TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc (ASE, TAIEX: 2311, NYSE: ASX), the leading provider of semiconductor assembly and test services, today announced that it has once again been included in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World and the Emerging Market segments. For the second year in a row, ASE was also named the sector leader in the Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment Industry Group, one of 24 groups represented on the DJSI.
In the Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment Industry group, a total of 49 large publicly listed companies were included in the assessment and only 5 companies made the 2017 DJSI World list. ASE is the only outsourced semiconductor assembly and test service provider to be included as an index component and also recognized as the semiconductor industry leader with strong ESG (environmental, social and governance) performance.
The inclusion of ASE as a component in the DJSI World is an endorsement of the positive impact of the company’s actions to manage economic, social and environmental challenges while maintaining technology innovation and long term growth. The DJSI is the gold standard for corporate sustainability and a key reference point for investors and stakeholders worldwide.
The DJSI World was launched in 1999 and is the first global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies based on RobecoSAM's analysis of financially material Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors and S&P DJI's robust index methodology. RobecoSAM assesses the world's largest companies through its annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), which uses a consistent, rules-based methodology to convert an average of 600 data points per company into one overall score that ultimately determines inclusion in the DJSI. For more information on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, please visit http://www.robecosam.com/en/sustainability-insights/about-sustainability/corporate-sustainability-assessment/review.jsp
For more information on ASE’s corporate sustainability, please visit http://www.aseglobal.com/en/Csr/
About The ASE Group
The ASE Group is among the leading providers 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 USI Inc and its subsidiaries, members of the ASE Group. For more information about the ASE Group, visit www.aseglobal.com or twitter @asegroup_global.
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