Texas Instruments reports on 2011 citizenship progress and goals
Posted on the company's website at www.ti.com/about-ti/citizenship-community/overview.html, TI's sixth annual citizenship report meets requirements for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) self-assessed Application Level A, one of the top two highest levels rating transparency. GRI is one of the world's most widely used frameworks for sustainability reporting.
"Sustainability is a lasting evolution at
"I have an unshakable belief that the best is yet to come as technology makes a better world — one that is more exciting, more interactive, more connected and more efficient. We commit to doing our part by helping create problem-solving technology while continuing to grow responsibly," he wrote.
The complete report addresses seven key areas:
- Company operations
- Product stewardship
- Environmental responsibility
- Employee well-being
- Community commitment
- Responsible advocacy
- Corporate governance
Highlights of the report include:
- The company developed a new supplier environmental and social responsibility policy that requires critical alignment of our expectations for ethics, labor practices and environmental controls.
- TI implemented 134 energy-efficiency and water conservation projects that saved
$8.6 millionin utility costs.
- TI recycled 1.5 billion gallons of water and 92 percent of waste.
Motor Driver Labwas fully staffed to serve as a proving ground for more efficient technology; an estimated 60 percent of the world's electricity is used by motors.
- TI, the
TI Foundationand employees contributed $22.2 millionto education improvement and local communities. This includes $14.6 millionfor more effective science and math education to grow the number of students ready to pursue technology careers. The TI Foundationand TI employees contributed almost $1 millionto disaster relief in Japan.
- The company committed
$1 millionto expand grants to help raise student success in math and science in new TI communities after the acquisition of National Semiconductor.
- TI was named to CR Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens," Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies" and Fortune's "Global Most Admired" lists.
"The report highlights the many ways in which TI has worked to improve our operations and local communities through investment and involvement," said
TI provides updates on new citizenship initiatives and events year round on this Citizenship website (www.ti.com/about-ti/citizenship-community/overview.html) 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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