Green Manufacturing

TSMC assimilates green management and development strategies into business and strives to be a world-class company in environmental protection.

Green Manufacturing
In addition to pursuing business growth and breakthroughs, TSMC aims to become a practitioner of green power to raise environmental and social value. We assimilate green management into business and implement continuous improvement projects in the areas of climate change, energy management, water management, waste management and air pollution control. TSMC's goal is to facilitate coexistence and mutual prosperity between our business and the environment.
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Effectively reduced power consumption by 510 GWh through 452 conservation projects
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Total recycled water quantity was 103.4 million metric tons, about 3.2 times the capacity of Baoshan Reservoir II
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95% waste recycling rate, the 9th consecutive year greater than 90%
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Best mitigation results in the industry
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The first semiconductor manufacturer in Taiwan received renewable energy certificates
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Purchased a total of 100 GWh of green power in 2017. This reduced carbon emissions by about 52.9 million kilograms, equivalent to the carbon absorbed by 5.29 million trees in one year
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In 2017, the average recycling rate of the water used in production processes reached 87.5%, above the 85% required by the science park administration
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TSMC enhanced reclaimed water technology and successfully reduced the unit cost of water by 40% in 2017
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Reduction rate of volatile organic gases reached 96.4% in 2017
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Air pollutant emissions per unit product decreased 24% compared to 2015 level
TSMC stands by its environmental promises, and continues to follow through on its many sustainability measures. Promoting energy conservation, carbon reduction, water saving, and circular economy are all important parts of our efforts to demonstrate the effectiveness of our environmental management and corporate social responsibility. TSMC will continue to share its green manufacturing experience, help the industry gain the competitive advantages of green enterprises, and contribute to the sustainable development of the earth.
- J. K. Wang, Vice President, Operations / Fab Operations

Climate Change and Energy Management

Climate change impacts global ecosystems and human lifestyles. The "TSMC CSR Policy" and "TSMC Environmental Policy" approved by the Chairman Mark Liu declare that responding to climate change is one of our most important responsibilities...
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Water Management

The stable supply of water resources has become an important issue in the world due to global climate change. TSMC actively evaluates risks and possible impacts in water resources, implements risk reduction programs...
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Waste Management

TSMC understands the importance of waste resource management in green manufacturing. In order to sustainably use our resources and properly treat our waste, we continuously reduce generation and reuse on-site waste...
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Air Pollution Control

TSMC's air pollution control design adopts a "source classification and multi-stage processing" approach by using the best available technology through high-performance equipment to ensure that pollutants discharged...
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