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Hazard Risk Control

As a global manufacturing leader, UMC is well aware of the numerous disasters that may affect or impact its operations and employees. UMC follows strict engineering safety procedures, enforces safety codes and standards, and adhered to detailed industry safety guidelines to reach Highly Protected Risk (HPR) status. By improving physical protection, enhancing emergency response abilities, constructing natural hazard early warning systems and exercising business continuity strategies, we can achieve continuous operation. The accomplishments of Hazard risk control in 2019 were as follows:



2019 Achievements

Improved the ability to protect against water damage in the cleanroom

Combined with emergency response drill to revisit and upgrade all the waterstop at liquid pipe penetration ; and expansion join between buildings.



Upgraded power supply system reliability

Employed a third party expert to find improvement opportunities and increase the supply resilience of electricity system. For example, we can discover abnormalities and solve problems in the early stages through on-line partial discharge.



Updated the loss control guideline in line with international standards

Considered other industry’s loss experience and upgraded the guideline to add environmental sprinklers for new central scrubbers.



Develop climate change assessment tool

We developed the risk assessment tool suitable for the semiconductor industry in response to climate change risk. We assessed the risk of extreme climate (warming, torrential rain, drought, etc.), and planned the adjustment and response for the mid/long term.



Work highlight: Methodology of UMC climate change risk and opportunity assessment

UMC is actively attuned to the risks and new impact that climate change may bring under global climate change and the transition of low carbon market. UMC has constructed the UMC Climate Change Risk and Opportunity Assessment based on multiple data points: the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), ISO 14090 Adaptation to Climate Change, and the assessment procedure in the UK Climate Impact Programme (UKCIP). Based on the aspects such as policies, regulations, transition of market and technology, reputation and physical risk by related responsible departments, UMC conducted the risk and opportunity analysis and developed strategies of adaptation and mitigation, respectively. With the participation of MT level and connection of corporate green process technology development roadmap, the opportunities were converted to specific benefit of carbon reduction and financial contribution. Finally, the sustainable development and climate resilience of UMC will be disclosed by referring to the frame of TCFD (Task Forced on Climate-related Financial Disclosures).


For further information please click the links below in the 2019 CSR Report.





Scenario Projection Compilation

Scenarios are collected from IPCC-AR5 and corresponding data simulated by the government.



Tool Construction

The ISO 14090, UKCIP, and TCFD were used as reference for constructing the assessment tool.



Execute Assessment

Related departments are joined the workshop to identify top 3 risks, and develop response strategy. Meanwhile, considering the low carbon market demand to develop UMC’s green process technology development roadmap.



Results Approval

The results were approved by President Chien and will disclosure to public in the next year.



Monitor Continuously

Countermeasures will be reviewed in the ERM committee periodically.

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