social responsibility. It strives for sustainable operations and has enthusiastically implemented an environmental and safety & health management system to ensure environmental protection and the wellbeing of people; focusing on resource usage and the improvement of people’s lives.

To reach the above objectives, the company is committed to:

1. Implementing environmental protection and damage prevention is the common responsibility of all workers.

2. Abide by the government's environmental, health, and safety regulations, and commit to complying with other stakeholders' requirements.

3. Implement educational training and establish channels for communication, consultation, and participation, to increase all workers' environmental and safety awareness, and protect their rights.

4. Ensure all workers are encouraged to participate in environmental safety and health tasks, and to make constant improvements to the management systems and performance.

5. Develop green product designs and promote energy conservation, waste reduction, and resource recycling activities.

6. Provide safe and healthy work conditions, and carry out risk and health management, in order to reduce operational risks for all staff members. The objective is to have zero disasters.

7. Regularly audit and review environmental and safety management measures to ensure the relevance and effective execution of this policy.

ADATA will thoroughly execute the aforementioned environmental and safety policies and generate awareness among all workers under the Company management, and also disclose relevant information to the public.

Environmental, health, and safety targets

To achieve zero pollution and zero occupational hazards, the Company is dedicated to promoting environmental protection, developing green products, effectively utilizing resources, preventing damages and control risks, and implementing environmental, health, and safety self-management in each unit to establish a green and safe workplace culture.

Specific environmental, health, and safety measures

Energy management

ADATA is responsible in carrying out sustainable management, and voluntarily performs greenhouse gas (GHG) investigations for environmental protection. Calculations from independent investigations show that: The majority of GHG emitted by the Company which consists of 22.39% purchased electricity, 77.54% natural gas, and 0.06% of residual GHG from direct emissions generated through the use and production of company vehicles. The time period reflected by the data is between Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2019. The data is applicable to all plant sites reported here.

I. Scope and volume of GHG emissions

Type of emission Direct emission Indirect emission Other emission Total
Emission volume
(equivalent ton CO2 / year)
18.55 30159.51 0.0 30178.06
% of Total (%) 0.06% 99.94% 0.00% 100.00%

II. Type and volume of individual GHG emission

Type of GHG emission CO2 CH4 N2O HFC5 PFC5 SF6 Total
Emission volume
(equivalent ton CO2/year)
30176.94 0.114872 0.358249 0.64125 0.0 0.0 30178.05
% of Total (%) 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%

Energy conservation measures

1.The Company completed replacing LED lighting equipment in the entire plant area, saving an annual 300,000 kw/h of electricity.

2.The Company's hot water system was changed from gas boiler to air compressor heat recovery system, saving an annual 65,000M³ of natural gas use.

3.Other energy conservation measures:

1.The Company established a dedicated energy management department to record energy use on a daily basis, and to provide immediate reporting upon identifying abnormal energy usage, thereby eliminating energy wastage.

2.Continue to encourage energy-saving concepts and practices, and promote the habit of turning off lights and air conditioners when leaving, and shutting off computers when off duty.

3.Provide factory-wide promotion of onsite air conditioning (AC) control methods: Configure wind speed and temperature settings to low power consumption mode.

4.Adjust water flow rates on site according to water requirements to fulfill the required standards and eliminate wastage.

Waste control and resource recycling

To effectively control waste materials and achieve resource sustainability, total waste volume must be prioritized in waste control strategies before implementing resource recycling and final waste disposal. All consistent control operations are managed by dedicated personnel. Moreover, qualified waste cleanup and disposal contractors are strictly selected and audited from time to time to ensure all contracted waste disposals are legitimately and properly handled. We not only meet relevant environmental regulations and requirements, but also contribute to ameliorate growing environmental problems.