Stakeholder Engagement

We continue to engage our stakeholders with our sustainability development through various channels in 2021, including daily communications under the company's operating structure and communication for issues concerned by stakeholders under the latest international trend for sustainable development which warrant the company's response in priority, based on internal and external surveys conducted over the past years.

see p.7~p.11 of our 2021 Sustainability Report

|Stakeholder identification

Via assessment of the connection and extent of influence between various stakeholders and MediaTek according to the five principles of A A 1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard (SES), namely dependency, responsibility, influence, diverse perspective, and tension, the company has identified six major stakeholders as communication targets: customer, industry/government/academic/research body, employees, shareholders and investors, suppliers, and social public/media.

Table 1 shows material communication issues and communication status of MediaTek with stakeholders:

  1. Benchmark analysis:Information collected through major sustainability rating institutes, like DJSI, Sustainalytics, CSR Hub, showed a continuation of trend among international peers. (see p.14 of our 2018 CSR Report)
  2. Issue identification:We used the same 23 issues es tablished based on results of our benchmark analysis and ESG issues of c oncern to stakeholders. (see p.12 of our 2018 CSR Report)
  3. Sequence of material issues:The company has put in or der material issues, according to frequent communications between staffers of various units with customers, shareholders, and employees and domestic and overseas statistics and sur veys, in both qualitative and quantitative terms, in the four major categories:

    (A) Material Issue Sur vey with internal and external stakeholders (2019, 2020)
    (B) Global Employee Survey (2016, 2019, 2021)
    (C) Brand survey (2018, 2019)
    (D) Corporate Perception Survey of industry, government, academia, research institutes and general public (2017, 2020).

The aforementioned surveys have been undertaken once every two to three years. We compared new results with their older counterparts to modify our goals and update our priorities.

 4. Establishment of material issues: Based on results of aforementioned communications and surveys, various working groups of the CSR committee looked into fundamental reasons and planned corresponding improvement measures, which were finalized by CSR Committee Chair, also CEO, in a meeting in the first half of the ye ar. Via such procedure to respond to stakeholders' concern, the company makes minor adjustment of material issues annually, according to extent of concern and the effect on operation, and modify CSR-related projects accordingly.

The committee set 11 material issues for 2020, based on findings for several items with highest extent of concern and impact in the 2020 survey on material issues (A) and thr ee other items with higher priority, including public-service events with good reception in corporate image survey (D), multi-channel communication in opinion poll of employees (B), and supplier sus tainability management in frequent communication. The following is matrix diagram for 2020 material issues, produced according to findings of 2020 survey on material issues, in which the 11 ma terial issues are shown in bold le tters (refer to table 2 for its value chain and scope):