Responding to the UN Sustainable
Development Goals

Letter from the CSR Committee Chairperson

In 2015, the United Nations (UN) launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), encompassing the economic, environmental, and social dimensions, which are the shared visions of all humanity and an opportunity for corporations to pursue sustainable development. As an important member of global semiconductor industry, TSMC shares the fate of humankind and carries inescapable responsibility for challenges we face. In 2016, we comprehensively examined the relationship between SDGs and TSMC’s operations, and discovered that SDG 4, SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 8, SDG 9, SDG 12 and SDG 13 are our primary and applicable directions.

To make practical contributions towards the seven SDGs mentioned above and understand their impacts on our operations, TSMC began by reviewing internal practices. The TSMC CSR Committee then integrated multifunctional resources, disclosed our visions for 2020, established measurable and time-based goals, applied SDGs to our organizational culture and daily operations, took corresponding sustainable management actions, and demonstrated our long-term commitments to SDGs. TSMC collaborates with stakeholders including employees, customers, suppliers/contractors and society to welcome the sustainable future with dignified human rights, thriving environment and prosperous society. At the moment, TSMC’s efforts with the SDGs are still a work in progress. Our next step will focus on learning the SDG Compass, outlining how to gradually set up an overall structure, embedding SDGs in our corporate decisions, and taking steps towards the sustainable future with shared values.