NEWSWEEK Green Score: 68.1%
Environmental Impact: 53.4%
Environmental Management: 76.8%
Transparency & Disclosure: 95.1%
TSMC launched a “Green Fab Program” to improve energy efficiency in its building, and expanded it to a “green building” program one year later. Under this program, two of its factories won LEED certification in 2008 and 2009. TSMC also takes its recycling programs very seriously—it has achieved a waste-recycling rate of 90 percent and a landfill rate of less than 1 percent.