LITE-ON is committed to pursue the transparency, timeliness and fairness of corporate governance and financial report. In order to complete and strengthen the mechanism of organizational operation, LITE-ON established functional committees as “Audit Committee”, “Compensation Committee” and “Growth Strategy Committee” in the board.
Chairperson: Independent Director Albert Hsueh
Members: Independent Director Harvey Chang, Independent Director Edward Yao-Wu Yang, Independent Director Mike Yang
The Audit Committee consists entirely of independent directors. The duties of its three members are to assist the board of directors in reviewing the company's financial statements, internal control systems, audit practices, accounting policies, major asset transactions, and appointment/dismissal of external auditors, finance officers, accounting officers, and internal auditors so as to ensure compliance with government regulations.
Effective internal control systems and audit operations are the foundation of sound corporate governance. In order to maintain an effective internal control system, particularly in the area of risk management, financial and operational control, the Audit Committee regularly reviews reports submitted by internal auditors and assesses the independence of the company's financial statement auditors, thereby ensuring the utmost integrity in financial reporting.
The communications between independent directors and the Chief Audit Officer and the certified public accountants:
(1) Communications are established through Audit Committee or individually with independent directors via meetings or e-mails.
(2) The communication matters between the independent directors and the Chief Audit Offcer, the certified public accountants:
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The communication matters between the independent directors and the Chief Audit Offcer, the certified public accountants
(3) Main Points of Discussion by the Audit Committee
According to LITE-ON's "Audit Committee Organizational Rules," the Audit Committee meets at least once every quarter.
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Main Points of Discussion by the Audit Committee
Chairperson: Independent Director Harvey Chang
Members: Independent Director Edward Yang, Independent Director Albert Hsueh
The Compensation Committee was established in 2009 to strengthen corporate governance and align the company with international practices. The Compensation Committee has been authorized by the board of directors to supervise, review and decide the company's compensation policies. It was the first Compensation Committee in Taiwan to be granted powers second only to those of the board of directors among publicly-listed companies at that time, something which soon became norm for all local companies.
Duties of the Compensation Committee extend beyond employees' incentives and bonuses, to cover performance appraisals and remuneration of directors and executive managers as well. LITE-ON's Compensation Committee consists of three members; all of whom are chosen from independent directors to ensure objectivity, professionalism and fairness of the committee, while avoiding any conflicts of interest those members may have with the company.
The Compensation Committee reviews the company's remuneration policies and plans on a regular basis to ensure that they sufficient to attract, motivate and retain talent. The committee reviews the performance and remuneration of directors, the CEO and managers, and evaluates employee bonuses on a yearly basis. To ensure that its compensation packages reasonable and competitive as a whole, the company regularly invites professional consultants to conduct overall comparison and analysis of the company's compensation packages and market rates. The results are duly submitted to the Compensation Committee.
Remuneration of directors, LITE-ON's highest level of governing body, is distributed according to the duties and independence of the directors and the duties associated with serving concurrently as the committee chairman. Furthermore, the total amount paid to the directors is linked to business performance by a percentage and subject to a maximum. The amount will be reviewed by the Compensation Committee, and may not be implemented without the board's approval.
According to LITE-ON's "Compensation Committee Organizational Rules," the Compensation Committee convenes at least twice every year. Region Ratio of highest compensation to the median (**) (time(s)) Ratio of salary increase for highest compensation to the median (time(s))
(*) The compensation includes salary, meal allowance, and fixed bonus; only information of the parent company is disclosed.
(**) Annual salary has been estimated based on employees' monthly salary as at the end of December. Note: China Statistics are derived from major plants based in Dongguan/ Guangzhou/ Changzhou/ Beihai/ Tianjin..
Chairperson: Independent Director Edward Yao-Wu Yang
Members: Director Warren Chen, Director Keh-Shew Lu, Director Tom Soong, Independent Director Harvey Chang, Independent Director Albert Hsueh, Independent Director Mike Yang
In order to enhance and accelerate the growth policies of LITE-ON Technology and LITE-ON Group, the Growth Strategy Committee was established in 2010. The Committee is authorized by Board of Directors to direct and review the Company’s and the Group’s overall growth strategies, and to preview the Company’s and the Group’s important investment projects. It reports its resolutions regularly to the board of directors. The Committee’s direction and assistance extend to LITE-ON Technology and its subsidiaries and business units designated by LITE-ON Technology. The Committee consists of at least 5 directors from LITE-ON. The candidates for deputy convener and members shall be nominated by the Board of Directors. The Company may, if necessary, retain external advisors to provide the committee members with the comments needed by the members, but the external advisors may not participate in making resolutions. The Committee shall call the committee meeting at least once every six months, and the meeting shall be attended by more than two-thirds of the committee members, and may make resolution upon agreement of a majority of the present members. The Committee will report any resolutions made at the meeting to the Board of Directors. A total of two Growth Strategy Committee meetings were held in 2018.
Main Points of Discussion by the Growth Strategy Committee
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Main Points of Discussion by the Growth Strategy Committee