Sustainable Development Committee

In 2011, the CSR Committee was established, and in January 2021, the Committee was renamed the Sustainable Development Committee, in charge of the Company's sustainable development. The Chairman of E.SUN FHC is the convener, and the committee is composed of directors of the board, including two independent directors. Six task units operate under the Committee, covering: corporate governance, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, sustainable finance, human rights protection, and climate change. They work to effectively integrate resources and boost efficiency. In 2020, 42 meetings were convened. The Committee reports the ESG strategies and implementation to the Board at least every half year (2 times in total in 2020). E.SUN incorporates sustainable development in its financial operation to achieve the long-term fulfillment of sustainable development.
Unit Responsibilities
Corporate Governance
  • Board Secretariat
  • Operation Administration Department (shareholder service),General Administration Division
  • Compliance Division
  • Risk Management Division
Incorporate domestic and foreign corporate governance trends, investigate and plan suitable corporate governance system, promote the functionality of the Board of Directors, enhance the company's information disclosure and transparency, strengthen communication with stakeholders, implement legal compliance, and pay attention to shareholders' interests.
Sustainable finance
  • Operation Administration Department (customer service), General Administration Division
  • Business Administration Department(retail banking, credit card, wealth management, digital banking, and corporate banking), General Administration Division
  • Information Management Division
We seek to protect customer rights and interests and treat customers fairly while actively developing sustainable financial businesses, including sustainable lending, sustainable investment, sustainable products, and inclusive finance, exerting our financial influence to engage even more stakeholders.
Climate change
  • Risk Management Division
  • Operation Administration Department(management),General Administration Division
  • Business Administration Department (retail banking and corporate banking), General Administration Division
  • Investment management Department, General Administration Division
By identifying and assessing the risks and opportunities of climate change, we assist in the internal development of relevant quantitative and qualitative methods and indicators as we further develop relevant management measures and strive to mitigate or adjust the impact of climate change.
Environmental sustainability
  • Operation Administration Department (management), General Administration Division
  • Business Administration Department (retail banking and corporate banking), General Administration Division
  • Investment management Department, General Administration Division
  • Financial management Department, General Administration Division
Aim to achieve environmental sustainability and sustainable development, investigate and develop a model that suitably integrates public concerns and financial core competencies, promote green finance, environmental protection, energy conservation and carbon reduction, ecological sustainability, and animal conservation, and utilize our impact as a corporate citizen.
Human rights protection
  • Operation Administration Department(human resource and management), General Administration Division
  • Human Resource Division, E.SUN Bank
  • Operation Administration Department, E.SUN Securities
By establishing human rights due diligence plans and raising the human rights awareness of employees and business partners, we fulfill our commitment and responsibility to human rights, and we fully adhere to labor laws to ensure the Company's compliance with international human rights principles. We provide effective education and training for employees, and offer an organization that facilitates career development.
Social welfare
  • Operation Administration Department (management), General Administration Division
Infuse corporate social responsibilities into the company's business strategy, investigate and develop a model that suitably integrates public concerns and financial core competencies, unite E.SUN volunteers, employees, customers, and business partners to support the same causes, invest in academic education, social engagement, sports development, art and culture, and emergency aid, and lead by example to build a better world together.

■ Operation of the Sustainable Development Committee

- 2020 Summary of Sustainable Development Committee Proposals -

  • Combine corporate strategies, link material issues and actively realize the 9 UN SDGs, and formulate the 2020 goals and implement relevant plans.
  • Support education to improve the competitiveness of Taiwan. Continue promoting the Golden Seeds Libraries project, award scholarships to outstanding talents and organize AI competitions.
  • Continue to promote sustainable finance, support renewable energy industries such as solar energy and wind power, incorporate the EP4 Equator Principles, continue promoting green products such as green bonds and zero-carbon credit cards.
  • Realize employee care, continue promoting the E.SUN Baby Fund and E.SUN Outstanding Children Awards to emphasize education for the second generation, and optimize the health exam system to take care of employees' health.

- 2020 Outcome of Sustainable Development Topics -

  • According to the CSR Committee's decision, E.SUN continued to deepen the connection between core businesses and the UN SDGs.
  • E.Sun Volunteer & Social Welfare Foundation and E.Sun Foundation continued to support academic education, physical education development, local industry development and arts and humanities activities to make positive impact to the society.
  • E.SUN continued to promote sustainable finance and green finance products and enhanced the financial disclosure related to climate change (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures).
  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, E.SUN implemented pandemic prevention measures in domestic and overseas units, and strengthened internal stability and external flexibility to forge a firm organization.

- 2021 Annual Work Plans -

  • Raise the Risk Management Committee to board level and continue to enhance legal compliance, information security and AML.
  • Optimize employee health and workplace safety measures to build a friendly workplace and continue to promote inclusive finance and Principles of Treating Customers Fairly as well as support social charity.
  • Incorporate green building certification and use renewable energy in new and old branches, continue to enhance the TCFD climate scenario analysis and develop sustainable finance businesses.