At the beginning of 2020, many businesses were confronted with new challenges as the COVID-19 epidemic quickly spread from China to the world. PLANET Technology, a global leading IP-based networking company, will strive to maintain its operations as usual so as to best serve the interests of its shareholders, employees, customers, partners and the society as a whole. The company is committed to achieving its sustainable development, particularly in the face of the difficult challenges being experienced worldwide.
As for global branding, the brand awareness of PLANET has been successfully increased through its participation in several international ICT exhibitions, digital marketing promotion, and product innovations where “Taiwan Excellence Award” has been won for 17 consecutive years. Furthermore, as a result of the long-term implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR), PLANET’s brand value is also enhanced via winning many CSR awards domestically and internationally in 2019, including the “Corporate Citizenship Awards” from CommonWealth Magazine in Taiwan for the 13th consecutive year, the "Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards” and “Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards” from Enterprise Asia, and the “Taiwan EY Sustainable Leader Entrepreneur Of The Year” from EY. In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, PLANET will keep on promoting its products and solutions through digital marketing and innovating network transmission products to meet the needs of remote network communications and smart network applications in the market.
With altruism as its core principle, PLANET puts CSR into practice by aligning with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN’s 2030 agenda. Besides continuing to strengthen the corporate governance mechanism, the company improves the green supply chain, and provides a full range of network equipment with intelligent, user-friendly management functions and energy-saving benefits to bring a successful network of smart network applications to fruition. The company always maintains a gender equality and friendly workplace and assists its employees in improving their professional techniques and their health physically and spiritually. In order to help enhance the human resource quality of the society, PLANET’s “Educational Program for the Disadvantaged Children” has been implemented since 2004 to provide children from difficult families with priority services on remedial teaching, psychological counseling, emotional therapy and other activities to help stimulate these children’s motivation to learn and correct behavioral disorders. Thus, we are happy to learn that more than 8,000 disadvantaged children has regained self-confidence in learning and tackling problems they may face in the learning stages by attending this comprehensive educational program.
Finally, I would like to thank PLANET employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders, and investors for their support. We will remain committed to the CSR-based business philosophy and corporate culture to improve business performance on the basis of marketing strategies and innovations. Thus, the company is able to break through new challenges, and continue to achieve a sustainable business development in all aspects of economic growth, social progress and environmental sustainability.