Corporate Governance

TSMC advocates and acts upon the principles of operational transparency and respect for shareholder rights. We believe that one basis for successful corporate governance is a sound and effective Board of Directors. In line with this principle, the TSMC Board delegates various responsibilities and authority to two Board Committees, Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Each Committee has a written charter approved by the Board. Each Committee's chairperson regularly reports to the Board on the activities and actions of the relevant committee. The Audit Committee and Compensation Committee consist solely of independent directors.

2018 Corporate Governance Awards and Ratings

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)
  • Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 18th consecutive year
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index
MSCI ESG Indexes
  • MSCI ACWI ESG Leaders Index component
  • MSCI ACWI SRI Index component
FTSE4Good Index
  • FTSE4Good Emerging Index componentFTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG Index component
Thomson Reuters
  • Top 100 Global Technology Leaders
Nikkei
  • Nikkei Asia 300 Indexes
IR Magazine
  • Best Investor Relations (Awards by region/Taiwan)
FORTUNE
  • Fortune Global 500
Institutional Investor Magazine
  • Most Honored Company (Technology/Semiconductors) – All-Asia
Forbes
  • World's Best Employers
CommonWealth Magazine
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award
Asiamoney
  • Overall Most Outstanding Company in Taiwan
  • Most Outstanding Company in Taiwan – Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment Sector
Sustainalytics
  • Rated an ESG "Leader" within the Semiconductor Industry
Taiwan Institute of Sustainable Energy
  • The Most Prestigious Sustainability Awards-Top Ten Domestic Corporates
  • Taiwan Top 50 Corporate Responsibility Report Awards-IT & IC Manufacturing Industry
Taiwan Stock Exchange
  • Top 5% in Corporate Governance Evaluation of Listed Companies for the 4th consecutive year

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