TSMC’s Second ESG AWARD Goes Virtual, Sustainability Momentum Jumps by 60%
In accordance with the ESG vision of uplifting society, the TSMC ESG AWARD encourages employees to propose ideas that align with the Company’s five strategic directions while demonstrating division-wide ESG performance and bringing positive change to society. Following the first TSMC ESG AWARD in 2020, two overseas subsidiaries were added to this year’s participants and TSMC used digital innovations such as a 3D virtual exhibition hall and live streaming to reduce Covid-19 risks and overcome geographical barriers. This year’s proposal numbers reached 1,257, an increase of 60% compared to last year, further expanding the spirit of the common good.
TSMC ESG AWARD’s proposals are ideas that, through concrete actions, will become a force to uplift society.
Digital Transformation Overcomes Geographical Barriers, Allowing Taiwan and Overseas Subsidiaries to Work Together
TSMC continued to expand the scope of its sustainability efforts by including two overseas subsidiaries, TSMC (China) and TSMC (Nanjing), in the second iteration of the TSMC ESG AWARD. To overcome geographical barriers and COVID-19 preventive measures, the proposals entering the first round were showcased through a 3D virtual exhibition hall. Dr. Mark Liu, Chairman and ESG Steering Committee Chairperson at TSMC, and Ms. Lora Ho, Senior Vice President and ESG Committee Chairperson, jointly participated in the launch of the 3D exhibition hall through livestream and interacted with participants virtually.
Moreover, to further strengthen ESG culture within varying divisions, an online search portal for past idea proposals was formally launched in 2021 and the first year’s winners were invited to share their thoughts on generating good ESG ideas through a series of videos. The "ESG EMPOWERMENT & ENGAGEMENT AWARD" was also added to recognize division ESG representatives who use innovative methods to inspire their colleagues to practice ESG and pursue the common good.
The interface design of the 3D virtual exhibition hall was exceptional, and I was immersed in it as if it were real. I feel honored to be surrounded by so many creative people. Everyone is here to make TSMC better!
Seeing so many colleagues' ideas combined with company's support to implement plans that are friendly to people, society and the environment is really great and so lovely to witness!
Continuously Upgrading TSMC ESG AWARD
|First Year||Second Year|
|Five Strategic Directions||
|Participating Fabs||Taiwan||Taiwan, TSMC China NEW , TSMC Nanjing|
|Format||On-site Oral Presentation||On-site Oral Presentation +Teams Livestream|
|ULP! Energy Saving Technology Benefits the Disadvantaged||BD, PE, TD-DTP|
|EUV Fantastic Four, Wafer Goes Green||Fab 18A|
|Intelligent Ice Water System Saves 200M kW⋅h Annually||FAC|
|Cherish Taiwan, Save Resources||IEC, Fab 18A, Fab 12B|
|Clean EUV, AI can Help||IT/CIS, Fab 12B, Fab 18A|
|System of Waste Intelligent Fast Track (S.W.I.F.T)||MM&RM/ESH|
|Got the Equipment, Photoresist Anyone?||MM&RM/ESH, CPO, Fab 12A|
|Achievements of TSMC Supplier Sustainability Academy||MM&RM/ESH, IT/CIS, EAS/OSCP/CSV/APB, Legal, Q&R|
|Wafer off-line Automation, Warm your Heart, Not the Earth||IMC|
|All in, FAC Dives into the Countryside||FAC, Fab 6|
|Airtight Packaging Cart, Zero Packaging Waste||S.A. Wu / H.Y. Yen / Cheng-Yi Liu / Cheng-Kang Hu / J.H. Liao|
|The next 200M kW⋅h Energy Saving Plan for Green Manufacturing||T.H. Chang / S.D. Yang / F.Y. Lee|
|Introducing an Innovative Heater that Saves 80% of Water and Electricity||Simon Lin / Chyi-Tsong Ni / Y.M. Hung / P.W. Su / Yi-Chang Sung|
|TSMC's Carpool App, Triple Wins||Tom Chen|
|Green Energy Data Center Consumes No Water and Emits No Carbon||Mike Wu / Michael Tsai / H.H. Sun / Chih-Jen Hsieh / Ru-Hau Yang|
|Source Control, 100% Plastic Recycle||Gary Chen / H.L. Yang / I.L. Chen / Hui Chun Hsu / M.W. Pan|
|Re-evolution of Reliability Monitoring||H.C. Chang / Ming-Hong Hsieh / Jian-Hong Lin / Jinn Wen Young / Serena Hao|
|EUV Sustainability – Energy Saving, Carbon Reduction, and Energy Recovery||Shang-Chieh Chien / Tom Pan / L. J. Chen / Heng-Hsin Liu / Brian Liang|
|Zero-emission Hydrogen Power||Jaimming Huang|
|Rubber Band Goes Home, One Second Saves the World!||Chen-Wei Chang / Chi-Mei Chen / Y.C. Chang|
|Sludge Turns Cement||Gary Chen / H.L. Yang / I.L. Chen / Ken Chen / Hui Chun Hsu|
|EUV Mask Repair Express||YS Hsu / Chia-Shih Lin / S.C. Hsu / C.H. Lai|
|Internship of Special Ed Student||Gimmy Wang / Meng-Jung Wu / Ivanna Chou|
|No ”i”, Still Important!||Sylvia Lin|
|Smart Parking System||W.Z. Huang / Yi-Lien Pan / Ya-Ju Kuo|
|You and Me, Let’s Start from WEek||Monica Fan / Katherine Yeh / Wendy Liu|
|Tsmc Podcast Connects You and Semiconductors||Hank Ho / Lexie Liao / Cheng Ta Yang|
|15 25 35 45 Nice to Meet You||Yi-Wen Chang / Jade Chang / Kurt Chiang / Vivian Jiang / Captain Liu|
|Donate e-Invoice, Love Never Stops||Cheng-Kuo Wang|
|Build-Local, Day-labor Hiring Platform||P.C. Chang / C.C. Peng / C.W. Wang / M.L. Tsai / H.L. Chang|
ESG is Embedded in TSMC’s DNA. Through continuous practice and sharing ideas, we work with stakeholders to catalyze impact and achieve common good.
Award Ceremony = Starting Point of Common Good, Winning ESG Proposal Implemented After Feasibility Assessment
The TSMC ESG AWARD’s AMAZING IDEAS AWARD encourages employees to submit their ESG idea proposals. After the award ceremony, the winning proposals are assessed by relevant divisions to evaluate feasibility and formulate implementation plans. There are 16 winning proposals from the first ESG AMAZING IDEAS AWARD currently being implemented, with the TSMC ESG Steering Committee conducting inter-departmental communication and tracking implementation progress on a quarterly basis. For more information about TSMC’s ESG actions, please refer to TSMC ESG website, Corporate Sustainability Report, ESG newsletter and the Facebook "TSMC·Love·Action".