Development strategy

Sustainable supply chain development strategy

Recognizing the mutual effect of sustainable supply chain growth and sustainable corporate development, we actively input the relevant resources and collaborate with suppliers, hoping to continuously promote the sustainable growth of the overall supply chain through the development of a sustainable supply chain. With sustainability standards, sustainability risk surveys, sustainability onsite audit/improvement, and supplier competence development, we control supply chain risks through a set of sustainable management processes so as to lead suppliers to demonstrate greater shared value and influence.

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Supplier collaboration management policy

To ensure the stable and sound quality of products, we adopt the New Product (Supplier) & Transaction Change Evaluation Sheet in coordination with the Annual Supplier Evaluation mechanism to ensure conformity to customer requirements and the environmental standards for the sustainable development of products and processes. We also adopt the Joint CSR Declaration, Human Rights Assessment, and Supplier Self-Assessment Questionnaire as commitments to implement sustainable development in routine supply chain management together with suppliers. To achieve sustainable development, besides assessing the risks of suppliers, we persistently conduct onsite audits of suppliers with higher transaction amounts

The onsite audit items include quality system, supplier management, hazardous substance process management, environmental health and safety policy, sustainable development indicators, and supplier self-assessment and onsite crosscheck. After audits, we issue audit reports and corrective action and preventive action reports to request suppliers to make improvements.

Supplier audit rate in 2022
Transaction amount (NT$) Suppliers With audit records Audit rate Onsite audit
>10 million 46 42 91 7
5-10 million 7 2 29 0
3-5 million 16 4 25 0
1-3 million 19 2 11 0
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We passed the certification of the ISO 9001 quality management system in 2009. To conform to the latest international quality management principles and ensure the provision of products and services in conformity with customer requirements, we implemented the version change of ISO 9001:2015 in 2017-2018 and successfully passed certification at the end of 2018. In 2021, we passed the triennial re-verification of ISO 9001 and obtained the three-year certificate. In 2019, we successfully extended certification to our major subsidiary TOPCO Scientific (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. In the future, we will continue to expand the scope of ISO 9001 certification to all overseas TOPCO locations for a total upgrade of product and service quality.

To meet the requirements of customers in the automotive industry and our own expectation for higher quality, TOPCO and the subsidiary TopChem Materials Corporation took on the challenge of obtaining IATF 16949 certification. The project was launched in 2019H2, the preparation and application were made in 2020, the actual certification took place in January 2021, and we obtained the certificate in 2021Q2.