TSMC Annual Report >  2015 >  Corporate Governance > Overview


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. The Audit Committee and Compensation Committee consist solely of independent directors.

2015 Corporate Governance Awards



Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)

DJSI Semiconductor and Semiconductor Equipment “Industry Group Leader”
RobecoSAM Sustainability Award “Gold Class”
RobecoSAM Sustainability Award: Industry Leader


Best Corporate Governance – Rank No. 3 in Taiwan
Best Managed Public Company – Rank No. 2 in Taiwan
Most committed to a Strong Dividend Policy – Rank No. 2 in Taiwan

IR Magazine

Grand Prix for best overall investor relations (Large cap)
Best in Sector – Technology
Best IR by a Taiwanese Company

Fortune Magazine

Selected as one of The World’s Most Admired Companies


Selected as Top 100 World’s Most Respected Companies

MSCI Global Sustainability Index Series

Selected as MSCI Global Sustainability Index component

CommonWealth Magazine

Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Large cap – 1st Place

GlobalViews Magazine

Corporate Social Responsibility Award:
Technology and Traditional Industry Group – Model Award
Public Welfare Promoting – Model Award

Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy

Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards:
Taiwan Top 50 Corporate Responsibility Report Awards – Electronics Industry – Gold Class
Sustainable Water Management Award

R.O.C. Security & Futures Institute

12th Information Disclosure of Public Companies Ranking – Ranked A++

Taiwan Stock Exchange

Ranked in top 5% in First Corporate Governance Evaluation of Listed Companies