We are living in the midst of global warming,climate change, and many pollutions. ChipMOS understands the strengths and impacts of an enterprise and as such, we encourage our employees to launch a series of initiatives to be more friendly and to give back to the environment. To implement these strategies, we began at the core of the organization and began outward. Starting from the Company, we gradually extended the caring to our surroundings, and finally, to all the land. To exert the greatest benefits, we took the initiative to observe local needs and to encourage employees to undertake responsible environmental actions to counter climate change and global warming in practice.
Air quality purification at Zhubei, Hsinchu County
To improve air quality and to enhance the living standard of our neighborhood, we have been sponsoring 3.9 hectares of the air quality purification zone at Doulun Village at Zhubei, Hsinchu County since 2014. Environmental protection is achieved through regular environmental sanitation, weeding, caring for the fabs, and maintaining the facilities; moreover, our continuous efforts have been recognized and awarded by external parties on numerous occasions. We will continue to commit to this piece of land and to provide our employees and community residents with a clean recreational environment.
Sponsoring Tainan City coastline
We continued to join EPA's "coastline adoption program" in 2020 and sponsored one kilometer of the coastline along Sunset Platform in Tainan. Garbage along the coast is regularly cleaned to provide a more beautiful environment and a recreational space to the residents. ChipMOS has been encouraging employees to bring their families to join the beach cleanup event organized by local environmental protection bureaus for 15 consecutive years. However, beach cleanup had to be suspended due to COVID-19 in 2020, and will resume again post-pandemic.
Series of adopting local crops
ChipMOS has collaborated with local farmers in 2015 by the Company adoption and partial adoption from employees, we directly purchase from the farmers to directly help the local farmers in Taiwan. Over the past six years, we have invested NT$452,856 to support toxic-free vegetation to conserve land and reduce food carbon footprint. Besides, we also donated some of the crops to social welfare institutions to spread the love to more people in need.
Utilizing social network, and partnered with suppliers to begin low-carbon diet
Since 2017, ChipMOS has hold farmer's market every month, and we bridged the distance to farmers by using social media, and provided them a platform to sell fresh vegetables. And our employees can effectively reduce their food-related carbon footprints via the low-carbon diet lifestyle of consuming local fresh products. As of 2020, the number of participating vendors have increased to more than 100, and the cumulative revenues has reached NT$117,295, which provides a stable source of income for the farmers and supports environmental friendliness and promotes a healthier diet.
We have partnered with catering suppliers since 2017 to introduce CAS-certified organic vegetables into Company meals. We can support organic farming to protect the land and jointly promote an awareness for healthy diet, as well as reduce carbon to save the planet through action.
Caring for the community; donating medical equipment to nearby hospital
ChipMOS has been supporting nearby hospitals in Hsinchu, including Hsinchu MacKay Memorial Hospital and National Taiwan University Hospital Hsin-Chu Branch, to replace worn medical equipment and to achieve high-quality medical services, so that people can receive proper care. In response to COVID-19 in 2020, ChipMOS has donated NT$200,000 to Hsinchu MacKay to purchase JP Thermal Imaging System to stay on top of the body temperature of all visitors and to maintain a safe medical environment.
Joining blood drive to spread love and care
ChipMOS has been collaborating with Hsinchu/Tainan Blood Center since 2001 and regularly organizes blood drives every year to encourage employees to get into the philanthropic habit of blood donations. Starting from 2001, 4,071 employees have joined, and cumulatively donated 5,600 bags of blood.