Protect the Environment
What We Want to Solve
Climate change has become a global issue, and it is an urgent priority to increase the public awareness of protecting environment.
How We Respond and Act
The TSMC Charity Foundation spreads the knowledge of environment protection. We expect to increase citizen’s awareness of protecting environment by：
1. helping schools improve their energy utility by TSMC professional energy-saving volunteers;
2. promoting environment protection spirit through ecology volunteers;
3. other project based activities.
Our Major Achievements
What We Have Done
- Energy-saving Volunteer
The “energy-saving volunteer team” gathered engineers who have energy saving and professional safety knowledge to actively go to schools in rural areas to implement water saving, energy saving and safety checks, helping every level of schools to evaluate and improve their energy utility, to prevent and slow down climate change. In 2017, around 170 person-times energy-saving volunteers provided 1,050 hours energy-saving check services, and provided professional evaluation report and improvements for schools for further reference for future actions. Fab 6 energy-saving volunteers have provided 25 times services since they were founded, helped the schools to build a safer learning environment.
- Ecology Volunteer
TSMC kept certain area for ecology engineering when we built the factories, created an environment with ecological diversity to achieve the goal of protecting ecology environment. Meantime, we established ecology volunteers, provided rural students to reserve ecology tour and taught them green knowledge. In 2017, around 964 person-times ecology volunteers provided over 4,800 hours ecology tour for at least 9,776 person-times students.
Other Project Based Activities
On Earth Day on the 22nd April, TSMC co-worked with the Environment Protection Administration of Taiwan to clean up the beaches. A total of 181 employees and their family members devoted nearly 800 hours cleaning up the beaches at the Hsinchu Yongan Fishing Port, the Xinfeng Mangrove and the Tainan Anping Beach. The awareness of protecting environment was also been awoke when protecting the earth.
A Trip of Eco-friendly Farming
Fab 12A volunteers led students of the Nei Wan elementary schools to experience farming, personally experienced how much effort a famer make when farming, to introspect the environmental impact of mountain reclamation, and further grew the awareness of protecting environment in their mind.
Tainan Jacana Sanctuary
Tainan Guantian Jacana Sanctuary water chestnut field is the habitat of Jacana. TSMC provides tour services every year. In 2017, the habitat field for Jacana was nearly dried because the water well was broken and not able to provide water due to poor maintenance for years. After personally visiting the Jacana Sanctuary by TSMC professional volunteers, we donated around NT$470,000 for repairing the water well, and we expect the water well digging to be completed in early 2018.
TSMC Museum of Innovation and the Power House
Fab 2 and Fab 5 volunteers led children to visit the TSMC Museum of Innovation and the Power House. Along with the climate change board games provided by the Hsinchu County Environment Protection Bureau, children have better understanding on the contribution of semiconductor industry for the society. They also realize a small action/decision could have an impact on climate changing of the world through the board games.
TSMC believes that sharing technology knowledge is one of the important ways to contribute to the society. Except the four key focuses, we hope the knowledge of semiconductor can be known widely by the public, making technology easier to understand. Currently there are volunteers providing tour services in the Taichung National Science and Technology Museum and TSMC’s Museum of Innovation in Hsinchu. In 2017, 1,350 person- times tour volunteers provided over 8,100 service hours.