Apple VP Lisa Jackson Welcomes TSMC’s Commitment to “Green” Operations

During the March keynote, Apple’s environmental efforts entered the spotlight as Apple VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson shared the progress the company has made toward reaching its goals.

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The same Lisa Jackson congratulated Apple supplier the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company for taking a major step toward green manufacturing, as a response to the manufacturer’s brief press release announcing that it is doubling its green power purchase to 200 million kWh.

TSMC today announced the Company will purchase 200 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power in 2016 compared to the previous year’s purchase of 100 million kWh, further supporting Taiwan’s renewable energy development and environmentally friendly low-carbon measures. This purchase accounts for 20% of the green power made available for purchase by the Ministry of Economic Affairs Bureau of Energy in 2016. As the power generation process for the electricity available under this program causes virtually no carbon emissions, the purchase of 200 million kWh in green power will reduce carbon emissions by more than 100 million kilograms, equivalent to the carbon absorbed by 10 million trees in one year.

TSMC highlighted its commitment to environmentally friendly operations and said it will pursue continuous improvement in its capabilities in green buildings, green fabs, green manufacturing, green supply chain, and more.

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