Corporate Social Responsibility

Environment

While ASPEED Technology does not directly manufacture products, we aim to leverage the Company’s core IC design capabilities and the three principles of green design, green supply, and green lifestyle to contribute towards protecting the environment.

Green Design

To support environmental protection and energy savings, on the supplier side ASPEED Technology seeks to strengthen supplier management and reduce environmental risk by suppliers. Internally, the Company seeks to design more energy efficient products. Companies that use our BMC SoC in data centers can reduce their cloud service computing costs, energy use, and carbon emissions, contributing towards our goal of reducing overall carbon production in the industry.

Green Lifestyle

In everyday operations ASPEED Technology makes every effort to implement environmental protection policies. We formulate environmentally sound operating standards suited to our industry and scrupulously observe norms. We adopt energy saving, carbon reducing, and GHG reduction policies while taking steps towards increasing energy efficiency and lowering water use, with the objective of reducing the burden on the environment. Since ASPEED Technology does not operate a factory, we mostly produce general waste. Our waste management therefore primarily involves implementing and promoting strict waste separation, recycling, and reduction. The industrial waste that we do produce are ICs, BGA IC substrates, PCBs, and other items used for R&D. Each year we commission an operator with a level A waste management license to dispose of these items in accordance with procedures that include making an inventory, taking photos, and recording weight.

Year GHG Emissions Water Use Waste (Kg)
Emissions (metric tons of CO2e) Scope 1+Scope 2 Emission Intensity (metric tons of CO2e/millions of shipment) Water Use(metric tons) Intensity (metric tons / millions of shipment)
2019177.6620.16892101.24261.8
2020271.6623.693531307.93139.3
2021Scope 1 16.3723.042572193.5336.31
Scope 2 289.8
Scope 3* 8397
* ISO14064: Significant Scope 3 indirect emission including "purchased goods and services" and "upstream transportation and distribution"
* Emission Intensity and water intensity: millions of shipment

Green suppply

In order to provide customers with high-quality products and services, ASPEED Technology adopted ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems standards and passed ISO 9001:2015 certification. Considering the importance of this group towards the operations, we only choose world-class Tier 1 manufacturers and suppliers and confirm that they meet our standards for social responsibility, green environmental protection, occupational safety and health, labor rights, and human rights. They must follow the Code of Conduct-Responsible Business Alliance, and priority shall be given to suppliers that pass ISO9001, ISO14001, or ISO45001 certification. In addition, ASPEED Technology requests that suppliers produce and publicly release annual sustainable management reports to support audits and assessments. ASPEED Technology also monitors to see whether the suppliers have any incidents that cause reputational damage or face any fines from international customers.

In 2020, ASPEED Technology supported the Company’s green pledge, human rights protection, and conflict-free minerals policy by issuing a public statement on the corporate website proclaiming that the Company and the Company’s suppliers shall uphold their social and environmental protection responsibilities. They shall not accept minerals from conflict zones or illegal mines. The Company required that all suppliers commit to implementing these measures.

Declaration of Minerals Conflict-Free

ASPEED Technology subscribes to the responsible minerals procurement position raised by the RBA (formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI). We expect and require our suppliers to purchase from conflict-free and qualified mineral suppliers and faithfully disclose their conflict minerals information. Compliance is included in annual supplier evaluations, which enables us to implement our conflict-free procurement program. In the event that we discover that products or raw materials from suppliers contain conflict minerals from non-qualified sources, we take the necessary measures to stop use. ASPEED Technology issued a public declaration of support for responsible minerals procurement on the Company’s corporate website and seeks to fully implement this social responsibility.

RBA Code of Conduct

To comply with the RBA Code of Conduct, ASPEED Technology is committed to ensuring that working conditions at the Company and in the Company’s supply chain are safe; that workers have a safe and healthy work environment and are treated with respect and dignity; and that business operations are environmentally responsible and conducted ethically.

  • ‣ Freely Chosen Employment
  • ‣ Humane Treatment
  • ‣ Young Workers
  • ‣ Non-Discrimination
  • ‣ Working Hours
  • ‣ Freedom of Association
  • ‣ Wages and Benefits

  • ‣ Occupational Safety
  • ‣ Physically Demanding Work
  • ‣ Emergency Preparedness
  • ‣ Machine Safeguarding
  • ‣ Occupational Injury and Illness
  • ‣ Sanitation, Food, and Housing
  • ‣ Industrial Hygiene
  • ‣ Health and Safety Communication

  • ‣ Environmental Permits and Reporting
  • ‣ Air Emissions
  • ‣ Pollution Prevention and Resource
  • ‣ Materials Restrictions Reduction
  • ‣ Hazardous Substances
  • ‣ Storm Water Management
  • ‣ Wastewater and Solid Waste
  • ‣ Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • ‣ Business Integrity
  • ‣ Fair Business, Advertising and Competition
  • ‣ No Improper Advantage
  • ‣ Protection of Identity and Non-Retaliation
  • ‣ Disclosure of Information
  • ‣ Responsible Sourcing of Minerals
  • ‣ Intellectual Property
  • ‣ Privacy

  • ‣ Company Commitment
  • ‣ Communication
  • ‣ Management Accountability and Responsibility
  • ‣ Worker Feedback and Participation
  • ‣ Legal and Customer Requirements
  • ‣ Audits and Assessments
  • ‣ Risk Assessment and Risk Management
  • ‣ Corrective Action Process
  • ‣ Improvement Objectives
  • ‣ Documentation and Records
  • ‣ Training
  • ‣ Supplier Responsibility