ASE Receives 2015 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards

TAIPEI, Taiwan--()--Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (TSE: 2311, NYSE: ASX) today announced that its IC ATM (semiconductor assembly, testing and material) operations, has received the silver medal in the ‘Taiwan Top 50 Corporate Sustainability Report Awards in the large enterprises – electronics segment’; while its EMS (electronic manufacturing services) operations was accorded the bronze medal in the ‘Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Report Awards in the large enterprises - electronics industry segment’.

The Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards (TCSA) is hosted by the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE) and is deemed the most prestigious corporate sustainability award in Taiwan. The sustainability report awards recognize outstanding Taiwan enterprises (including international enterprises operating in Taiwan) in their corporate sustainability reporting and sustainability efforts and are benchmarked against the internationally acclaimed GRI G4 standards.

“Our approach to corporate responsibility is to augment our ability to compete long-term through the efficient use, custodianship and development of global finite resources,” said Dr. Tien Wu, COO and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee Chairman, ASE. “It is indeed a great honor for ASE to receive the Corporate Sustainability Awards and is strong testament to our commitment and continued focus on promoting a company culture built on sustainable practices and innovation.”

Recent highlights of ASE’s sustainability efforts include:

  • In July 2014, ASE issued Asia’s first US$300 million corporate green bond as part of our efforts to mitigate climate change and reduce carbon footprint. Through this funding, ASE has executed a series of environmental protection activities including green buildings, energy efficiency enhancement and water recycling projects. To date, ASE has achieved 12 green building accreditations (9 Taiwan EEWH and 3 US LEED) and has another 18 green building projects undergoing certification. In October 2015, ASE’s wastewater treatment and recycling plant in Kaohsiung marked its first milestone in its water conservation efforts with an accumulated output volume of 1 million metric tons of recycled water.
  • Globally, ASE has put in place aggressive sustainability plans for 20 factory sites to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption, and to increase recycling and reuse rates.
  • To maximize sustainability in business and to enhance our competitiveness, ASE also actively promotes a green supply chain. The company is a member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) since February 2015. This year, ASE launched the Responsible Supply Chain Management with its supply partners to implement a Green Supply Chain Program to provide leadership and set standards for the backend semiconductor industry to engage in ethical business conduct, employee health and safety, environmental protection and management governance.
  • At the local level, ASE participates in programs that focus on promoting environmental education, conservation and improving the quality of life. Over the past 2 years, projects initiated include:
    • Promoting green education in schools
    • Upgrading more than 25 schools in the Nantze and Nantou areas with 26,000 units of energy saving LED lights
    • Reforestation projects in the Kaohsiung municipal area
    • Collaboration with the Taiwan Environmental Education Dialogue (TEED)
    • Completion of a permeable pavement and eco-walkway around the Nantze Export Processing Zone.

About the ASE Group

The ASE Group is the world's largest provider of independent semiconductor manufacturing services in assembly, test, materials and design manufacturing. As a global leader geared towards meeting the industry’s ever growing needs for faster, smaller and higher performance chips, the Group develops and offers a wide portfolio of technology and solutions including IC test program design, front-end engineering test, wafer probe, wafer bump, substrate design and supply, wafer level package, flip chip, system-in-package, final test and electronic manufacturing services through Universal Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries, members of the ASE Group. The Group generated sales revenues of US$8.5 billion in 2014 and employs over 68,000 people worldwide. For more information about the ASE Group, visit www.aseglobal.com.

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Contacts

ASE PR Contact:
Patricia MacLeod, +1 408-636-9500
patricia.macleod@aseus.com
or
Jennifer Yuen, +65 6631 4229
jennifer.yuen@aseus.com

Contacts

ASE PR Contact:
Patricia MacLeod, +1 408-636-9500
patricia.macleod@aseus.com
or
Jennifer Yuen, +65 6631 4229
jennifer.yuen@aseus.com