AVerMedia Wins Corporate Social Responsibility Award

AVerMedia Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of digital multimedia and presentation technology was chosen for the 2007 finals of Global Views Magazines’ Corporate Social Responsibility Award to be honored for great contribution to society on May 2, 2007 in Taipei, Taiwan. Global Views Magazine, one of the most influential business magazines in Taiwan, selects 15 leading enterprises among 1000 listed companies for a yearly award of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). Nominated in the technology B category, AVerMedia share the honor with Advantech and MediaTek technologies.

“We, AVerMedia, can be said as the company with the smallest scale among other 14 large enterprises, therefore; we feel extremely excited and honored to be granted this award,” says Michael Kuo, CEO of AVerMedia Technologies, Inc. “Being chosen by the Global Views Magazine on CSR Awards is an encouragement to AVerMedia. Aside from pursuing profit maximization for shareholders, corporate ethics and corporate social responsibility are also the main concepts in AVerMedia. Besides green manufacturing, AVerMedia family also attends Global Cleaning Day to clean up the nearby parks in the past 5 continuous years. Additionally, from the basic trash segregation, recycling, to blood donation, book donation, charity bazaar, and charity sponsorship, we believe that we can do more to continuously contribute our efforts in order to arouse more people’s perception to build a better society for human beings.”

AVerMedia has been devoted to contributing its corporate responsibility to the global society and ecological environment protection. Therefore, to eliminate the environment impacts, AVerMedia produces innovative products and services with the safest fire-proof materials and reduce the use of hazardous materials. AVerMedia had been gradually certified with ISO-9001, ISO14001, and OHSAS18001 representing product quality, environmental system, and occupational security respectively. AVerMedia has established a Green Product Team to strictly monitor all product series with the safest recyclable materials so as to ensure the consistency of varied environment regulations.

With 7 influential and academic adjudicators, the survey of the CSR Awards conducted by Global Views Magazine focus on three major aspects for their final evaluation result: social performance, environmental performance and financial information disclosure. Based on the criteria devised by independent sustainable investment ratings agency, OEKOM Research, Germany, 15 companies being awarded can be divided into 6 categories: Technology A (revenue above NT$10,000,000,000 in 2006), Technology B (revenue under NT$10,000,000,000 in 2006), Manufacturing, Service, Finance, and foreign enterprises.