ASE Technology Holding Named 2019 Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Company’s remarkable development in corporate sustainability earned recognition again on the iconic sustainability performance index
Taipei, Taiwan, September 16, 2019. ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. (TAIEX: 3711, NYSE: ASX), the leading provider of semiconductor packaging, test and system assembly services, today announced that it has been included in the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World and Emerging Market segments. This will also be the fourth year in a row that the company has been selected as the Industry leader in the Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment Industry Group and also listed as a member of the DJSI World and DJSI Emerging Markets. The consecutive years of DJSI achievement, as well as international recognition on the FTSE4Good Emerging Index and Thomson Reuters Tech100 leader board, have once again demonstrated the company’s resounding commitment and dedication to corporate sustainability.
In this year’s DJSI list, there were 47 companies assessed in the Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment Industry Group, and 6 of the companies including ASE made the cut on the 2019 DJSI World list. ASE was not only ranked the leader within this group, but also received outstanding scores in 21 assessment categories including the highest scores in customer relationship management, supply chain management, environmental reporting, product stewardship and 9 other categories.
“As the global leader in semiconductor assembly, testing and systems integration, ASE understands the expectations from our stakeholders to conduct our business in a sustainable manner. An important step that we have taken recently is to align our long term sustainability plans in full support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). It is very encouraging to see that our performance has enabled us to gain recognition on the DJSI annual list, the gold standard of sustainability rankings, for the fourth year running,” said Jason Chang, Chairman, ASE Technology Holding. “We remain committed to transforming our business into a sustainable enterprise that will drive industry innovation and benefit society, the economy and the environment.”
At ASE, the company approaches sustainability as an integral part of its business strategy and has established a blueprint that contributes to a low carbon, circular, inclusive and collaborative economic framework. The company has already put in place sustainable business solutions such as resource recycling and smart grid (low carbon), water recycling and cradle-to-cradle design approach (circular), community development and environmental conservation (inclusive), and responsible procurement and sustainable supply chain management (collaborative). ASE also endeavors to ensure that any changes or transformations undertaken will have a positive impact on communities, the environment and its stakeholders.
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For more information on ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd’s corporate sustainability, please visit http://www.aseglobal.com/en/csr
About ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd.
ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. 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, ASE Technology Holding 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. For more information about ASE Technology Holding, visit www.aseglobal.com or twitter @asegroup_global