Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

Letter from the CSR Committee Chairperson

Topic

Code

Accounting Metric

Category

Report Contents or Explanation

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

TC-SC-110a.1

  • Gross global Scope 1 emissions
  • Total emissions from perfluorinated compounds
Quantitative
  • 2,450,354 metric tons CO2-e
  • 664,974 metric tons CO2-e

TC-SC-110a.2

  • Discussion of long-term and short-term strategy or plan to manage Scope 1 emissions, emissions reduction targets, and an analysis of performance against those targets
Discussion and Analysis
  • Please see Climate Change and Energy Management: Low-carbon Manufacturing

Energy Management in Manufacturing

TC-SC-130a.1
  • Total energy consumed
  • Percentage grid electricity
  • Percentage renewable
Quantitative
  • 60,908,400 Gigajoules
  • 95% of energy consumed was supplied from grid electricity
  • 7.3% of energy consumed was renewable energy
    Please see Climate Change and Energy Management

Water Management

TC-SC-140a.1
  • Total water withdrawn
  • Total water consumed, percentage of each in regions with High or Extremely High Baseline Water Stress
Quantitative
  • 77,257 thousand m3; from regions with High or Extremely High Baseline Water Stress: 4 %
  • 72,255 thousand m3; from regions with High or Extremely High Baseline Water Stress: 1%
    Please see Water Management: Water Resource Risk Management

Waste Management

TC-SC-150a.1
  • Amount of hazardous waste from manufacturing, percentage recycled
Quantitative
  • 440,714 metric tons; 98% recycled
  • The amount of hazardous waste includes 142,314 metric tons of in-house recycled hazardous waste
    Please see Waste Management

Employee Health & Safety

TC-SC-320a.1
  • Description of efforts to assess, monitor, and reduce exposure of employees to human health hazards
Discussion and Analysis
  • Please see Occupational Safety and Health
TC-SC-320a.2
  • Total amount of monetary losses as a result of legal proceedings associated with employee safety and health violations
Quantitative
  • Company has no significant monetary losses as a result of legal proceedings associated with employee safety and health violations
Recruiting & Managing a Global & Skilled Workforce TC-SC-330a.1
  • Percentage of employees that are (1) foreign nationals and (2) located offshore
Quantitative
  • Please see Talent Attraction and Retention
Product Lifecycle Management TC-SC-410a.1
  • Percentage of products by revenue that contain IEC 62474-declarable substances
Quantitative
  • 0.16 %
TC-SC-410a.2
  • Processor energy efficiency at a system-level for: (1) servers, (2) desktops, and (3) laptops
Quantitative
  • TSMC is working with customers to innovate with new generations of chips and create more energy efficient electronic products. Please see Sustainable Products by TSMC Facilitates Global Energy Conservation
Materials Sourcing TC-SC-440a.1
  • Description of the management of risks associated with the use of critical materials
Discussion and Analysis
  • Please see Supplier Sustainability Management: Sustainability Risk Management
Intellectual Property Protection & Competitive Behavior TC-SC-520a.1
  • Total monetary losses as a result of legal proceedings associated with anti-competitive behavior regulations
Quantitative
  • Please see 2020 TSMC Annual Report: 6.3.3 Operational Risks/ Risks Associated with Litigious and Non-litigious Matters