Supplier Sustainability Management

As the largest foundry services provider, TSMC utilizes its influence. We are concerned about the economic, environmental, and social aspects of the development of its supply chain. TSMC is committed to continuing to upgrade its entire supply chain management performance above international, and become a sustainable force to uplift society.

Strategies, Targets & Achievements

Strategies
  • Strengthen Supply Chain Management
    Require suppliers to join in a Responsible Supply Chain of semiconductor industry and collaborate to build a supply chain that meets and even exceeds RBA standards
  • Improve Supply Chain Resilience
    Assist supplier to strengthen capability of emergency response, implement occupational safety and hygiene, improve process and quality
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TSMC Assists Its Suppliers to Achieve 100% Conflict-free Sourcing

TSMC Assists Its Suppliers to Achieve 100% Conflict-free Sourcing

TSMC supports the "responsible sourcing" practice advocated by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), and adopts their jointly developed Conflict-Free Smelter Program (CFSP) to require and help our suppliers to source conflict-free minerals. Meanwhile, we have implemented a series of compliance safeguards in accordance with industry leading practices...

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TSMC Actively Counsel Local Suppliers to Improve Capability

TSMC Actively Counsel Local Suppliers to Improve Capability

During the process of innovation, TSMC cannot challenge and break through Moore’s Law without its suppliers’ support. To make its 10nm process ramp up smoothly, TSMC has encouraged our suppliers to join the "Raw Material Suppliers Capability Upgrade" improvement plan since 2015. Hundreds of field experts from the Material Management Division, Nano-Materials Center Department, Incoming Materials Quality & Reliability Department, Corporate ESH Division, Legal, and Waste Management teams worked hand in hand with our local suppliers to develop advanced node materials, improve quality and technology...

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TSMC and OSHA Cooperate to Improve Supply Chain Occupational Health

TSMC and OSHA Cooperate to Improve Supply Chain Occupational Health

On October 3, 2017, TSMC and the Ministry of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) jointly launched the "Semiconductor Supply Chain Safety and Health Promotion Project". OHSA Chief Secretary Gen-Qiang Hung and Fang-Ming Hsu, Director of the TSMC Environmental Protection and Safety and Health Division, co-chaired the project launch ceremony. Twelve TSMC parts cleaning, chemical production, and waste treatment suppliers attended the ceremony and declared their commitment to cooperate on the project and ensure that their working conditions are in full compliance with the regulations...

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TSMC Collaborates with TSIA to Enhance Occupational Safety and Health of Semiconductor Industry Supply Chain

TSMC Collaborates with TSIA to Enhance Occupational Safety and Health of Semiconductor Industry Supply Chain

The thriving development of Taiwan's semiconductor industry is attributed not only to the joint efforts of Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA) members, but also to the strong logistical support of supply chain vendors. Enhancing the occupational safety and health of supply chain employees is a material issue that TSMC is deeply concerned about. As a result, TSMC actively formulates management...

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TSMC Recognizes Outstanding Suppliers at Supply Chain Management Forum

TSMC Recognizes Outstanding Suppliers at Supply Chain Management Forum

TSMC held its 17th annual Supply Chain Management forum on Dec. 7, 2017 to show appreciation for the support and contributions of its suppliers over the past year, particularly in 10nm capacity ramp and technology development in 7nm and beyond. Over 700 suppliers around the world in the fields of equipment, materials, packaging, testing, facilities, IT systems and services, and environmental and waste management...

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TSMC Leads the Way by Establishing the Integrated Material Supply Ecosystem

TSMC Leads the Way by Establishing the Integrated Material Supply Ecosystem

In September 2017, TSMC was invited to join the Semiconductor Materials Forum held by SEMI Taiwan in the capacity of the chair of Taiwan Semi-Material Committee. The event saw the attendance of many world-leading semiconductor supply chain vendors including ASE group, UMC, ALFE, Atotech Taiwan, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Entegris, ECIC, Nanmat, SPIL, WahLee, ASPF, Senju, Solartech, Versum, ITRI-MCL and Linx Consulting...

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TSMC Cross-departmental Professional Team Supports Material Suppliers of Improving Manufacturing Process

TSMC Cross-departmental Professional Team Supports Material Suppliers of Improving Manufacturing Process

The development schedule of semiconductor advanced process is constantly shortened. How to rapidly develop new materials, balance production capacity and product quality is a challenge that TSMC faces with its suppliers. In 2017, TSMC and local suppliers made remarkable achievements by various collaborations. Not only did the company successfully co-locate 20 local suppliers, but also jointly established...

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Continue Driving Local Supply Chain Upgrade

Source Conflict-free Raw Materials

TSMC procurement categories are broadly divided into six categories: equipment, spare parts, raw materials, facility, IT and general affairs. In Taiwan, procurement in each plant is unified by headquarters in Hsinchu. TSMC (China), WaferTech and other subsidiaries have their own independent procurement organizations...

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Source Conflict-free Raw Materials

Source Conflict-free Raw Materials

TSMC supports the "responsible sourcing" requirements of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA, the previous EICC) and the Global Sustainable Initiative Geology Initiative (GeSI), and adopts Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP, the previous CFSP, Conflict-free Smelter Program) to request and to assist our suppliers to source conflict-free materials. All TSMC suppliers whose products contain gold, tantalum...

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Responsible Supply Chain Action Plan

TSMC collaborates with its partners in coming up with a Responsible Supply Chain Action Plan. With our two-pronged strategy of “Strengthen Supply Chain Management” and “Enhance Supply Chain Resilience”, we lead our suppliers towards improvements in their sustainability performance regarding economic, environmental, and social dimensions, spreading positive change.
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Implement Responsible Supply Chain Management

TSMC is dedicated to driving a positive cycle of the industry and supply chain. In order to ensure the safety of the semiconductor supply chain working environment, employees should be respected and treated with dignity, and for operations facilitating environmental protection and ethics, TSMC requires a responsible supply chain adhering to four major executional guidelines: Code Compliance, Risk Assessment, Audit Participation and Keep Improvement.

Exert Supply Chain Influence Power

TSMC implements its Responsible Supply Chain Action Plan and proposes five corresponding actions. Through continuous improvement and enhancing supply chain management, we and our suppliers create a sustainable future together.
Strategy Action Plan
Strengthen the supply chain management
Protect labor and human right
Implement occupational safety and hygiene
Promote environmental protection
Enhance supply chain resilience
Strengthen supplier's resilience
Advanced process and quality improvement

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

Responsible Supply Chain - Supplier Sustainability Management

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