“Green Is the new black.”
When sustainability matters MOS.
ChipMOS has adopted various green initiatives since its inception in 1997. The company, which provides a full range of back-end testing services for high density memory, mixed-signal and flat panel display (FPD) driver semiconductors, has particularly focused on developing energy saving and carbon reduction programmes.
ChipMOS, which also offers leadframe and organic substrate-based package assembly services for memory, mixed-signal and FPD driver semiconductors, has actively cooperated with third-party organizations since 2009 to identify and examine inventories in each of its production factories to reduce Greenhouse Gases (GHG).
All the company’s products are compliant with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances(EU RoHS) such as lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), phthalate di (2-Ethylhexyl) (DEHP), butyl phthalate (BBP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), isobutyl phthalate (DIBP) and others.
From 2012 to 2019, the company saved a total of 25,535,305 kWh and reduced a whopping 17,781 tons per year in emission, which is approximately the amount of carbon sequestration from 46 Taiwan Taipei Daan Forest Parks.
Additionally, ChipMOS has introduced water recycling equipment to the manufacturing process. During the course of 12 years, 8,043.643 million litres of water have been conserved, which is equal to saving approximately 3,217 international standard sized swimming pools.
The company remains committed to reducing water consumption and improving water recycling to minimize the environmental impacts of its operation.
Chairman SJ Chang, who serves as Chairperson of the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and Environmental and Health / Energy Management Committees, is directly involved in setting, implementing and supporting the environmental agenda of ChipMOS.
The key members of the committees implement all environmental protection programmes, set up Key Performance Indices (KPI) and regularly report the methods of execution to Chang. Review meetings are also conducted by the Chairman with managers, directors and first line managers of the manufacturing department to provide more feedback and suggestions.
The environmental initiatives and programmes of ChipMOS are regularly communicated to its stakeholders through various communication channels such as meetings, e-mails and official website reports. The company has also developed social media platforms in recent years to communicate and interact immediately with stakeholders.
The company’s employees and their families have also assisted in cleansing Tainan beach of pollutants over 15 years. In 2014, ChipMOS adopted the purification area of Doulun Vil., Hsinchu County and the peripheral roadways of Chupei fab to keep the surrounding neighbourhoods clean. For its efforts, the company received the Excellent Contribution of Purification Area Adoption and Outstanding Enterprise of Roadway Adoption awards.
Additionally, ChipMOS regularly holds educational activities to raise environmental awareness for elementary and middle schools. The company, which collaborates with local farmers to support non-pollutants and protect agricultural land, also cooperates with catering suppliers in incorporating organic vegetables into employee meals.
Furthermore, ChipMOS has purchased low energy-consumption process equipment and introduced solar power systems to reduce carbon emission. The company, which has taken concrete efforts to institutionalize its environmental agenda across the organization and supply chain, evaluates new suppliers through stringent assessment criterions.
Key raw materials suppliers must pass the assessment criteria every season and undergo an annual on-site audit to ensure all requirements are implemented.
ChipMOS’s suppliers, sans exceptions, are expected to sign ChipMOS‘s Corporate Social Responsibility Statement to ensure that they shall comply with environmental regulation and requirements.
ChipMOS has received the National Environmental Protection Gold Award (2019) and the National Enterprise Environmental Protection Silver Award for three years (2017-2019) in a row.
“ ChipMOS has gone above and beyond green expectations to negate its production impacts, thus making it an exemplary addition to this category’s stable of winner.”
Shanggari Balakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer, MORS Group
“Finite, calculatable green gains are the way to go when measuring sustainability. Conveying the gains in the way ChipMOS has done has humanized the ecological savings.”
Dr. Jayanthi Desan, Lead Jury, ACES Awards