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.

2019 Corporate Governance Awards and Ratings

Committee of 100
  • Founder Dr. Morris Chang was honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards
FT-ODX (Financial Times Outstanding Directors Exchange)
  • Our Independent Director Sir Peter L. Bonfield received 2019 Outstanding Directors Awards
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)
  • Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 19th consecutive year
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index
MSCI ESG Indexes
  • MSCI ACWI ESG Leaders Index component
  • MSCI ACWI SRI Index component
FTSE4Good Indexes
  • FTSE4Good Emerging Index component
  • FTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG Index component
Nikkei Asian Review
  • Asia300 Power Performers
Taiwan Stock Exchange
  • Top 5% in Corporate Governance Evaluation of Listed Companies for the 5th consecutive year
  • TWSE Corporate Governance 100 Index component
FORTUNE
  • 2019 World's Most Admired Companies
  • Fortune Global 500
Institutional Investor Magazine
  • Most Honored Company (Technology/Semiconductors) – All-Asia
  • Best Corporate Governance (Technology/Semiconductor) – 1st Place (buy-side and sell-side) – All-Asia
  • Best ESG/SRI Metrics (Technology/Semiconductor) – 1st Place (buy-side and sell-side) – All-Asia
Forbes
  • World's Best Employers
  • Top 100 Digital Companies
CommonWealth Magazine
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Large cap –1st Place
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 – Platinum Award