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January 17, 2011

Semiconductor Firm Amkor Technology Joins Important Industry Coalition

Leading semiconductor company, Amkor Technology recently joined Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). EICC was created in 2004 with the aim of establishing a standardized code of conduct for the global electronic supply chain. The code of conduct is designed to provide guidelines for performance and compliance with critical corporate social responsibility policies in the areas of labor, health and safety, environment, management systems, and ethics. The EICC was incorporated in 2007 as an association to ensure greater awareness of the code, and to expand its adoption across the industry. The EICC currently includes over 40 global electronics companies.

Amkor (News - Alert) is a leading provider of semiconductor assembly and test services to semiconductor companies and electronics OEMs. According to a release, in an effort to be a part of the community of leading electronic companies and help advance the mission of EICC, Amkor joined the forum as an applicant member.

“We are proud to join with the other leading companies in the electronics industry that have become members of the EICC, and we are committed to fully support the vision and mission of the EICC and align our operations with the provisions of the Code. We believe that by adhering to the principles of the Code, and encouraging our suppliers to do the same, we can improve conditions for workers, increase efficiency and productivity for customers and suppliers and provide cleaner environments for our communities,” Amkor's president and chief executive officer Ken Joyce said in a statement.

Last month, Fabrinet, a provider of precision optical, electro-mechanical and electronic manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers of complex products, announced the joining of Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) as an applicant member. In a release, the company said that it fully supports the vision and mission of the EICC to create better social, economic and environmental conditions across the electronic industry's global supply chain through shared social responsibility. “We are proud to step forward with more than 50 other global companies in support of the EICC code of conduct along with the forward-thinking, socially responsible actions outlined by EICC standards. Becoming a member of the EICC underscores Fabrinet's commitment to continuous improvement of our operations and supply chain,” Fabrinet Chairman and CEO Tom Mitchell noted in a statement.

Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Charles West

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