GIGABYTE builds a safe and friendly working environment for employees. We actively help employees to identify their own physical and mental health risks through a comprehensive health management plan, and provide tracking and improvement resources to enable employees to ascertain personal health management while contributing to the Company wholeheartedly at the same time. GIGABYTE hopes that every employee is healthy and happy.

GIGABYTE Health Management Plan

Tiered Management of Employee Health

  • Provide services including health exams, physician consultations, and occupational disease prevention and treatment
  • Establish a tiered health risk system and devise management actions for each level
  • Track health status and promote health improvement for employees with high health risks

Comprehensive Health Exams

  • Provide a variety of bonus packages for special health exams
  • Encourage particular groups to take early health exams and improve health by offering health exam subsidies
  • Effectively track employees who do not take health exams

Health Promotion

  • Provide health education and medical information regularly and host health seminars and activities
  • Flu vaccination
  • Hold health-promoting activities for specific groups, e.g. LOHAS exercise courses for executive managers and core strength courses

Healthcare

  • Provide emergency first-aid, follow up and support
  • Replenish clinic and first-aid kits
  • Emergency response to the pandemic
  • Maternal health protection plan in the workplace

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

  • Continue distributing articles and EDM on diverse topics
  • Host seminars, workshops, and family excursions
  • Increase the level of EAP support and happiness of employees

Frontline of Health Care – Disease Prevention and Tiered Management

“Precision Prevention” is the core philosophy of GIGABYTE for employee health management. The promotion of health knowledge over e-mail regularly updated health exams, as well as medical consultation resources at each location were used to help employees identify their own health risks and the corresponding symptoms early. Professional nursing personnel then track and reach out to high-risk groups to enhance the physical health of all employees.

GIGABYTE provides health examination resources beyond the legal requirements and encourages employees to attend health exams through sustained education and monitoring. We also sign contracts with special clinics to provide additional preferential high-level health examinations at discounted rates, e.g. Heart Rate Variability (HRV), endoscopy, ultrasounds, and CAT, These give employees alternatives to receive more thorough health information and protection.

Rate of Employees Participating in Health Exams in the Past 2 Years

  Headquarter Nangping Factory Dongguan Factory Ningbo Factory
2021 91% Postponed and not implemented due to pandemic 100% 100%
2020 93% 99.7% 100% 100%

After the annual health exam, the occupational nurses classify employees’ health into 4 levels. For any employee or high-level manager whose key health indexes like blood pressure, total cholesterol, and triglyceride are classified into level 4 high-risk group, a special follow-up and management such as consultations and health tracking will be launched. In 2021, GIGABYTE invited senior managers and high-risk employees to take part in LOHAS exercise courses to encourage greater health awareness and get them into the habit of exercising. GIGABYTE will continue to adopt a variety of measures for employee health management and health promotion.

Most of the employees at GIGABYTE headquarters are “stationary office workers.” Poor posture can easily result in musculoskeletal and eyesight damage. Workers in factories may experience pulled muscles and soreness from repetitive motion or heavy lifting.

In view of that, GIGABYTE establishes the “Ergonomic Hazard Prevention Plan” and “Disease Prevention Plan for People with Abnormal Workloads” to ensure desks, chairs, lighting, and ventilation are regularly checked for suitability and also track excessive work hours. Furthermore, through health exam reports, we identify the employees at risk of cardiovascular diseases, and change their working patterns or adjust their work hours according to the suggestions from doctors.

Occupational Disease Statistics

Occupational Disease Category Number of Cases Numer of Affected Persons
Fatal Occupational Disease 0 0
Recordable Occupational Disease 0 0

Accelerator of Health Care – Health Promoting Activities

Healthy exercise habits and health awareness is not just the employees’ own responsibility, companies shall also foster a healthy workplace culture. That is why exercising is promoted by GIGABYTE on top of basic disease prevention. We provide employees with fully equipped fitness centers and aerobics classrooms and organize diverse health-promoting activities to encourage employees to manage health management as well as exercise more for physical/mental well-being.

For more details please refer to pp.66-67 in 2021 GIGABYTE Sustainability Report.

Protection Cover of Health-Comprehensive Health Care

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Besides building a safe, healthy, and LOHAS workplace, GIGABYTE pays attention to the daily problems our employees would face and their needs for psychological counseling. We partner with external organizations to provide advanced counseling services about mental, legal, and financial issues. Employees can take part in confidential consultations through the dedicated website, information hotline, and e-mails.  In 2021, EAP conducted 275 consultations and the average satisfaction was 4.3 (out of 5).

GIGABYTE also regularly provides topical columns and related seminars in response to situations that employees may encounter in life or at work. A total of 26 topical support e-newsletters and EDMs were distributed in 2021, along with stress management workshops, outdoor recreation, concerts and other activities. We hope to make EAP a part of employees’ work and life and would enhance their happiness and positive energy to embrace the future.

Gender Friendly Workplace

Nearly half of GIGABYTE’s employees are female, and most of them are of childbearing age. Therefore, creating workplace facilities and systems friendly for females or employees with motherhood is our priority.

Pregnancy Care

Establish maternal protection measures. Dedicated nursing personnel regularly contact and care for pregnant employees.

Nursey Room

Both the Headquarters and Nanping Factory set up nursery rooms, which locations are clearly marked and on main passageways. The Access is via swipe card for the safety of pregnant women and mothers. The rooms are equipped with refrigerators, basins, sofas, and heaters to provide female employees with a convenient and comfortable space.

The use times of nursey rooms in 2021:  2,790

Childcare Subsidy

  • Additional childcare subsidies were introduced in 2021. Employees with children under 2 years old and with Taiwanese citizenship can receive NTD 3,000 per child every month. The employee may also apply for 2 hours of flex time.
  • GIGABYTE signs contracts with qualified kindergartens nearby and provides subsidies in order to make employees convenient to drop off  and pick up children.

Gender-friendly Parking

Considering that the parking space around the Headquarters is limited, GIGABYTE sets up priority motorcycle parking exclusively for pregnant employees to avoid their risk exposures from looking for parking outside. This also loosens their stresses of getting to the office on time.