Supply Chain Capability Enhancement

In order to enhance the awareness of suppliers on sustainable issues and the ability to respond to risks, we hold regular supply chain workshops as well as the individual supplier training to convey ASUS management requirements and further deepen the partnership with our supply chain.

2017 supplier workshops were held in Taipei, Shenzhen, and Suzhou, and we invited all ASUS qualified key component suppliers and OEMs to attend. The theme of 2017 was "ASUS Sustainable 2020 Objectives", conveying ASUS' sustainable management strategies, and the agenda was planned with four sections: green products, supply chain management, corporate sustainability, and social involvement, as well as to communicate the short-term, mid-term, and long-term goals with all suppliers, inviting them to achieve the goals together with ASUS.

  • Green Products: increase the percentage of using Halogen-free materials, reduce the use of PVC, and increase the percentage of products with green mark.
  • upply Chain Management: promote accountable metal purchasing, ensure key component suppliers complied with ASUS Supplier Code of Conduct, and evaluate the environmental profit and loss of the primary products.
  • Corporate Sustainability: achieve the goal of reducing greenhouse gas in terms of ASUS organization and products, increase products recycle rate globally, and enhance the rate of waste conversion.
  • Social Involvement: increase the value of SROI for Digital Inclusive Project, and implement the volunteering service hours of local employees and suppliers globally.

Milestone and Achievements:

Corrective Action Counselling

In order to assist suppliers with findings to improve, ASUS holds quarterly counseling and requests them to send personnel to attend. We invited RBA qualified third-party independent party auditors to analyze the causes of the findings and share industrial cases, enhancing supplier management awareness and improvement capabilities.

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.