ECOVE builds a happy, safe, and friendly workplace, and provides employees a balanced work environment where employees can work at ease. On top of providing fair and competitive pay and benefits, investing in resources to care for and to train employees, the Company also assists employees to grow with ECOVE through various human resources management actions. The Company implements international human rights standards and builds a safe and healthy work environment to cultivate a humanistic culture.
Talent Composition and Compensation
Employee Composition and Distribution
ECOVE focuses on circular economy, and the recruitment and development of professional talent are also aspects that ECOVE is highly committed to. Total number of employees in 2018 was 817 (excluding overseas personnel and directors). Due to the field and nature of our business, the employees are predominantly male at 83.7% of the total. In addition, we recruited 7 physically or mentally disadvantaged employees in 2018. In terms of the types of employment, most of our staff are full-time employees, accounting for 80.5% of the total. ECOVE has not recruited foreign nationals in Taiwan, and the ratio of local employment of the management staff is 100%.
▼ Gender Distribution for Managerial and Non-managerial Roles in 2018
Promotion and Compensation
Under a fair and competitive compensations and benefits structure, ECOVE conducts both internal and external review structure in setting compensations. Besides providing higher salaries than the local minimum wages, we also strive for internal, external, and individual fairness. We conduct prudent assessment through internal and external evaluation mechanism to tie compensations with performance.
The Company conducts annual performance evaluation for all employees in the fourth quarter (Q4). Standards of salary adjustments and bonus payment do not differ based on the type of employment, gender, or age.
Human Rights Protection and Benefits
ECOVE has clearly established in the Employee Code of Conduct that no form of discrimination shall be made based on factors including genders, race, religions, political inclinations, sexual preferences, occupational ranks, nationalities, or age. In addition, all employees shall collectively maintain a healthy and safe work environment, and no form of sexual harassment or acts of violence or threat will be tolerated. Moreover, to protect the human rights and equality of all employees, related regulations are stated on the Employee Handbook and strongly advocated to employees during new employee training.
No sexual harassment complaints or illegal discriminatory incidents had occurred in 2018.
Caring for employees and providing a workplace with balanced life and work are important parts of a business's robust growth. ECOVE continues to invest resources and never lags behind in terms of employee caring. In turn, our employees are passionate and committed to their work, thereby motivating the entire business toward continuous growth. ECOVE gives out bonuses for holidays, birthday bonus, childbirth funds, and also consolation funds for hospitalization, critical illnesses, and deaths. For employees on overseas assignments (in China or Macao), besides providing information on local living environments, the Company also provides four round-trip tickets and holidays for them to visit their families in Taiwan. Employees on overseas assignments can also receive expat bonuses in acknowledgement of their hard work. Pursuant to relevant laws including the Gender Equality Act, ECOVE has stipulated the "unpaid parental leave" regulations. Five employees have applied for "unpaid parental leave" scheme in 2018, setting a new record for recent years, and indicating that ECOVE has provided a workplace with balanced work and life and properly cares for our employees.
Retirement and Benefits
Total employee training hours amounted to 22,121 hours in 2018 and included professional skills training such as incinerator operations and maintenance, safety and health training, self-guided health courses, and general and management training. Total annual training expense was approximately NT$2.511 million.