Today, the uncertainties of global political and economic status increased while the industry continues to shift. At Darfon Electronics Corp., we actively anticipates global trends, strengthens our core abilities, develops innovative products, creates benefits for shareholders while supporting the growth of environment and society, enhancing the wellbeing of each one involved to pursue a sustainable corporate operation.
As for economic performance, Darfon had consolidated sales of NT$17.66 billion in 2017. In profits, with optimized product mix and improved production efficiency, the gross margin continued to thrive. Furthermore, as the PC industry became stabilized, Darfon continues to strengthen its product diversity and strategically focuses on cultivating valuable customers for the peripherals business to achieve goals of harvesting profits and maintaining market share leadership.
Technology wise, the company relentlessly strengthens its backlighting efficacy and super slim keyboards’ core competencies. Product wise, Darfon had rolled out various high added-value notebook keyboards with differentiation features and 2-in-1 / gaming keyboards to stay as an industry leader. Moreover, Darfon actively develops new clients and raise the share of sales contributed by high-quality customers to increase its business profits and opportunities in areas such as green and material ones to elevate revenues and profits even further.
In the efforts of environmental sustainability, Darfon promotes green product design, green operational management, green supply chain structure, and sets various performance indicators to constantly improve its business and culture. Over the years, Darfon has also been dedicated in creating a happy workplace for its employees by advocating the work/life balance principle and proudly won the Gold Medal of the “Best Employement Award” issued by the Taoyuan City Government in 2016. In addition, Darfon’s employees also actively take part in the community services by collaborating with its parent group in tree-planting events and supporting children in remote regions through book reading activities to give back to the society.
Looking forward, Darfon upholds the pursuit of building a socially-conscious and sustainable enterprise in order to create multiple wins for all stakeholders. Darfon will continue to focus on both IT and Green business by strengthening its product competencies and process management. Through the ever-excellent business development and internal management, we anticipate an optimal boost in our economic performance in the future. Here at Darfon, we closely combine the corporate vision with environmental sustainability in our everyday operation to not only generate practical values, but also bring changes to the society to create positive influences to the global supply chain.
To fulfill corporate social responsibility and provide all employees a safe and healthy working environment, we strived to minimize the impact of production on the environment and prevent occupational disasters. To that, we have compiled and followed the following policies:
To fulfill corporate social responsibility and provide all employees a safe and healthy working environment, we work hard to reduce the environmental impact contributed by production and prevent occupational accidents from occurring. We have both obtained ISO14001 environmental management system and OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management system verifications, and achieved Greenhouse gas reduction targets compared to the previous year’s annual revenue per unit for at least 1% or more. While in the electronics industry, we are committed to implement compliance with the Code of Conduct (EICC) and request the EICC content from all our next level suppliers.
The RBA( Responsible Business Alliance) of the request, and then the RBA(EICC) content to the next level of suppliers.
．Darfon Statement of Conflict Minerals
Concerning the deterioration of society, environment and human rights as a result of the military control over metals like gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W), tin (Sn) (short as 3TG), cobalt (Co) and palladium (Pd) by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) nearby non-governmental military groups. Darfon insists on no use of conflict minerals policy and not to buy from the illegal exploitation of conflict minerals areas. We are supporting and following Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI, http://www.conflictfreesourcing.org) and customer requirements strategies and approaches, which is compliant and compatible with “OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas”, due diligence on mineral origin and chain of custody.
CFSI’s conflict-free Smelter Program (CFSP) implements 3rd-party audits on smelters and refineries, at the same time, conflict-free minerals from the DRC and neighboring countries are still acceptable. Darfon sources only from publishes compliant or equivalent smelter & refiner lists, thus, its minerals will not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups that are perpetrators of serious human rights abuse and practice.
Darfon communicates the following expectations to its suppliers with respect to the responsible sourcing of minerals:
Darfon’s board of directors were certified with “Ethical Corporate Management Principles”, “Corporate Governance Principles” and “Codes of Ethical Conduct” in 2014 and founded the corporate sustainable development promotion team in 2016, with position of chairman held by the company president, and vice chairman by the vice president.
Besides setting up members representing various business units and support functions, Darfon also owns consulting members and an executive secretary to collaborate with the management team to determine the company’s operational management strategies and future management development direction. This helps Darfon best focus on economic, environmental and social issues that stakeholders care about, and achieve the goals of corporate sustainable development.
Darfon Corporate Sustainable Development Promotion Team: