TSMC’s Global COVID-19 Relief
The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting every one of us. This is a challenging time for our global communities, and TSMC’s top priority is protecting the health and safety of our workforce while securing operations for our customers and supporting our communities. In response, TSMC has committed to help fighting this pandemic as a global corporate citizen.
Whenever a major catastrophe occurs, TSMC always looks for ways to leverage our unique knowledge and resources to provide aid and relief, such as applying our expertise in constructing fabs to help communities in Taiwan rebuild from disasters. Similarly, to fight this global COVID-19 pandemic, the TSMC Charity Foundation, the TSMC Education and Culture Foundation, as well as our regional offices, are leveraging our expertise in technology, global procurement and supply chain management with a budget of US$20 million to aid areas most in need of resources in Taiwan, Mainland China, Europe and the United States.
Dedicating Resources Supporting Our Global Communities
TSMC is dedicated to helping our global communities during this challenging time, with focuses on three major areas.
- First, TSMC has been donating personal protection equipment including masks, gowns and coveralls, gloves, face shields, goggles, and powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR), as well as nutritional supplements, lotion, ventilators and infrared imaging thermometers to hospitals, public health agencies and related parties.
- Second, we are continuously providing relief to vulnerable communities with immediate food, shelter and medical aid.
- Finally, we will take a strategic approach and closely collaborate with leading institutes focused on COVID-19 diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics. In one project, we are supporting a research project at UC Berkeley hoping to solve the shortage of ventilators in order to save lives.
We do not know with certainty when the greatest risk will be behind us, but we have all been inspired by the determination and humanity from all corners of our global community. Although some of us are thousands of miles apart, and some are separated by social distancing, but the global TSMC family is coming together with many brave fighters out there to help people in need. By the time we overcome the challenge, we shall all emerge to be stronger. Our thoughts are with those around the world affected by COVID-19 and we send our warmest good wishes to you all.