To implement sound ethical corporate management (ECM), our HR Department has been given the responsibility of establishing and supervising our ECM policies and prevention programs, and reports to the Board of Directors on a yearly basis.
The primary responsibilities of our ECM unit are to:
4.1. Regularly hold seminars related to ethical corporate management： The Legal Department and external lecturers jointly conduct seminars on topics such as "Prohibition of receiving improper benefits", "Recusal due to conflict of interest" and "Prohibition of insider trading" every year, which are mandatory for all employees. New employees are required to complete the digital course "Ethical Management Procedures and Behavior Guidelines" during the probationary assessment period. Through the seminars, we promote correct concepts, actively implement the value of honesty and integrity, strengthen corporate governance and risk control, and deeply plant the corporate culture of integrity in the hearts of our employees. In 2021, 369 people attended the seminars related to ethical corporate management, and a total of 579 hours of classes were held. In 2021, no dishonest business practices occurred in the company.
4.2. Formulation of "Procedures for Prevention of Insider Trading" The Company's Board of Directors' Meeting has resolved to establish a policy that requires employees to sign a "Letter of Commitment to Prevent Insider Trading" or a "Non-Disclosure Agreement" when participating in a project that involves confidential information that may significantly affect the stock price. When the Board of Directors' meeting is held, the Legal Department also reminds the directors and managers present of the prohibition of insider trading under Article 157-1 of the Securities and Exchange Act in the event of major issues or proposals that may affect the Company's stock price. In 2021, the seminar titled "Trends and Practices of Ethical Corporate Management" was held, and the seminar also included the topic of "Prohibition of Insider Trading", reminding employees not to buy or sell the Company's shares based on knowledge of information that may affect the Company's stock price. The seminar was conducted online, with a total of 227 participants and 227 hours of classroom time.
Our Board of Directors has passed a resolution on “Procedures for the Prevention of Insider Trading”, which requires any staff participating in projects involving confidential information that may have a major impact on share prices to sign an “Prevention of Insider Trading Letter of Undertaking” and “Non-disclosure Agreement”.
If a meeting of the Board of Directors involves major issues or motions that may have an impact on the company’s share price, our legal department will remind the directors and managers present of the regulations prohibiting insider trading under Article 157-1 of the Securities and Exchange Act.
When carrying out ECM-related training, personnel from our legal department will educate staff on the regulations prohibiting insider trading.