Responsible Manufacturing

As the demand for consumer products increases, corporations must consider environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, in addition to the five conventional aspects of quality, delivery, technology, cost, and service, when selecting suppliers, in order to improve sustainability performance across the supply chain. According to an investigation from Ernst & Young, 88% of investors would consider withdrawing from corporations with poor performance in sustainability risk management. Evidently, sustainable supply chains have become an important means for corporations to put their social responsibilities into practice.

“Sustainable development at ASUS includes the entire value chain, and is built through mutually beneficial win-win partnerships.“

As a global leading technology company, ASUS works with over 700 suppliers worldwide. We believe that good management in the supply chain can reduce risks caused by environmental and social impacts while improving product quality and helping us realize sustainability goals. Socially responsible improvements in the supply chain can also benefit operational growth and competitiveness.

RBA Full Member

For our demonstration of top-tier performance in supply chain management, ASUS was invited to be a full member of Responsible Business Alliance (RBA). We require that suppliers (including their sub-suppliers) to comply with the ASUS Supplier Code of Conduct, which seeks to ensure a safe, ethical work environment that honors the rights of all workers.

Code of Conduct Enhancement in Regard to Female Employees and Prohibition of Child Labor

The ASUS Supplier Code of Conduct is based on the RBA Code of Conduct, the PAS7000 standard for the protection of youth and the prohibition of child labor, and the SA8000 standard outlining the protection of female employees, which identifies reasonable measures to be taken in work environments to ensure health and safety of female employees during and after pregnancy.

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100% of Minerals Come from Qualified Smelters

ASUS assists suppliers in their efforts to procure responsible minerals. We do so by tracing the sources of raw materials, to ensure that 100% of four metals — tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold — come from qualified smelters.
ASUS does not use minerals procured from the Central African Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring countries where forced labor, child labor and other illegal mining practices are known to occur.

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Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) Program

The Environmental Profit and Loss Program (EP&L) is assessed based on activities in the product life cycle. It measures the environmental and social impacts of products, starting with raw material extraction and extending through component manufacturing and product assembly. The monetization of these impacts makes it easier to compare environmental impacts across products, providing stakeholders with a planning and decision-making resource that may be used for evaluation of supply chain management, investment programs and other purposes.

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World's 1st Company in the Electronics Industry to Receive ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement Certification

ASUS received the high rating and set a new benchmark for the industry. Starting with the EP&L report, ASUS took a step-by-step approach in order to achieve the ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement Certificate. Sustainable procurement underpins the Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) program, where environmental externalities are considered in the selection process of suppliers to reflect the true life-cycle cost (LCC). In the report, we apply 7 core subjects outlined in ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility to identify sustainability-related risks, and we include current details pertaining to procurement processes.

In addition to considering conventional factors such as cost, quality, technique, delivery and service, the concept of sustainability is included to achieve the complete life cycle procurement behavior. This reduces negative impacts to the environment while improving positive contributions to the society and economy.

Through our sustainable procurement program, ASUS has strengthened supplier management with comprehensive consideration for risks to the environment, society, and economy from procurement. With the program passing the validation by SGS, ASUS was proven to have introduced the concept of sustainable management into procurement policy and practice.

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