Sustainable Environment


Conflict Minerals Policy

”Conflict minerals” currently include the four metals: gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W) and tin (Sn), and may include other minerals if defined in the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct in the future. Conflict minerals can be extracted at many different locations around the world including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country. Conflict minerals used in IT products directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups that continue to commit severe human rights abuses and lead to environmental degradation.

Protecting human rights and the environment is part of the core values of ASMedia’s social responsibility. Based on the regulations specified in the Conflict-Free Smelter Program (CFSP), the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), and the Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), we have started conducting a conflict minerals survey since 2021. In addition, we have required all our suppliers to submit a "Conflict-free Metals Guarantee" to ensure that they do not use minerals from conflict areas. ASMedia insists on practicing social responsibility and sustainability by seeking conflict-free supply chains and products.

ISO Series Certification

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To make our products more eco-friendly, we continuously monitor our supply chain’s compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulations and relevant laws and regulations. Since 2011, we not only obtain laboratory reports from our suppliers in a timely manner, but also conduct supplier evaluations of relevant implementation items. All of our qualified suppliers need to meet requirements on prohibition of hazardous substances. Moreover, we provide a declaration of no use of hazardous substances for our customers and commit to only use safe materials and components that satisfy environmental standards, including the RoHS, the PFOS/ PFOA criteria, the Halogen Free requirements, as well as the REACH Regulations on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).

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ASMedia designs and sells IC chips but does not manufacture the silicon wafers (i.e., a fabless company). We have achieved and maintained the ISO 9001 certification since 2010.

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At ASMedia we are committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR). We follow the following four main strategies while developing the environmental responsibility policy: reducing carbon emissions, recycling and using renewable energy, providing community engagement services and value creation, and adhering to sustainable manufacturing principles.

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ASMedia has obtained the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification through the BSI’s verification in October 2023. In addition to establishing the environmental responsibility policy, we advocate policies on environmental conservation, energy-saving and resource reuse in the workplace. We fully implement the relevant policies.

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In May 2024, Asmedia was awarded the ISO 14064-1 Greenhouse Gas Verification Certificate by the British Standards Institution (BSI). By confirming our greenhouse gas emissions, we aim to develop effective reduction strategies to mitigate our impact on climate change. Moving forward, we will undergo annual external verification in accordance with ISO 14064-1 to ensure our environmental measures meet international standards.

Environmental Violations

We have not paid any significant fines (amounting to more than US$10,000) related to environmental or ecological issues in the last seven fiscal years (2017-2023).

Environmental Protection

We are committed to environmental protection. We insist on no wastewater nor flue gas discharge. We not only advocate various policies on "environmental protection,” “energy saving and carbon reduction" as well as "resource recycling," but also carry them out thoroughly. The relevant policies are as follows:

  • Implement waste segregation and waste dry cell battery recycling.

  • Give away eco-friendly utensils and straws to the staff and encourage them to reduce waste of resources by using these utensils.

  • Use eco-friendly ink and toner cartridges at work.

  • The source of paper that we use for printing comes from “Paper From Farmed Trees,” which supports preservation of native forests and sustainable ecological system.

  • Conduct energy awareness activities to encourage the staff to turn off lights or appliances when they do not need them.

  • Conduct daily regular energy-saving inspections of all the offices. Turn off the lights for one hour during lunch break.

  • Encourage the staff to use stairs instead of taking elevators during working hours.

  • Use energy-saving LED lights in the office area.

  • Use motion sensor lights in the stairwells to prevent lights from turning on unnecessary.

  • Reduce the usage of paper by continuously converting existing paper forms to electronic formats and improving the entire processes. The goal is to reduce the paper usage.

  • Organize the “10,000 steps” campaign daily to encourage all the staff to take the stairs when traveling between floors, so that we can get a good workout and save energy at the same time.

  • Install water flow restrictors in the pantry rooms and restrooms.

  • Use dual flush toilets in all the offices, which can effectively save 50% of water.

ASMedia Joined the《Earth Hour》Campaign in 2024

The global warming has become a worldwide issue. The simplest way for us to protect the planet is to turn off lights or appliances when we do not need them. This will help us to save energy as well as reduce our carbon footprint. ASMedia joined the Earth Hour campaign by turning off lights for one hour. We invited all the staff to turn off all unnecessary lights from 8:30PM to 9:30PM (Local time) on March 23, 2024.

Event Date: 2024/3/23

Number of Participants: 299 people (link)

Kenting Manzhou Beach Cleanup: Protect Taiwan's Marine Ecosystem

According to the estimation of a research team from the University of Georgia, humans add 8 million metric tons of plastic waste to the ocean each year. As marine species ingest plastic debris, this has harmed the oceans around the world as well as coastal ecosystems, thus affecting human health on a global scale. Although beach cleanups may have a limited effect, what we care more about is our next generation’s environmental education. In 2023, ASMedia called on employees and their families to participate in a beach cleaning event at Kenting Manzhou Beach, and sponsored the ‘ Kuroshio Ocean Education Foundation ’ to carry out whale and dolphin conservation work. Each person has the power to change our life. Let’s protect marine life and our oceans together!

Event Date: 2023/12/08

Number of Participants: 273 people

Donation to the Kuroshio Ocean Education Foundation: NT$27.3 thousand


ASMedia Echoed the “Do One Thing for Tamsui River” Campaign Message

As the impacts of climate change have worsened, not only the freshwater ecosystem but also the 8 million people who live along the river have experienced the negative consequences that climate change has brought about. Nearly 3% of the Tamsui River is seriously contaminated, which is a result of both domestic and industrial wastewater emissions. We need to become water citizens, and take actions to protect the aquatic ecosystem together!
Event Date: 2020/5/28

Number of Participants: 240 people (link)