TSMC advocates and acts upon the principles of operational transparency and respect for shareholder rights. We believe that the 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.

2020 Corporate Governance Awards and Ratings

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)
  • Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 20th consecutive year
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index
RobecoSAM (S&P Global)
  • The Sustainability Yearbook Award 2020 – Gold Class
MSCI ESG Indexes
  • MSCI ACWI ESG Leaders Index component
  • MSCI ACWI SRI Index component
  • MSCI Emerging Markets ESG Leaders Index
Sustainalytics
  • “Top Rated” within the Semiconductor Industry
FTSE4Good Index
  • FTSE4Good Emerging Index component
  • FTSE4Good All-World Index component
  • FTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG Index component
Wall Street Journal
  • The 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World
Corporate Knights
  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 2021 IEEE Corporate Innovation Award
Institutional Investor Magazine
  • Most Honored Company (Technology/Semiconductors) – All-Asia
  • Best ESG Metrics (Technology/Semiconductors) – 1st Place (buy-side and sell-side) – All-Asia
FORTUNE
  • 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies
  • Fortune Global 500
Forbes
  • World’s Best Employers

Taiwan Stock Exchange
  • Top 5% in Corporate Governance Evaluation of Listed Companies for the 6th consecutive year

CommonWealth Magazine
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Large cap – 1st Place
Taiwan Institute of Sustainable Energy
  • The Most Prestigious Sustainability Awards – Top Ten Domestic Corporates – for the 5th consecutive year
  • Taiwan Top 50 Corporate Responsibility Report Awards – IT & IC Manufacturing Industry – Platinum Award