ASE Technology Holding

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SECTOR

Semiconductors

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CONTACT

26 Chin Third Road, 811,

Nantze Export Processing Zone,

Kaoshiung 811, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Media enquiries:

Eddie Chang

T: 886-2-66365678

E: eddie_chang@aseglobal.com

STOCK EXCHANGE

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  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)
  • FTSE4GOOD Emerging Markets Index
  • FTSE4GOOD TIP Taiwan ESG Index
  • CDP for Climate Change A List

EMPLOYEES

92,000

CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER

Yi-Hsuan Chen

AWARDS

  • SAM Sustainability Award Gold Class 2019
  • 2018 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards

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ASE Technology Holding

SECTIONS :  Sustainability    Evaluation  •  Progress  •  Watch  •  Overview

Company Activity

ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. is jointly established by the combination of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. and Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. ASE Technology Holding will enhance research and development capability, expand global market footprint, contribute advanced technical support for next-generation applications, and provide miniaturised, high-quality, highly integrated, and fast time-to-market services to all customers.

ASE Technology Holding is the leading provider of semiconductor manufacturing services in assembly and test. The Company develops and offers complete turnkey solutions covering front-end engineering test, wafer probing and final test, as well as IC packaging, materials and electronic manufacturing services through USI with superior technologies, breakthrough innovations, and advanced development programs. By integrating the resources of each business entity, they remain committed to long term partnerships for a win-win sustainable future.

ASE Technology Holding will follow the highest corporate governance standards and implement sustainable business philosophies. As an integral member of the semiconductor value chain, the Company develops dynamic strategies and seeks global talent and resources in response to a worldwide competitive landscape. In order to achieve their sustainable development goals to enhance the welfare of the greater population, ASE Technology Holding will continue to work with other industry participants to explore strategic alliance opportunities, which will, in turn, to spur further innovation and create a mutually beneficial business environment for the industry as a whole.

ASE Technology Holding’s global manufacturing facilities are strategically located in Taiwan, China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia, Mexico as well as the Americas and Europe.

Company Sustainable Activity

According to the company: 

“In 2018, the company actively participated in various sustainability-related forums. With regards to economic sustainability, the company held supplier sustainability meetings at all of its major business locations and outstanding suppliers receive sustainability awards at the Best Supplier Award Ceremony. On environmental sustainability, ASE cohosted the 2018 Smart Grid Conference with Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research and Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, where experts were invited to present strategies to fight global climate change. Also, TASS (Taiwan Alliance for Sustainable Supply) and ASEH co-organized the “Circular Economy and the Sustainable Supply Chain – 2018 Taiwan Forum”. Participants from the semiconductor industry, TASS member companies and ASE’s supply chain were engaged in a lively discussion on how a circular economy could be achieved to sustain the rich development of the semiconductor industry.”

Sustainability 2020 is ASEH’s long-term strategic commitment to sustainability. Each year, the CSC reviews the progress of ASEH’s sustainable development targets.

Based on “Integrating the SDGs into Corporate Reporting: A Practical Guide”, ASEH classified the 17 SDGs into three tiers: 

  • Tier 1 – SDGs most relevant to the company’s operations and must be immediately addressed ( 4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13)
  • Tier 2 – SDGs highly relevant to the company’s operations and must be addressed in the future ( 1, 3, 9, 10, 11)
  • Tier 3 – SDGs relatively irrelevant to the company and do not pose a threat to its business models or industry  ( 2, 5, 14, 15, 16, 17)

    Non-exhaustive list. For further information, please refer to ASE’s Corporate Sustainability Report. 

Certificates

  • 17 Taiwan EEWH certifications
  • 8 U.S. LEED certifications

Sustainable Development Goals

How company covers SDGs

SDG 4

  • KPI: Talent Cultivation and Development
  • R&D and Innovation
  • Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Social Involvement
  • Status: Achieved

SDG 6

  • KPI: Water withdrawal
  • 2018 Target: 9% reduction compared to 2015
  • 2018 Performance: 35% increase compared to 2015
  • Status: Not achieved

SDG 7

  • KPI: Energy management
  • 2018 Target: 6% of total 2018 electricity consumption
  • 2018 Performance: 12.7% of total electricity consumption
  • Status: Achieved

SDG 8

  • KPI: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 2018 Target: Support decent working conditions for all employees across the business and supply chain, with partnerships to build suppliers’
  • 2018 Performance: 107 raw materials supplier audits were completed covering labour, health and safety, environment and ethic indicators.
  • Status: Achieved

SDG 12

  • KPI: Waste recycling rate
  • 2018 Target: 72.5%
  • 2018 Performance: 74.6%
  • Status: Achieved

SDG 13

  • KPI: GHG Intensity
  • 2018 Target: 3% reduction compared to 2015
  • 2018 Performance: 12% reduction compared to 2015
  • Status: Achieved

Progress

Progress and Targets achieved 2019-2020

Responsibility and Accountability –

  • Employee training coverage: 100% achieved
  • Subsidiary roll-out coverage: 100% achieved
  • Regulatory Compliance is still on progress.

Innovation Services –

  • Establish a cross-site R&D innovation best practice (knowledge) sharing platform
  • Advanced package/module technology development for high-end application
  • Customer satisfaction:90% achieved
  • Developed a methodology for energy saving assessment of products in the use phase.

Green Transformation –

  • More than 2% energy saving ratio (current year’s energy-saving from projects/total electricity consumption of the year)
  • GHG intensity (GHG emissions per revenue) : 5% reduction
  • Total water withdrawal:15% reduction compared with 2015
  • Process water recycling rate (Process water for reuse/Process use water):80%
  • Waste recovery rate:75%

Inclusive Workplace – 

  • Deployment of the ASE six-path employee career development system in all manufacturing sites in 2020 
  • Target to achieve the number of internal certified trainers at 6% of ASEH total headcount (equal to the ratio of ASEH’s supervisors).
  • Employee engagement survey:100% of facilities
  • Conduct risk assessments of foreign worker agencies:100%
  • Disabling Frequency Rate (F.R.) and disabling Severity Rate (S.R.):10% less than the industry average
  • Major injury and occupational disease:0 case

Responsible Procurement –

  • Critical direct material suppliers of packaging and material service complete foreign workers’ human rights risk assessment and improvement: 100%

Corporate Citizenship – 

  • Environmental Conservation Contribution:NT$100 million per year
  • Installed LED light tubes at 70 school
  • 130 of hectares for tree plant

ASE Technology Holdings are actively working on reusable resources and renewable energy, on the safety of their employees and the respect of human rights. Having a low-carbon imprint is one of their priorities. They provide very clear communication on their goals and progress towards sustainability.

In addition, ASE Technology Holding has received secondary certificates for part of its activity.

Thanks to their work on sustainability, they are rated as a B.

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