SEMI Recognizes Dr. Morris Chang for EHS Leadership
Dr. Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of TSMC, is the recipient of the SEMI Akira Inoue Award for outstanding achievement in environment, health and safety (EHS) in the semiconductor industry. The award was presented during the SEMICON Taiwan Leadership Gala Dinner in Taipei on September 7.
“We are pleased to present the Akira Inoue Award to Dr. Morris Chang for his environmental vision and actions," said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. “EHS is an increasingly critical consideration in semiconductor manufacturing and we are proud to promote excellence by recognizing those that demonstrate influential leadership and industry achievement.”
"I believe that a corporation's social responsibility is to be a positive force in society, and EHS is an important part of this responsibility," said TSMC Chairman and CEO Dr. Morris Chang. "TSMC proudly carries out its duty to protect the environment, cherish natural resources, and care for the health and safety of employees and other partners. We are happy that our efforts have won the recognition of the Akira Inoue Award. We will be steadfast in our commitment to the environment, sustainability, and the working environment of our employees and partners. TSMC hopes to serve as a benchmark for companies around the world, create value for all its stakeholders, and help society build a better future."
Dr. Chang’s leadership has resulted in significant EHS achievements at TSMC. Those cited by the Akira Inoue Award committee in the selection of Dr. Chang include:
- Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Reduction: TSMC achieved a voluntary PFC emissions reduction goal as per its commitment to the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) and the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) while reaching a historical high in wafer production.
- Collaboration with Process Tool and Raw Material Suppliers to Promote Resource Recycling and Waste Reduction: TSMC increased its water reclamation rate to more than 90% and achieved a 92% waste recycling rate by working with process tool and raw material suppliers.
- TSMC insists on SEMI EHS Standards for Equipment Procurement: TSMC also collaborated with the Taiwan Safety and Health Technology Center (SAHTECH) to form the SEMI Taiwan Green Manufacturing Committee, initiated the establishment of SEMI EHS standards for LED and PV equipment to effectively reduce risks, and translated SEMI EHS standards into Chinese.
- Green Building: Two TSMC fabs have been certified by as gold level under the U.S. LEED green building standard and diamond level under the Taiwan EEWH standard. TSMC also continues to certify new fabs under these standards and actively shares its experience with external parties.
- Establishment of a “Green Factory” Standard: TSMC worked with green building experts in industry, government, and academia to draft guidelines for green industrial buildings in Taiwan, helping more domestic companies construct their own green factories and promote green manufacturing.
- Establishment of a Green Supply Chain: TSMC has led supply chain partners to complete the international verification of carbon inventory and product carbon footprint since 2009, and shares its energy saving and carbon reduction experience to provide green products to global customers.
- Safety and Health Management: TSMC was honored by the Taiwan Executive Yuan with the “National Industrial Safety and Health Award,” which demonstrates the company’s outstanding achievements in safety and health management.
The Akira Inoue Award is sponsored by the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Division of SEMI. The award is named after the late Akira Inoue, past president of Tokyo Electron Limited and a strong advocate of the environment, health and safety. Inoue also served on the SEMI Board of Directors. The award recognizes individuals in industry and academia who have made significant contributions to this area by exercising leadership or demonstrating innovation in the development of processes, products or materials that reduce EHS impacts.
Past recipients of the Akira Inoue Award include Pasquale Pistorio, former CEO of STMicroelectronics; Craig Barrett, former CEO of Intel Corporation; Farhang Shadman, director of the Engineering and Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing at the University of Arizona; Saburo Kusama, president of Epson Corp.; Isao Uchigasaki, chairman of the board of Hitachi Chemical Company; Gerald Ermentrout, vice president and general manager of the Electronics Division of Air Products; Chang-Gyu Hwang, president and CEO of the Semiconductor Business of Samsung Electronics; Richard K. Templeton, president and CEO of Texas Instruments Incorporated; Atsutoshi Nishida, president and CEO of Toshiba Corporation; and Jong-Kap Kim, chairman and CEO of Hynix.
September 7, 2011