Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that include 17 goals and 169 targets in environmental, economic and social dimensions with the vision of collaboratively promoting the survival of humankind and sustainable development by 2030. They have opened up a new era of sustainable development which rely on the cooperations among worldwide governments, organizations, enterprises, and even individuals to achieve the goals.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which sets forth the world's most urgent environmental, social and economic issues become increasingly importance to stakeholders, and thus have become the focus of governments and companies around the world. SDGs contain opportunities for corporate growth. If enterprises deploies SDGs in advance, they could gain a first-mover advantage. On the other hand, those that follow up late or ignore SDGs may damage the brand image. In order to integrate SDGs into our corporate development strategies, we deeply analyzed them and closely linked the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reporting structure, the United Nations SDGs, Responsible Investment questionnaires, industry trends, and feedback collected through stakeholder engagements during the materiality process. We will be able to focus on specific goals that ASUS could make substantial contributions to.

As a leading consumer electronics company, ASUS supports the development directions of the SDGs and regards them as an opportunity for sustainable transformation for enterprises. We take three steps, namely “identification of the priorities of SDGs,” “measurement and performance evaluation,” and “reporting, integration, and action,” with reference to “Integrating the SDGs into Corporate Reporting: A Practical Guide.” These steps are taken to analyze the positive and negative impacts from the value chain. Then we develop relevant countermeasures and action plans based on our core competitiveness and influence. We will work with suppliers, employees, clients/consumers, and other stakeholders to achieve the SDGs.

  • Positive impacts: Products, services, and investments are beneficial to SDGs and business markets
  • Negative impacts: Risks to people, the environment, or business operations
1. Identification of the Priorities of SDGs
  We have reviewed all the SDGs and targets, screened and included relevant issues in the process of stakeholder engagement and materiality assessment, and comprehensively examined the ASUS’ value chain. We have identify 2 categories for relevant SDGs:
  • Commitment: the SDGs that are highly relevant to ASUS are integrated into our corporate sustainability strategy. We are committed to making changes and creating maximum impact, including SDG 3(Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 4(Quality Education), SDG 7(Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 8(Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 9(Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 12(Responsible Consumption and Production), and SDG 13 (Climate Action).
  • Contribution: ASUS’ business direction can contribute, but at this stage with less influence or is viewed as business as usual, including SDG 5(Gender Equality), SDG 6(Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 16(Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), and SDG 17(Partnerships for the Goals).
2. Measurement and Performance Evaluation
  After identifying highly relevant SDGs, we have integrated the resources and strengths of different departments to jointly launch the “ASUS 2020 Sustainability Goals,” which are based on the life cycle and built on the direction of the sustainable management of products, supply chains, and operations and commitment to the human community. A qualitative approach is adopted for these 10 goals to describe the specific actions to be launched; meanwhile, quantitative indicators are used to track the annual implementation results to respond to SDGs with practical actions.
3. Reporting, Integration, and Action
  Activities related to SDGs have been incorporated into ASUS operations decisions, and we continue to take substantive, preemptive action on highlighted issues. This allows us to concentrate our energies and resources in areas in which we can effect long-term impacts.

 

In order to respond to the SDGs with practical achievements, we launched ASUS 2020 Sustainability Goals. Please visit the link for more details.

For material issues and analytical results, please visit Stakeholder Engagement.