Corporate Sustainability Rreport

Friendly Workplace

Friendly Workplace

Protection of Human Rights

YOKE treats its people fairly and respects them. It strictly follows applicable domestic labor laws and regulations by establishing respective management guidelines. It does not force or mandate its people to be devoted to labor and provides all job seekers with fair employment opportunities according to the Employment Service Act. The company disallows any discrimination in the workplace and has sexual harassment prevention and control measures in place and offers ways for the victims to file complaints in order to ensure a sexual harassment-free workplace for its people and for any job seekers. Employees can file complaints about infringed rights or improper treatment that cannot be reasonably addressed.  In addition, ESG advocacy has been incorporated as a component in our orientation training. Through a concise overview of the course contents, our employees were able to gain a better understanding of issues relating to environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibilities. Not only that, the orientation training also provides supplementary notes on delict and explanations of YOKE’s grievance mechanism. In 2021, a seminar on violations of the law was held and all employees attended the seminar. The course content was designed differently for supervisors and employees to enhance supervisors' awareness and handling of violations of the law, and to strengthen the concept of employees through the course to prevent violations of the law in the workplace.

We will gradually promote the improvement of working environment and accommodation for foreign direct employees, and conduct dormitory safety and hygiene audits, focusing on fire prevention, electrical safety, and environmental hygiene to ensure the safety of employees' accommodation. In addition, we have also established relevant mechanisms for internal management and grievance mechanism for foreign employees. Each week, key points on safety advocacy are highlighted during the morning assemblies. We have also created an online service platform linked to foreign service representatives at respective foreign labor agencies. The platform also features a variety of information, including YOKE’s work regulations, important announcements, legal information, disease prevention advocacy, occupational safety and health promotional videos and so forth, along with resources for emergency contacts, clinic registration card, language learning and etc. Through this online platform of services, YOKE endeavors to assist foreign employees in adapting to living in Taiwan while improving the existing channels for communication. In the meantime, our foreign employees are entitled to the same benefits for domestic travel as other local employees.

our retention rate of employees after a year of their reinstatement

Parental leave without pay

In 2021, 5 employees applied for reinstatement, 5 should be reinstated, 4 were actually reinstated, the reinstatement rate was 80%. In 2020, four of the reinstated employees were still working after one year of service, and the retention rate was 100% one year after reinstatement.

Year 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Gender Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male
  No. of employees qualified for unpaid parental leave (A) 19 27 21 24 26 22 22 18 27 20
  No. of employees applied for unpaid parental leave (B) 6 2 2 0 4 0 5 1 5 -
  No. of people expected to be reinstated in the current year (C) 4 3 3 - 4 - 5 - 4 1
  Actual No. of reinstated employees (D) 4 2 3 - 3 - 4 - 3 1
  Number of reinstated employees who remained employed 12 months later (E) 2 1 4 2 2 0 2 - 4 -
  Percentage of employees reinstated from unpaid leave (D/C)
100% 67% 100% N/A% 75%
N/A 80% N/A 75% 100%
  Percentage of employees retained for one year after reinstatement (E)/previous year (D) 100% 100% 100% 100% 67% 0% 67% N/A 100% N/A

Note: In 2016, there had been 2 female employees reinstated and 0 male employees; female employees applying for 56 weeks of parental leave and male employees applying for paternity leave during the span between the current year and two years prior would be included in the calculation.

Happy Workplace

We at YOKE believe that a healthy, earnest lifestyle is the key ingredient to finding joy at work. In addition to the 528 square meter gym with 60 units of fitness equipment located on the second floor of our administrative building, we have also set up a yoga classroom on the 4th floor. Employees are entitled to use the aforementioned facilities for indoor training, free of charge. Not only that, we have also hired professional personal trainers to offer classes at our gym so that employees do not have to pay for gym memberships elsewhere. In order to allow employees to use external resources and enjoy preferential benefits, we established a contracted sports center with Taichung Chaoma Civil Sports Center in 2021.

From March 2021, 10 sessions of combat aerobics classes were held, with a total of 136 participants. The classes were suspended from the end of May due to the peak of the COVID-19 epidemic to avoid crowds.

YOKE implemented its Maternal Protection Plan to help female employees in pregnancy and those who had just given birth within a year to identify and access potential hazards and risks. Employees are encouraged to report pregnancy early and proactively, and those who are confirmed to be pregnant are given a pregnancy notification gift and non-slip indoor slippers. In addition, considering the hardships of pregnant women, priority parking spaces are provided to reduce the walking distance to the office after parking. In 2021, a total of 12 employees consulted the onsite physician to verify that their job description, working environment and personal health status posed no threats to the health of themselves/their babies. With the results of their health check-up falling under Class 1, they had no need for work adjustment/transfer.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

After reviewing various aspects of employee’s work environment, safety and health, the Company has launched and promoted its Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) as a channel to review relevant internal hardware and facilities in order to plan the sensitivity training for managers from the perspective of employee psychology and life counseling and employee care training.

We continued to strengthen the advocacy of our EAP services and printed relevant information on our EAP services, YOKE’s sustainability policy and our contact information on small cards to be issued to new employees when they come onboard. In 2021, a worry-free seminar will be held and a psychological counselor will be invited to share how to balance family and work, manage emotions and relieve stress under the epidemic.

Employee consultsfor assistanceEmployee appliesfor consultation servicePreliminary interviewby personnel responsiblefor accepting applicationCollection of relevant information within a weekProvide response to an employee who sought helpDesignated personnel continues to track the caseCase closed

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