ZyXEL Recognized by Global View Magazine's CSR Award
Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 7, 2008 -- ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), the world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today announced its latest award, the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibilities) Award from Global View Magazine. This is another recognition ZyXEL has won for its CSR efforts after the "Clean & Green 2007 Report" (released by Asian Corporate Governance Association) named the company as Taiwan's best "Green Enterprise" in 2007. The award also ranked ZyXEL as Asia's second best eco-friendly enterprise. The 2008 CSR Award was presented to Dr. Shun-I Chu, Chairman of ZyXEL, at the Taipei Far Eastern Plaza Hotel on April 1st.
"The award is an overwhelming note of recognition and it means a lot to us," said Dr. Chu. "ZyXEL is a major player in the world's networking industry, therefore we are willing to bear more social responsibilities encompassing the awareness of our environmental impact. As a responsible global citizen, ZyXEL always devotes due diligence to improving society and our environment, as well as to pursuing the best interest for our shareholders. We also take the community, employees and children, along with environment and energy issues into account to play the role of a decent corporate citizen. The CSR Award is the best reward for our persistence and endeavor in the past years."
In fact, ZyXEL has contributed its share generously for the local community. The "Philanthropy Society" within the company helps the children of Hsinchu County living in remote mountain villages to attend schools and raises their living standard, while the "Dr. Shun-Yi Chu Scholarship" founded by the Chairman, also offers college students in the Hsinchu vicinity financial assistance for their academic pursuits.
The Global View Magazine is a prestigious business publication in the Chinese-speaking world. Its CSR Award adopts the strict assessment standard of OEKOM Research AG, a German CSR research institute, to evaluate the social, environmental and financial performance of the candidates to select the finalists in five product categories. To ZyXEL, the coveted award is an honor as well as a duty for the company to maintain its pace and stride even further in contributing to society.
About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the world's leading residential gateway provider and was recently ranked as Taiwan's First "Green Enterprise," and the second best "Green" Company in Asia (2007 CG watch, Asian Corporate Governance Association). ZyXEL's comprehensive Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions include access multiplexers, customer premise equipment, Internet security and Wireless LAN equipment, enabling high-performance network services for SOHO, small to mid-sized businesses and service providers. ZyXEL works closely with worldwide network equipment vendors, telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.zyxel.com.