The sustainability of the enterprise depends on the solid foundation of operations from three aspects: economy, environment and society. It is through accumulation of realization that the energy can be accumulated for future sustainable growth. In 2015, BenQ Corporation continued to cultivate its enterprise vision “realize the truth, goodness and beauty of IT life” and steps into the four areas: L.I.F.E from 3C products via diversified operation. BenQ expects to provide better digital fashionable life, highly-efficiently enterprise operation, complete and advanced medical equipment service and educational learning with more agile applications. It also expects to lives up to its enterprise responsibility amid the pursuit of profits and growths, delivering a proactive and positive influence over the society and public.
BenQ keeps its promise of corporate sustainability development and brings enjoyment‘n’quality to life in being the first to releasing DLP 4K UHD projectors globally in 2016, winning the top-tier dual-certificates of THX®; multiple-people wireless reporting system InstaShow won “IF Design”and “Good Design”awards while entering the evaluation of the Silver and Gold Award of Taiwan Excellence Award; BenQ treVolo S and A static-electricity Bluetooth speakers both won “G-Mark 2016”; 55-inch 4K UHD HDR large-size eye-protection Internet LCD and 65-in 4K UHD eye-protection large-size LCD received “Taiwan Excellence Award”; BenQ WiT screen reading desk lamp received “2016 24th Taiwan Excellence Award”, the unique design position of BenQ have not only received attention of the global design field, its products are also designed under the thinking of environmental protection and energy-saving while winning certificate of Energy Star.
In the economic performance segment, although the global information electronic market slightly declined in 2016 due to slowed demand growth, BenQ continued its strategy of focusing on high-end, high value- added products amid the volume reduction of low-end product market scale. Take BenQ products for examples, we continue to focus on the sales and development of high-end professional, gaming and large-size LCD displays while steadily growing our various functions, differentiation and special-application products; for projectors, we won the top spot of global DLP sales market for eight consecutive years and continued to cultivate customer demand experience, focusing on four areas: education, home, business and professional engineer model markets. In 2017 we will speed up and increase the volume of 4K high-end models, focusing on high value-added models such as dust-prevention, short-focus and super short-focus to keep our global leading position,
In environmental management, BenQ continues to consider overall product delivery and usage phase environmental impacts during product R&D phase such as energy saving, package reduction and easy-to-recycle designs with product life cycle thinking. With improvement of various segments, BenQ creates green products that are environmental-friendly and have lower impact on the environment to respond to stakeholder expectation. For WiT smart desk lamp, we do not use cheap plastic materials used by various competing desk lamps and adopt environmental-friendly green materials. Even for those parts requiring using plastic materials, we avoid earth-unfriendly paint-spraying method while using the most pure design to love and care for our earth to respond to the anticipation of related interest parties. In the mean time, we regularly receive third-party verification, realizing environmental management tasks. In 2016, BenQ building adopted smart energy-saving for electricity including controlling indoor temperature, adding sunscreen curtain, successfully reducing air-conditioning load while our electricity-consumption reduced around 4% per year.
In the social aspect, we believe that talent is the key to corporate growth. Therefore, BenQ cultivates employee creativity and competitiveness while further accumulating strength for the company by devoting to various trainings and creating a safe and care-free working environment. In 2016, we actively enforced and built up steady exercise habit of employees, continuing to innovate our sports utility and activity planning, offering blood-pressure, body temperature and heart-rate cloud measurement. We also have comfortable shower space for employees to have a work smart, play hard five-star career environment, winning “2016 Exercise Enterprise Certification Award” of the Sports Administration of the Ministry of Education, realizing the “corporate social responsibility” of caring for employees; meanwhile, we showed our social influence by brand power, establishing a responsible unit or staff to promote environmental protection, hosting “Guard the Environmental Volunteer Day”, hosting outdoor education training program at the Zhishan Cultural and Ecological Garden while launching clearing foreign species activities, experiencing the importance of environmental protection.
BenQ is a brand based on human beings. We believe that design and technology should meet the true requirements of human beings to perform the best functions. If we can extend from human beings to the society, we can better deliver a fair value of the enterprise and bring positive influence over the society. Because if it matters to you, it matters to us; as such, we hope that BenQ philosophy can be further expanded to every corner of Taiwan, realizing the truth, goodness and beauty of technology life.
President & CEO of BenQ Corporation
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BenQ supports the global prohibition against the conflict minerals1 and corporates with suppliers to conduct investigation to avoid procurement of conflict minerals 2 and minerals that directly or indirectly finance for the benefits of illegal armed groups from conflict-affected regions such as DRC and adjoining countries3.
1. Research findings from international NGOs (Non-Government Organization) such as SOMO and Enough indicate that the Democratic Republic of the Congo, scene of the deadliest conflict since World War II, remains the most dangerous place in the world to be a woman or a girl—in significant part because of the international demand for electronic products that requires minerals found in the eastern Congo. Companies that produce electronics containing conflict minerals from eastern Congo have a responsibility to ensure that their business dealings are not inadvertently helping to fuel atrocities.
2. Conflict minerals: Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten, Gold and Cobalt.
3. DRC and adjoining countries: Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan ,Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.