PLANET Technology Corporation, a global leading IP-based networking company, was once again awarded ‘2017 Corporate Citizenship Awards’ from CommonWealth Magazine. In particular, being the only company that has achieved this honor for 11 consecutive years under the category of Medium-sized Enterprises selected among over 2,200 public-listed companies in Taiwan, the recognition of PLANET’s long-standing practice of the universal values of corporate social responsibility (CSR) among the business, in terms of Corporate Governance, Corporate Commitment, Social Participation and Environmental Sustainability, was affirmed by the society once more.
PLANET has been known for maintaining a good corporate entity. We are in good faith for this business philosophy, and thus actively implement corporate governance. PLANET will continue to develop innovative networking and communications products and solutions to provide people with smart lifestyle as well as energy conservation to help protect our environment. Besides, PLANET will keep promoting the concept of making our environment greener through its effort in urging its suppliers to implement CSR by supplying environmentally-friendly components and parts, making sure the CSR regulations are carried out to ensure their supplies do not contain substances harmful to the environment, and the labor used is legal.
PLANET provides employees with thorough human resource trainings and also cares about their physical and mental health by offering the family physician service as well as various lectures and programs from disease prevention, health consultation to physical and mental maintenance for its employees. On the other hand, the company has encouraged its employees to participate in the social service such as being volunteers guiding junior employees to adapting to corporate culture, caring for children, collecting trash in mountains, funding organic farmers, etc. As a result, it strengthens the CSR consensus among PLANET employees so as to enhance the cultural bond between the employees and the company.
PLANET is recognized as a role model for utilizing its core management capabilities and long-term best practice principles. Aiming to help bring a positive influence on human, PLANET has devoted to assisting children who are slow-learners or those with behavioral or emotional problems in developing positive learning attitude and in shaping a healthy mindset and integrity. PLANET has collaborated with schools, community professionals, nonprofit organizations (NPOs) and others to effectively conduct after-school tutoring and psychological counseling for the disadvantaged children. A review of their performance is made every semester to ensure this customized educational program is more and more helpful to the disadvantaged children, thus successfully lifting up the children’s desire to learn. Till 2017, there have been more than 6,000 children participated in this program over the past 13 years.
The ‘Corporate Citizenship Awards’ is Taiwan’s most authoritative CSR barometer organized by CommonWealth Magazine, one of the most prestigious business media in Taiwan. It is benchmarked to international standards including the UN Global Compact, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. To be eligible for this award, each company must continue to make profits for at least 3 consecutive years and outperform in the 4 main criteria: Corporate Governance, Corporate Commitment, Social Involvement, and Environmental Sustainability. Winning this award for the 11th straight year, it acknowledged PLANET, a CSR role model in Taiwan, has never ceased to optimize its business value and influence so as to help achieve a better society.