TSMC Becomes Taiwan's First Semiconductor Company to Release “Supplier Transportation Management White Paper” Setting Traffic Safety Culture Benchmarks
Along with the expansion of TSMC’s production capacity and close collaboration with suppliers, the demand for transportation continues to grow gradually. As a responsible purchaser, in March 2021, the Company Issued "Supplier Transportation Management White Paper," which ensures the legal compliance of suppliers during their contracted period. The white paper outlines specific guidelines for the management of vehicles, drivers, and transportation operations, with the purpose of setting benchmarks for road environment, workplace, and transportation safety to create a responsible supply chain.
Through the release of the "Supplier Transportation Management White Paper," TSMC works closely with its partners to optimize transportation management, strengthen vehicle safety and driver code of conduct. We hope to make a positive impact on society and provide the public with a safe road environment.
Working with Suppliers to Roll Out Four Actions to Strengthen Transport Safety
In the past, transportation operations were mainly managed by suppliers themselves. In an effort to improve transport safety more effectively, in November 2020, the Material Supply Chain Management Division and the Corporate ESH Division launched the "Supplier Transportation Management Plan.” Through the four major actions of setting guidelines, signing compliance statements, providing training, and conducting audits, TSMC establishes a traffic safety culture with suppliers to maintain a stable supply of materials and services.
Four Major Actions of TSMC's Supplier Transportation Management Plan
Real-time Tracking of Vehicle Movements and Active Notifications to Reduce Accidents
In addition to setting guidelines, TSMC is also collaborating with system providers to build a management system which uses GPS to track the location and speed of the suppliers’ vehicles in real time, and proactively notifies supply storage and transportation center staff personnel in case of abnormal occurrences. Besides images from the front, rear left, rear right, and back of the vehicle as required by regulations, TSMC further requires suppliers to install in-vehicle cameras for real-time monitoring via a cloud network to ensure that drivers maintain a good mental state and minimize the risk of accidents.
In an effort to actively develop traffic safety culture in the industry, TSMC will hold its first “Supplier Transportation Management Forum” in May 2021 to promote the white paper and request suppliers to sign related compliance statements. TSMC will in turn reduce collaboration with non-compliant suppliers. In addition, in order to encourage suppliers to amplify their influence, TSMC will provide online interactive courses on transportation management in the third quarter, which will be shared to the public through “TSMC Supplier Sustainability Academy” on the Supply Online 360 platform. TSMC suppliers, related supply chains, and contractors must follow the white paper to reduce transportation risks and achieve mutual benefits.