United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE:UMC; TWSE: 2303) (“UMC”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) has selected UMC as a global component for the 12th consecutive year. UMC earned DJSI’s highest scores for the foundry industry in the “Environmental” category, with several items receiving full marks. UMC’s overall scores have continued to increase in recent years, illustrating the company’s continued excellence in sustainable operations. DJSI-World 2019 evaluated approximately 2,500 global enterprises, with only 6 semiconductor companies selected worldwide.
SC Chien, co-president and chairman of the CSR Committee at UMC, said, “Being selected as a DJSI Global Component for the 12th consecutive year is a great honor. As a global leader in the semiconductor industry, UMC regards sustainable development as a key value in its business operations. We adhere to the vision of “people-oriented, environmental symbiosis and social co-prosperity,” and we are committed to the three aspects of “environment, society and governance.” Through the concept of perseverance, the company has set sustainable development goals for both 2020 and 2025 in order to make the greatest contribution to UMC, society and the world. We will continue to strengthen the company’s advantages, respond to the UN’s sustainable development goals, refine our operational strategies, and exert a positive influence to make the world a better place.”
UMC is a pioneer in promoting corporate sustainability and practicing social responsibility, with numerous recognitions both domestically and worldwide. In 2019, UMC earned “Top 5% in Corporate Governance Evaluation,” “FTSE4Good Emerging Index” honors and became a “FTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG Index” component for the second consecutive year. UMC also promotes partnerships with its Eco Echo Award, now in its fourth year, which is a jointly sponsored program that supports supply chain partners.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices was launched jointly by Dow Jones Index, STOXX and Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) in 1999. DJSI is the first index that traces social responsibility performance of leading-edge enterprises, and is also one of the most creditable evaluation tools for reviewing sustainability worldwide. The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and respective subsets track the performance of the top 10% of the 2500 largest companies in the S&P Global Broad Market IndexSM that lead the field in terms of sustainability.
UMC (NYSE: UMC, TWSE: 2303) is a leading global semiconductor foundry. The company provides mature and advanced IC production with a focus on Specialty Technologies to manufacture ICs for applications spanning every major sector of the electronics industry. UMC’s comprehensive foundry solutions enable chip designers to leverage the company’s sophisticated technology and manufacturing, which include high volume 28nm High-K/Metal Gate technology, volume production 14nm FinFET, specialty process platforms specifically developed for AI, 5G and IoT applications and the automotive industry’s highest-rated AEC-Q100 Grade-0 manufacturing capabilities for the production of ICs found in vehicles. UMC’s 11 wafer fabs are strategically located throughout Asia and are able to produce more than 600,000 wafers per month. The company employs approximately 18,500 people worldwide, with offices in Taiwan, China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the United States. UMC can be found on the web at http://www.umc.com.
Note from UMC Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Some of the statements in the foregoing announcement are forward-looking within the meaning of the U.S. Federal Securities laws, including statements about introduction of new services and technologies, future outsourcing, competition, wafer capacity, business relationships and market conditions. Investors are cautioned that actual events and results could differ materially from these statements as a result of a variety of factors, including conditions in the overall semiconductor market and economy; acceptance and demand for products from UMC; and technological and development risks. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in UMC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. UMC does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.