Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – June 15, 2016 – TSMC (NYSE: TSM) today announced the Company will purchase 200 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power in 2016 compared to the previous year’s purchase of 100 million kWh, further supporting Taiwan’s renewable energy development and environmentally friendly low-carbon measures.
This purchase accounts for 20% of the green power made available for purchase by the Ministry of Economic Affairs Bureau of Energy in 2016. As the power generation process for the electricity available under this program causes virtually no carbon emissions, the purchase of 200 million kWh in green power will reduce carbon emissions by more than 100 million kilograms, equivalent to the carbon absorbed by 10 million trees in one year.
TSMC is committed to environmentally sustainable operations, and pursues continuous improvement in its capabilities in green buildings, green fabs, green manufacturing, green supply chain, and more. The Company will continue to save energy and reduce carbon emissions, as well as follow domestic and international environmental laws and standards for the mutual prosperity of the industry and the environment.
“The impact of climate change caused by global warming on human health, lifestyles, and the economy is one of the most important issues facing businesses today,” said TSMC Spokesperson and Senior Vice President Lora Ho. “Our hope is to contribute to the development of renewable energy and care for the Earth to adapt to climate change. TSMC does its utmost to use energy at the highest efficiency, and adopts initiatives that are friendly towards the environment. This year, we have purchased green power once again to take concrete action towards reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the greenhouse effect.”