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Positive Reinforcement Measures for EHS Management Contributions and Incentives

To date, the EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety) management unit has continued to follow the P-D-C-A method and the spirit of continuous improvement to maintain our environmental, health and safety management system. Nuvoton is committed to advancing a culture of safety first in the workplace, with implementation from top to bottom to promote regular inspections by supervisors of all levels to discover potential risks and make improvements to improve the safety of work operations and the workplace environment. Personnel safety training and knowledge is not only a basic part of health and safety management, but it is also the main basis for enhancing a culture of safety first in the workplace. All employees who participate in regular EHS training, emergency response training and other related kinds of training can enhance their safety awareness and resilience. Therefore, the EHS management unit established a "EHS Management Promotion Performance" scoring system, to confirm the active contribution of all units in providing a safe and comfortable work environment. An evaluation of the "EHS Management Promotion Performance" is conducted quarterly, with awards and recognition given during each plant section’s health and safety meeting.

In 2019, each sector pushed forth their “EHS Management Promotion Performance” evaluation items

Evaluation Items

Wafer Foundry Unit

Testing Unit

R&D Unit

Administration/Support Unit

Supervisor inspection and observation of operations





Emergency response professional skills test




Education and training participation rate





EHS system audit





EHS issues QA





Occurrence of accident or loss





2019 Winners of the EHS Management Promotion Performance Award (Research and Development Division)

Establishment of a EHS Committee to Implement a Communication Mechanism

In order to implement comprehensive safety and health management, Nuvoton has established a company-wide “EHS and Risk Management Committee”. Chaired by the General Manager of Nuvoton, the committee consists of occupational safety and health personnel, supervisors, medical staff and labor representatives, of which labor representatives account for more than one-third of the members.

The committee meets quarterly and the main items discussed are as follows:

  • Daily health and safety management issues
  • Promote occupational EHS, employee health management, environmental protection and damage prevention
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Continuous improvement programs
  • Implemention of EHS communication

In addition, according to different safety, health and environmental issues, different periods and safety mechanisms most suitable for each segment are brought forward for discussion through the labor representatives with their respective committee, continuously making improvements to create a healthy and safe environment. Through a comprehensive management system and the active participation of all employees, disaster and loss prevent is able to be achieved.

 EHS and Risk Management Committee Meeting


Contractor Management and Operational Safety Control

In order to ensure the health and safety of contractors, we have established clearly defined environmental, health and safety protocols for vendors during visits to the foundry. A requirement to apply for a construction safety permit allows for the management of construction operations and risks. Contractors are further required to undergo relevant education and training, or be informed of hazard factors, operating environment hazard risks and relevant health and safety regulations, which will help to strengthen operational safety precautions and emergency procedures. These measures are combined with routine inspections and the adoption of mobile management to fully carry out safety policies.

High-risk operations are further controlled by construction permits. Special operations include hot work, lifting and lowering of heavy loads, working with limited space, working above ground level, drainage or handling of special gasses or chemicals, demolition or other such operations, requiring on-site authorization to ensure the safety of workers at each job station as well as to avoid environmental impact.

  • Nuvoton contractors have reported zero number of disabling occupational accidents in the past five years.
  • Contractor Education and Training Results for 2019,Classes held: 91,Participants: 493

Change Management Systems

Concerning change management, the most crucial element is to fully inform everyone about these changes at an early stage. In order to maintain the safety of various operations such as process events or services, such as changes or modifications that cause the operating conditions or the environment to deviate from the original safety scope and control measures, Nuvoton requires that all units take the initiative of reporting changes. In addition, we have also systemized applications for changing risk assessment cases, sample material identification procedures, material supplier PCN (Process / Product Change Notices), production process or equipment change review meetings (Process Change Review Board), as well as purchasing and other management systems in order to rapidly manage change. Related departments will also carry out a preliminary risk and impact assessment. Considering the requirements of safety and health laws and regulations, if the addition or change is assessed as having a significant risk or impact, then relevant precautions will be taken. When confirming if the necessary precautions are completed, if there are derivative work control requirements, relevant documents should be set or amended, and relevant personnel should be informed and trained.

In 2019, there were a total of 12 PCNs for raw material suppliers and 21 applications for risk assessment changes.

Employee Training and Emergency Response Management

In addition to promoting related health and safety activities, Nuvoton also places emphasis on safety and sanitation training. Through the organization of educational training courses for new employees, special operations, chemical use personnel, and other such personnel, we teach concepts such as work safety and protection, and advocate emergency response skills in case of emergencies to enhance the correct understanding of safety and health related knowledge

Based on each year’s training plan, we conduct physical or online learning courses on a regular or irregular basis to strengthen the knowledge and skills of employees on risk awareness, hazard prevention, and emergency response capabilities. This serves to cultivate employees' emergency response capabilities and safety concepts.

Every 3 years, Nuvoton employees should undergo firefighting training, including the use of fire extinguishers, fire hydrants and emergency smoke escape suits, to strengthen their awareness of disaster prevention and escape.

In addition, every year emergency response drills are held to cover a variety of accidents that may occur at Nuvoton, and every 2 years emergency response teams conduct recurrent training to help familiarize employees with notification and reporting procedures, site control, first aid, as well as disaster rescue equipment operation methods and support.

  • 2019 Safety and Sanitation Education and Training Performance: Classes held: 83; Participants: 3260
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training Training Of Qualified First Responders For Emergency Response Fire Response Training
7.7.6-1.自動體外心臟電擊去顫器使用訓練 7.7.6-2.緊急應變合格急救人員訓練 7.7.6-3.消防實作訓練
Mobile Emergency Smoke Exhaust Use Training Emergency Response Commander Training Rescue Team Training
7.7.6-4.移動式緊急排煙操作人員訓練 7.7.6-5.緊急應變指揮官訓練 7.7.6-6.搶救人員訓練

In response to possible emergencies that could occur such as internal accidents in various areas or natural disasters, Nuvoton has formulated emergency response procedures that provide a basis for internal departments to formulate contingency plans for individual situations, emergency response team formation, and holding drills and training. These procedures will minimize the impact of personal injuries, property damage and disruptions caused by various emergencies that could occur.

In 2019, a total of 65 emergency response drills (including fire drills, chemical leak drills, gas leak drills and emergency evacuation drills) were held. Holding these drills will enable rapid and correct emergency responses in the event of a real emergency.

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