LITE-ON Technology Corporation Human Rights Policy

LITEON respects and supports internationally recognized human rights principles and standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Global Compact, and the International Labor Organization's Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. LITEON complies with local laws and regulations where the company is located, and has devised the LITEON human rights policy according to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.



Scope of Application

LITEON human rights policy applies to LITEON and its affiliated companies.

LITEON is committed to respecting, protecting, and remediating employees, suppliers, and partners, who may be subjected to human rights violations. In addition, LITEON expects its suppliers and contractors to act in accordance with the spirit and basic principles of this policy.

Commitments of Human Rights

  • LITEON firmly believes respecting and upholding human rights is the foundation of the sustainable development and operation of a corporation.

  • LITEON takes into account human rights issues in every link of its operational value chain.

  • LITEON provides open and accessible communication channels for stakeholders.



Principles of Management

LITEON builds up policies and regulations and executes the internal audit regularly and adopts the Code of Conduct of RBA (Responsible Business Alliance) as the management framework.
According to the RBA audit process, internal and external audits are performed regularly. The human rights issues to which LITEON attaches great importance are the following:


  • Prohibiting any form of discrimination

  • Prohibiting child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking

  • Providing fair and reasonable pay and working conditions

  • Providing a safe, hygienic and healthy work environment

  • Respecting employee's freedom of assembly and association


RBA Compliance

LITEON has established its own RBA Code of Conduct audit procedures to ensure the adequacy, effectiveness and appropriateness of its CSR framework, and to monitor how progress complies with prescribed guidelines, goals and regulations. The audit procedures clearly outline the responsibilities, processes, principles and cycles of each audit, as well as what details are expected in an audit report and how audit findings should be followed up.

The RBA Code of Conduct covers a broad range of issues from employees' health and safety, and environmental protection, to business ethics. The company follows these guidelines to conduct self-inspections at each of its plants every month, while plants located in Guangzhou, Dongguan and eastern China have all assembled RBA Code of Conduct committees to cross-audit each other and ensure 100% compliance. Any conduct that does not comply with the RBA Code of Conduct is raised for discussion and improved upon within the given timeframe.


Due Diligence on Human Rights


A process of building internal and external awareness and understanding of where our activities may have the potential to intersect with human rights was built; three due diligence steps were outlined as evaluation framework, assessment and improvement for LITEON to identify, prevent, and mitigate impacts related to human rights.

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  1. The RBA Evaluation Framework

    To identify, prevent, and mitigate human rights impacts from LITEON and its supply chain, two frameworks of risk evaluation were launched for both employees and suppliers in terms of RBA. For employees, LITEON conducted regularly the risk evaluation for each production site based on two risk matrices of the occurrence (O) and severity (S) that can be quantified. Regarding the suppliers, a survey and audit form in the field of human rights was established based on RBA to understand what significant risks may be caused in the supply chain.

  2. Assessment

      • Operation

        There are two approaches to assess human rights risk of employees, including self-assessment and third party audit.

      • Supply Chain

        LITEON has implemented the "Supplier Executive Certification of Compliance" and “Supplier Code of Conduct” by referring to the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct, United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and asked suppliers to sign the written management undertaking to guarantee that they would strictly comply and take social responsibilities. We also stipulated the RBA audit regulations for suppliers. The essential elements of evaluation include: no child labor, protection of human rights, no discrimination, equality of treatment, legal working hours and pay, and environmental management.

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All LITEON plants are equipped with CSR project teams that follow the RBA audit program and perform regular internal and external audits. To ensure LITEON fulfills its corporate social responsibility, the teams are also responsible for reviewing the plants' performance in terms of the indicators, including employees, ethics, environment, and health and safety, and improvements in these areas.

By integrating the finding of human rights assessment into relevant functions and processes, LITEON implemented the improvement for taking appropriate actions to mitigate human rights risk. This step allows LITEON to tracking the effectiveness of the response and communicating on actions to address impacts associated with human rights. Mitigation and remedial measures for human rights risk are as follows. For details of the improvement measures, please refer to the relevant sections of the 2022 CSR Report.

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➤ For the comprehensive disclosure of our human rights risks management, please refer to LITE-ON Technology Corporation Human Rights Due Diligence Report.