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  • Mar 25, 2019

    ASE Technology Holding takes a spot on CDP Climate A List 2018

    CDP is a non-profit global environmental disclosure platform. CDP’s annual rankings score the thousands of companies that disclose their environmental action and how they address environmental issues. Using a robust methodology that analyzed companies against a diverse range of metrics, companies were scored from A to D-, with only the very best making the A List. ASE was among the 139 companies worldwide that made the A List in 2018. Within the 11 metrics in the CDP disclosure survey, ASE scored A in 9 of the critical metrics (including governance, risk and opportunity disclosures, emissions reductions initiatives, and so on) underscoring the efforts and results made by the company on corporate transparency and measurement of environmental actions. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Sep 14, 2018

    ASE Named Industry Leader in the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

    ASE has once again been included in the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World and the Emerging Market segments. For the third year in a row, ASE was also named the industry leader in the Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment Industry Group, which demonstrates our achievement in environment, social and governance aspects. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Aug 01, 2018

    ASE listed on the FTSE4Good Index Series for the fourth consecutive year

    For the fourth year in a row, ASE continues to be listed on the FTSE4Good Index Series. The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. ASE showed exceptional performance in the management of water resources, environmental and social supply chain, as well as climate change.

  • Jul 30, 2018

    ASE’s Total Impact Measurement and Management Report

    ASE has undertaken a value assessment study using PwC's Total Impact Measurement and Management(TIMM) framework in collaboration with PwC Taiwan, to assess the sustainable value created by ASE from four key aspects: economic, tax, social and environmental. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Jun 01, 2018

    Circular Economy Forum

    ASE Cultural and Educational Foundation organized the "Circular Economy Forum" with the assistance of the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association, Taiwan Alliance for Sustainable Supply and several local technological universities. We invited over 200 industry representatives, scholars and experts to discuss the promotion and future development of circular economy for the semiconductor industry. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Mar 23, 2018

    ASE Promotes the Building of Smart Grid

    ASE invited the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research and the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research to participate in a two-year (2018–2019) cooperative project to identify ways in which the semiconductor industry can accelerate the building of smart grids. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Mar 22, 2018

    ASE Announces Recipients of the 2017 ‘Outstanding Supplier’ and ‘Excellence in Sustainability’ Awards

    Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc today hosted the ASE Group supplier award ceremony. Each year, the ceremony honors suppliers for outstanding performance in categories such as technology, quality, cost and service. In addition, an ‘Excellence in Sustainability’ award was given to suppliers who had demonstrated positive developments in sustainability. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Feb 01, 2018

    ASE Group Receives the RobecoSAM Gold Class Award in “The Sustainability Yearbook 2018”

    The RobecoSAM sustainability yearbook is a comprehensive publication that lists the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by their score in the annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment. 478 companies in 60 industries worldwide made the cut in the 2018 yearbook. ASE is the only OSAT (outsourced semiconductor assembly and test) company listed in the yearbook, and awarded the ‘Gold Class’ (within 1% of top performing company’s score) under the ‘Semiconductors and Semiconductor Industry’ category. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Jan 02, 2018

    USI Receives Outstanding Enterprise Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

    USI has received the Outstanding Enterprise Award at the 3rd China (Shanghai) Corporate Social Responsibility Summit of Listed Companies. This is the second consecutive year that USI has received the award demonstrating the company’s relentless commitment in corporate sustainability. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Dec 04, 2017

    ASE Holds Seminar on Enterprise Sustainability and Human Resources Practices

    The ASE Group hosted the "Seminar on Enterprise Sustainability and Human Resource Practices” on Dec 4th. This is the 3rd session held by ASE in Taiwan with this year's theme - “Managing Business Sustainability and Employee Engagement”. Attendees invited include academics from the local university as well as experts from a global human resource consultant company. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Nov 23, 2017

    ASE Receives Four Awards at the 2017 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards

    ASE group announced it has received several awards at the TCSA (Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards) ceremony. The TCSA is an annual sustainability award program that awards local and foreign enterprises’ outstanding efforts in sustainability development issues and is organized by the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE). For more information, please visit related link.

  • Sep 07, 2017

    ASE Named Industry Group Leader in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

    ASE 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 group leader in the Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment Industry Group, one of 24 groups represented on the DJSI. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Aug 11, 2017

    ASE Cultural & Educational Foundation: Tree Planting Project 2017~2019

    The ASE Cultural & Educational Foundation has pledged its support to the Forestry Bureau of the Pingtung District by adopting 15 hectares of state owned land for three years. The company will plant 25,000 saplings in forests managed by the Pingtung Forestry Bureau that will expand the forest cover. The project will contribute to Taiwan's environmental conservation and help mitigate global warming. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Jul 03, 2017

    ASE Environmental Summer Camp

    ASE Kaohsiung and Buddha’s Light International Association hosted the 3rd Children’s Environmental Summer Camp. The event enabled 150 children to learn about how ASE environmental engineering help protect our environment through games and role play. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Jun 16, 2017

    Waste Heat and Cold Recovery Observation Tour

    ASE Kaohsiung hosted MOEA visitors and energy professionals at the ASE campus in Nantze Export Processing Zone (NEPZ) and briefed them on ASE’s waste heat and cold recovery process and energy saving technology applications.

  • Jun 08, 2017

    Algal Reef Protection on World Ocean Day

    The ASE Cultural & Educational Foundation is in support with local environmentalists in the call for protection of the Taoyuan algal reef. Activists are calling for further efforts to protect the fragile reef by designating the reef as a natural landscape under the Cultural Heritage Preservation Act. For more information, please visit related link.

  • May 03, 2017

    ASE Records Purchase of 15.2 Million KwH Green Power in Past 4 Years

    ASE Group announced that its Taiwan facilities in Kaohsiung and Chung Li, had purchased 4.5 million KwH green power in 2017 from Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), a state-owned electrical power utility company. Since 2014, ASE has purchased an accumulated total of 15.2 million KWh (Kilowatt Hours) green power - reducing 8,025 metric tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere and equivalent to the carbon sequestration from 660,800 trees. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Apr 22, 2017

    Beach Clean Up by 400 ASE Volunteers on World Earth Day

    On April 22nd, World Earth Day, over 400 volunteers from the ASE Kaohsiung and Chungli facilities participated in the cleaning of beaches as part of the environmental protection exercise. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Mar 22, 2017

    ASE Gears Towards a Sustainable World with the Presentation of the ‘Supplier Sustainability Award’ at its Annual Supplier Award Ceremony

    ASE Group hosted the annual 2016 supplier award ceremony at Kaohsiung, Taiwan on March 22nd, 2017. In addition to the ‘Best Supplier Award’ category that recognizes and honors outstanding suppliers, ASE added a ‘Supplier Sustainability Award’, an OSAT industry’s first. For the sustainability award category, ASE engaged an independent third party assessor to design questionnaires, tools and scorecards to evaluate suppliers on their sustainability practices. On-site assessments and interviews were conducted at suppliers’ premises to ensure supplier conformance on sustainability through legal compliance and business conduct, labor health and welfare management, environmental practices and social responsibility. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Feb 22, 2017

    ASE Listed on Asian Correspondent 2017 CSR 50 Index

    Asian Correspondent (AC), an independent Asian news site, has announced the launch of Asia's first annual CSR Index. The ASE Group is among the 50 listed on the index, and among the only 5 from Taiwan. Companies selected all clearly demonstrate set goals for sustainability while tracking their notable progress, and holding themselves to account when it comes to achieving set objectives. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Jan 24, 2017

    ASE Joins CDP Supplier Climate A List

    The Supplier Climate A List was established by the CDP, an international not-for-profit organization that drives sustainable economies. Over 4,300 companies submitted supply chain climate change disclosures to CDP annually for independent assessment against its scoring methodology. ASE is amongst the 3% of corporations that participated in CDP’s supply chain program to be awarded a position on the Supplier Climate A List. Winning a spot on the list demonstrated ASE’s commitment and actions to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Jan 19, 2017

    ASE Group received the RobecoSAM Gold Class award in “The Sustainability Yearbook 2017”

    The RobecoSAM sustainability yearbook is a comprehensive publication that lists the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by their score in the annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment. 470 companies in 60 industries worldwide made the cut in the 2017 yearbook. ASE is the only OSAT (outsourced semiconductor assembly and test) company listed in the yearbook, and awarded both ‘Gold Class’ (within 1% of top performing company’s score) and ‘Industry Mover’ under the ‘Semiconductors and Semiconductor Industry’ category. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Dec 22, 2016

    USI Won Outstanding Enterprise Award on the 2nd China (Shanghai) Corporate Social Responsibility Summit of Listed Companies

    Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd, a member of the ASE Group, has long upheld its sustainability policy of green product development to reduce carbon footprint while balancing its entrepreneurship value to society. To realize the objective of developing a more sustainable environment for future generations, the company maintained an overall high scoring of 92.5 points from the evaluators at the CSR summit. USI aims to be an exemplary and socially responsible corporate citizen protecting and caring for China’s eco-system. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Dec 20, 2016

    Corporate Social Responsibility and Environment Forum (Taiwan Environmental Education Dialogue, TEED)

    The forum is organized by the Environmental Quality Protection Foundation (EQPF) and is sponsored by the ASE Cultural & Educational Foundation. Innovation and advancement are the backbones of business corporations but business operations are also resource intensive. As we move together with sustainability trends, corporations must play a critical role too. Corporations must be attuned to the factors affecting sustainability including legal, governance and environmental influences. The forum aims to provide an insight on how business corporations can better develop goals for Corporate Sustainability within the framework. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Nov 23, 2016

    ASE Receives 2016 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards

    Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc, the leading provider of semiconductor assembly and test services, today announced that it has received the Top 50 Corporate Sustainability Report Award, Climate Leadership Award and Supply Chain Sustainability Leadership Award at the 2016 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards (TCSA) event organized by the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE). For more information, please visit related link.

  • Nov 21, 2016

    ASE Group supports CDP’s “Improve Water security” commitment

    As a leading semiconductor manufacturing company, the availability of clean water not only impacts our business operations but also our sustainability strategy. ASE has put together a water management strategy to ensure water conservation, recycling and usage reduction. We are proud to be a Committed Company to CDP’s Water Security Action. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Nov 01, 2016

    ASE Makes CDP’s Climate A List For the First Time

    CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) is a not-for-profit organization that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. On October 2016, the organization released the first global report ‘Out of the Starting Block’ on behalf of 827 institutional investors representing more than $100 trillion in assets. The report included the companies that made it onto the Climate A List 2016. ASE is honored to be among the 193 Climate A List companies that has been deemed to excel in the low-carbon movement and maintain an average carbon footprint around 80% lower compared to other firms. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Oct 25, 2016

    Visit from EPA, Executive Yuan to ASE Kaohsiung’s Water Recycling Plant

    Since the 2013 K7 wastewater incident, ASE has taken the opportunity to further strengthen its internal infrastructures and policies in the management of environmental issues including wastewater discharge processes. In April 2015, ASE began operating Taiwan’s largest state of the art wastewater processing and recycling plant at the NEPZ in Kaohsiung. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Oct 23, 2016

    2016 ASE Charity Concert

    To kick off ASE’s 2017 philanthropic programs for a sustainable future, the ASE Foundation sponsored a concert helmed by CFO Joseph Tung and the ‘Hormone’ band. All the proceeds from the concert will be donated to a number of charitable organizations such as the Genesis Social Welfare Foundation, Garden of Hope Foundation and Children & Families Foundation. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Oct 22, 2016

    Ecology and Environment Forum (Taiwan Environmental Education Dialogue, TEED)

    The forum is organized by the Environmental Quality Protection Foundation (EQPF) and is sponsored by the ASE Cultural & Educational Foundation. Species of wild fauna and flora are far more vulnerable to climate and environmental changes than human beings. Today, Taiwan has 217 endangered and unique species that face extinction due to direct hunting and the destruction of their ecological habitats. Expert speakers at the forum introduced to the attendees the Ecology system in Taiwan that spans from the urban cities to the wetlands, from the mountains to the oceans, and discuss the policies, mechanism and public participation needed to sustain our cherished ecosystem and biodiversity. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Sep 08, 2016

    ASE Named Industry Group Leader 2016 on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

    ASE selected as the Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment Industry Group Leader and included for the first time as an index component on the iconic Dow Jones Sustainability World index – a global index which only includes companies that lead the field in terms of sustainability. The inclusion of ASE as a component on the DJSI World is a strong affirmation, from the highly acclaimed S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, of ASE’s positive efforts in managing economic, environmental and social factors and increasing long term shareholder value through corporate sustainability. 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 on corporate sustainability. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Aug 17, 2016

    ASE Inc. ranked in CommonWealth Magazine “2016 CSR TOP 100”

    The CommonWealth Magazine CSR 2016 ranks companies that have excelled in the management of corporate, social and environmental sustainability. The selection of these companies were based on a stringent criteria set in accordance with international standards such as those promulgated by The UN Global Compact, OECD Global Reporting Initiative and US Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and judged by a respectable team of jurists from leading institutions. This year, ASE is honored to be ranked 23rd on the list. CommonWealth magazine is Taiwan's most respected publication on economics, politics and current events that offers an objective and extensive coverage of Taiwan's political, economic and social trends. The magazine regularly runs profiles of government and business leaders, corporate strategies, management trends, as well as in-depth reports and analyses on the nation's political and economic developments and social changes. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Jul 30, 2016

    Endemic Species in Taiwan Forum (Taiwan Environmental Education Dialogue, TEED)

    The forum is organized by the Environmental Quality Protection Foundation (EQPF) and is sponsored by the ASE Cultural & Educational Foundation. Taiwan is located between the tropics and subtropics area - a complex terrain. Separated from Mainland China by the strait, many species migrated into Taiwan in the glacier era or drifted with the sea over Taiwan. These species evolved into unique creatures through interactions with the environment over time. To what extent do we understand these species? For the first time, Ecologists, Environmental Impact Assessment Committee members and governors gather together to talk about the importance of endemic species like bats, fireflies, crabs, and lichens in Taiwan and the challenges posed by human development to the environment. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Jul 22, 2016

    ASE Kaohsiung Launches Car-Free Day

    The ASE Group today launched the Car-Free Day at its flagship campus in Kaohsiung Nantze Export Processing Zone. Car Free Day aims to encourage people to be less dependent on their cars and try more sustainable travel alternatives. Since June this year, ASE has been encouraging its employees to use public transportation, cycle or walk to help reduce pollution and carbon footprint. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Jul 15, 2016

    "ASE Group Supplier Sustainability Award”- Selection Criteria and Process Announcement

    ASE Group today hosted a Supplier Forum in Kaohsiung for its global suppliers. The forum was organized to launch the ASE Group ‘Supplier Sustainability Award’ for the year 2017. It is also a platform for ASE to communicate the purpose of the award, the assessment criteria as well as to incorporate sustainability within the ASE supply chain, thus creating more positive impacts to the industry as a whole. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Jun 24, 2016

    ASE Receives 2016 Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Award

    Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. has received the 2016 Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Award (AREA) in the category of "Social Empowerment" for its ASE30 Environmental Conservation Fund (ECF). The ASE30 Environmental Conservation Fund, for which ASE is being honored, was established in 2014 to commemorate the company's 30th anniversary and to promote programs in support of environmental protection efforts in Taiwan. The AREA award is organized by Enterprise Asia, a leading non-governmental organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship geared towards sustainable and progressive economic and social development. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Jun 18, 2016

    Sponge City Forum (Taiwan Environmental Education Dialogue, TEED)

    Climate change and population increase have major impacts in rapidly urbanized cities. The forum attracted industry and academia experts to explore the concept of ‘sponge cities’ and focus on the effects of man, buildings, rivers and roads on the environment. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Apr 22, 2016

    “4th National Survey of Forest Resources” Documentary

    The “4th National Survey of Forest Resources” documentary is another project in collaboration with the EQPF (Environmental Quality Protection Foundation). In commemoration of the 2016 World Earth Day – Trees for the Earth, the documentary was released on the TEED (Taiwan Environmental Education Dialogue) platform. The main objectives of this survey are : (1) to ascertain the total forest area nationwide, (2) to assess the current forest resources, (3) to establish a system for monitoring forest resources, and (4) to measure the amount of carbon sequestration from forests nationwide. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Apr 22, 2016

    “Votive Forest” Project – Proactivity within a global network

    In collaboration with the EQPF (Environmental Quality Protection Foundation), ASE launched the “Votive Forest” project to reforest the most difficult places, including marginal lands and badlands in Taiwan. This project has been shared and published on the “Global Forest Watch” website (www.globalforestwatch.org). “Votive Forest” is also the only forest restoration project from Taiwan that has been listed internationally. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Feb 03, 2016

    ASE Receiving Green Bond Certificates

    ASE received recognition by the Climate Bonds Initiative group for its pioneering effort in demonstrating the potential of green bonds and energizing the market. ASE was presented the certificate for ‘First Emerging Market Corporate Green Bond’ in the Corporate Pioneer Category and ‘First Green Bond in Taiwan’ in the National Pioneer category. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Jan 22, 2016

    ASE Group included in RobecoSAM “The Sustainability Yearbook 2016”

    The RobecoSAM sustainability yearbook is a comprehensive publication that lists the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by their score in the annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment. 464 companies in 59 industries worldwide made the cut in the 2016 yearbook. In order to be listed in the Yearbook, companies must be within the top 15% of their industry and must achieve a score within 30% of their Industry Leader’s score. ASE is the only OSAT (outsourced semiconductor assembly and test) company listed in the yearbook, under the ‘Semiconductors and Semiconductor Industry’ category. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Nov 26, 2015

    City, Health and Environment Forum (Taiwan Environmental Education Dialogue, TEED)

    The forum is organized by the Environmental Quality Protection Foundation (EQPF) and is sponsored by the ASE Cultural & Educational Foundation in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. A city’s prosperity through commerce and industry will inevitably change its landscape and impact its environment. The forum was a platform to identify health and environmental issues of city life and how we can manage air quality, water and land usage to lower the negative impact. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Nov 24, 2015

    ASE Receives 2015 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards

    ASE’s 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’. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Nov 18, 2015

    ASE participates in CommonWealth Magazine educational program on creative teaching

    The ASE Group announces that it is a proud sponsor of an educational program initiated by CommonWealth Magazine, Taiwan’s influential bi-weekly publication. The program was launched earlier this year and encourages elementary and high school teachers from all over the island to participate by submitting their works in creative teaching methods. The theme of the program ‘Localizing while Globalizing’, aims to project the beauty and charm of the island of Taiwan by adopting methods with international perspectives and taking students on an interesting learning experience. Submitted works were entered into the creative teaching competition and the winners will have their works published and distributed to schools all over Taiwan. As a global company steeped in technology and innovation, ASE is committed to contributing to the social fabric of the community by deploying our resources responsibly. The future is in the next generation of children and we aim to promote the use of technology to teach school children knowledge and creativity. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Oct 16, 2015

    Food and Environment Forum (Taiwan Environmental Education Dialogue, TEED)

    The forum is organized by the Environmental Quality Protection Foundation (EQPF) and is sponsored by the ASE Cultural & Educational Foundation to explore food and sustainable development, from its origin, supply chain, method of use and food wastage. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Sep 05, 2015

    Ocean and Environment Forum (Taiwan Environmental Education Dialogue, TEED)

    The forum is organized by the Environmental Quality Protection Foundation (EQPF) and is sponsored by the ASE Cultural & Educational Foundation. The Ocean and Environment Forum brought together industry and academia experts from different fields to explore the impact of environment to the oceanic life, and how scientific discoveries and governmental regulations can help in the conservation of marine environment. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Aug 14, 2015

    Sustainability and Corporate Governance Forum (Taiwan Environmental Education Dialogue, TEED)

    On August 24, 10 representatives from government, business, schools and environmental groups are invited to join the forum to discuss latest trends in global sustainable development and corporate governance. The forum is held by Environmental Quality Protection Foundation (EQPF) and sponsored by ASE Cultural & Educational Foundation. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Jul 24, 2015

    ASE supports the COP 21 (Climate Change Conference) to be held in Paris

    ASE has joined “Road to Paris” commitments established by CDP (an international, not-for-profit organization providing a global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share environmental information) to commit to responsible corporate engagement in climate policy and commit to report climate change information in mainstream reports as a fiduciary duty in support of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) in December 2015. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Jun 05, 2015

    Taiwan Environmental Education Dialogue (TEED) online platform

    In line with the World Environment Day, ASE sponsored the launch of the "Taiwan Environmental Education Dialogue (TEED)”. TEED is an online platform that promotes environmental awareness by combining technology and entertainment to produce radio and documentary programs for the public. For more information, please visit related link.

  • Feb 26, 2015

    ASE Joins the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC)

    ASE has joined the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and become an Applicant Member since 2015. ASE’s membership further represents the Company’s resolve through the EICC Code of Conduct to align and work with suppliers and partners that share similar values regarding sustainability. For more information, please visit related link.