The Russian-Ukrainian war set off a boycott in Europe and the United States, and more than 450 companies announced their withdrawal from Russia. According to the latest list compiled by Yale University, there are currently 43 companies that “ignore the withdrawal request”, including Acer, ASUS, MSI and other three Taiwanese brand factories, and after being named, issued statements in response.
On February 28, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, associate dean of the Yale School of Management (Yale School of Management) and his research team first announced the list of multinational companies that have withdrawn or remained in the Russian market, and ranked them in order of rank. For “exit”, “pause”, “reduce”, “buy time” and “ignore exit request”.
Withdrawal refers to the complete withdrawal from the Russian market and cut off all contacts; suspension is to reduce business and keep the possibility of going back; downsizing is to reduce some business activities while continuing other businesses; buy time is to suspend new development and investment plans; ignore withdrawal Requirements are insisting on staying, refusing to quit or reducing activity requirements.
Companies named by Yale University for “ignoring the withdrawal request” include French sports retailer Decathlon, Credit Suisse, Chinese technology companies Alibaba, Huawei, Tencent, Lenovo, Xiaomi and Didi Chuxing. The Taiwanese companies on the list include Acer, ASUS, and MSI.
Acer recently responded that Acer is closely monitoring the development of the conflict in Russia and Ukraine. At present, Acer’s primary focus is to take care of the safety and resettlement of the affected Acer employees and their families. So far, 5 Acer Ukrainian employees and their families have arrived in Poland, Germany and other places. The local Acer branch is doing its best to assist employees to work and live locally.
Acer pointed out that it maintains close contact with Acer employees still in Ukraine every day, abides by relevant laws and regulations on international trade, and attaches great importance to humanitarian care.
ASUS recently responded that ASUS has always been committed to complying with the norms of the countries where it is located. In addition to the complex challenges formed by supply chain, logistics, banking transactions and other factors, shipments to the Russian market have stagnated. In order to do our part, we decided to donate The Disaster Relief Foundation, a consortium, has NT$30 million for the “Relief Ukrainian Special Account”. We sincerely hope that peace and humanitarian assistance can be given to every affected person immediately.
MSI issued a statement today stating that MSI has always abided by international trade regulations and laws and regulations of various countries. At the time of the outbreak of the humanitarian crisis in Russia and Ukraine, all sales and operations to Russia abide by relevant international laws and resolutions, and attach great importance to humanitarian care and employees. Safety, I hope this incident can end peacefully as soon as possible, thank you for your concern.