To achieve the common good for society, ASEH harnesses its power to stimulate positive social change, bringing about an increase in sustainable awareness and positive impacting behavioral change, skills development, and quality of life. Established as ASEH’s highest level of organization for social involvement, the Corporate Sustainability Committee (CSC) is responsible for the planning, formulation, and implementation of social involvement policies and regulations, among which the “Public Affairs Engagement Policy * " is a set of guiding principles that provides foreign policy directions for all subsidiaries as well as support to organizations with similar ideologies as ASEH. Accordingly, ASEH has also established a supervision mechanism to evaluate the project performance of such foundations and social organizations to ensure that the investment of support and resources results in an actual impact.
ASEH conducts annual reviews to evaluate its campaigns and performance based on four development strategies—environmental conservation, industry-academia collaboration, community engagement and public advocacy. The CSC Social Involvement Taskforce is responsible for implementing social involvement policies at company facilities worldwide, evaluating the risks and opportunities, planning and organizing activities in public engagement. Each facility is responsible for the creation of local organization teams to plan and execute the programs in compliance with corporate policies and development goals.
ASEH adopts the LBG (London Benchmarking Group) framework and SROI (Social Return on Investment) model to measure the input, output and impact of social involvement activities, and conducts biannual performance reviews and reporting. For ASEH’s social engagement programs (conducted by the ASE Cultural and Education Foundation and the ASE Environmental Protection and Sustainability Foundation), we performed analyses of the social return on investment (SROI) and established a social investment performance evaluation system to optimize the evaluation of our social involvements and more effectively manage social engagement programs.
In 2022, we spent US$11.2 million on social involvement activities, accounting for 0.42* percent of the group’s pre-tax net profit. Compared with 2021, our highest investment proportion relates to industry-academia collaboration for the promotion of innovative technology research and development. The next major investment is in environmental conservation. We recorded over 12,560 hours of voluntary service performed by over 4,700 volunteers.