For the purposes of resource integration between public sector and private sector, encourgemnt of purchase of green products and other environmental protection activties, leading the public to live a sustainable lifestyle, expansion of the green consumer market, and promotion of circular economy, Green Point Collection Program was officially launched by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in December 2015. So far preliminary achievements have been obtained. As of December 2018, 260,241 members registered with Green Point Collection Program and a number of well-known merchants joined such Program as designated insitutions. After the launch of Green Point Collection Program, major factors in the effectiveness of the Program have been noted. In addition to the participation and cross-sector collaboration between public sector and private sector, in view of the significant increase of members registered with the Program, designated institutions and relevant transactions, it was necessary to review and adjust the supervision and inspection mechanism of Green Point Collection Program and ensure the continuous implementation of such superviosn and inspection so as to reduce the risk and issue related to the financial settlement operation or regulations and to enhance the protection and trust of all stakeholders, such as consumers. Given the above, the Project for Supervision and Inspection of Green Point Collection Program (Project) was proposed.
The annual targets of this Project are as follows:
1.To audit and supervise the Green Point Collection Program, review and revise the relevant operation procedures, and assist the EPA in the management of Green Point Collection Program Platform.
2.To ensure the completeness of regulation framework, relevant contracts, and forms of operation for Green Point Collection Program, and to assist the EPA in reviewing the relevant description and official documents.
3.To develop cross-industry, cross-sector, and cross-agency cooperation plan for Green Point Collection Program, to establish the system related to outsourcing, and to provide the advice about the possible direction of Green Point Collection Program.
1.Audit and Supervision
Regarding the audit and supervison, according to the "Operation Procedures For Management of Supervision and Audit of Green Point Collection Program", under the Project, the degree of the matching and the situation of the deviation between the plann and execution have been noted, and the result of audit and sample check and proposed inprovement items and time have been provided to the EPA to ensure the perfectness of the Program.
(1)Cash Flow Audit
Regarding audit of cash flow, under the Project, the review of the deal data of designated institutions and Cherish-Food Restaurants on a monthly basis for this year has been conducted, and the smaple check of 25% of original evidence of designated institutions has separately conducted. The result shows that the payment made to designated insitutions general complies with the "Operation Procedures For Management of Supervision and Audit of Green Point Collection Program".
Regarding audit of information, under the Project, an information audit was conducted on a monthly basis, which audit includes the review of information security of the Green Point Collection Program Platform, operation procedures for system data, and interface between data sources, and the report of the audit result and suggestion was provided on a monthly basis.
2.Implementation of Legislaiton
Under the Project, the opinions regarding implementation of legislation have been provided, includind the amendment to the "Directions for Subsidies of Green Point Collection Program", the amendment to the "Guidelines for Managmant of Verification Insitution for Environmental Protection Product (EPA, Executive Yuan)", the amendment to the "Guidelines for Managmant of Environmental Protection Product (EPA, Executive Yuan)", the revision to App of Green Point Collection Program Platform, the rule of card-linked offer, and the “Unmarked Exchange Points of E-Coupon through Green Point Collection Program Platform".
3.Conception and Implementation for Policy Planning
The Project mainly focused on the plan for government agencies' participation in Green Point Collection Program, the combitnaiton of Green Point and other reward points or the relevant point exchange, promotion of Cherish-Food Restaurants, and outsourcing of operation of Green Point Collection Program Platform.