COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world since 2019, expanding the demand for global digital transformation. In addition to the entire online and offline sales and service channel, ASUS is more active in creating the field of AIOT. Deeply cultivate innovative applications such as smart manufacturing, smart healthcare and smart city. At the level of operation management, ASUS regards protecting the health and safety of its employees as its primary responsibility. With the pandemic prevention team as the management unit, we formulate pandemic prevention plans and staggered shift for attendance, as well as enable employees to choose a more flexible work style according to their needs. In addition, ASUS combined with core products or key technologies, donated anti-pandemic materials for industries, government and schools, and supported the improvement of national antipandemic capacity.

Deploy Pandemic Prevention Measures in Advance to Protect Employees' Health

When the international COVID-19 was warming up, ASUS immediately established an pandemic prevention team. The members of the special team include the heads of human resources and administration along with the CEO. They convene meetings according to the pandemic status, formulate a "prevention plan for severe special infectious virus" and establish complete operational key points for response actions. Ensure the health and safety of employees and corporate continuous operation.

Staggered Shift Policy for Employee Attendance

According to the severity of the local pandemic, ASUS defines the pandemic prevention level and employee attendance regulation. In order to reduce the risk of cluster infection after the national holiday, preventive measures were taken to stagger work shifts. Meanwhile, we consider the family care needs of employees, and they may apply for flexible working hours or work from home if necessary.

 

 

 

Donate Key Materials to Enhance Anti-Pandemic Effort

After the outbreak of the COVID-19, medical resources were insufficient, companies launched work from home policy, students started remote learning, and the lack of resources for rural or disadvantaged students became more serious. ASUS supported the industry, government and schools to fight the pandemic, fulfilled its social responsibilities, and used technological products to provide front-line support and help improve the anti-pandemic effort.

  • Donated funds for vaccine: we donated NT$200 million to Tzu Chi Foundation to support the purchase of BNT vaccine for the public, so as to improve the vaccination rate.
  • Donated software and hardware equipment: about NT$50 million technological materials are donated, including medical system, laptop donation, and cloud resources are provided.
  • Medical institutions: we provided 350 smart watches and 32 sets of mobile ultrasonic equipment to assist medical institutions including National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taoyuan General Hospital and Shuang-Ho Hospital to fight against the pandemic.
  • Disadvantaged students: we donated 1,000 laptops to primary and middle schools, disadvantaged families and supplementary classes in Taiwan.
  • Small and medium enterprise: in response to the "Technology-Based Epidemic Prevention 2.0" activity of the National Center for High-Performance Computing, three free anti-epidemic cloud solutions were launched, including "new technology anti-epidemic", "corporate work from home first aid kit" and "government and administrative legal person anti-epidemic", providing cloud space, AI resources, high-speed computing and Taiwan Computing Cloud (TWCC) computing resources.
  • Government agencies: we cooperated with Tainan City Government to launch the "AI perception platform for urban dynamic images", combining the 5G and AI image recognition technology and introducing applications such as "social distance and mask detection", "scenic spot pedestrian flow identification" and "real-time analysis of urban road traffic flow images", so as to support municipal decisions in real time and gradually realize digital governance of smart cities.

Smart Healthcare Ecology with The Construction of Technological Pandemic Prevention

With profound technological strength and alliance with medical institutions to establish a smart medical ecosystem, we deploy in advance to promote digital transformation, and build a technological anti-pandemic model.

  • Precision diagnosis: we expand AI medical applications, create patient-centered applications, and introduce AI medical big data search system into 15 hospitals. Furthermore, we strengthen the drug safety system, develop cancer treatment auxiliary system, realize accurate medical treatment, improve data accuracy, and assist in the development of public health, teaching and research fields.
  • Telemedicine: we work with Intel to develop the "smart medical action vehicle" to create an efficient and safe telemedicine solution to help medical personnel diagnose patients without entering the isolation ward, reduce the risk of infection, or make remote diagnosis in remote areas to strengthen the integrity of care.
  • Improve medical work performance: we cooperate with NTUH Hsin-Chu Branch to develop "voice medical records" to improve medical work efficiency. In addition, we have formed an alliance with Taipei Veterans General Hospital and Show Chwan Hospital to implement the application of AI medical field and gradually establish Taiwan's smart medical ecosystem.
  • Improve elderly care: the NTUH Hsin-Chu Branch introduced the "Zenbo Junior platform" to develop care and long-term care planning for the elderly in the community.