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SMIC achieves OHSAS18001 certification

14 Nov 2003

Shanghai  [2003-11-14]

(Shanghai, China. November 14, 2003) Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) announced that it has achieved OHSAS18001 certification from the British Standard Institute (BSI) in September.The OHSAS18001 (Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series) standard is a key component of a corporation's total health and safety management. OHSAS18001 aims to reduce work environment risks, protect company assets, and provide employees a safer and healthier working environment, and is based on international safety and health standards. It is also widely recognized and expected by customers worldwide.

With this certification, SMIC has achieved a new milestone in safety and risk management. By creating a safer and healthier environment for our employees, it ensures our customers and investors that we are dedicated to lowering risk and building confidence, demonstrating our spirit of "continuous development and improvement".

Richard Chang, President of SMIC, said, "The certification is the foundation for bringing SMIC's Occupational Health & Safety Management programs and initiatives to world-class standards. SMIC will follow its core values of: Plan-Do-Check-Action (PDCA) and continually improve upon the OHSAS18001 as a basis to maintain a 'zero accident and zero injury' working environment."

About SMIC
As one of China's most advanced foundries, SMIC provides IC manufacturing at 0.35-micron down to 0.18-micron and finer line technologies. Established in April 2000, SMIC is a Cayman Islands company with three 8-inch fabs in volume production in Shanghai and a 12-inch facility currently under construction in Beijing. It is also in the process of acquiring an 8-inch fab in Tianjin. In May 2003, SMIC's Fab1 was named one of two "Top Fabs of the Year 2003" by Semiconductor International magazine, a leading industry publication. In addition to IC manufacturing, SMIC provides customers with a full range of services that includes design services, mask manufacturing and testing. As a result of its dedication towards providing high quality services and protecting the environment, all three fabs in Shanghai have obtained ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications. These three fabs have also been certified to the international OHSAS18001 standard for health and safety. For more information, please visit

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