Water conservation

Taiwan’s TSMC continues to improve water management | Taiwan News

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) was able to conserve 1.927 million tonnes of water in 2020, according to a recent financial disclosure report.

Last year, TSMC spent NT $ 1.6 billion (US $ 57.51 million) on water conservation efforts and investments in water recycling equipment, according to the task force. of the company on climate-related financial disclosures (TCFD) report released last week. The world’s largest contract chipmaker also spent an additional NT $ 1.2 billion on the operation and maintenance of recycling equipment, according to CNA.

Chipmaker said it was able to save 1.927 million tonnes of water last year through better water recycling, reduced water consumption in facilities, increased wastewater recycling and less water during manufacturing.

TSMC said its water consumption per unit was reduced by 8.9% from 2010. The company also said that by 2030, it wants to further reduce the amount of water used per unit by 30%. compared to 2010 levels.

The report also pointed out that the frequency of droughts in Taiwan is expected to increase in the future due to the effects of climate change. In response, TSMC said it will continue to promote water conservation and increase water recycling rates.

The company has also set up storage facilities in each of its factories with the capacity to store at least two days of water use. In addition, TSMC also investigated more water sources that can provide 20% of the water supply during maximum water restrictions.

TSMC’s water conservation efforts are part of a larger effort toward more sustainable manufacturing. It has pledged to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

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