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 and strategies. We continuously monitor global climate change, international and governmental response trends, with regular reviews by the CSR Chairperson, and reports are made to the TSMC Board of Directors annually.

Strategies, Targets & Achievements

Strategies
  • Promoting Low-Carbon Manufacturing
    Continue adopting best practice approaches to mitigate emissions with the goal of being the industry's Low-Carbon Manufacturing leader
  • Development of Renewable Energy
    Continue to purchase green power and install solar power systems, increase green power usage
  • Improving Energy Efficiency
    Develop new energy-saving measures each year, actively implement energy-saving measures, and increase power usage effectiveness
  • Strengthening Climate Resilience
    Build up prevention and emergency reaction plans for climate disaster and reduce the impact of climate disasters
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CASE STUDY

Industry's First Uninterruptible Power Supply Energy Saving Mode

Industry's First Uninterruptible Power Supply Energy Saving Mode

All facility systems and process equipment are equipped with uninterruptible power systems to manage fluctuations in power. However, in order to protect against power dips, UPS systems must be charged 24 hours a day through the rectifier to store energy, and then through the inverter to supply power. This causes additional energy consumption 5% above normal operations...

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TSMC Successfully Developed Industry's First Chilled Water System Optimization, Energy-Saving Control Program

TSMC Successfully Developed Industry's First Chilled Water System Optimization, Energy-Saving Control Program

Greenhouse gas emissions lead to climate change and global warming, which impacts the environment. Now, we have to rely on all mankind to find solutions to problems, such as how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by carrying out energy conservation and carbon reduction. For TSMC, finding the best technology to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions has been most imperative...

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TSMC Certified Green Building Area and Green Factory Certifications are No.1 in Taiwan

TSMC Certified Green Building Area and Green Factory Certifications are No.1 in Taiwan

TSMC continues to build environmentally-friendly fabs to reduce energy and water consumption. Since 2006, all new manufacturing facilities and offices in TSMC have been designed, built and certified according to the U.S. Green Building Council's "Leadership in Energy and Environment Design" (LEED) rating system, and Taiwan's "Ecology, Energy Saving, Waste Reduction, and Health" (EEWH) rating system...

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Carbon Management Platform

In response to global climate change and the Green House Gas Reduction and Management Act, TSMC established a cross-organizational platform for carbon management. The three main directives of the platform, regulatory compliance, energy conservation and carbon reduction, and carbon asset management, are set to strengthen climate mitigation and adaption.

Energy Saving & CO2 Reduction

TSMC has established intelligent management systems to control power use and reduce standby power consumption. In addition, we replaced inefficient components and optimized equipment energy consumption. TSMC's annual energy-saving plan included 452 measures across eight categories, reducing consumption by 510 GWh, eliminating 270,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emission.
TSMC has made continuous improvement in energy saving and carbon reduction. All improvement experience is applied as the best available technology to reach maximum energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information, please read TSMC 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report:

Green Manufacturing - Climate Change and Energy Management

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