Oneness Biotech values gender equality in the career development of employees, and takes into account gender diversity when considering candidates for all management positions. We do not discriminate based on gender in talent recruitment, training, or retention. In 2022, the ratio of male to female employees was 43:57. The ratio of male to female managers is 44:56. We implement measures to achieve gender equality and provide a stable environment and protection.
Note. Not include the 4 non-employee workers (security guards and cleaning works) of Oneness, the 7 full-time employees of Cotton Field Organic Farm Inc. Same scope is applied for the other related statistics of this Chapter. For Cotton Field Organic Farm Inc., in addition to the 7 full-time employees, 23 temporary employees are hired to accommodate the agriculture work schedule.
The Company emphasizes the importance of human rights and gender equality at work as well as gender equality in talent selection, appointment and promotion. Each colleague is treated fairly and the Company does not discriminate or limit the development of colleagues based on their gender as they have equal opportunities to showcase and surpass themselves.
Prohibition of Harassment and Discrimination
The Company strictly prohibits any form of harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, or intimidation. To protect employees' equal right to work, and to take appropriate preventive, corrective, disciplinary, or corrective measures, Oneness Biotech has established an "Employee Code of Conduct" and a "Sexual Harassment Prevention Measures, Grievances, and Disciplinary Rules". Employees may raise complaints through the hotline. For incidents involving gender discrimination or sexual harassment, the Company will set up a Sexual Harassment Complaint Handling Committee to handle complaints in a confidential manner and conduct investigations in a private manner to protect the privacy and rights of the concerned parties.
In order to implement the Company's anti-harassment and discrimination policy, the Company arranges at least one human rights-related education and training each year, covering the requirements of equality and non-discrimination.
No Incidents of Harassment or Discrimination Occurred in 2019-2022
A Benchmark of the Biotech Industry - Included in 2023 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index
Oneness Biotech is the only biotech company included in 2022 -2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). We have cultivated a friendly workplace and implemented measures to support gender equality. Females accounted for 42.9% of the Board of Directors, 56% of management level, and 71% of promoted employees in 2022. We do better than the competitors in the industry in terms of the percentage of female to total workforce, the percentage of female to total engineer/ R&D staff, and the percentage of female to total promoted employees.
Oneness Biotech protects the human rights of all employees, customers and stakeholders. We follow the “United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, the “United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights”, the “United Nations Global Compact” and the “ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, respect internationally recognized basic human rights, abide by the labor laws and regulations of the place of operation, formulate human rights policies and specific management plans, and announce them on the official website after review by the Chairman. For details, please refer to the human rights policy on Oneness Biotech’s official website.
- Diversity inclusion and equal opportunity
- Prohibit forced labor and child labor
- Provide fair and reasonable compensation and working conditions
- Provide a safe, hygienic and healthy working environment
- Although Oneness Biotech does not have labor union, we hold labor-management meeting in accordance with regulations and respect employees’ freedom of association. Employees are also free to join external labor organizations.
In order to implement the labor human rights policy in the Company's operations, Oneness Biotech conducts education and training when new employees report for duty, and implements training about human rights every year. At the same time, when cooperating with the suppliers, suppliers are required to sign the code of conduct to practice the company's human rights commitment.
Human Rights Due Diligence
We refer to relevant international standards and practices to conduct the Company’s human rights due diligence through the process of identifying potential human rights risk objects and issues, identifying responsible parties, and reviewing the Company’s current implementation of relevant measures to reduce human rights risks. This year, employees are our main focus of human rights.
People Under Potential Human Rights Risk: Employees
People Under Potential Human Rights Risk: Non-employees and Contractors
Communication Feedback and Complaints Channel
The Company appreciates opinions and ideas from different parties, and provides open and transparent communication channels. We have established a hotline and email for complaints, hold labor-management meetings quarterly and conduct interviews with new employees at end of probation or employees who intend to leave. The employees are free to report various issues regarding the organizational system and working environment. No complaints were reported in 2022. An online platform has been established on our website to allow investors, customers, employees, suppliers, communities, and the press to express opinions. In “Investor FAQs”, all communication and feedback since 2020 are disclosed in detail by date and category as part of our commitment to transparency and respecting the views of our various stakeholders. The Company upholds the core culture of constant advancement and ongoing improvement.
Internal Communication and Complaint Channel
- The northern area of Taiwan includes Keelung, Taipei, New Taipei City, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Yilan, and Hualien.
- The middle area of Taiwan includes Taichung, Changhua, Nantou, and Yunlin.
- The southern area of Taiwan includes Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, and Taitung.
※The above content is taken from the ESG Report