CASE STUDY

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 such as establishing the due diligence framework in the OECD’s Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas.

Actions and Achievements on Conflict Minerals

Actions Taken in 2016
TSMC joined Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative, CFSI
TSMC required our suppliers to update their Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) from time to time
Potential new suppliers were required to pass an assessment for verification of their compliance with TSMC’s conflict minerals policy before formally becoming TSMC’s eligible suppliers
TSMC required our suppliers to assure us in writing that they would only source from CFSP compliant smelters

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Conflict-free Sourcing
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Compliant with Customers' Audit Requirements on Conflict-free Sourcing

Conflict-Free Sourcing Management Framework