APEX has always believed that a sustainable enterprise must not only excel in its core business and pursue the highest revenues, profits, and shareholder returns, it must also fulfill its responsibilities to the environment and society, and serve as an uplifting force in society.
In 2015, APEX established its Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, aiming to build on a foundation of sustainable operations and carry out our three missions of "Corporate Governance", "Sustainable Environment", and "Social Care" in our daily operations. We gain understanding of the key issues of concern for our stakeholders through organizations in our company responsible for these issues, and try our best to disclose the results of our actions in kinds of Company announcement.
- Economic Dimension
- Environmental Dimension
- Social Dimension
In 2016, APEX continued to set milestones in revenues and profit despite a volatile global economy with our pro-active sales strategy and cost control. This enabled us to keep issuing the Company's cash dividend to shareholders with 50% of annual EPS.
As the Top 2 rigid PCB manufacturer in Thailand, APEX hopes to leverage its hard-won leadership position in the industry and move our supply chain towards sustainable operations. We were making labor and environmental standards a part of our operation and open for external audits and also working with suppliers to follow the EICC Code of Conduct.
In addition to achieving our targets in energy saving, water conservation, waste reduction, and other environmental goals in 2015, for the next 3 years, APEX plan to set up renewable energy supply treated, wastewater recycle and carbon footprint and disclosures, and improve creditability through third-party accreditation.
Our focus is on employee rights and social participation. Employees are APEX's greatest asset, and we pay close attention to their physical and mental health as well as their work environment. Each factory must maintain the ISO 14001 and the OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety standards as basic requirement. In 2016, we provide more than 5,400 job opportunities, and retained talent with competitive compensation, diverse training courses, vacation time above regulatory requirements, and an array of work-life balance measures.
We take the initiative to care for employees, and our employees are happy to give back to society after work, creating a positive cycle to make society better. In 2016, APEX proceed the book donation to schools, blood/money/supplies donation to hospitals, work opportunities to blind people, and etc.
Progress Towards a Sustainable Future
Corporate Social Responsibility encompasses the three dimensions of economy, society, and the environment. In this period of volatility for the global economy and environment, fulfilling corporate social responsibility not only supports the fundamentals of our operations and reduces or eliminates risk, it also builds sustainable value for APEX and its stakeholders. In 2017, APEX' was named by Taiwan TWSE to be the member of “Corporate Governance Index 100” among 800 listing companies. APEX pledges itself to not only become an indispensable influence in the semiconductor industry, but also to serve as a force for sustainability that pushes society forward, to become a corporate citizen with a positive influence on society, and to build a better future for the next generation .