2008 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report Verified by DNV
IC foundry in Taiwan to receive third-party verification for its
HSINCHU, Taiwan, July
06, 2009 - UMC, a leading global semiconductor foundry, today
announced verification of its 2008 corporate social responsibility
(CSR) report by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), demonstrating that the
report conforms to GRI G3 application Level A+ and fulfills requirements
of AA1000AS 2008 (AccountAbility 1000 Assurance Standard (2008)).
This verification by DNV demonstrates that the content, information
and data of the report are true and accurate. UMC is the first semiconductor
foundry in Taiwan to receive third-party verification for its CSR
report, which is published on the company's public website.
"UMC has always
valued sustainable development and corporate social responsibility,"
said Dr. Shih-Wei Sun, CEO of UMC. "We publish our CSR report
annually to openly disclose UMC's policies, goals, actions and performance
in environmental protection, corporate governance and social event
participation. In addition, UMC has a dedicated CSR Committee that
coordinates all related social responsibility efforts. We are proud
to receive this third-party confirmation of our CSR report, as it
signifies UMC's emphasis on progressiveness and transparency with
regard to the company's information disclosure."
UMC began publishing
corporate environmental reports (CER) annually since 2000. In 2001,
UMC began publishing paperless CER reports on its website to support
environmental protection. In 2006, UMC evolved its CER into CSR
to include the company's efforts and achievements in environmental
protection, corporate governance and social events participation.
GRI introduced its G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines in October
2006, prompting UMC to adopt these guidelines for the company's
report that was released in 2007. The report subsequently earned
GRI's highest grade of "A", the first ever by a Taiwanese
UMC has put forth significant
efforts in every aspect of CSR over the years, with successful results
that have recently gained worldwide recognition. UMC's CSR report
and other CSR information can be found at:
UMC (NYSE: UMC, TSE: 2303) is a leading global semiconductor foundry
that provides advanced technology and manufacturing services for
applications spanning every major sector of the IC industry. UMC's
customer-driven foundry solutions allow chip designers to leverage
the strength of the company's leading-edge processes, which include
production proven 65nm, 45/40nm, mixed signal/RFCMOS, and a wide
range of specialty technologies. Production is supported through
10 wafer manufacturing facilities that include two advanced 300mm
fabs; Fab 12A in Taiwan and Singapore-based Fab 12i are both in
volume production for a variety of customer products. The company
employs approximately 12,000 people worldwide and has offices in
Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Europe, and the United States. UMC can
be found on the web at http://www.umc.com.