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Social Charity

UMC Public Welfare Invest

Let Hope Grow Program

UMC understands that its business success comes not only from employees’ efforts, but also a peaceful community. Therefore, since being established, UMC has adhered to the principle that corporations need to work for the society as a long-term approach. We work hard for business growth, and also work hard to contribute to society in the meantime. Key issues of public welfare activities are according to the LBG model. UMC not only links its corporate strategy but also evaluates the influence to corporations and the community of each activity. UMC’s main activities for social participation in 2020 are as follows :

 

  1. Core plan of six communities
  2. Promote and implement environmental protection policy
  3. Human rights and labor-management issues 

UMC's volunteer culture has always been praised by employees. From "the Candle Light Society" to "UMC Science and Culture Foundation", UMC spends considerable effort to strengthen volunteer culture and to train volunteers. In addition to the Candle Light Society and UMC Science and Culture Foundation, UMC has an outdoor fun club which offers tutoring for minority pupils in remote mountain areas and our ESH department to promote long-term environmental protection. Furthermore, UMC provides free sources for children from disadvantaged families. Volunteers collaborate with the government to hold all kinds of activities that help to spread UMC volunteers’ working culture.


UMC believes education is an effective way to improve human capital in Taiwan, so it started the “Spreading the Seeds of Hope” program in 2005, the 25th anniversary for UMC, to advance education for children from disadvantaged families.

UMC had invested 170 million to assist over 6300 children from disadvantaged families until 2022, and this program is ongoing.

“Let Hope Grow – Cultivating New Driving Forces for the Future”

Seeds of Hope—A Diverse Educational Program for Youth Empowerment

UMC is dedicated to helping youths develop diverse skills and talents through education. To assist students, UMC’s Culture and Technology Foundation partners with local groups to run tutoring centers in Hsinchu and Tainan. University students are recruited to tutor at the centers, which offer academic support and life skills training for elementary and junior high students to cultivate independent learning capabilities.

UMC also sponsors various sports clubs and arts and cultural groups in Taiwan for youths, including a karate team in Nantou, the Tung-Shih Senior High School’s baseball team, TECO Technology Foundation’s Exclamation Mark Project, the What’s Young Performing Arts League, and the Chengjheng High School Art Education Project. These programs encourage young people to learn different skills, which can expand their horizons and lead to more opportunities in the future.

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Support Tung-Shih Senior High School Baseball Team

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Nantou Karate Team participated
in UMC’s family day

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Support the What’s Young Association

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Promote Artistic Education
in Chengjheng High school

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Christmas Celebration
in Hsinchu Tutoring Class

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Closing Ceremony of the semester
in Tainan Tutoring Class

Seeds of Care—Sponsorship for Disadvantaged Students

Since 2003, UMC has donated to the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families, sponsoring 110 students from disadvantaged families. Our employees also participate by writing letters to encourage and motivate the students. Through financial support from the company and our staff’s actions, we can deliver hope and a better future for these children.

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Heartwarming greetings
from UMC volunteers

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Stationery as Gifts from UMC

Seeds of Life Education Volunteers—Promoting Life Education


Following the devastation caused by Typhoon Morakot in 2009, UMC volunteers founded the Love Story Troupe, the first theater group by workers in the tech industry. The group uses drama as a medium to tell stories and teach life lessons to children. To date, UMC volunteers have performed 69 shows across six cities, with cumulative audience of more than 22,000. The initiative also offers employees an opportunity to express themselves on stage, and show their creative side outside of work. In the spirit of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UMC’s Love Story Troupe hopes to share the message of sustainability with the community through its future performances.

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Love Story Troupe

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Group Photo

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Drama Class

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Script Writing Meeting

Seeds of Reading—Foster a Reading Culture

In support of national literacy, UMC sponsors the Mandarin Daily News’ newspaper reading program for schools, expanding reading materials accessible to students. UMC employees also serve as volunteers to promote literary at schools in remote areas through storytelling, and to lead the reading club at Chengjheng High School, a juvenile correction school.

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Storytelling Activity

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Storytelling Activity

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Books donation to
Chengjheng High school

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Feedback from students of
Chengjheng High school

Promoting and Educating Green Energy Talents

In view of the growing severity of global warming, environmental issues have become a responsibility for everyone. In addition to striving to become a low-carbon supply chain and green energy industry in its operations, UMC diligently supports environmental activities and promotes environmental education. Every year, UMC holds Environmental Protection Month to promote environmental protection and green ideas within the organization. In 2016, UMC held Earth Day and a launched the ceremony for the UMC Eco Echo Award. During the event, UMC announced the donation of 1 million NTD every year for the UMC Eco Echo Award, which annually subsidizes outstanding innovative proposals in eco protection to promote sustainable development of the participating environmental groups. For more details, visit Eco Echo Award website.

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Earth Day: Beach cleaning activity

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Earth Day: Food Forest Carnival activity

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Eco-tourism activity during the environmental protection season

Educating High-tech Talents

To fulfill the ideal of promoting semiconductor research and technical development, and strengthening UMC global competitiveness by providing the corporation with a source of outstanding and quality talents, UMC is committed to maintaining forward-looking collegiate relationships.


UMC continued to strengthen business-education partnerships in 2021. In addition to existing practical programs for semiconductor technologies in key institutions, Collaboration Project was also implemented to sponsor full-time instructors for the MS Degree Program and Credit Courses on Nano-Integrated Circuit Engineering offered by National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). 2021 UMC corporate with 14 schools for different programs to Cultivate potential high-tech talent and build reputation of UMC among campuses and communities. A series of brand image development activities such as paper discussions, career sharing, practical collaborations, and exhibits of semiconductor products were scheduled, with more than 585 individuals participating in paper discussions in 2021. These measures enhanced the academia’s support and recognition of UMC and gave a comprehensive demonstration of a successful business-education partnership.


In terms of campus talent cultivation, the Prospective Talent Program (PTP) has been expanded to increase the cultivation of talent on campuses. A total of 5,081 students have participated program activities.


Through a series of activities and courses, close interaction is maintained with prospective collegiate talent to promote their identification with UMC. By establishing a close relationship and pre-appointments, the program effectively connects UMC with target students. At the same time, the PTP and Intern program also effectively markets the corporate image of UMC and exerts considerable influence on campuses and communities, thereby ensuring future R&D prospects for UMC in advance.

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UMC Prospective Talent Program Awarding Ceremony

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UMC Advanced Intelligent Elite Development Program Awarding Ceremony

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UMC Student Talent Development Program Activities

2021 Seed of Semiconductor

2021 Participants

Practical Lectures for Semiconductor Processes

7,851

Worldwide Summer - internship Program 13
Equipment Intern Program 45
Enterprise Visit 242
UMC Prospective Talent Program 5,081
Total 13,231