TAIPEI, TAIWAN (Sept.15, 2014) For the first time, Acer has been selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), one of the world’s leading sustainability indices. Acer is listed on the DJSI Emerging Markets Index which includes the top 10 percent performing companies out of the 800 companies invited to participate in this assessment. This result is a confirmation of Acer’s efforts to improve sustainability across the entire spectrum of its business. Acer performed exceptionally well in the fields of Supply Chain Management and Brand Management.
“We are delighted to be included in this year’s DJSI Emerging Markets Index as it is an affirmation of our long-term commitment to corporate sustainability, social responsibility, transparency, as well as our endeavors in creating value for our shareholders, employees and users alike,” said George Huang, Chairman of Acer Inc. “Sustainability is a fundamental part of our business operations and we will continue to work closely with all stakeholders to progress and strengthen our capabilities.”
The DJSI is one of the world’s premier sustainability indices that monitor the performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. It assesses various areas, including risk and supply chain management, operational eco-efficiency, product stewardship, human capital development and occupational health and safety.
While this is the debut of Acer on the DJSI, it is not the first time the company has been recognized for excellence in corporate sustainability and social responsibility. Since 2012, Acer has been consistently featured on the Reputation Institute’s CSR RepTrack® 100 list. In individual sustainability fields such as green products, Acer has also garnered various recognitions of its efforts, including the 2014 “Computex Green ICT Award” and “SEAD Global Efficiency Medal” for the Acer V6 monitor.
DJSI is a joint effort of the S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s leading providers of financial market indices and RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainability investing.
Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offering includes PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Acer employs 7,400 people and ranks No. 4 for total PCs globally (IDC 2013). Revenues for 2013 reached US$12.02 billion. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.
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