Human Rights

TSMC adheres to its core values and complies with international standards and principles. We promulgated "TSMC Human Rights Policy" to ensure our employees' human rights. TSMC also strives to create harmonious employee relations and a high-involvement working environment to make sure that its own code of conduct is consistent with and no less stringent than the RBA Code of Conduct.

Strategies, Targets & Achievements

  • Proactively implement "TSMC Human Rights Policy"

Human Rights Concerns and Practices

As the world's largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, TSMC's Human Resources are guided by the Company's core value - Integrity, Commitment, Innovation and Customer Trust. All the practices are complied with internal regulations. TSMC is committed to ensuring that working conditions in its facilities are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that business operations are conducted ethically.
Item Practices Counterpart Employee number who's under high-risk conditions
Provide a Safe and Healthy Work Environment
  • Set “zero accident” as safety and health goal
  • Adopt strict safety and health management procedures, maintain stringent standards for facility and hardware operations
  • Conduct individual and group management by analysis of health examinations and occupational factors to prevent potential health risks
  • Provide health promotion activities and employee assistance programs based on employee's needs to help them implement a healthy life style
Work-induced cerebral and cardiovascular disease 49
Eradicate Discrimination to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Follow local government labor act, international norms and "TSMC Human Rights Policy" to implement the rules and regulations
  • Promote and implement internal control procedures by revealing non-discrimination policy – do not discriminate because of race, class, language, thought, region, religion, political party, native origin, birth place, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, marriage, pregnancy, appearance, facial features or disability
  • To conduct imperative adjustments according to the findings from internal control
From the very beginning, all application processes are handled accordingly to the law to avoid discrimination 0
Forbid Child Labor
  • Complying with "TSMC Human Rights Policy", the Company amended and implemented <TSMC Candidate Interview Process Control Instruction>. TSMC only accepts applicants over the age of 18 and exam employments to avoid any omissions
From the very beginning, all application processes are handled accordingly to the law to eradicate child labor 0
Eliminate Forced Labor
  • Adhere firmly to local regulations, internationally-recognized protocols and "TSMC Human Rights Policy", the Company has never forced involuntary labor from any person with menace of any penalty
0 0
Promote Employee Physical and Mental Health and Work-life Balance
  • To provide a wide range of activities such as arts, sports, family participation and parent-child interaction. Community involvement also helps to broaden the interpersonal interaction among colleagues and enrich the concept of "work-life balance"
All employees 0
  • The Company owns on-site day-care center to assist employees in need and provide counselling services
Employees in need We draw a lottery to provide services, employees who are not able to join day-care center will be provided additional advice

Risk Assessment

Every year, TSMC makes use of a standardized risk assessment template called the Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) developed by the RBA to identify the highest social, environmental and ethical risks in its operations. TSMC also executes VAP (Validated Audit Process) audits for all its facilities starting 2016. The audit reports are published transparently such that TSMC's customers can easily access them.

Risk Assessment in 2017

SAQ (Full score is 100) Low Risk (≥85) Medium Risk (≥65 & <85) High Risk (<65)
VAP (Full score is 200) Complete Scheduled
Entity SAQ Score VAP Score
Taiwan Corporate 95.3
Fab 2 92.6 200
Fab 3 92.9 200
Fab 5 92.6 200
Fab 6 92.2 200
Fab 8 92.5 200
Fab 12A 92.6 193.3
Fab 12B 92.6 200
Fab 14A 92.2 182.4
Fab 14B 92.2 200
Fab 15A 92.6 200
Advanced Backend Fab 1 93.9 200
Advanced Backend Fab 2 93.7 200
Advanced Backend Fab 3 93.8 200
China Fab 10 93.7 200
U.S. WaferTech 91.3 200

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

Inclusive Workplace - Human Rights

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