September 18, 2018 - Nanya Technology Corporation (“NTC”, TWSE: 2408) today announced it has been inducted in the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index (DJSI) of the Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment Industry for the first time as an index component. The inclusion of NTC is a strong affirmation on NTC’s positive efforts on corporate sustainability in managing economic, environmental and social performance.
The DJSI tracks the top 3,500 global market capitalization companies. This year, for Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment Industry group, a total of 78 firms were included in the assessment and only 3 companies made the DJSI Emerging Market index. Moreover, NTC scores the highest in 5 out of 21 categories, which are “Innovation Management, Product Quality and Recall Management, Environmental Policy and Management Systems, Materiality and Risk & Crisis Management”.
“NTC pursues corporate sustainability development, as we focus on our core business on DRAM memory in advance manufacture process and diverse products development for global customers. We actively practice corporate social responsibility and implement five major missions through our business operations, which are ‘continuous profits and sustainable operations; risk forecast and precautionary measures; employee welfare and profit sharing; raise the awareness of environmental protection; and supporting local communities.’” said Dr. Pi-Ing Lee, president of NTC. “This time being included in the DJSI Emerging Market Index from the top semiconductor companies is a true honor for NTC. And we will continue to practice corporate citizen responsibilities and create sustainable value for our company.”
“I congratulate Nanya Technology for being included in the DJSI Emerging Markets indices,” said Manjit Jus, Head of ESG Ratings, RobecoSAM. “Companies that compete for a coveted place in the DJSI challenge themselves to continuously improve their sustainability practices and we are pleased to see that the number of companies that commit to achieving measurable positive impacts continues to rise.”
In addition to being selected in the DJSI Emerging Markets Index, NTC were also rewarded with Silver level of Taiwan Green Building EEWH standard, Golden Honor of New Taipei City Environmental Evolution Impact, and Taiwan Sustainability Awards, recognized as a Top 100 Global Technology Leader by Thomson Reuters and one of the top 5% in corporate governance evaluation by Taiwan Stock Exchange from the past few years. As of 2018, NTC has been selected in the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes for three consecutive years, also in the FTSE 4 Good Taiwan index and Taiwan Sustainability Index for the first time.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices were launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks. The indices are offered cooperatively by RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The family tracks the stock performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices.