Every year, ASPEED Technology contributes towards social participation, so that we can give back to the community. Since 2013, social participation has mainly focused on “education” as a starting point. In the past, education resources were targeted at disadvantaged areas in rural areas, including the infusion of hardware resources such as school repairs and equipment donations, as well as software resources such as book donations and teacher training. In recent years, in addition to fulfilling its corporate social responsibility, the Company also discussed how to integrate public welfare activities with the core business of ASPEED Technology, and gradually set “Assist higher education and strengthen the cultivation of young students” as our medium and long-term corporate social responsibility goals. We cooperate with first-rate universities to keep top professors in Taiwan and encourages students to focus on academic research. We aim to fulfill our role as a corporate advisor that provides direction for students engaged in life planning. In 2022, besides providing manpower and resources, the Company contributed close to NTD13.7982 million towards social causes, and in the future, we will continue working to fulfill our social objectives.
Infusing Resources into Rural Education
Since 2013, ASPEED has invested in hardware and software resources for disadvantaged rural areas. In 2022, we continued to cooperate with Global Views Educational Foundation to organize the “Sow the Seeds of Reading to Give Children a Great Future” activity for the eighth consecutive year by donating monthly periodicals to the elementary schools to junior high schools in the Taitung area. This project has received enthusiastic feedback from students every year. By 2022, we have made donations to a total of 17 rural areas and 84 schools in the Taitung area, with more than 17,000 copies of periodicals benefiting 20,000 students. In addition to books and magazines donation, in response to the high turnover of teachers in remote areas, ASPEED Technology is cooperating with Education Support for Taiwan to donate funds in implementing the “Support Program for Teachers without Teaching Certificate”, with an aim to nurturing non-certified substitute teachers in resource-poor areas, alleviating the plight of non-certified teachers in Taitung, and providing students in remote areas with stable and quality teaching. We believe that education is the foundation of everything.
In the future, ASPEED Technology will continue to invest in rural education to shorten the education gap between urban and rural areas.
Strengthening the Cultivation of Young Students
In 2020, ASPEED Technology set the mid-to-long-term social corporate responsible target as “Assist higher education and strengthen the cultivation of young students.” ASPEED Technology has collaborated with National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University and National Tsing Hua University to continuously invest educational resources including:
1. ASPEED Technology’s “Junior Chair Professor” Sponsorship Program: The program is contributing approximately NTD11.52 million over four years to sponsor junior chair professors at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University and National Tsing Hua University. The program recruits talented individuals and provides monthly subsidies, which supports the local higher education environment by helping schools to keep talented teachers in Taiwan. When connections exist between the young professors’ R&D plans and ASPEED Technology’s business, the Company promotes further interaction. In 2022, this program sponsored 6 professors from 2 universities, who taught at the Department of Chemistry, Institute of Service Science and Institute of Electronics Engineering at National Tsing Hua University, as well as the School of Law, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and Department of Management Science at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University. Their R&D areas include electronics and electrical engineering, chemistry, marketing and legal patents.
2. National Tsing Hua University Sunrise Scholarship Program: The program provides financial support to underprivileged students. Over the course of four years the Company is contributing NTD1.6 million, providing aid to a total of four underprivileged students in 2022 to let them study without facing financial concerns.
3. Academic Exchange: We offer a series of speeches, lectures, and course planning for both schools. One aim of the program is to promote our brand as an employer among young adults who will soon enter the workforce, in order to support future recruitment. In this way the program supports the Company’s internal core talent development program and talent cultivation.
Sustainable Influence Program for Diverse Technology Talents
Talent is the critical resource for the development of semiconductor industry. ASPEED Technology recognizes that talent development is a critical part of ESG.
Therefore, actively recruit technology talent is the key point of how ASPEED Technology maintain market dominating position. Considering the current gender imbalance in the semiconductor technology talent market, notably that the pool of women in technology is insufficient, ASPEED Technology formulated a Sustainable Influence Program for Diverse Technology Talents in 2022. Through face-to-face discussions with stakeholders, the ESG value, future pathway and the resources that invest in sustainability, diversity, and inclusion, as well as the development of women in technology of ASPEED Technology will be linked to industrial topics. In 2022, two workshops on sustainable talents were held, at which a total of 8 volunteers, who were students from the College of Education at National Tsing Hua University and employees at ASPEED Technology, showing interest in working on this project were invited to join the discussion and work out the “Women in Technology and Tsinghua STEAM School Education Development Project”. Projected investment of funds and volunteer resources will commence in 2023. By leveraging the core technological expertise of ASPEED Technology and the sharing of volunteer engineers, together with the academic resources of the National Tsing Hua University’s College of Education, we aim to launch relevant impactful activities targeting high school females. We hope this will inspire potential female talents to develop an interest and ability in the field of technology and the project will be continued and expanded to more schools in the future. Furthermore, ASPEED Technology will use the Social Return on Investment (SROI) to plan, evaluate, record the impact of social participation and quantify the impact, as a performance indicator for future social participation.
|2022||Sponsored the Junior Chair Professor Sponsorship Program of National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University|
|2022||Sponsored the Sunrise Scholarship Program of National Tsing Hua University|
|2022||Sponsored the Junior Chair Professor Sponsorship Program of National Tsing Hua University|
|2022||Donated periodicals to rural schools as part of the “Sow the Seeds of Reading to Give Children a Great Future” project of Global Views Educational Foundation|
|2022||Supported “Program for Teachers without Teaching Certificate” of Education Support for Taiwan.|
|2022||Donation of funds to support Chiao Tung University's Arts and Culture Center|
|2021||Sponsored the Junior Chair Professor Sponsorship Program of National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University|
|2021||Sponsored the Sunrise Scholarship Program of National Tsing Hua University|
|2021||Sponsored the Junior Chair Professor Sponsorship Program of National Tsing Hua University|
|2021||Sponsored soccer boots, uniforms, and equipment for the soccer team of Fugang Elementary School, Taitung|
|2021||Donated periodicals to rural schools as part of the “Sow the Seeds of Reading to Give Children a Great Future” project of Global Views Educational Foundation|
|2021||Sponsored sporting clothes to elementary school children in Lanyu, Taitung.|
|2020||Sponsored the Junior Chair Professor Sponsorship Program of National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University|
|2020||Sponsored the Sunrise Scholarship Program of National Tsing Hua University|
|2020||Cooperated with UBS to commission artworks for its charity project|
|2020||Donated periodicals to rural schools as part of the “Sow the Seeds of Reading to Give Children a Great Future” project of Global Views Educational Foundation|
|2019||Cooperated with UBS to commission artworks for its charity project|
|2019||Sponsored professors and students at National Tsing Hua University and a360-degree image association to participate in international 360-degree photo competitions|
|2018||Sponsored international exchange scholarship for Electrical Engineering Department of National Tsing Hua University|
|2018||Sponsored Canoe Team of the Taitung Sports Association to participated 2018 Taiwan International Dragon Boat Championships|
|2017||Sponsored international exchange scholarship for Electrical Engineering Department of National Tsing Hua University|
|2017||Sponsored training fees for the judo team of Pei Nan Junior High School, Taitung County|
|2017||Sponsored “Let the Books Roll” reading promotion project for Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF), Hsinchu Branch|
|2017||Sponsored Vox Nativa Association, Taiwan|
|2016||Sponsored international exchange scholarship for Electrical Engineering Department of National Tsing Hua University|
|2016||Sponsored archery equipment for Rui Yuan Junior High School, Taitung County|
|2016||Sponsored floor renovations for Kindergarten of Taiping Elementary School, Taitung County|
|2016||Sponsored air conditioning equipment and light steel frames for electric fans for Bin-Lang Elementary School, Taitung County|
|2016||Sponsored reading room air conditioning equipment Hsin-Kang Junior High School, Taitung County|
|2016||Sponsored “Let the Books Roll” reading promotion project for Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF), Hsinchu Branch|
|2015||Sponsored to improve classroom environment of Guang Ming Elementary School, Fung Li Elementary School, Hsin-Sheng Junior High School in Taitung County|
|2015||Volunteers co-organized the reading promotion camp of Jia Hsin Elementary School, Jianshi Township, Hsinchu County|
|2015||Sponsored AV equipment for Fengtian Junior High School, Taitung County|
|2014||Sponsored Fun Arts String Quartetthe’s Winter Sonata Tour charity event|
|2014||Sponsored audio equipment for Fengtian Junior High School’s gymnasium in Taitung County|
|2014||Sponsored “Wake Up and Smell the Books” rural reading promotion project for Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF), Hsinchu Branch|
|2014||Volunteers co-organized the reading promotion camp of Mei Hua Elementary School, Jianshi Township, Hsinchu County|
|2013||Sponsored “W.island” event of World Citizen Culture Association|
|2013||Sponsored “Let the Books Roll” reading promotion project for Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF), Hsinchu Branch|