TSMC First Taiwan Company to be Named DJSI Industry Group Leader

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – Sept. 18, 2013 - TSMC today announced that it has been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) as the Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment Industry Group Leader, setting a milestone for the company’s achievements in sustainability and corporate social responsibility. TSMC is the first Taiwan company, and one of just four Asian companies, to win the highest score out of its industry peers in the DJSI’s 24 industry groups, made up of 59 industries.

The DJSI World Index tracks the 2,500 largest companies in the world and selects the top performers in terms of sustainability in each industry as the index’s components. This year, 333 corporations were selected as DJSI World Index components. TSMC is one of only two semiconductor companies chosen as index components for 13 consecutive years, and in addition to being named Industry Group Leader in 2013, TSMC was named semiconductor industry leader in 2010 and 2012. Of the Semiconductor and Semiconductor Equipment Industry Group companies, TSMC scored highest in categories including Supply Chain Management, Environmental Policy and Management System, Operational Eco-Efficiency, Water-Related Risks, Human Capital Development, Labor Practice Indicators and Human Rights, Social Reporting, and Stakeholder Engagement.

“TSMC sincerely believes that our unstinting efforts in improving sustainability is both good citizenship and good business,” said TSMC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Morris Chang. “Our work in the Economic, Environmental, and Social dimensions of sustainability forges stronger customer trust, raises employee satisfaction, and improves society and the natural environment, which in turn helps us create more value for our shareholders. This recognition by DJSI is both validation of TSMC’s efforts and an inspiration to work even harder in the future to make the world a better place.”

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes were launched in September 1999, and are offered cooperatively by RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The indexes serve as benchmarks for socially responsible investing, and aim to provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices. It serves as a widely-accepted measure of corporate sustainability and a key benchmark for global investors.

For the DJSI news release on the 2013 Sustainability Indices Review, please see http://www.sustainability-indices.com/images/130912-djsi-review-2013-en-vdef_tcm1071-372482.pdf

For more information please see the DJSI website at www.sustainability-index.com