ASE Group seeks not only to create economic value but also to develop alongside local communities. We hope community engagement activities will lead to value system and idea exchanges with local communities and people, allowing them to better understand the ASE Group's philosophy in sustainable operations and for ASE to achieve the goal of maximizing positive benefits of our operations.
As part of our effort to continuously create economic value and simultaneously extend the company's values, we are committed to incorporating community resources and grow together with local communities. We focus on "Community Development", "Charity Care", and "Emergency Care and Assistance" programs with the ASE Charitable Foundation. In 2017, we contributed over US$0.8 million for community engagement activities. We provided afterschool care for 122 students from disadvantaged households, offered financial assistance to 638 students from disadvantaged families and made donations to 40 charities. In addition, ASE Group Chairman Jason Chang and his siblings have established the Social Welfare Charity Foundation to commemorate their mother and actively promote charitable activities.