Yuanta is passionate about charity and is dedicated to the belief that the power of change starts with caring. In addition to supporting the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families’ project to protect children who have been the victims of abuse, we have also had a long-term involvement in after-care and rehabilitation projects. And building out from a core of social concern, through promoting education and working with legal and educational organizations we take an anti-drug message into schools and help encourage the public to focus on and participate in legal education. Subsidiary companies including Yuanta Securities, Yuanta Futures, and Yuanta Funds also take part in activities such as mountain cleanups and beach conservation activities, putting the Company’s strength to use through volunteering and doing our part to help protect the planet.
The Yuanta Group is active in children's protection work, and has sponsored advertisements for the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families for the past two years to promote their important work through magazines and the media, so that the public can better understand child protection issues and help those in need. The Taiwan Fund for Children and Families visited Yuanta in June 2017 to express their appreciation to the Yuanta Group (Securities, Bank and Life) for contributing money and resources.
Yuanta is also actively involved in efforts promoting legal protection, women’s and children’s safety, and in assisting with creating employment opportunities, helping more people reintegrate into society and encouraging both the public and company groups to attach importance to legal protection. In 2017, the Yuanta Cultural and Educational Foundation helped organize bronze art skills classes, hoping to help ex-convicts develop a skill they can use to reintegrate with society on their own terms. These efforts were recognized by the Taiwan After-Care Association with their “Award for Successful Involvement in Education and Protection by a Company.”
Building from a core of social concern through education, the Yuanta Cultural and Educational Foundation, the Taiwan After-Care Association, the Education Department of the Taipei District Prosecutors Office, and county and city governments jointly promote anti-drug education shows in schools. The hope is that through the humorous and entertaining shows, students will understand the serious harm that drugs can do. In 2017, a total of 123 junior high schools were visited, and with these performances now in their fifth year, they have reached more than 370,000 teachers and students, helping to establish drug-free campuses.
To fulfill our responsibility as a global citizen and in the spirit of corporate social responsibility, the Group’s subsidiaries have organized their own voluntary environmental protection activities, such as beach and mountain cleanups. For example, since 2012 Yuanta Funds has organized several weekend and holiday beach and mountain cleanups, inviting staff to take part. Numbers are growing each year, and in 2017, participation reached a substantial 250 people. Yuanta Securities and Yuanta Futures have also held environmental protection activities, with combined participation of over 600 people, giving a clear demonstration of Yuanta's civic and environmental awareness.