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1987 "Outstanding Enterprise" from ITA, ROC
1993 "High Value Added" from Economics Ministry, ROC
1994 "Excellent Supplier" from UMAX
1995 "Excellent Environmental Protection" from Taichung County
1996 "High Value Added" from Economics Ministry, ROC
1997 "Excellent Supplier" from Primax
1999 "Quality Award" from kodak GCR Chairman
2001 "Excellent Supplier" from UMAX
2001 "HSE Award" from labor Committee,Legislation Yuan,ROC
2002 "Superior Supplier" from Corning Precision Lens.
2006 Well performance optical manufacture certified by the Optical Engineering Society of the Republic of China.
2007 Well performance optical manufacture certified by the Optical Engineering Society of the Republic of China.
2008 Front projector lens with high brightness and high resolution received the eleventh outstanding photonics product award in Taiwan.
   

BASO PRECISION OPTICS LTD. SAFETY AND HEALTH REPORT

Nowadays, the technology is changing rapidly with each passing day.The factory production work creates a certain degree of pollution that can definitely affect the environment that we live in.As for the employees, the risk in their work environment also increases through the daily use of the machinery, equipment, materials, etc.Therefore, since BASO PRECISION OPTICS LTD. has established (also referred as the company or BASO below) until now, the company has been investing a large no. of manpower and material resources for environmental safety and health work, hoping to provide a better work and living environment for the employees and neighboring civilians. In connection to above, we are pleased that public declaration of our company’s efforts, commitment and vision regarding to environmental safety and health.

Company’s management level statement

The company commits to lower the safety and health risks including the environmental impacts resulting from energy consumption based on the business environmental responsibilities, the improvement of company’s competitiveness and the assurance of ensure the employee’s safety.The company also promises to control the standard operation procedures according to the manufacturing process, periodical discussion, seek for improvement, decrease the dangers caused to our employees and environment.To achieve the short term goal of “pollution and safety and health risks control by being a law abiding corporate citizen”; and to achieve the long term goal of “pollution prevention, reduction of safety and health risks, building up a green and safe corporate image.”

Brief introduction and history

This company was established in 1970, one of Taiwan’s first optical lens manufacturing plant; in 1986, the company became the only optical lens factory in Asia pacific region owned by Eastman company from the USA.
In 1990, the company invested to build their own waste water treatment facility, becoming the only factory in Taichung Export Processing Zone to have the ability to treat waste water.The company also has passed ISO 14001 (Environmental management system) since year 1997.The company was accredited with OHSAS 18001 (Occupational safety and health management system) last 2000 and TOSHMS (Taiwan Occupational Safety and Health Management System) last 2008.
Since the day of establishment until now, the company has already received numerous environmental safety and health awards such as “Taichung county environmental protection model company award”, “Environmental protection excellent employee award”, “Processing Zone environmental protection excellent organization award” and excellent employee award, “Safety and health self-protection organization and promotion of self-protection system excellent employee award”, “Processing zone safety and health excellent organization award”, etc.

Environmental safety and health policy

The company progressively carried out the Environmental management system (ISO 14001) since year 1996, passed the accreditation of Occupational safety and health management system (OHSAS 18001) last 2000 and Taiwan Occupational Safety and Health Management System (TOSHMS) last 2008.Furthermore, last 2009 the company got recognition from the Executive Yuan Council of Labor Affairs for Occupational safety and health management Achievement for 5 years.In this pretext, the company hopes to achieve a 3 Wins situation regarding the production, environmental protection, and safety.To build a green and safe corporate image.Moreover, to continue the business concepts of “pollution prevention”, ”risk management”, “continuous improvement”, “conserve energy and reduce waste”, ”green development”, and execute buy at green includes DRC conflict-free that are based on environmental safety and health.

Occupational safety and health management system

In order to effectively manage and promote the factory’s safety and health, and related issues about environment, the company hereby promotes the one in charge of the Environmental Safety and Health to vice president level and established an Environmental safety and health Committee (HSE).

Practical safety and health management

The company spares no efforts in promoting the environmental safety and health issues inside the factory.There is a suitable management standard for every machinery/facility, chemical substances, fire prevention facility and employee’s safety and health inside the factory to prevent accidents occurred. As for the company’s products, starting from the raw material purchasing to production until packaging and delivery, there is a requirement for green production to achieve the goal of reducing pollution and protecting the environment.
A self-inspection method is implemented to assure the safety of work environment, machinery and raw material usage.As for hazardous substances and its management aspect, aside from education and training of employees, the environment is also being tested for any chemical substances to make sure that the pollution is effectively controlled.All newly employed employees should have physical examination before working and special health checks are being made for employees who are working on special working environment.All employees have regular health examinations during employment to assure that the health of each employee are in the safe statement.

Safety and health achievements

Since establishment, related environmental safety and health facilities and safety and health protective gears are continually being introduced in the company.This year, the president of the company required everyone to renew the production machineries protection facilities and each employee’s protection gear, also, to revise the inadequacies in the present management system.Total implementation of 5S management system was also required to make the environmental protection, safety and health more perfect.There has been a substantial decline in the company’s disability injury rate, seriousness of injury rate, traffic accident and manufacturing accident inside the factory, at the same time, it received affirmation from all walks of life.

DRC conflict-free policy

BASO has commitment for not using or purchasing conflict metals derlived from minerals being sourced from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) conflict areas. BASO assures that our products containing materials or metals in the components ranging from Gold (Au), Tantalum (Ta), Tungsten (W), Tin (Sn), and Cobalt (Co) are in accordance with the DRC conflict-free to ensure customers’ rights and fulfill our social responsibility.

Future prospects

In welcoming the 21st century challenge and to propel BASO’s renovation, the company hopes that each employee should have a spirit that is up to the challenge that includes enthusiasm to overcome difficulties, break through present conditions and be a part of a team that can be developed to it’s full potential and efficiency, also, to have a work environment everyone would be proud of.
In the future, safety and health efficiency and reduced risks can be quantified effectively through key performance index, and set a new goal to stride forward in continuous development.

Performance Items

Goal

Conformity to laws and regulations

Conformity to domestic and international environmental safety and health related laws(RoHS, REACH ,WEEE, DRC conflict-free ) and regulation requirements.

Interested parties communication

Determine the customer’s HSE requirements then require all suppliers and subcontractors to obey BASO’s HSE management system.

Safety and health

Zero losses on working hours disasters

Traffic accidents

No traffic accidents

Education and training

more than 10 hours per person in a year

Safety and health, environmental conformity to certification

100%

Policy and projects implementation

Policy and project achievement rate of 90% or more

Waste materials recycling and reuse

 

50% of the waste materials recycled are reused every year

 

Conserve Energy resources expense

Reduction of 500 thousand dollars every year from year 2003 energy consumption bill

 


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