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AUO named member of 2010 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.

Taipei, Sept. 27, 2010 (CENS)--AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), the second-largest maker of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels in Taiwan, recently announced its inclusion by the 2009 Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia/Pacific) and further selected as a member of the 2010 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), in addition to 2010 DJSI Asia/Pacific, making it the only pure TFT-LCD manufacturer worldwide to join the Index.

The company claimed that the honor reaffirms its achievements and firm commitment to sustainable development.

The DJSI evaluates sustainable development performance of companies in economic, environmental, and social dimensions. Among all 57 sectors of DJSI World, AUO is categorized under the Computer Hardware & Electronic Office Equipment (THQ) sector, and the Taiwanese company is the only pure B2B (business to business) company to have achieved No. 1 on the Index in that category.

AUO said that it has not been easy to be honored by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. With the AUO staff working hard since the implementation of Green Solutions in 2008, the maker has devoted all its efforts to the six categories of Green Innovation, Green Procurement, Green Production, Green Logistics, Green Service, Green Recycling, plus the Green DNA campaign. The Company's 8.5th-generation (8.5G) panel plant has been awarded the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certificate by the U.S. Green Building Council, and its 32-inch LCD TV and Photovoltaics (PV) module have also acquired the world's first carbon footprint verifications in their respective product categories.

In the future, AUO said, it will continue to fulfill responsibilities in corporate sustainability, maximizing customer and shareholder benefits while ensuring a win-win situation for its business, consumers and environment to achieve a low-carbon society.

Launched in 1999, according to AUO, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance of leading 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 to fulfill corporate citizenship and offer benchmarks in corporate sustainability for global investors.

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Title Annotation:AU Optronics Corp.
Author:Liang, Quincy
Publication:The Taiwan Economic News
Geographic Code:9TAIW
Date:Sep 27, 2010
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