Human Resources Overview

Human Resource Distrib

As of the end of 2022, the total number of employees at Formosa Laboratories worldwide was 836, an increase of 6 from the previous year, with no significant changes. The gender distribution was 598 male employees (71.5%) and 238 female employees (28.5%). We are committed to developing a diverse and abundant talent composition, hiring employees of indigenous, employing foreign talents, and ensuring employment opportunities for people with disabilities, promoting diversity and prosperity, and enhancing the overall competitiveness of the Company.

Types of Employees Hired by Formosa Laboratories in 2022
Employee Classification
(unit: number of people)
Hired Employee
(non-periodic contract)
Contract Employee
(periodic contract)
Gender Total598238836

  1. All employees are full-time employees with 40 working-hour per week. There are no part-time or temporary workers.
  2. This table counts the contract employees who are employed for less than one year as non-periodic contract, while foreign employees are considered as non-periodic contract.
Changes in the Number of Employees at Formosa Laboratories in the past 3 Years
Worker Categ202020212022
Non-employee Worker162623
  1. The number of people is calculated based on the number of people on December 31st of each year. 
  2. Non-employee workers: Workers who are not directly employed by the Company but whose work is controlled by the Company. In 2022, the types of non-employee work are as follows: 7 people contracted for environmental cleaning, 3 people contracted for meal supply, 7 people contracted for security, 1 person contracted as a high-level executive driver, and 5 people dispatched for injection department, totaling 23 people. This statistic does not include contracted construction workers.

Diverse and Abundant Employment Opportunities.

Formosa Laboratories responds to SDG 8 "Decent Work and Economic Growth" by providing equal employment opportunities to individuals of different genders and ages. According to Article 4 of the Company's work regulations, discrimination based on race, class, language, ideology, religion, political affiliation, place of origin, birthplace, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, appearance, facial features, physical or mental disabilities, or past/present membership in a labor union is prohibited during recruitment, selection, employment, distribution, assignment, performance evaluation, or promotion. We respect the gender identity of each colleague and have gender-friendly restrooms on the 3rd and 4th floors of Building C and the 1st floor of Building V.

According to the employee data statistics at the end of 2022, the percentage of female employees in the Company is 28.5%. The percentage of female senior management is 37.5%. This shows that although the number of female employees is relatively small due to the characteristics of the industry, female employees can still fully demonstrate their strengths within the Company and be promoted to middle and senior management based on their job performance, without being treated differently because of their gender.
We employ 7 disabled employees in accordance with government regulations, meeting the standard of the legal quota. We also ensure job opportunities for other minority groups in accordance with government regulations in various regions, promoting diversity among our employees. We have a total of 6 indigenous employees and 91 foreign employees from 6 countries including India, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand.


Diversified Distribution of Job Categories among Formosa Laboratories' Employees

  1. The management level consists of 16 supervisors or above; the management position consists of 101 deputy directors or above who have not reached the first level supervisor; and there are a total of 719 professional staff members.
  2. The calculation method is diversified number of employees in each employee category ÷ the total number of employees in each employee category, calculated to the first decimal place; there is some error in the data due to the rounding of the second digit.
  3. This table shows the statistics as of December 31, 2022

Employee Turnover

New Employees

Formosa Laboratories hired a total of 211 new employees in 2022, representing a 25.2% new hire rate based on the total number of employees at the end of the period. Among them, there were 131 male employees and 80 female employees, with the majority being 31 to 50 years old, accounting for 54.0%. The main positions for 40% of the new employees were in production, technical, and other entry level positions.

Statistics on Gender and Age Distribution of New Employees


  1. The percentage of new employees in each category (number of new employees in each category / total number of new employees × 100%) rounded to the first decimal place.
  2. The number of new employees includes 88 foreign migrant workers.

Separation and Retention

In terms of employee retention, a total of 205 employees turnover in 2022, including 139 males and 66 females, resulting in a turnover rate of 24.5%. The progressive turnover rate is approximately 19.6% . Among the resignations, the majority were production and technical staff at the entry level, accounting for 50%. The Company will continue to improve work-life balance, enhance managerial capabilities, and provide career development opportunities for employees to promote employee retention.

Statistics on Gender and Age Distribution of Employee Turnover


  1. The percentage of employee turnover in each category (number of employee turnover in each category / total number of employee turnover × 100%) rounded to the first decimal place.
  2. Employee turnover includes those who voluntarily leave the organization or leave due to dismissal, retirement, or job-related death. Among them, there are 11 foreign migrant workers whose contracts have expired, 4 short-term contract workers whose contracts have expired, and 10 employees on parental leave or general leave, all of whom are counted as part of the total number of turnovers.

Parental Leave

The Company advocates for gender equality in accordance with the "Act of Gender Equality in Employment" and SDG 5 Gender Equality. We support the rights of employees to have and raise children, and ensure the right of colleagues to take parental leave. Any employee who has worked for the Company for at least 6 months can apply for unpaid parental leave until their child reaches 3 years old, but not exceeding 2 years. During the period of parental leave, employees can continue to participate in the existing social insurance.

Number of Employees Applied for Parental Leave in 2022

  1. Based on the number of employees who have applied for maternity or paternity leave in the past 3 years (2020 to 2022).
  2. Actual date of returning to work is in 2021, and with one year of on-the-job working after returning to work.
  3. Data in the table are calculated to the first decimal place and rounded to the second decimal place.
  4. The primary reason for not returning to the work after taking parental leave is due to career considerations, resulting in not returning to the original work team.

Protection of Human Rights and Labor Rights

The Company prohibits the employment of child labor under the age of 16, prohibits forced labor and any form of discriminatory employment. We comply with international standards, the International Bill of Human Rights, and relevant labor employment Laws at our business locations to protect the rights and interests of workers. This includes ensuring minimum wages, working hours (including overtime), insurance, leave, retirement pension system. We provide equal employment opportunities and treatment without discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, politics, nationality, or social background.

In accordance with Article 64 of the Company's work rules, we provide a system for employees to file grievance regarding workplace violence and sexual harassment, and establish unlawful infringements preventive measures, ensuring that employees are not threatened or violated in their physical and mental well-being in the work environment. The Company did not experience any significant risks or incidents of discrimination, use of child labor, forced labor, discrimination, or other violations of labor rights. In the future, we will plan to establish a comprehensive human rights policy and issue announcements in accordance with regulations and international human rights conventions, encouraging suppliers and partners to jointly prioritize human rights issues.


Explanation of Measures Related to Labor Rights of Formosa Laboratories

  • Full-time employees work 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week.
  • According to the Labor Standards Act, employees must be paid overtime if they work more than 8 hours a day, and they cannot be forced to work overtime.
  • If overtime is required due to special circumstances, the total daily working hours shall not exceed 12 hours, and the monthly limit for overtime hours is 46 hours.
  • If there is a need to terminate the employment relationship with an employee, the Company will comply with Article 16 of the Labor Standards Act, provide advance notice of termination of the labor contract, and provide severance pay and job-finding leave.
  • The Company does not have a labor union organization, so no collective contract has been signed. However, according to Article 83 of the "Labor Standards Act", regular labor-management coordination meetings are held every quarter; ad hoc meeting can be held if necessary. These meetings aim to promote labor-management cooperation, coordinate labor-management relations, improve working conditions, and plan for employee benefit through two-way communication and negotiation. The results of the meetings apply to all employees.