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Westpac ranked the world's most sustainable bank

Westpac ranked the world's most sustainable bank”

The DJSI, a joint venture launched in 1999 by Dow Jones of the USA and RobecoSAM, is a family of indices evaluating the sustainability performance of the largest 2,500 firms listed on the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index. Indexes are updated yearly.

"Some people think sustainability is purely about environmental initiatives, but it's also about addressing social and economic issues". As a global leader geared towards meeting the industry's ever growing needs for faster, smaller and higher performance chips, the Group develops and offers a wide portfolio of technology and solutions including IC test program design, front-end engineering test, wafer probe, wafer bump, substrate design and supply, wafer level package, flip chip, system-in-package, final test and electronic manufacturing services through USI Inc and its subsidiaries, members of the ASE Group. The three companies are Samsung C&T, Samsung Electronics and SK Innovation. Company said that this recognition is a testimony to its corporate sustainability leadership in the IT services & Internet Software and Services industry.

The company's most recent sustainability report follows global protocol for businesses that want to reduce their carbon footprints, increase efficiencies and incorporate ethical work practices for employees. Being included in the list helps a company get investments from funds that focus on sustainable growth. In total, 3,400 companies were evaluated for inclusion this year, with just 149 making the European list.

In particular, the company has scored the fifth-highest overall score among local companies in the MSCI Taiwan ESG Leaders Index, while leading its peers in the nation's financial sector in terms of commitment to sustainability.

Commenting on the results, Unilever's senior vice president of sustainable business & communications Sue Garrard said: "DJSI is a key reference point for investors and other stakeholders who want to assess and benchmark our progress on sustainability - so we are delighted that our efforts have been recognised".

"Our listing on the DJSI confirms that we are heading in the right direction".

"Strategic sustainability unlocks value in Campbell's business objectives and is aligned with our goal across all areas of our company", he said. "We will continue to make the most positive possible impact on society to create a better future for all".



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