Ethics Implementation

Ethical Corporate Management

The company has set up a corporate governance team, which is responsible for the promotion, management and implementation of ethics management matters, and reports the implementation status to the Board of Directors on a regular basis (at least once a year), the latest report on  December 19, 2023.


The Operation of Ethical Corporate Management Unit

The Company held 61,691 person-time and totalling 457,509 hours of education training (including employee professional training, compliance management laws and regulations compliance, accounting system, internal control and corporate governance, etc.) related to Ethical Corporate Management in 2023.


Prevent Insider Trading

The Company provides relevant education when directors, managers, insiders and employees are newly elected/assigned, and arranges for new insiders to participate in the insider equity transaction legal compliance publicity briefing held by the competent authority. During the term of office, we continued to arrange or provide relevant legal publicity to directors, managers, insiders and employees every year. In addition to hiring external lecturers to provide current directors with relevant seminars including prevention of insider trading, we also arrange personnel to participate in relevant publicity briefings provided by the competent authority to avoid violations of the law and punishment. Relevant departments also notify the directors, managers, insiders, and employees by email when the competent authority issues a new revised law or on a regular basis every year in the form of real cases that violate the law, so as to urge them to follow the regulations. . The company's corporate governance code and measures to prevent insider trading have been updated, including (but not limited to) relevant provisions that directors are not allowed to trade stocks during the closed period 30 days before the announcement of the annual financial report/15 days before the announcement of the quarterly financial report; Inquiry notices and convening notices on the meeting date of the board of directors, advance telling of the period of closed stock trading and related laws and regulations and setting reminders (targets include all directors, meeting staffs and employees who have received relevant information).

Course Total Hour Participants
Corporate Carbon Management following the Promulgation of the Climate Change Act 90 27
New Thinking of Enterprise Risk Management - Integrating Strategies Development and ESG Risk Management
Promoting Sustainable Development through Risk Management -Best Practice Principles on Risk Management for TWSE/TPEx Listed Companies
CATHAY SUSTAINABLE FINANCE AND CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT
'Sustainable Development Action Plans for TWSE and TPEx Listed Companies (2023)' Seminar
2023 Insider Trading Prevention Seminar
2023 Seminar of Shareholding Trading and Law Compliance for Insiders


Note for Irregular Business Conduct Reporting

Integrity is the most important core value of Apex's culture, and also a top priority of APEX business principles. Apex is committed to act ethically in all aspects of our business, and will not condone any form of corruption and fraud. If you find or suspect any unethical conduct or breach of Apex's ethical standards by an APEX employee or anyone representing Apex, please contact us. Your report will be directly forwarded to Vice Presidents of Apex.

Unless otherwise provided by laws, Apex will maintain the confidentiality of your personal information and protect your identity to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Reminder:
  1. Apex may use your personal information, including name, telephone number and email address, to facilitate investigation or to contact you. If necessary, Apex may share your personal information with its subsidiaries.
  2. You may not act maliciously or knowingly and willfully make a false statement. You shall assume liability for the allegations that prove to have been made maliciously or knowingly to be false.
  3. To promptly act to investigate and/or resolve the issue, please provide as much detailed information and documents as possible. Please note that if the information or documents are insufficient, the investigation may be hampered.
  4. You may not disclose any or part of information provided by Apex. Unless otherwise required by law, you may not file a lawsuit using the correspondence between you and Apex.
  5. You should state clearly in your report that you agree with this Note, otherwise the company will not accept your reporting.

If you have any inquiries or questions, please complete the following form and we will get in touch with you soon.

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Emma Wang

Internal Audit Manager
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