Supply Chain Capability Enhancement

Engagement and Communication

To enhance suppliers' awareness of sustainability issues and their ability to respond to risks, ASUS organizes supply chain conferences and training for individual suppliers on a regular basis to convey its management requirements in the interests of further deepening the partnership with the supply chain. In 2020, due to COVID-19 pandemic, the supply chain conferences were held online, and all ASUS' qualified suppliers were invited. With "ASUS Sustainability Strategy: Data measurement and technology-based management practices" as the theme, we conveyed ASUS' requirements for green products and supply chain management, and explain ASUS' 2025 Sustainability Goals. At the same time, we invited experts from third-party to present the latest sustainability topics such as labor rights, carbon management trends and challenges, and the application of big data.

The supplier conference and training have benefited accumulatively a total number of more than 4,037 person-time and a total number of more than 669 hours:

 

 

Supervision Project

ASUS holds quarterly counseling meetings to assist suppliers to correct findings by inviting third party RBA qualified auditors to analyze the causes of the findings and share outstanding cases, as well as to enhance supplier management awareness and counsel manufacturers to improve their abilities. In addition to the meetings, we also establish a WeChat Group with the suppliers under supervision for the timely sharing and exchange of information.

 

Online Courses

To encourage our suppliers to receive ISO certification and be familiar with the RBA Code of Conduct, we prepare online courses (in Chinese) available at Online Learning. The courses include:

Through various promotions, courses have been viewed more than 340 times. We will continue to produce more online learning resources to help strengthen supplier sustainability management.

Sustainable Management Evaluation

ASUS uses its branding influence and sustainable procurement to require the supply chain to work with ASUS to achieve 2020 sustainable Objectives, enhancing the performance relevant to sustainability. We will award or punish the supplier according to their level of performance, including:

  • Establish a supplier classification system: we actively implement annual risk identification on suppliers for all tiers, and the risk categories are management system, labor employment, environmental impact, and product liability. We carry out different levels of management approaches according to the level of risk. Through the supplier classification system, we encourage suppliers to invest resources in sustainable issues and continue to improve the performance.
  • The results on audit and annual survey will be included in the QBR which will be provided to the sales management team as an important reference of order allocation and evaluation on further partnership. We would decrease the amount of orders for bad suppliers when increase for good ones.