Texas Instruments releases 2010 Corporate Citizenship Report
Posted on the company's website, TI's fifth annual citizenship report meets requirements for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) self-assessed Application Level A. GRI is one of the world's most widely used frameworks for sustainability reporting.
"Each year, we find new ways to improve. Doing what is right is the foundation of our beliefs, and I am proud of our performance and progress in driving sustainability," said
The complete report addresses six key areas of TI's operations in detail:
- Product stewardship
- Environmental responsibility
- Employee well-being
- Community commitment
- Responsible advocacy
- Corporate governance
Highlights in the report include:
- Opening of
Kilby Labs Indiato drive innovations in energy efficiency, bio-electronics and life sciences;
- 24 percent reduction in the amount of energy required to design, market and manufacture a semiconductor;
- 20 percent reduction in the amount of water required to design, market and manufacture a semiconductor;
- 95 percent of the company's total waste recycled;
$28.2 millionin cash and in-kind donations for education, cultural and community initiatives; and
- Naming to Working Mother Magazine's Hall of Fame.
"Throughout our company's history, we've worked to improve our communities through investment and involvement, conduct business ethically and sustainably, and inspire our people to make a difference," said
"We set goals and report our social and environmental performance because we believe how we conduct our business is just as important as our next technology breakthrough," Cunningham said.
TI provides updates on new citizenship initiatives and events year round on its Citizenship website (ti.com/citizenship) and invites visitors to share feedback through e-mail and social media such as @AroundTI on Twitter and facebook.com/texasinstruments on Facebook.
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