Awards and Recognition

Awards

AUO has been selected for inclusion in the DJSI World and DJSI Emerging Markets for ten consecutive years, so far. AUO’s inclusion represents a recognition of our continued efforts in the three ESG aspects along with our disclosure of related performance and information.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) tracks the sustainability performance of well-known international enterprises in the Environment, Society and Governance aspects. Outstanding performers are included in the DJSI and the indices serve as an importance reference to global institutional investors.

Bloomberg Gender Equality Index

AUO's efforts in creating a gender-equal and friendly workplace has been recognized by being the only Taiwanese company to be included for two consecutive years.

Companies in 50 industries from 42 countries around the world participated in the Gender-Equality Index conducted by Bloomberg. AUO was the only enterprise from Taiwan to be included for three years in a row, representing international recognition of our efforts in building a friendly workplace. This index looks at the gender data for a business' selection and employment of talents. It examines the gender equality of the company in terms of employee care, external community engagement, product design and marketing.

MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes

AUO's compliance with the evaluation process and inclusion in the Leaders' Index helps us communicate our sustainability performance to our investors more effectively.

The MSCI ESG Leaders Index is an evaluation mechanism that looks at factors such as corporate governance, environmental protection, social engagement and risk exposure to identify businesses that demonstrate outstanding performance or high risk in each industry for investors' reference.

EcoVadis Sustainability Rating

The gold medal awarded by EcoVadis Sustainability Rating in 2018 gives AUO customers a better understanding of our sustainability performance.

EcoVadis Sustainability Rating conducts assessments based on the ISO 26000 social responsibility standard.

Viego-ciris Sustainability Rating

AUO was recognized as a Top Performer in the technology hardware category for emerging markets in 2018.

Vigeo uses the VE Connect online platform to manage ratings as well as collect and analyze three years of business ESG data. AUO was named the Top Performer in emerging markets category in 2019.

Oekom Sustainability Rating

AUO maintained a Prime rating in the electronics industry category.

The Oekom sustainability rating looks at publicly available information to assess a business' sustainability performance in the social/corporate governance and environmental protection aspects.


Recognition

2019 Taiwan Circular Economy Award

The Chung-Hua Institution For Economic Research launched its first circular economy award in Taiwan with circular economy as its main focus. AU Optronics won the Silver Award of the Enterprise Award for outstanding all-round CSR performance and won the Gold Award of the Innovation Award for the full production process water recycling program, collecting two awards in one swoop.

2019 CSR Award-First Prize Electronic Technology Group

The Global Views Monthly Corporate Social Responsibility Award is the earliest CSR evaluation award promoted by worldwide Taiwanese media. AUO's overall performance in corporate management, social participation and environmental sustainability has been highly recognized by the jury, and had been awarded first prize in the annual survey of the technology industry for two consecutive years.

2019 Central Taiwan Science Park Excellent Manufacturers Innovation Product Award

AUO's 32-inch UHD 4K 144Hz Mini LED display panel won the "Excellent Manufacturer Innovation Product Award" for its innovative technology. AUO's Houli factory won the "Green Environment Factory Excellence Award" for implementing a sustainable green environment plan, and was highly regarded by the judges.

2019 Common Health Magazine Annual Healthy Corporate Citizenship Award

Common Health Magazine selects high-quality healthy corporate citizens from the aspects of health awareness, health management, health activities, and healthy diet. AU Optronics stands out from more than 170 companies with a complete and comprehensive workplace employee health care program and was awarded the first annual "Common Health" CHR grand award.

2019 Display Component Product Technology Award and Taiwan Digital Billboard Application Award

AUO won the four 2019 awards from "Display Component Product Technology Award" for the outstanding technology award, outstanding product award, and "Taiwan Digital Billboard Application Award", for the Visual and Interactive Design Award, affirming the outstanding performance of AUO in leading the continuous development of the digital display industry with innovative technologies.

Top 10 benchmarking companies for the 2019 CSR Corporate Citizenship Award

The Corporate Citizenship Award organized by "Commonwealth Magazine" encourages companies’ long term investment in the CSR and to take more active actions for mutual growth through the TOP100 ranking mechanism. AU Optronics promotes the blueprint of a complete person education with the ideal of sustainable cultivation, and combines its photoelectric expertise to take root in general science education, and has been selected as one of the Top Ten Benchmark enterprises.

2019 CSR Impact Award

The "CSR Impact Award" is an annual event in the CSR field. It is co-organized by PricewaterhouseCoopers Taiwan and the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Taiwan. With the theme of "Using the Power of Story to Create Impact", AU Optronics participates in the Taichung World Flora Exposition 2018 The theme of the "AUO MICRO GALLERY" is to present microscopic images of pollen from a beautiful and delicate angle, allowing viewers to immerse themselves in the plant's tough vitality and the penetrating power of technology.

2019 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Award

Hosted by the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy, it is a domestic corporate sustainability award with extreme credibility. Since it was held in 2008, AU Optronics has won awards consecutively throughout the years. Awarded the "Top Ten Taiwan Sustainable Enterprise Model Awards" for three consecutive years, it has won 12 awards including the Platinum Award for Corporate Sustainability Report, English Report and Single category Awards.

2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards by Global Views magazine – 1st place in the Electronic Technology category

The Global Views CSR Awards was the first CSR evaluation award to be introduced by the global Chinese-speaking media and has a high level of credibility. AUO's "Golden Triangle of Happiness and Safety" and "Reclamation of Copper Resource from Opto-electronic Copper Waste" projects were recognized as industry role-models and AUO impressed the judges with its overall CSR performance to win 1st place in the electronic technology category.

Named one of the "2018 Best Companies to Work for in Asia" by HR Asia

The ranking was conducted in 2018 for the first time in Taiwan by HR Asia, a well-known Asian human resources publication. The outstanding performance of AUO in each category impressed the judges and became the only enterprise in the electronic industry to be chosen in the first year. AUO has embraced an employee-centric philosophy to the creation of a sound, friendly working environment.

2018 CTSP Innovation Contest

In order to encourage tenant companies to engage in innovative research and the development of new products, the CTSP Bureau organizes a contest for innovative products on a yearly basis in order to boost domestic technological standards and strengthen the industry's competitiveness. AUO has won this award with its offering of a 85" 8K4K fully-flat bezel-less ALCD TV panel – a product that delivers perfection in picture quality and unparalleled visual experience.

2018 SID's Best in Show Award

The award was presented by the Society for Information Displays (SID) at Display Week 2018 to recognize the most outstanding new products and technologies at the show. AUO won over the judges with its full-color active 8" Micro LED display technology and other technologies. The tremendous R&D capability of AUO shone once again at the international awards.

2018 Gold Panel Awards

The Gold Panel Awards are organized by the Taiwan Display Union Association (TDUA), under the supervision of the Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs, to honor companies that have excellent performance in the field of display technology. AUO has received outstanding product awards for the "85" 8K4K fully-flat bezel-less ALCD TV Panel" and "65" 4K HDR 144 Hz ultra-fast refresh rate variable-frequency e-sports panel" while the "28" UHD 4K 144 Hz LED ultra-fast refresh rate e-sports monitor panel" and "2" LTPS VR head-mounted Mini LED display panel" received awards for outstanding technology.

CommonWealth Corporate Citizenship Award -Top 10 Benchmark Enterprise.

The Corporate Citizen Award hosted by Common Wealth Magazine is a CSR award is a very prestigious and widely recognized CSR award. The Top 100 ranking mechanism encourages businesses to invest in CSR for the long-term, to take a more pro-active approach and to grow together. A philosophy of sustainable cultivation guides the general education road map at AUO. The application of our core expertise in optoelectronics to grassroots popular science education led to AUO being named a top 10 corporate citizen.

2018 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards

Organized by the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE), the award is a highly credible and prestigious domestic distinction for corporate sustainability that AUO has won every year since it was first launched in 2008. AUO's outstanding overall performance led to ten awards including the "The Most Prestigious Sustainability Award - Top Ten Domestic Corporations" for two consecutive years, as well as a Platinum Award for CSR reporting and English CSR reports in 2018. Chairman Paul Peng was presented with the first-ever "Global Corporate Sustainability Award (GCSA) - Professional" award for driving corporate efforts to set CSR benchmarks.

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