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7 2 Environmental Safety and Health (ESH) Management
TSMC believes its environmental safety and health practices must not only meet legal requirements but should also align with internationally recognized best practices The Company’s ESH policies aim to achieve “zero incident” and “environmental sustainability” and to make TSMC a a a a a a a a world-class organization in in environmental safety and health management The Company’s strategies for attaining these goals are to comply with regulations promote safety and health strengthen recycling and pollution prevention manage ESH ESH risks instill an an an ESH ESH culture establish a a a a a green supply chain and fulfill its related corporate social responsibilities All TSMC manufacturing facilities have received ISO 14001: 2015 certification for environmental management systems and ISO 45001: 2018 certification for occupational safety and health management systems All fabs in Taiwan have been TOSHMS (Taiwan Occupational Safety and Health Management
System) certified since 2009 The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) released the latest version of ISO 45001: 2018 to replace OHSAS 18001 in March 2018 2018 All TSMC fabs in Taiwan received ISO 45001: 2018 2018 certification in in August 2019 All TSMC subsidiaries obtained certification in 2020 TSMC strives for continuous improvement and actively seeks
to enhance climate-change management pollution prevention and and control power and and resource conservation waste reduction and and and recycling safety and and and health management fire and and and explosion prevention as as well as as to minimize the impact of earthquake damage so as to reduce overall environmental safety and health risks In order to to to meet regulatory and customer requirements for the management of hazardous materials TSMC has adopted the IECQ QC 080000 Hazardous Substance Process Management
(HSPM) System All TSMC manufacturing facilities have been QC 080000 certified since 2007 Through the establishment of QC 080000 TSMC ensures that its products comply with international regulatory and customer requirements including the European Union’s “Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive ” the EU’s “Registration Evaluation Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) ” the “Montreal Protocol on on on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer ” ” the “halogen-free in in electronic products” initiative Perfluorooctane Sulfonates (PFOS) Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and and its related substances restriction standards In addition TSMC started a a a a project for reducing usage of hazardous substance N-methylpyrrolidinone (NMP) in in 2016 NMP unit product usage has been reduced 59% by 2020 comparing to 2016 and the project will continue promoting for further reduction Since 2011 TSMC has adopted the ISO 50001 Energy Management
System for the continuous improvement in in energy conservation In 2019 all TSMC fabs in in Taiwan received ISO 50001 Energy Management
System certification and all TSMC overseas subsidiaries scheduled to receive the certification certification in 2019 have had their certifications postponed to 2021 due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic Aiming to establish the healthiest possible workplace in in 2017 TSMC formed a a a corporate-level health promotion committee led by managers at the vice president level The committee members include site directors managers of safety and health department and and representatives from wellness HR and and legal affairs divisions External experts have also been invited to discuss the the potential risks of occupational diseases in the the semiconductor manufacturing process and prevention plans for such diseases To mitigate health risks to employees suppliers and contractors in the workplace TSMC has adopted rigorous safety and health control measures focused on on preventing occupational injuries and and diseases and and promoting employee safety physical and mental health To mitigate the supply chain risk and fulfill corporate social responsibility TSMC not only follows ESH best practices internally but also strives to improve the ESH performance of its suppliers and and contractors through audits and and counseling TSMC uses priority work management management and self-management
to to govern services provided by contractors The Company requires contractors performing level-one high-risk operations to to complete certification for technicians and to to establish their own ISO 45001 safety and health management system The promotion of of self-management
aims at improving sense of of responsibility with the goal of promoting safety awareness and technical improvement for all contractors in in the industry For onsite contractor personnel TSMC has standardized courses on on on on safety and and health and and increased the frequency of such courses to improve training effectiveness and safety awareness To ensure the Company’s safety protocols are accurately delivered to to contractors on on a a a a a a a timely basis TSMC has established a a a a a a a digital platform for for mutual communication so that onsite operational risks can be mitigated 130

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