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Corporate Governance Measures

Measures to protect rights and interests of the shareholders

  1. Fully comply with the laws and regulations governing information disclosure by timely providing information about the company’s finance, business and corporate governance to investors though Market Observation Post System and KGI’s official website so as to ensure the information disclosure and transparency.
  2. Establish adequate risk control mechanism and firewall to uphold rights and interests of the investors by enacting internal rules such as “Procedures Governing Loan of Funds and Making of Endorsement/Guarantees”, ”Procedures Governing Acquisition and Disposal of Assets”, “Operational Guidelines on Subsidiary Supervision” “Regulations Governing the Handling of Whistle Blowing Cases on Illegal and Unethical or Dishonest Conduct” and ”Code of Conducts”.
  3. Set up a management team of professional managers to promote business operation and enhance shareholder protection in a fair, objective and competent manner.
 

Measures to enhance the BOD’s function

  1. Currently KGI’s BOD consists of eight directors with various backgrounds from finance, industry and academia, all having extensive experience in business management and sufficient knowledge, skills and integrity. Among them, three are independent directors. KGI informs directors of regulations relating to corporate governance as soon as they assume their post, and updates them of any changes. In order to assist directors in performing their duties, KGI also furnishes directors with information about advanced education programs and arrange the relevant programs for them.
  2. The BOD meeting is convened on a monthly basis, but it can be convened anytime if there is any urgent matter. The head of internal audit department shall attend the BOD meetings to present their audit reports and hold annual discussion conference for the reviews on deficiency of the internal control system in accordance with Section 4 of Article 3 and Article 35 of Corporate Governance Best-Practice Principles for Securities Firms. The head of financial department shall attend the BOD meetings to report on financial status and profits. In reviewing financial reports, the certificated public accountants will be invited to attend the BOD meetings for further explanations. During business days other than the date of BOD meetings, the directors may discuss and communicate with the said department heads or certificated public accountants if they deem it necessary. Office of Company Secretary will arrange BOD meetings and assist in consolidating proposals in advance. All members of BOD will be notified prior to the meeting of the time, agenda and materials of BOD meeting, in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.
  3. KGI has appointed a chief corporate governance officer as of 1 May 2019 pursuant to relevant regulations. The BOD also approved to set up a “Standard Operation Procedure for Handling the Requests by Directors” so as to assist the directors in performing their duties and to increase the BOD’s efficiency.
  4. If in a BOD proposal, any director has personal interests which may be likely to jeopardize KGI’s interest, such director shall abstain from participating and voting in said proposal to avoid conflict of interests.
 

Measures to focus on employee rights and employee care

  1. KGI thinks highly of the rights and interests of its employees and diligently complies with Labor Standards Act and relevant laws and regulations. In addition to the implementations of menstruation leave, family care leave, and other measures to protect equality in employment in accordance with Act of Gender Equality in Employment and relevant labor related regulations, KGI also furnishes email box for employees to provide their survey/suggestions and enacts preventive measures to anti-sexual harassment, both of which are handled and processed confidentially by specially-assigned persons. 
  2. KGI carries out performance evaluation of employees in an objective and fair manner; establishes complete educational training and development system to demonstrate the equal importance on professional knowledge and work duties; and creates diverse and high-quality learning environment for employees. To provide employees with immediate support and care, KGI also offers compensations and funds for wedding, funerals and emergency assistance. Our attention is also given to provide comfortable and safe work environment for employees to enjoy balance of life and work as well as physical and mental development.
 

Measures to respect the right of related parties

  1. To maintain a smooth communication channel with banks, creditors, consumers, suppliers and other parties related to the interests of KGI, and to respect and protect their due rights and interests.
  2. To set up a communication channel for employees and encourage them to have direct communication with managerial level so as to express their opinions on corporate management, financial status or material decisions about employee interests.    
  3. To pay close attention to issues on consumer rights, community environmental protection, public welfare and social corporate responsibility while maintaining regular business development and maximizing the benefits for the investors.
 

Measures to enhance information transparency

  1. To regularly and irregularly file/submit, in accordance with the laws, information of business operation and finance to Market Observation Post System.
  2. To insist in adopting clear and timely communication methods so as to fully disclose the most transparent information about operation and financial status to all investors.