Digital Inclusion

Not everyone has been able to enjoy the benefits that technology has to offer. Barriers due to income, location, age, educational level, gender or race continue to exist. According to an evaluation by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the next generation needs greater digital literacy to effectively work, live, study and communicate. Without these digital skills, people will be marginalized in society because they have fewer opportunities to participate in the digital economy.

“ASUS has been promoting digital inclusion programs for many years, providing access to digital technologies for people everywhere, regardless of education level, gender, age or race.“

We believe that helping to bridge the digital divide not only helps to solve social inequality, create employment and promote innovative development of the economy, it also provides opportunities to uncover hidden talents that will be crucial to healthy economies of the future.

In the process of promoting computer recycling, we found that some discarded computers still functioned well, or could be reused after simple repairs. Therefore, we recycle computers regardless of brand, and donate them to vulnerable groups as the first step to solving the digital divide.
As of 2019, a total of 13,228 refurbished computers have been donated.

Through cooperation with NGOs, schools, and ASUS volunteers, we established the digital learning center to improve access to digital learning for children in remote regions, students in poverty, women and the elderly.
ASUS has cumulatively established digital opportunity centers in 38 countries with more than 500 computer classrooms and more than 550,000 beneficiaries.

In an effort to advance the circular economy concept, a sharing platform was used to match idle or stored products with users who needed them in order to participate in various digital classes. This helped to maximum efficiency in relation to resource utilization.
In 2019, 701 new computers were donated in Taiwan and abroad.

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The Social Return on Investment (SROI) report adopts the concept of financial accounting, where currencies are used as unified units of measurement to analyze the investment, production and result of digital cultivation programs.
ASUS was the 1st consumer technology company in Asia to publish a SROI report.

ASUS continues to develop digital teaching materials so that refurbished computers are no longer just a “donation” but also a medium that helps the recipients and users to master digital skills. In 2019, when we evaluated the influence of the program over recent years, we saw an SROI increase from 3.61:1 in 2016 to 5.7:1 by 2019.

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