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. (“Amkor”) recognizes the critical importance of a healthy environment to our global society, our economy, our business, and our employees. We are 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 that are designed to:
- Comply with legal requirements to protect the environment.
- Maintain environmental records.
- Promote environmental awareness.
- Provide training to employees to mitigate the risk of environmental accidents.
- Set and track Worldwide Environmental Goals to reduce emissions, water and waste.
- Meet International Standards for Environmental Management Systems
- Perform local Initiatives to improve the Environment
- Require our suppliers to comply with the Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct which mandates the reduction or elimination of pollutants and waste.
- Reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions 20% by 2020 from the average of annual GHGs generated by our facilities from 2008 to 2010. By 2017, GHG emissions have been reduced by 18%.
- Reduce the use of water 30% by 2020 from the average of annual water levels consumed by our facilities from 2011 to 2013. By 2017, water use has been reduced by 28%.
- Reduce waste generation (hazardous, incinerated, recycled and landfill wastes) 40% by 2020 from the average of annual waste generated by our facilities from 2011 to 2013. By 2017, waste has been reduced by 35%.
All of our factories have been independently certified as meeting the requirements of International Organization for Standards (ISO) framework 14001, widely recognized as the standard for effective Environmental Management Systems. In addition, we are in the process of obtaining an additional ISO Certification, 14064-1, which sets principles and requirements for the design, development, management, reporting and verification of GHG inventory. As of April 2018, our factories in Korea and Taiwan have been 14064-1 certified and we plan to have our remaining factories certified by the end of 2018.
- Solar Panels have been installed at our factories in Songdo, Korea and Shanghai, China to combat GHG emissions and reduce our dependence on fossil fuel. Collectively, these solar projects generate annually over 6 Megawatts of electricity.
- Our Corporate Headquarters located in Tempe, Arizona has implemented a Trip Reduction Program to incentivize carpooling and has installed Electric Vehicle charging stations for use by our employees at no cost. In China, Korea and the Philippines, we use charter buses to transport our employees to and from work to ease traffic congestion and reduce emissions.
- Lighting based on Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology has been installed at our facilities in Arizona and Korea resulting in lower energy consumption and longer useful life. A solar water heater has been mounted on the rooftop of our facility in Shanghai, China. At our facility located in Kuala Langat, Malaysia, impeller trimming at our primary chiller pump has generated annual energy savings of 34,000 kilowatt hours.
- Employees at Amkor locations worldwide have improved local environmental conditions in their communities. Our subsidiary in the Philippines was granted the Golden Achievement Award by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority due in part to collection and recycling of lead-acid batteries and industrial oils, cleanup of local rivers and creeks, tree planting and lake seeding. In Korea, we donated to Seoul’s Energy Welfare Civic Fund, which finances energy efficiency upgrades in low-income communities. In Japan, we collected and recycled plastic. In Taiwan, we have “adopted” a local beach and lake for periodic cleanup of debris. In Malaysia and China, gardening and tree planting was performed to filter pollutants, absorb carbon dioxide, release oxygen and help fight soil erosion.
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.