Significant Issues Identification

Identification Process

Our stakeholder management is based on the three principles of communication, materiality and responsiveness and sets great store by two-way interaction with stakeholders. Applying the AA1000SES Stakeholder Engagement Standard, we have identified nine categories of stakeholders, whose classification and concerns are annually reviewed and, if needed, adjusted. In our continuous pursuit of sustainable business, we make every effort to understand and respond to our stakeholders’ concerns and offer transparent communication mechanisms for them to examine the sustainability of our business.

Identification
1
Inventory of Communication Channels

Identify the source of external feedback and suggestions for each department and maintain active interaction with stakeholders in our day-to-day business through various communication channels.

2
Identification of Stakeholders

Nine categories of stakeholders have been identified, including the academia, suppliers, customers, NGOs, media, employees, investment institutions, students, and communities.

3
Screening of Issues of Concern

Design issue score cards based on GRI guidelines, AUO CSR policies, international rating initiatives customer demands, industry benchmarks and so forth to evaluate their impact on business operation the value chain and the impact on our sustainable targets. The screening generated 28 issues of concern.


Prioritization
4
Determination of Material Issues

Based on the level of stakeholder concern and the outcome of the impact on the Company’s operation and on the society, environment and economy as a whole, material issues are screened and duly reported to the Board of Directors.

4-1
Evaluation of Impact on Operation

Evaluate the potential impact of issues on the Company’s reputation, operation, sales and compliance and potential impact on the society, environment and economy as a whole.

4-2
Investigate the Level of Internal/External Concern

Evaluate the significance of each item for each of the 9 stakeholder categories through online surveys and printed questionnaires.


Review
5
Corresponding Material Issues

Correspond the selected material issues with the items of disclosure covered in the GRI guidelines.

6
Determine the Boundaries and Scope of Disclosure

Define the scope and boundary of each aspect to ensure the transparency of AUO’s value chain and its extended impact.

7
Review

Check if the report fully conveys the Company’s sustainability performance and impact and incorporate it as reference for sustainable management targets in the next reporting cycle

Identification and Analysis of Material Issues for 2019
1
Circular Production
2
Air Pollution Management
3
Water Resource management
4
Climate Change
5
Chemical Management
6
Energy Management
7
Green Product
8
Governance Operation
9
Business Performance
10
Supply Chain Management
11
Technology and Innovation
12
Operating Risk
13
Integrity and Anti-corruption
14
Stakeholder Management
15
Occupational Health and Safety
16
Talent Development
17
Employee Human Rights
18
Remuneration and Welfare
19
Labor-Management Relations
20
Social Engagement
  • Environmental Topics
  • Corporate Governance Topics
  • Social Topics

Material Topics and Boundaries
General Standards
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General Standards
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