TSMC Leads the Industry as the Only Semiconductor Company Chosen for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 19 Consecutive Years
TSMC believes technology development and corporate growth are only meaningful in an environmentally sustainable society.
TSMC is always committed to sustain "responsible operations", supporting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and endeavoring to be a force that uplifts society with its three missions of "Acting with Integrity, Strengthening Environmental Protection, and Caring for the Disadvantaged.” With solid sustainability performance, TSMC was the only semiconductor company chosen for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the past 19 consecutive years.
As longstanding shareholders, it is reassuring to see that responsible investment remains a core principle embedded within the culture of TSMC. The depth and detail of the Company's reports are impressive; the openness to engagement with investors was also much appreciated. We look forward to witnessing further improvements and continued leadership in sustainability, as well as in other fields.
Economic Achievements— Sustained Business Growth Is the Foundation of Corporate Social Responsibility
TSMC attends to corporate governance, and pursues profitable growth. In 2018, our market share increased for the ninth straight year to 56%, while revenues and profits reached a record high for the seventh consecutive year, firmly solidifying our position as the largest dedicated semiconductor foundry in the world.
Environmental Performance— TSMC Applies Green Manufacturing to Produce the Most Advanced and Sustainable Products
TSMC aims to become a practitioner of green power. In 2018, TSMC carried out 667 projects in energy and water conservation, and set an action plan for renewable energy adoption to gradually achieve a long-term target of 20% renewable energy for the entire company. As of 2018, all overseas sites have used 100% renewable energy.
Social Dimension— TSMC Establishes a People-oriented Inclusive Workplace, and Pursues a Vision of Common Good
TSMC strives to be an attractive employer. We provide a quality workplace, and equip employees for continued growth with the Company. Through the “TSMC Culture and Education Foundation” and “TSMC Charity Foundation,” we form a network of social participation to drive positive changes endlessly.
It is both an honor and an obligation. Despite the challenges, we will continue to strive and do our duty.
Beginning with our core business, TSMC continues to strengthen our commitment to sustainable business. Our CSR achievements in 2018 were the results of long-term commitment from all our colleagues. Bearing a dedication to "diligently doing everything right,” we will never stray from pursuing sustainability and the mutual good, and keep moving forward. For more actions on sustainability of TSMC, please refer to "TSMC 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report" and TSMC's CSR website.