Supply chain management
Tongwei always emphasizes long-term cooperation and growth together with its suppliers, and is committed to creating a digitized, green and sustainable supply chain.
(1) Supplier management principles
• Commercial ethics
• Privacy and information protection
• Human rights and labor
• Occupational health and safety
• Environmental management
• Conflict minerals
• Community participation
(2) Supplier management process
• Supplier admission
• Risk identification
• Audit and supervision
• Ability enhancement
(3) Supplier evaluation
Tongwei pays attention to the environmental and social development performance of its suppliers, continuously carries out ESG risk identification and evaluation of its suppliers, and gives priority to procurement and commendation incentives to suppliers with excellent ESG performance.
All suppliers are required to declare and review ESG-related qualifications, and those who do not meet the requirements will be directly excluded.
Suppliers are assessed on their ESG performance and scored on a number of sustainability issues, including labor health and safety, human and labor rights, environment and climate change management, commercial ethics, and responsible procurement, using the Supplier Scorecard. Suppliers with high scores will be prioritized for shortlisting under the same conditions.
Conduct regular supplier on-site assessments and require major suppliers to sign the Supplier Social Responsibility Commitment Letter, and include ESG indicators as mandatory items in supplier performance assessment (including but not limited to supplier labor health and safety, human and labor rights, environment and climate change management, commercial ethics, and responsible procurement, etc.). Suppliers with excellent ESG performance will be upgraded to a higher supplier level, prioritized for procurement, and commended/awarded with incentives.
Tongwei has incorporated ESG issues (including but not limited to commercial ethics, environmental management, labor protection, wage and salary, working hours, health and safety, responsible procurement, etc.) into the Supplier Social Responsibility Commitment Letter, and requires suppliers to strictly comply with all the provisions of social responsibility such as SA8000, BSCI, SEDEX, etc. as well as the provisions of the local labor laws and regulations, including:
• Prohibition of any form of child and forced labor
• Respect for the basic human rights of employees
• Respect for employees' freedom of association and right to collective bargaining
• Provide an equal and fair working environment
• Provide safe and hygienic working conditions and ensure the safety and health of employees
• Reasonable arrangement of working hours, rest, and vacation
• Pay reasonable remuneration to employees, at least to meet their basic needs and minimum wage standards
• Establish a social responsibility management system, adhere to and continuously improve social responsibility performance
In 2022, Tongwei conducted 45 times corporate social responsibility assessments of suppliers in the module sector
(4) Supply chain labor safety and health
Tongwei is committed to working with all suppliers to develop a dignified, ethical, safe and healthy workplace environment. The company carries out special mapping and investigation work on topics such as child labor, forced labor, working hours, labor safety and health, and traces the labor health and safety situation of suppliers through the issuance and collection of the Basic Supplier Questionnaire to further ensure that suppliers respect labor rights and provide a safe working environment.
(5) Supplier audits
Tongwei conducts internal audits and external third-party audits of all key suppliers and some common suppliers every year, covering a wide range of aspects such as human and labor rights, labor health and safety, environment and climate change management, commercial ethics, anti-corruption and anti-bribery, etc., and provides audited suppliers with audit feedbacks and relevant suggestions for improvement.
In 2022, Tongwei conducted supplier audits and identified the following non-compliance matters:
|Type of non-compliance||Number of suppliers
(6) Supplier training
Tongwei is committed to working with suppliers to develop a dignified and ethical workplace environment and to promote the sustainable development of the supply chain. Moreover, it encourages and supports suppliers to continuously strengthen their own sustainable development management and to empower suppliers to manage their own ESG risks.
In 2022, Tongwei conducted 581 supplier training, such as admission training, EHS, and product quality.
(7) Creating a green and low-carbon supply chain
Tongwei has integrated green concepts into its traditional supply chain management. Moreover, with the promotion of green procurement as the core, it continues to improve the level of green production of its suppliers and promotes the green and low-carbon transformation and upgrading of its supply chain.
① Four major aspects of green supply chain management
• Green procurement
• Energy saving and consumption reduction
• Water resource management
• Public participation
② Green and low-carbon management of the whole product life cycle
• Raw material selection, product design, product manufacturing, product sales, product use
③ Tongwei green manufacturing honors
• Six national level green plants
• One provincial level green plant
• Four national level green supply chains
• Three national level green design products
Tongwei strictly complies with the laws and regulations related to conflict minerals and the main guiding principles of the Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and has formulated and published the Commitments and Policies of Tongwei Co., Ltd. on Conflict Minerals on its official website, so that it can strictly manage conflict minerals in its supply chain.
Human capital development
Tongwei advocates talents with the spirit of continuous learning and innovation. Learning injects fresh vitality into the people of Tongwei and innovation brings strong competitiveness to Tongwei.
(1) Employment program and policy
• The competent will be promoted, the mediocre will be replaced, and the incompetent will be dismissed.
• No seniority ranking, know the people and appoint them according to their abilities
• The priority is to utilize those who have virtue and ability, to cultivate those who have virtue but not ability, and not to use those who have ability but not virtue.
(2) Talent development strategy
• Create a cadre workforce that is truly "clear and in place"
• Create a core cadre team with traction and driving force
• Create a highly efficient execution, well-trained grassroots workforce
(3) Employee promotion
To establish horizontal and vertical career development channels for employees, open up the upward channel of personnel development, and provide opportunities for all employees to upgrade their academic qualifications
(4) Employee learning and training plans
In terms of employee training, Tongwei has developed an all-round, diversified, and hierarchical talent training system. We strictly comply with the relevant provisions of the Management Measures for Training and Development of Tongwei Co., Ltd. (Revised Version 2023) and Management Measures for Employee Self-development Training of Tongwei Co., Ltd. (Revised Version 2022) and other systems, and uniformly formulate cultivation plans for all employees, including regular employees, interns, and others.
Remarks: All employees include regular employees and interns; the company has no part-time employees and contract labor.
Our training programs include the blind training program, the elite training program, the New talent program, the sailing program, the excellence program, the vocational qualification training, and the academic education program, etc., which comprehensively help our employees to refine their professional skills and broaden their career development paths in practice and learning.
Achievements: In 2022, the company conducted 66,189 times of training and empowered 40,301 employees, with an average training duration of 86.88 hours per person.
Five major plans for employee learning and training
|Leader project||Current senior executives, senior executive reserve team||Excellence program|
|Elite project||Plant managers, ministers, and other middle management||Sailing program|
|Improve project||Department managers||New talent program|
|Sailing project||Business and technical backbone||Elite training program|
|Turnaround project||Fresh graduates||Blind training program|
Suitable objects: Employees at all levels (as in the Figure above)
Project content: Tongwei has developed Tongwei Learning Center and Photovoltaic Learning Center to provide professional and general skills training for employees at different levels and business segments. The training covers occupational safety, skill development, professional knowledge enhancement, enterprise operation and management, intellectual property rights training, etc. Moreover, it adopts flexible and diversified methods such as the online E-learning platform of Zhixueyun, offline course learning, quality development activities, etc., to help employees improve their occupational skills and professional innovation level, and promote the internal talent mobility of the enterprise.
Agricultural and animal husbandry sector:
• Consecutively carried out the trainee program for four years; more than 20% of the trainees obtained assistant manager qualification
• Cultivated 3,002 key echelon talents
• Cultivated 1,083 internally trained and promoted talents
• The retention rate of the starters reached 92.1%
• Talent cultivation satisfaction rate reached 98%
• Career development satisfaction rate reached 96.4%
Training for Vocational Qualification
Applicable object: all employees (including part-time employees and contract workers)
Item content: encourage the employees to participate in external vocational training related to the job vocational skills, or obtain the related job qualification certificate. The company will provide 1,000-2,000 yuan of financial support to those employees who have obtained the related employees.
Item outcome: 1,199 employees have obtained the vocational qualification.
Planning for Academic Education
Applicable object: all employees (including part-time employees and contract workers)
Item content: encourage the employees to obtain the bachelor of external institutions of higher learning and the degree of postgraduate (doctor/master). The company will provide 5,000-20,000 yuan of financial support to those employees who have obtained the related education.
Item outcome: 1,159 employees have engaged in advanced studies.