Aiming to become a happy and sensible business, TOPCO Vice Chairperson and Chief Sustainability Officer Dr. Robert Lai states: “Care for the mental and physical health of employees and helping employees recognize self-value can increase employees’ sense of achievement and thereby enhance efficiency and productivity.”
Linking partners with sports and repaying local communities through resource integration
At TOPCO, we promote sports and make sports part of the daily life of employees and customers. We have established internal sports clubs and open sports classes to encourage employees to develop sports habits. Each year we organize a number of softball and golf matches and invite customers and suppliers to exercise and work out with us on the sports ground. We also promote sports to local communities. Apart from being commissioned to manage and operate the Taipei University Sports Center, the Bade Social Housing Sports Center in Taoyuan, the swimming pool of Rongxing Garden Park, Taipei Xinyi Sports Center, and Yongchun Gym, we also promote gymnastics facilities and smart fitness centers for seniors, co-construct multifunctional sports facilities that can be shared by old and young people, established the XPORTS sports training brand, and build quality baseball training bases. We also integrate the resources of a first division baseball team – XPORTS, to plan and promote community elderly baseball starting from communities in Sanxia to engage in sports promotion for community seniors.
Encouraging R&D and innovation and enhancing Taiwan’s competitiveness with the TSC Thesis Award
Praised as the “Oscars of Management”, the TSC Thesis Award is currently the biggest thesis and dissertation award in Taiwan, which has already been around for 15 years since it was established in 2008. In the remarks given at the TSC Thesis Award ceremony, President Tsai Ing-Wen recognized the Award’s achievement in developing higher energy for national development by encouraging innovation and research and developing management talent in Taiwan.
TOPCO will continue to invest resources in organizing and marketing the TSC Thesis Award in order to make a joint effort with the power of private enterprise and the strength of government, to promote industry-academia collaboration, improve academic research capability, and promote Taiwan’s industrial transformation and upgrade. To repay society for cultivating talent to help TOPCO gain success over the past 30 years, we will develop more talent for society in order to make Taiwan even greater.
In internal management, we began to implement ISO 14064 GHG Inspection in 2018. This year, we further implemented the Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) for the first time and officially signed up to be a TCFD supporter to include climate-related issues in corporate governance and operational strategy to enhance the integrity and transparency of climate-related information in report disclosure, respond to the expectations of stakeholders, and voluntarily address the risks and opportunities brought by climate change.
As net-zero emissions has become a global consensus and challenge, we have also signed up to the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to combine carbon reduction targets with climate and science and set the “Net-Zero 2030” target as our commitment to connect with the world and establish long-term targets for our climate strategy. In 2022, we were rated one of the Top 100 Large Enterprises at the Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility by CommonWealth Magazine and awarded the Bronze Prize at the Asia-Pacific Sustainability Action Awards (APSAA), TCSA Top 100 Sustainability Model Award, TSCA Corporate Sustainability Report Awards – Silver, and Medium-Sized Enterprises M&A Deal Award at the MAPECT Taiwan M&A Awards, recognizing our continuous efforts in implementing the UN SDGs in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects.