Corporate Social Responsibility

Occupational Hazard Management
At INX, we build the IT systems and databases for ESH management to enhance ESH communication efficiency within the organization. In addition, we link the hazard identification and risk management systems, occupational safety surveillance system, and occupational safety analysis with IT systems to eliminate the potential hazards in operational activities of employees and contractors and thereby enhance work environment safety. Furthermore, we implement corrective and preventive actions for anomalies in INX plants across the world with the Parallel System to prevent anomalies from recurrence. In 2016, we began to develop the mobile smart ESH management system and establish the plant ESH management and risk management indicators to enhance the capacity of and capture the trends of change in ESH management and risk management.


 
Our FR and SR began to turn down in 2013. Compared to that of 2016, FR and SR in 2017 reduced by 11% and 12% respectively, and no work-related fatalities were reported. Apart from implementing various management and improvement plans, enhancing equipment safety protection, promoting process automation to reduce operational hazards between employees and equipment and human factor hazards, and implementing human factor engineering risk assessment and hazard prevention, all INX plants voluntarily proposed improvement and parallel items to increase the weight of plant performance ranking and encourage employee participation. Aiming to make continual improvement, we will continue to set the 2018 annual target of lost workday cases and restrictive workday cases for each INX plant.     
 
Contractor Management
In addition to the regular two-way communication meetings and irregular construction safety courses held and organized to raise the ESH management awareness of contractors, we assist contractors with completing the hazard identification, risk assessment, and emergency response plan for high-risk operations. After an accident occurs, we investigate and analyze the accident with the Accident Management System and take corrective and preventive actions. For accident prevention, we plan and implement projects and education/training activities to improve the hazard assessment and prevention capacity of contractors and arrange rescue and response drills for potential accidents of operations and activities.

 
Year Y2011 Y2012 Y2013 Y2014 Y2015 Y2016 Y2017
Contractors’ Rate of Accidents (Taiwan sites) 0 0 0.21 0 0.04 0.23 0.29
*Contractors’ rate of accidents = number of contractor injuries * 1000,000 / contractors’ total number of work hours.
Occupational Safety and Risk Management
In 2014, we completed the overall risk inventory of all plants. After categorizing risks according to the inventory results, we persistently included them in the annual KPIs for improvement. To enhance the reliability of the safety protection system of production facilities, we implemented the subject matter audit (SMA) on damage prevention risks in Greater China (including plants in Taiwan and China) during 2015-2016. In 2017 we implemented damage prevention risk and safety management audits and various disaster mitigation improvement projects to practice the risk management system and enhance risk resistance.
 
(1)Damage prevention inventory and KPI improvement
Apart from continuously promoting the items requiring improvement found in the 2016 damage prevention inventory, we included fire equipment functionality tests and established the targets for defects found in the damage prevention inventory in 2017 to make continual improvement, enhance risk resistance, and ensure the availability of fire equipment in each plant.
 
(2)Fire prevention reform and self-inspection
We established a fire prevention task force in each plant to implement fire prevention reform. The reform includes the legal compliance of building fire prevention, electrical safety, flammable objects control, fire system, and self-inspection items of risk control for fire contingency and the TDT-LCD panel process, in order to eliminate potential fire risks and supervise fire prevention management.
 
(3)Damage prevention and risk and safety management audits of plants in China
The central ESH unit audited plants in China onsite in six major aspects: fire prevention management, equipment safety, self-inspection, chemical management, accident parallel prevention, and change management; checked the effectiveness of implementation of the change control of factory buildings/processes and the safety management system; and examined the integrity of the current damage prevention and safety management system to strengthen the damage prevention and risk and
safety management of plants.
 
(4)Optimization of the damage prevention and risk management system
Apart from regularly reviewing the organizational management regulations to ensure legal compliance in line with the change in operational risks of plants and related laws and regulations, we optimized and integrated related safety and risk management specifications (e.g. risk engineering specifications for plant construction and expansion and the safety regulations for auto guided vehicles and other system equipment) in accordance with the international trend of risks and the status of organizational operations.
 
(5)Earthquake Mitigation Project
All factory buildings and production equipment are built and purchased in accordance with related domestic and international standards. In view of the damage caused by earthquakes, we engaged in collaborative research on seismic resistance equipment and earthquake mitigation with experts and scholars of MOST and research institutions to shorten disaster recovery time and enhance organizational competitiveness. The outcomes include seismic resistance for automation equipment (OHCV and STK) and precision process equipment and earthquake warning systems.
 
(6)Business continuity management
In addition to human-factor incidents, natural disasters, such as water shortages and snowstorms, can impact business continuity. To prevent natural disaster from affecting plant operation, we keep track of the situation and draw up countermeasures for potential incidents to deal with the consequential impacts and thereby lower the risks of business interruption. For example, we have established the drought response and preparedness team to deal with the water supply trend in Taiwan and the snowstorm response guide, snow surveillance mechanism, and response SOPs for plants located in snowstorm-prone areas in China.