Amkor is committed to a comprehensive corporate social responsibility program that aligns with our core values and contributes to our success as a responsible corporate citizen
Amkor believes our success depends on our ability to do the right thing for our customers, suppliers, employees and the world. We strive to develop innovative solutions while minimizing the environmental impact of our operations. In addition to operating in full compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, we draw upon internationally recognized standards to advance social and environmental responsibility throughout our supply chain.
Environmental Policy Statement
Amkor Technology, Inc. recognizes the importance of a healthy environment and is committed to preserve our natural resources, improve sustainability, and contribute to the quality of life in the communities where we operate. As part of this commitment, we have established practices worldwide to:
- Comply with legal requirements that protect the environment
- Provide training to our employees to mitigate the risk of environmental accidents
- Certify our factories to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) framework 14001, widely recognized as the standard for effective Environmental Management Systems
- Obtain independent verification of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) measured and collected at our factories
- Submit and disclose publicly GHG and Water data to the CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, a leading organization that assesses the impact of climate change and promotes a sustainable economy
- Reduce GHG, water use and waste generation by 20%, 30%, 40% respectively, by the end of 2020 from levels established before 2014. We have either met or are on target to meet each goal
- Commit to having our factories and suppliers follow the uniform Code of Conduct from the Responsible Business Alliance which includes standards of environmental responsibility
Amkor’s RBA Commitment Statement
Amkor is one of the world’s leading subcontractors of semiconductor packaging and test services and we are committed to the principles contained in the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct (Code), formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC).
To that end, we will incorporate these principles into our Code of Business Conduct and Ethical Guidelines, which addresses conduct across several areas of corporate social responsibility, including labor and wages, health and safety, environmental compliance and ethics.
Amkor is also committed to conducting self-assessments to ensure that our policies and procedures are properly enforced and we will permit third-party auditing as arranged by the RBA.
Furthermore, Amkor will communicate our corporate social responsibility requirements to our suppliers and will require all suppliers of critical components to acknowledge and implement the Code.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Amkor Responsible Minerals Sourcing Statement
Recognizing that risks of significant adverse impacts which may be associated with extracting, trading, handling and exporting Conflict Minerals from Conflict-affected and High-risk Areas (CAHRAs), and recognizing that Amkor Technology, Inc. has the responsibility to respect human rights and not contribute directly to conflict, we commit ourselves to take actions to source responsibly Conflict Minerals that are used in our operations worldwide.
Conflict Minerals, as defined currently by United States and European Union legislation, are the metals tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (“3TG”). CAHRAs are identified as areas in a state of armed conflict, fragile post-conflict areas, as well as areas witnessing weak or non-existing governance and security, such as failed states, and widespread and systematic violations of international law, including human rights abuses.
As part of Amkor’s commitment to source Conflict Minerals responsibly, we have taken the following actions:
- Established and maintain practices designed to comply with the Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct (the “RBA Code”) a set of social, environmental and ethical industry standards that is based on international norms and standards. Participants who commit to the RBA Code must regard it as a total supply chain initiative.
- Promote initiatives that support responsible sourcing of Conflict Minerals from CAHRAs.
- Set expectations with our suppliers that Conflict Minerals provided to us from CAHRAs are sourced responsibly.
- Exercise due diligence within our supply chain based on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.
- Participate in the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP), a program recognized worldwide that helps companies make informed choices about responsibly sourced Conflict Minerals in their supply chains.
In the future, other minerals in addition to 3TG may be subject to responsible sourcing requirements due to measures such as enactment of government regulation or expectations set by Amkor’s stakeholders. Accordingly, we will take appropriate actions to meet these requirements.
Commitment to Human Rights
Amkor Technology, Inc. (“Amkor”), is committed to promote Human Rights in accordance with applicable laws in the countries where we operate. We follow the Amkor Code of Business Conduct (the “Amkor Code”) which details our organization’s values and responsibilities and provides guidance to employees on appropriate behavior while conducting business. We also follow the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct (the “RBA Code”), a set of social, environmental and ethical standards for companies that is accepted widely in our industry.
- The Amkor Code applies to all employees regardless of location and includes the protection of rights for women and minority groups. It prohibits prejudicial treatment based on race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, veteran status, pregnancy, genetic information, and disability.
- Training on the requirements of the Amkor Code is provided annually to employees and includes areas related to Human Rights. In 2019, our employees collectively received 817 hours of training on the Amkor Code.
- An actual or suspected violation of the Amkor Code can be reported to a supervisor or, for individuals who wish to raise concerns anonymously, a 24-hour toll-free ‘Business Integrity Line’. Reports of actual or suspected violations are investigated and retaliation for reporting a violation is prohibited. Since our company’s founding, we have not had a major controversy linked to human rights or corruption.
- The RBA Code is based on international norms and principles that we support including: (1) The Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and Universal Declaration of Human Rights, from the United Nations, (2) The Code of Practice in Safety and Health and Labor Standards from the International Labor Organization, and (3) The Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
- The RBA Code is regarded as a supply chain initiative and accordingly, we have designated it as our Vendor Code of Conduct for our suppliers and service agencies including security guard providers of protection at our factories who are contracted under security arrangements.
- The RBA Code expressly prohibits human trafficking and slavery and provides tools such as the Supplemental Validated Audit Process (SVAP) on Forced Labor to address risks of human trafficking and slavery in our Supply Chain. Since 2018, Amkor has used the SVAP to assess these risks.
- We believe the right to clean water is a fundamental Human Right and the RBA Code requires a water management program that documents, characterizes, and monitors water sources, use and discharge and seeks opportunities to conserve water.
- We assess regularly human rights-related risks and potential impacts, review and evaluate our policies and management processes, and involve stakeholders on our approach.
- We offer our Suppliers resources from the RBA to improve their performance in human rights. They have and will continue to be subject to independent audits conducted annually to evaluate compliance with the RBA Code including assessments in the areas of Human Rights, Human Trafficking and Slavery.