AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO), having
been named to the 2009 Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI
Asia/Pacific), today announced that it has been 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. This reaffirms the Company's achievements and firm commitment to
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 Company is the only pure B2B company to have achieved number one on the Index in that category.
AU Optronics Corp. comments that it has not been easy to obtain this honor from Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. This is the fruit of the hard works of all AUO staff. Since the implementation of Green Solutions in 2008, AUO 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 G8.5 fab has been awarded the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certificate by the U.S. Green Building Council, and its 32" LCD TV and PV module have also acquired the world's first carbon footprint verifications in their respective product categories. In the future, the Company will certainly continue to fulfill responsibilities in corporate sustainability, maximizing customer and shareholder benefits while ensuring a win-win situation for its business, consumers and environment, so that a low-carbon society with an amazing life can be achieved.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the 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 in fulfilling their corporate citizenship and offer benchmarks in corporate sustainability for global investors.
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