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Driving Positive

The World's First Semiconductor Company to Join RE100

Triumphantly March
toward Sustainability

AWS Platinum Certification

Sustainability at TSMC

  • 26%
    Unleashing innovation by investing US$ 3.72 billion, a 26% increase from 2020, into R&D
  • 99%
    Patent approval rate in the U.S., better than any other top 10 patent holder
  • 64.7%
    Total shareholder return
  • 1
    Leading the world in volume production of 5nm process technology
  • 14.2 Trillion
    Market capitalization (NT$)
  • 27%
    Increase in volunteers
  • 1.32 Billion
    Invested into social engagement (NT$)
  • 73,786
    Beneficiaries of social engagement
  • >1 Million Participants
    Over one million participants received employee training and total expense exceeded NT$95 million
  • 1.8 Million
    In 2020, the average overall salary of a TSMC new engineer with a master's degree is more than NT$1.8 million. The average overall salary of direct employees is higher than NT$1 million, which is 4 times of the minimum wage in Taiwan
  • 100%
    100% renewable energy consumption in TSMC offices in Taiwan and overseas locations; achieved net zero emissions for global offices through carbon credits
  • 1
    First semiconductor company in the world to join RE100
  • 1
    Built the world's first water reclamation plant for industrial effluents
  • 46%
    Reduced air pollutant emissions per unit product by 46% since 2015, reaching the 2030 SDG ahead of schedule
  • 95%
    Reached 95% waste recycling rate for six consecutive years and only <1% of waste has been sent to landfills for 11 consecutive years

TSMC Value

TSMC continues to advance semiconductor manufacturing process technologies and services to enable our customers to unleash 11,617 IC innovations in 2020. These innovations offer products that are more advanced, capable, intelligent, energy-efficient, and safer, and allow us to greatly increase quality of life and move towards a sustainable society for the common good.

Latest Video

TSMC 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility Report Highlights and Video Now Available Online

TSMC never stops improving the way it fulfills its corporate social responsibility and uses disclosure of sustainability information as a management tool. The Corporate Social Responsibility Report we compile each year leads us to evaluate critical issues and challenges, benchmark against global practices, set our execution strategy as well as mid- to long-term goals, and propose plans for improvement. The report serves as a survey of the Company's sustainability status and drives each organization to improve.
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Our Focuses

  • An Innovation Pioneer

    Innovation is the foundation of growth and driver for breakthroughs at TSMC. As the leader in the dedicated IC foundry industry, TSMC embraces innovation from every employee. We insist on producing sustainable products with high quality and low energy consumption through leading technologies to help resolve the many challenges humanity faces.
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  • A Responsible Purchaser

    As the world's largest dedicated IC foundry, we have made it our mission to purchase responsibly. We have the power to make a difference and we are doing so by asking our suppliers to make advancements in the following aspects: technology, quality, delivery, environmental protection, human rights, safety, and health. Our goal is to build a green and sustainable semiconductor supply chain.
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  • A Practitioner of Green Power

    Green manufacturing is the cornerstone of sustainable management at TSMC. We believe that corporate growth and environment protection should not be mutually exclusive; our goal is to become the global standard of eco-friendly corporations. To such ends, we integrate green management into daily operations and strive to carry out climate change and energy management, water management, waste management, and air pollution control through introducing innovative green technologies.
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  • An Admired Employer

    Employees are TSMC's most important asset. We value mutual commitments with our employees. We dedicate ourselves to creating a challenging and enjoyable work environment full of opportunities to acquire new skills, establishing an open-style management system, providing compensation and benefits packages that are above the industry average for employees, and becoming a world-class company that our employees are proud of.
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  • Power to Change Society

    Based in Taiwan, TSMC has flourished with support from all sectors of society. TSMC believes that giving back to the community has been critical to our success. We've been caring for the disadvantaged, helping youth education, supporting arts and culture through the TSMC Education and Culture Foundation and TSMC Charity Foundation to give back and create common values.
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Awards and Recognition

  • Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 20th Consecutive Year
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index
  • The Sustainability Yearbook 2020 Rankings – S&P Global Gold Class
  • 2020 Climate Change A List – A-
  • 2020 Water Security A List – A
  • RE100 Leadership Awards 2020 – Most Impactful Pioneer
  • "Prime" Rated by ISS ESG Corporate Rating
  • MSCI ACWI ESG Leaders Index Component
  • MSCI ESG Research – AAA Ratings
  • MSCI ACWI SRI Index Component
  • MSCI Emerging Markets ESG Leaders Index
  • FTSE4Good Emerging Index Component
  • FTSE4Good All-world Index Component
  • FTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG Index Component
  • SDG 2000 – The 2,000 Most Influential Companies

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