ASUS Honored for Sustainable Practices at the 2019 Global Corporate Sustainability Awards

Company practices and innovations celebrated with two Global Corporate Sustainability Awards and seven Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards

KEY POINT

  • Professional Award: Chairman Jonney Shih honored for his professional contribution to Global Corporate Sustainability
  • Best Practice Award: ASUS receives Global Corporate Sustainability Award for enhancing sustainable procurement via scientific supply-chain management
  • Seven Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards: Raft of regional honors includes climate leadership, growth through innovation and social inclusion

ASUS today announced that the company has received two 2019 Global Corporate Sustainability Awards (GCSA), including a Professional Award recognizing Chairman Jonney Shih's leadership in optimizing ASUS business-sustainability practices, and a Best Practice Award for sustainable procurement using scientific approach for supply chain management. ASUS also received seven Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards in recognition of the company’s contributions to sustainability in a variety of areas, including supply-chain management, climate leadership and social inclusion.

This year's annual Global Corporate Sustainability Awards ceremony took place during the Global Corporate Sustainability Forum (GCSF) held at the Grand Hotel in Taipei. Mr. Shih attended the ceremony to receive both the Professional Award and Best Practice Award on behalf of ASUS. Full details of the event can be found at https://www.globalcsforum.com/gcsa.

Professional Award for Global Corporate Sustainability

ASUS is leveraging 30 years of expertise and innovation to grow and to promote sustainability. Mr. Shih led an innovative strategy that uses data and scientific management practices in order to optimize sustainability value while tracking progress toward sustainability goals. His leadership guided ASUS to leverage the company’s existing competencies to develop the ASUS 2020 Sustainability Goals, which are based on the Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations. As part of this effort, Mr. Shih has driven sustainability through policies that promote eco-friendly products and a sustainable supply chain as well as efforts to bridge the digital divide.

The Professional Award for Global Corporate Sustainability recognizes Mr. Shih’s furtherance of business strategies focusing on optimization of sustainability value. He has helped to both lead and guide the company via strong advocacy of the ASUS Design Thinking philosophy and the establishment of the ASUS Wiser Together corporate-transformation strategy. The latter initiative reflects Mr. Shih’s firm belief that ASUS can become an idea meritocracy that uses the collective wisdom of its people to the best advantage, inspiring new innovations for consumers around the world and enabling the company to thrive in this new era of technological change.

Under his stewardship, ASUS was also the first company in the world complete the UL Environment's Circularity Facts program. The program employs sustainability procedures and standards to quantify a company’s efforts to move operations towards a more circular approach that minimizes waste and keeps materials in use for longer periods.

ASUS was also the first consumer technology company in Asia to be certified by Social Value International for Social Return on Investment (SROI).

Best Practice Award for Global Corporate Sustainability

ASUS was also recognized for its efforts to enhance sustainable procurement, receiving the Best Practice Award for Global Corporate Sustainability. In particular, the company has been honored for capturing data during the procurement process across supply chains and then applying a scientific approach in management decision-making, with the goal of enhancing sustainability efforts and meeting or exceeding ASUS 2020 Sustainability Goals.

The GCSA judging panel commended ASUS for managing its supply chains in order to reduce negative environmental impacts. This included a strong management system, including planning and measurement, as well as advanced corporate social responsibility (CSR) governance. The panel concluded that ASUS provided a very positive example of how an IT hardware company can reduce its environmental impact, from the supply chain upwards.

Seven Awards for Taiwan Corporate Sustainability

The Global Corporate Sustainability Awards ceremony also heralds the announcement of the Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards (TCSA). The TCSA are open only to organizations with operations based in Taiwan and recognize contributions to corporate sustainability. In addition to its two global awards, ASUS was honored with seven Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards. These include:

  • Top 50 Corporate Sustainability Award: Inclusion in the list of Taiwan’s best-performing companies in relation to corporate social responsibility.
  • Corporate Sustainability Report Award: Acknowledgment of the quality of the ASUS CSR report, highlighting clarity of information and completeness of disclosure.
  • Growth Through Innovation Award: Exhibiting outstanding innovation capabilities and values, while fulfilling corporate growth and continuing to meet profitability targets.
  • Supply Chain Management Award: Fulfilling environmental protection, human rights and corporate governance, to establish sustainable supply-chain management.
  • Social Inclusion Award: Including social requirements as core focuses to establish shared-value operating modes.
  • Climate Leadership Award: Responsiveness to climate change, displaying excellent efficacy in reducing or ameliorating climate change.
  • Circular Economy Leadership Award: Improve recycling and resource usage and develop innovative business models to consider sustainability in three dimensions, including economy, environment and society.