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UMC Receives Sixth Corporate Citizenship Award from Taiwan's CommonWealth Magazine


HSINCHU, Taiwan, August 19 , 2015 – United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that it has received CommonWealth Magazine's Corporate Citizenship Award for the sixth time, earning fourth place this year. Po-Wen Yen, CEO at UMC, accepted the award on behalf of the company from Taiwan President Ma Ying Jeou in Taipei today. The judges recognized UMC for its continuous efforts in four aspects including corporate governance, corporate commitments, society participation, and environmental protection, and solid action plans toward climate, resource, waste, and water management issues that demonstrate UMC’s resolution to a green environment.

Mr. Yen commented, “UMC is not only a trustworthy foundry partner and green manufacturing pioneer, but also a company that strives to carry out corporate social responsibilities. We are pleased to again receive CommonWealth Magazine's Citizenship Award. With our continuous efforts, today's honor adds to our CSR achievements including being listed as a Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) stock component for seven consecutive years. These milestones demonstrate that UMC’s long-term commitment towards a wide range of CSR issues has been well recognized. Looking ahead, as a leading global foundry, we will continue to actively devote efforts to better care for our customers, employees, shareholders, the environment, community and society, while practicing corporate social responsibility to redouble our efforts and leverage our influence to promote a virtuous social cycle.”

This year, UMC successfully achieved its three-year “3-6-9”plan to reduce electricity consumption by 3%, water consumption by 6% and waste generation by 9%, along with reducing PFC emissions. This April, UMC announced its five-year “UMC Green 2020” plan of an additional 10% reduction in water, energy, and waste by 2020.

UMC views its employees as its most valuable asset. Through diversified activities, benefits, physical and mental health promotion programs and comprehensive training, UMC encourages its employees to achieve a positive work-life balance. The company also conducts semiconductor training courses with local universities to help cultivate Taiwan high-tech talent.

Encouraged by the company, UMC’s employees actively volunteer in public welfare activities. In 2014, the accumulated volunteer hours increased by 58% over 2013.

The 2015 CommonWealth CSR Award references international indexes and measuring methods such as the United Nations Global Compact, the OECD’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. All the data scored and ranked was according to the following 4 main indicators: Corporate Governance, Corporate Commitment, Social Participation and Environmental Protection.



UMC Corporate Communications
Richard Yu
+886-2-2658-9168 ext. 16951



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