Neighborhood and Community Care

Advantech Corporate Citizenship Policy

Starting from the Company‘s own core capabilities, Advantech responds to issues of SDG 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure) and SDG 4 (Quality Education) by deepening the innovative application of the IoT and education. We offer long-term support for IoT education and various innovative and sustainable education, and look forward to cultivating the children, teenager, and youth in Taiwan with a sustainable outlook on the environment to become citizens of the world. SDG 4 is also echoed in social investment and education, cultural and public welfare.
Advantech promotes sustainable education and aesthetic literacy for the public. It not only invests in educational innovation, but also encourages and hosts sustainable education promotion programs in elementary and secondary schools. We also support private education platforms to promote the Project-Based learning model (PBL). In addition, we continue to invest resources to assist professional schools and art teams to cultivate outstanding artistic talents, and we actively promote the aesthetic literacy for the public. In the future, we will also expand our support to cultivate talent in art creation in Taiwan, enhancing Taiwan’s artistic soft power.

Listing of Social Benefit Expenditures of the Foundation in 2022

Spending Type Arts and Culture IndustryUniversity Education Public welfare Total Expenses Percentage
Charitable Donations - - - $ 7,476,680 $ 7,476,680 8%
Neighborhood/Community Investment $ 12,669,014 $1,088,478 $ 9,782,793 $ 6,574,900 $ 30,115,185 33%
Commercial Initiatives $ 8,832,240 $ 38,464,732 $ 7,163,168 - $ 54,460,140 59%
Total $ 21,501,254 $ 39,553,210 $ 16,945,961 $ 14,051,580 $92,052,005 100%

Spending Type Arts and Culture
Charitable Donations -
Neighborhood/Community Investment $ 12,669,014
Commercial Initiatives $ 8,832,240
Total $ 21,501,254
Spending Type IndustryUniversity
Charitable Donations -
Neighborhood/Community Investment $1,088,478
Commercial Initiatives $ 38,464,732
Total $ 39,553,210
Spending Type Education
Charitable Donations -
Neighborhood/Community Investment $ 9,782,793
Commercial Initiatives $ 7,163,168
Total $ 16,945,961
Spending Type Public welfare
Charitable Donations $ 7,476,680
Neighborhood/Community Investment $ 6,574,900
Commercial Initiatives -
Total $ 14,051,580
Spending Type Total Expenses
Charitable Donations $ 7,476,680
Neighborhood/Community Investment $ 30,115,185
Commercial Initiatives $ 54,460,140
Total $92,052,005
Spending Type Percentage
Charitable Donations 8%
Neighborhood/Community Investment 33%
Commercial Initiatives 59%
Total 100%

Medium and Long Term Goals

The vision statement of the foundation is that "combining the participation of corporate stakeholders based on Advantech's altruistic concept to promote "IoT innovation", "sustainable education", and "humanistic quality" for the purpose of promoting the development of an intelligent and happy community". Advantech is committed to becoming an intelligent promoter of a sustainable earth and a brand enterprise of truth, goodness and beauty. The goal is to promote sound social development in which science and technology and humanities go hand in hand through talent cultivation. From 2022 to 2025, we have continued to deepen the topic of IoT education based on the use of the Company's core capabilities. Also, we promote art and public welfare activities that combine social development and strengthen the connection between the Company and our employees. The promotion of the annual goal is carried out in a planned way with "innovative research and development of IoT", "sustainable innovation education", "humanistic and aesthetic quality", and "charity care for rural areas" as key projects.

Spending Type Arts and Culture IndustryUniversity Education Public welfare Total Expenses
Cash Donations $ 20,856,216 $ 32,460,317 $ 16,437,582 $ 14,051,580 $ 83,805,696
Volunteer Fees - - - - -
In-Kind Giving - $ 1,822,939 - - $ 1,822,939
Management Overheads $ 645,038 $ 5,269,954 $ 508,379 - $ 6,423,370
Total $ 21,501,254 $ 39,553,210 $ 16,945,961 $ 14,051,580 $ 92,052,005

Spending Type Arts and Culture
Cash Donations $ 20,856,216
Volunteer Fees -
In-Kind Giving -
Management Overheads $ 645,038
Total $21,501,254
Spending Type IndustryUniversity
Cash Donations $ 32,460,317
Volunteer Fees -
In-Kind Giving $ 1,822,939
Management Overheads $ 5,269,954
Total $ 39,553,210
Spending Type Education
Cash Donations $ 16,437,582
Volunteer Fees -
In-Kind Giving -
Management Overheads $ 508,379
Total $ 16,945,961
Spending Type Public welfare
Cash Donations $ 14,051,580
Volunteer Fees -
In-Kind Giving -
Management Overheads -
Total $ 14,051,580
Spending Type Total Expenses
Cash Donations $ 83,805,696
Volunteer Fees -
In-Kind Giving $ 1,822,939
Management Overheads $ 6,423,370
Total $ 92,052,005

InnoWorks Global Developer Project Competition

AIoT InnoWorks is an IoT competition activities for students and developers around the world. The Taiwan headquarters solicited cases from branches in 28 countries around the world. Students participating in the activity learned and developed innovative application solutions in various industries and fields on the basis of Advantech's WISE-IoTSuite IoT cloud platform. Therefore, social and environmental challenges are solved with generous bonus available. Meanwhile, Advantech invites customers/partners in various fields to serve as industry teachers, to provide students with more practical advice on the industry, and to jointly coach students to make proposals. The topics include public health, solar and wind energy, smart agriculture, smart factories, smart campuses, smart cities, etc. Expand Breadth, Increase InfluenceIn 2022, there were 90 student teams of 16 schools from 6 countries (Taiwan, Mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brazil) with 360 students participating. Students are encouraged to use their creativity to promote the application advocacy and education of IoT. Emphasize the Continuity of Post-activity, Cultivate Future Talents in the Internet of Things Industry

  • Elite100 Internship Program:In 2022, 6 students have become Advantech interns through InnoWorks.
  • Advantech on-campus seed program:In 2022, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology was the primary partner. Three outstanding students were selected as the first batch of seeds, who will assist Advantech in cross-school InnoWorks technical support tasks.
  • Sponsorship:We support the team's continuous development of topics that are in line with Advantech's product development plan or have continuation significance. Advantech's internal product department also forms an Industry-University plan to be connected according to demand.

Sustainability and Innovation Education

The Advantech Foundation has long supported sustainability and innovation education with the hope to create better learning experiences and benefits for the children, teenagers, and youth in Taiwan. Moreover, we are committed to cultivating future talents through the promotion of various projects, including:

  • ACT Dreamers: See "Project Highlights" below for details
  • ACT/PBL Sustainability Teachers and Lesson Plans: We and relevant units jointly cultivate seed teachers and develop lesson plans. Young students can gain a deeper understanding of ESG issues through the Project-Based Learning (PBL) model, and propose sustainable solutions for contribution to a better future and the next generation.
  • Sponsorship of High-Quality Sustainable Education Platforms: We invest funds to support the educational plans to the original of high-quality education teams such as Junyi Academy, Yingguang Education Association, Chengzhi Education Foundation and other teams. In addition, we sponsor PaGamO Future Literacy Academy to adopt rural schools for improving their reading ability.
  • Support for the cultivation of creative talents in top colleges: we support the Musical Theater Elite Talents Cultivation plans to, Graduate Institute of Performing Arts,National Taiwan Normal University.
  • Various types of caring scholarships and grants: We cooperate with schools in remote mountainous areas and underprivileged areas such as Hsinchu, Miaoli, and Nantou to formulate scholarships and grants. The schools are responsible for setting up a selection committee to select outstanding and diligent students to give encouragement in order to increase their learning motivation and flip their lives.
Link to SDG Driving force Axis Benefits and Performance
連結 SDG The quality of education is improved, and multiple educational development opportunities are provided to support the development of children and young people's abilities Advantech ACT Dreamer “ Commercial ”
In line with the SDGs of the United Nations'sustainable indicators, we cultivate students' innovative creativity, practical ability, teamwork and other abilities through the process of dreaming and practicing.

“ Social / Environmental ”
A total of more than 10 schools were sponsored, and the PBL study group was supported for more than 30 educators to visit the United States for a week. The amount invested by the foundation was more than NT$3.6 million.
Sponsorship of high-quality sustainable education platform “ Commercial ”
The lack of school education resources is supplemented by the sponsorship of the innovative education platform. We also invite the education team to conduct the employee’s knowledge lectures to promote and advocate innovative educational concepts. Our colleagues can pick up new knowledge and apply it in raising their own children. In 2022, a total of 5 educational lectures were held with 355 employees participating

“ Social / Environmental ”
A total of nearly NT$4.56 million was invested in sponsorship funds.
  • Junyi:The number of registered users on the platform has exceeded 4.3 million, accompanying more than 3,500 teachers in the transformation of teaching technology.
  • Yingguang Education Association:We cooperate to promote the "School and Teacher Assistance Program in Under-resourced Areas". In 2022, more than 90 elementary and secondary schools in Taiwan have been assisted with more than 550 accompanying sessions on campus.
  • PaGamO:In 2022, the SDGs Sustainability Elementary School of Advantech had 446,595 participants.
  • Pley School:We cooperate to promote the "Social Responsibility Education Downward Seed Teacher Accelerator Program". A total of 106 teachers in Taiwan participated, benefiting 4,397 students.
Link to SDG
連結 SDG
Driving force
The quality of education is improved, and multiple educational development opportunities are provided to support the development of children and young people's abilities
Axis:
Advantech ACT Dreamer

Commercial Benefits and Performance:
In line with the SDGs of the United Nations'sustainable indicators, we cultivate students' innovative creativity, practical ability, teamwork and other abilities through the process of dreaming and practicing.

Social/ Environmental Benefits and Performance:
A total of more than 10 schools were sponsored, and the PBL study group was supported for more than 30 educators to visit the United States for a week. The amount invested by the foundation was more than NT$3.6 million.
Axis:
Sponsorship of high-quality sustainable education platform

Commercial Benefits and Performance:
The lack of school education resources is supplemented by the sponsorship of the innovative education platform. We also invite the education team to conduct the employee’s knowledge lectures to promote and advocate innovative educational concepts. Our colleagues can pick up new knowledge and apply it in raising their own children. In 2022, a total of 5 educational lectures were held with 355 employees participating

Social/ Environmental Benefits and Performance:
A total of nearly NT$4.56 million was invested in sponsorship funds.
  • Junyi:: The number of registered users on the platform has exceeded 4.3 million, accompanying more than 3,500 teachers in the transformation of teaching technology.
  • Yingguang Education Association:We cooperate to promote the "School and Teacher Assistance Program in Under-resourced Areas". In 2022, more than 90 elementary and secondary schools in Taiwan have been assisted with more than 550 accompanying sessions on campus.
  • PaGamO:In 2022, the SDGs Sustainability Elementary School of Advantech had 446,595 participants.
  • Pley School:We cooperate to promote the "Social Responsibility Education Downward Seed Teacher Accelerator Program". A total of 106 teachers in Taiwan participated, benefiting 4,397 students.

Inheritance and development of traditional culture and art education

Promotion of life aesthetics

  • We support the performance team and hold the "Art Salon". More than 10 high-quality Taiwanese performing arts teams were sponsored.
  • The podcast "Easy Listening to Arts and Culture" is produced and broadcast to invite artists, curators, authors, and performers to the program to introduce performances, snew books, movies, exhibitions, or cultural events.
  • Visual arts are promoted through the Advantech Gallery holding exhibitions as well as hosting small Advantech drawing competitions.

Sponsorship of traditional cultural revival

  • Sponsorship of National Taiwan College of Performing Art: Since 2015, Advantech has continued to support Taiwan College of Performing Art. The graduation performance of the Department of Acrobatics, the Jing Ju Troupe and the Acrobatics Troupe were both sponsored. In results, the performance stage of students engaged in traditional art and culture has been expanded, and the visibility of traditional opera has been improved. In order to encourage students with superb skills to continue to study hard, we sponsor the Department of Acrobatics to establish the art scholarship of the [Advantech Elite Award] to commend outstanding students.
  • Young Talents Cultivation Program of GuoGuang Opera Company: In order to relieve Jing Ju’s talent gap and focus on training for young talents with potential, we focus in talents, recruit talents, and cultivate new seedlings in the existing official Guoguang Opera Company members and youth reserve members , Taiwan College of Performing Art student. In addition, we sponsored the funds for the promotion of the film "Popular Traditional Opera", allowing young actors to find different ways to promote it.
Driving force Axis Benefits and Performance
Inheritance and development of traditional culture and art education to promote the cultivation and succession of young talents Sponsorship of National Taiwan College of Performing Art “ Commercial ”
Through active interaction, we invite the school to participate in Advantech's various internal and external activities and performances to enhance the visibility of traditional art performances. Stakeholders(including employees, customers, etc.) are encouraged to actively participate.

“ Social / Environmental ”
A total of 12 people won the art scholarship of the "Advantech ABLE Elite Award” . The total sponsorship funds to support Taiwan College of Performing Art's traditional arts exceeded NT$460 thousand.
Young Talents Cultivation Program of GuoGuang Opera Company “ Commercial ”
The inheritance and transmission of traditional classics can be combined with the cultivation of key talents to comprehensively improve the performance capabilities of young actors. Therefore, the coexistence and co-prosperity between the cultivation of opera professionals and the performing arts market is promoted

“ Social / Environmental ”
32 series of courses are arranged to be taught by senior actors/teachers to guide the courses. A total of 18 young actors and 6 behind-the-scenes staff are learning and inheriting. Furthermore, they starred in showcasing their skills and/or served as key staff to assist in the annual series of performances. The annual sponsorship fund exceeds NT$3.6 million.
High-quality arts and cultural teams are supported and encouraged to promote aesthetic quality education for all. Sponsorship of the Taiwan arts and culture team, production and broadcast of the podcast "Easy Listening to Arts and Culture",promotion of art education in rural areas, and holding of art gallery exhibitions “ Commercial ”
These can enhance the opportunities for stakeholders to actually participate in arts and culture, and then the cultivation of arts and culture for all are promoted.

“ Social / Environmental ”
More than NT$8.83 million was invested to support 100 performances by the art team. More than 1,700 stakeholders participated in to watch the performances. The 60-episode podcast program introduces more than 50 productions, 11 exhibitions, 8 books and multiple large-scale cultural events. By December 2022, the cumulative number of listeners has exceeded 11,000. The Story Factory Rural Art Promotion Project was sponsored. The Charity Gallery held a total of 6 grades of exhibitions.
Driving force
Inheritance and development of traditional culture and art education to promote the cultivation and succession of young talents
Axis:
Sponsorship of National Taiwan College of Performing Art

Commercial:
Through active interaction, we invite the school to participate in Advantech's various internal and external activities and performances to enhance the visibility of traditional art performances. Stakeholders(including employees, customers, etc.) are encouraged to actively participate.

Social/ Environmental Benefits and Performance:
A total of 12 people won the art scholarship of the "Advantech ABLE Elite Award" . The total sponsorship funds to support Taiwan College of Performing Art's traditional arts exceeded NT$460 thousand.
Axis:
Young Talents Cultivation Program of GuoGuang Opera Company

Commercial:
The inheritance and transmission of traditional classics can be combined with the cultivation of key talents to comprehensively improve the performance capabilities of young actors. Therefore, the coexistence and co-prosperity between the cultivation of opera professionals and the performing arts market is promoted

Social/ Environmental Benefits and Performance:
32 series of courses are arranged to be taught by senior actors/teachers to guide the courses. A total of 18 young actors and 6 behind-the-scenes staff are learning and inheriting. Furthermore, they starred in showcasing their skills and/or served as key staff to assist in the annual series of performances. The annual sponsorship fund exceeds NT$3.6 million.
Driving force
High-quality arts and cultural teams are supported and encouraged to promote aesthetic quality education for all.
Axis:
Sponsorship of the Taiwan arts and culture team, production and broadcast of the podcast "Easy Listening to Arts and Culture",promotion of art education in rural areas, and holding of art gallery exhibitions

Commercial:
These can enhance the opportunities for stakeholders to actually participate in arts and culture, and then the cultivation of arts and culture for all are promoted.

Social/ Environmental Benefits and Performance:
More than NT$8.83 million was invested to support 100 performances by the art team. More than 1,700 stakeholders participated in to watch the performances. The 60-episode podcast program introduces more than 50 productions, 11 exhibitions, 8 books and multiple large-scale cultural events. By December 2022, the cumulative number of listeners has exceeded 11,000. The Story Factory Rural Art Promotion Project was sponsored. The Charity Gallery held a total of 6 grades of exhibitions.

Support potential players in the sports world by sponsoring training equipment and related funds

Driving force Axis Benefits and Performance
to support sports activities and training of young players Sponsorship of Technology Cup Road Run and Youth Sports Players “ Commercial ”
Stakeholders are motivated to participate in physical activities that promote their physical and mental health. We also cooperate with the Olympic national players in the inheritance plan, sponsoring young sports players with potential to cultivate future sports national players.

“ Social / Environmental ”
The invested funds exceeded NT$1.1 million. We sponsored the 2022 Taipei Technology Cup - Charity Run for Love the Earth. We also encourage employees of the Company to participate which attracted a total of 900 employees and their families to sign up (the event was canceled due to the epidemic). Through the sponsorship of the Qatar World Cup broadcast at Shin Kong Cinemas, we supported stakeholders to pay attention to important international sports events, and about 200 people attended the event. We cooperated with the Olympic gold medalist, Kuo Hsing-chun (Tana), to support the six potential young athletes recommended by Kuo Hsing-chun (Tana).
Driving force
to support sports activities and training of young players
Axis:
Sponsorship of Technology Cup Road Run and Youth Sports Players

Commercial:
Stakeholders are motivated to participate in physical activities that promote their physical and mental health. We also cooperate with the Olympic national players in the inheritance plan, sponsoring young sports players with potential to cultivate future sports national players.

Social/ Environmental Benefits and Performance:
The invested funds exceeded NT$1.1 million. We sponsored the 2022 Taipei Technology Cup - Charity Run for Love the Earth. We also encourage employees of the Company to participate which attracted a total of 900 employees and their families to sign up (the event was canceled due to the epidemic). Through the sponsorship of the Qatar World Cup broadcast at Shin Kong Cinemas, we supported stakeholders to pay attention to important international sports events, and about 200 people attended the event. We cooperated with the Olympic gold medalist, Kuo Hsing-chun (Tana), to support the six potential young athletes recommended by Kuo Hsing-chun (Tana).