About Delta Employee Relations and Social Contribution
Employee Relations and Social Contribution
Employee Relations and Social Contribution
Aligning with UN Sustainable Development Goals:
***Talent Attraction & Retention
Our profitability has been rated above the average of the overall Taiwanese industry. With stable operating performance, we have continued to allocate a certain percentage of profits for employee bonuses.
Delta is committed to become a leading employer brand that enhances employees' experience and attracts outstanding talent.
Delta puts great emphasis on the training and retention of talents. Delta provides a variety of communication channels, a caring workplace and a friendly environment that encourages employee retention. Should an employee apply for resignation, our global total resignation rate was 20% in 2017, a decrease of 8% compared to 2016.
Increase our ability to attract job-seekers by building diversified recruitment channels and by enhancing the effectiveness of the recruitment process through technology.
Key Initiatives for the Alignment with SDGs
Bridge the gaps between theoretical learning and hands-on applications by encouraging students to get an early start in workforce participation via internship
programs and collaboration with academia.
Protect equal employment opportunities by launching diversified recruitment channels throughout the world.
Encourage talent retention by reinforcing long-term incentive measures.
***Talent Management and Learning Development
Delta believes that "talent is a company's most important asset". We are fully committed to employee training and talent incubation. Delta provides diversified learning resources and establish a diversified, autonomous learning environment.
Facilitate employees in acquiring competencies needed to perform their duties, and increase the coverage ratio of the learning effectiveness evaluation and strengthen mechanisms to promote behavioral change through course learning.
Key Initiatives for the Alignment with SDGs
Corporate Culture Heritage- In 2017, our CEO Mr. Ping Cheng to speak at the 'Good Practices from Excellent Managers' book club for senior managers at our office in the U.S., where Mr. Cheng discussed his leadership experience.
Encouragement for Employees to Participate in Charity Events-As a role model and a benchmark for green enterprises, Delta actively participates in energy education and charity activities.For every public welfare event, Delta invites its employees and their families to join the ranks of volunteers and participate of their own accord. Delta allows employees to take “Charity Leave" so that they can engage in volunteer work without feeling pressure from the workplace.
In China, Delta formally established the Delta Corporate Institute in 2012, According to its training content, the institute is divided into a technical college, a management college, and an advanced studies college.
Management & Professional Training - Global training expenses in 2017 were USD 5,615,004 (excluding hidden costs such as developing the digital learning platform), showing a 27% increase over the previous year. Delta hopes to promote strategic transitions including industry automation, innovation, and diverse business development by formulating an environment for learning and growth.
Cooperation with Academia-To actively prepare and cultivate talented personnel, Delta has cooperated with many universities both in Taiwan and abroad to offer programs such as winter and summer internships, on-the-job training plans, cooperative education, cooperative laboratory facilities, and more. We hope that in the near future, we can develop intellectual talent by cooperating closely with these universities.
In its existing training development framework, Delta is diversifying and expanding its learning resources. We are dedicated to the use of internal talent, so that personal knowledge and potential can be effectively applied within the organization’s operations. Delta continues to pursue a transparent and smooth promotion channel, and to increase diversified opportunities for the development of high-potential talent.
Occupational safety and health
Delta has also made Disabling Frequency Rate (F.R.) and Disabling Severity Rate (S.R.) as the main safety & health management indicators. Annual targets have been set along with audits, education, regular inspections and information exchange to effectively reduce the incidents.
A dedicated labor safety department reporting directly to the regional top management was set up in China. For the R&D and administration-oriented offices in Taiwan, an environmental safety & health risk management center reporting directly to the CEO is responsible for the planning, execution and auditing of plant safety & health management.
Delta’s plants received both ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 certifications as follow: Dongguan, Wujiang, Wuhu, Chenzhou, Taoyuan plant 1,Cyntec Hsinchu, Cyntec Huafeng and DET. Tainan plant only received OHSAS18001.
Besides internal OSH inspections carried out at each plant, we also organize cross site audits conducted jointly by OSH committee members and audit personnel. In addition, we also organize audits appraisal and publicly promote personnel to motivate staffs of safety and health management.
Delta has established clinics where employees can receive health care administered by professional medical personnel. We also cooperates with professional health check centers to provide staff with health check services and counseling.
The mental health of employees is important to Delta. Various facilities and methods are used to help employees relax and unwind. The plants in China not only provide clinics with professional medical personnel but also libraries, movie theaters, billiard rooms, cafeterias, staff service centers, interview rooms, vent rooms, and psychological testing areas.
***Promoting the Green Building Concept
Delta Green Building Exhibition
In 2015, Delta launched the 'Delta Green Building Exhibition' global tour, in which we toured the exhibition from the COP21 at Grand Palais, Paris, to the Academy of Arts & Design in Beijing, and then all the way back to the Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei. Delta's Green Building Design Camp was also held during the exhibition period to encourage students to propose innovative services. In 2017, Delta traveled to Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan and expanded from green buildings to diverse topics including low-carbon transportation and energy infrastructure with the theme of 'Green Thinking, Green Life.'
Published 'The Library at Namasia'
The 'Library at Namasia,' published in 2017, tells the story of Minquan Elementary School in Namasia, Kaohsiung. After being destroyed by Typhoon Morakot, the elementary school was rebuilt into Taiwan's first school to achieve 'Net Zero Energy' green building status. Based on this true story, Delta spent three years producing the first illustrated book 'The Library at Namasia' to focus on green buildings in Taiwan. The book utilizes popular Augmented Reality (AR) technology so that a library robot appears to jump out of the pages and lead children on an adventure through the typhoon. The book also represented Taiwan during the Frankfurt Book Fair 2017, demonstrating to the world
Taiwan's resistance to climate challenges.
Green BIM Building Microclimate Database
Understanding the importance of precise weather information to energy conservation in buildings, Delta collaborated with the Central Weather Bureau, MOTC and Taiwan Architecture & Building Center (TABC) in 2017 and commissioned Professor Tai-jen George Chen and his research team from Atmospheric Sciences, NTU to develop the 'Green BIM Microclimate Database.' Architects have free access to the designated website. Phase 1 is to coordinate historical weather information in densely populated areas throughout Taiwan for a period of nearly 20 years (1998-2016). The data was then transformed into information that could be used by the Building Information Modeling (BIM) system, assisting architects build energy-saving green buildings more in line with local weather conditions.
Social Return on Investment of Delta's Green Building Promotions
To understand the social benefits created from promoting green buildings and changes from relevant activities to stakeholders, in 2017 Delta introduced the Social Return on Investment (SROI) method to assess the 'Green Building Promotions' project. Changes and social benefits from carrying out this project will be assessed quantitatively, and the resulting benefits will be presented in a monetized manner. The scope of assessment covers six major categories: Green Building Exhibitions, Green Building Visits, Building Carbon Footprint Assessment, Energy Education Volunteering, Green Building Knowledge Promotion, and Workshops for Green Architects. Results of the assessment indicated that Delta's overall SROI value for the Green Building Promotions project was 8.55, implying that for every USD 1
Delta dedicates to the project, we would receive USD 8.55 of social benefit. The SROI assessment of Delta's 'Green Building Promotions' program has passed the Social Value International (SVI) certification.
***Promoting Science and Energy Education and Climate Action
Energy Education Volunteering
Delta has recruited employees for volunteer training in energy education since 2006. These employees serve as guides at climate awareness exhibitions. Taiwan has trained volunteers for 12 years to date. Volunteers have been introduced to our China facilities in Shanghai, Wujiang, Chengdu, Dongguan, Chenzhou, Wuhu and Beijing since 2013, and nearly 200 volunteers have been trained to date. These volunteers provide services in 12 classes from 7 schools in 7 locations throughout China, benefiting 2,700 students (headcount). For our Thailand facility, volunteers were trained for the first time in 2016, and then again in 2017, using energy course materials from Taiwan to develop localized energy course materials. Employees were also recruited for workshops at the Thai facility, fostering 60 volunteer instructors for energy education to teach at local elementary schools. For the future, we will strive to establish local service networks to make energy teaching more localized and adapted to local culture. We had 615 energy education volunteers (headcount) across the world in 2017 that served for 2,064 hours and benefited 11,200 individuals (headcount).
Delta Energy Classroom
A volunteer team from Delta Electronics Thailand launched an ongoing energy education project in Thai elementary schools in 2016. An energy education learning classroom was also donated to Wat Khlong Kao School in August 2017 as part of the energy education initiative from Delta Electronics Thailand. This allows students to utilize the environment and resources of the classroom to receive practical energy-saving knowledge, thus becoming effective promoters of energy saving and environmental protection.
In 2017, Delta collaborated with the National Museum of Natural Science to build the 'Physics World' exhibition, which provides science education for the next generation. The exhibition included vertical snake pendulums that displayed the fluctuation principle, and a mechanical arm that moved 28 metronomes to showcase the phenomenon of synchronous resonance. The exhibition also included the 'Power Hero' display constructed by Delta engineers, which allowed the audience to learn about AC/DC power conversion through interactive games. There were 160 Delta employees and external volunteers highly engaged with the content of the exhibition that served for as many as 3,200 hours, helping over 30,000 visitors (headcount).
Research for Global Green Finance Development
The Delta Foundation and the International Climate Development Institute partnered in 2010 to jointly study the trends in global green finance and to understand the Green Climate Fund, the primary method used by the UN to distribute funds for climate studies. Not only did this joint study lead to firsthand information on the policies and status of operations of the Green Climate Fund, but also on real-life case studies of the use of green financial tools by nations and corporations.
Delta Power Electronics Science Educational Development Program / Delta Greentech Scholar Program (Since 2000~)
Encouragement for scientific research innovation and acceleration for the interdisciplinary studies
Supporting Chinese Schools in Northern Thailand (since 2001 ~)
Scholarships for studying in Taiwan for Chinese middle school students and overseas Chinese from northern Thailand
Delta Environmental Scholarship (since 2005 ~)
Cultivating Taiwan's environment and connecting with international low-carbon trends
Hope for Pearl (Since 2008 ~)
Sponsoring students from low-income backgrounds with 3 years of living expenses in senior high school
Delta Cup Automation Design Competition for Cross-s-trait Colleges and Universities (since 2014 ~)
Combining theory and practice to discover exceptional talent
DeltaMOOCx Online Learning Platform (since 2014 ~)
The DeltaMOOCx online learning platform was specially designed by the Delta Electronics Foundation for regular high schools, engineering and natural science high schools, as well as technical universities. The platform opened not only with science courses, but also with teaching industry trends combined with industrial automation courses. This gives students a stable knowledge foundation that is directly beneficial to their higher education. The platform also extends to high school, improving their foundation for sciences, including math, physics, chemistry, biology, and electronics. Since DeltaMOOCx began in May of 2015, it has reached 140 schools across the country, among which there are 51 high schools and colleges that have joined the recording of the course materials. As of the end of 2017, the platform had registered 31,299 people, and was providing 3,627 educational videos, with views exceeding 1,940,000 (including YouTube views).
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