AUO selected to 2009 Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index.
Taipei, Sept. 23, 2009 (CENS) -- AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), the largest thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel manufacturer in Taiwan, recently claimed that it has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index (DJSI Asia/Pacific), making it the only pure TFT-LCD manufacturer worldwide to join the Index.
The panel maker is also the only Taiwanese company among the 21 additions of DJSI Asia/Pacific this year, it stressed, reaffirming the company's achievements and firm commitment to sustainable development.
Among all 57 sectors of DJSI, AUO is categorized under the Computer Hardware & Electronic Office Equipment (THQ) sector, and the company is the only pure B2B (business to business) company on the Index in that category. The DJSI evaluates sustainable development performance of companies in economic, environmental, and social dimensions. This year, AUO achieved high marks in all three dimensions.
Furthermore, AUO claimed, it is recognized highly in numerous areas including corporate governance, risk & crisis management, innovation management, supply chain management, climate strategy, operational eco-efficiency, environmental reporting, stakeholder engagement, corporate citizenship/philanthropy and labor practice indicators.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI is the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide and are now some of the most important globally-accepted indicators in reviewing corporate sustainability. The indexes serve as a driving force to companies in fulfilling their corporate citizenship and offer benchmarks in corporate sustainability for global investors. Each year nearly 3,000 companies are invited to participate in DJSI review, which evaluates their sustainable performances in economic, environmental, and social dimensions. The DJSI family currently comprises global, European, Eurozone, North American, the U.S. and Asia/Pacific benchmarks, AUO said.