Texas Instruments

2012 Corporate Citizenship Report

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2012 performance

Results | Looking ahead

In 2012, employees and retirees continued giving generously of their time and expertise to enrich the communities in which they live. Some highlights for the year include:
  • Expanding the TI Founders Community Service Awards program to all employees worldwide and receiving 123 nominations.
  • Training 121 community ambassadors in the U.S. to help them be more effective board members.
  • Partnering with the Volunteer Center of North Texas to host approximately 450 Dallas employees and 40 agencies at our annual Dallas volunteer fair.
  • Conducting an employee survey to measure employee attitudes toward community involvement and the impact employee involvement has. Respondents said corporate citizenship is very important to communities, as well as building employee pride in the company. Employees also said their top volunteer passion is education.
  • Submitting more than 500 applications for grants through the TI Foundation's volunteer incentive program.
  • Establishing Community Involvement teams and expanding community efforts in Tucson, Ariz.; Sherman, Texas; and South Portland, Maine.
  • Enabling employees in Santa Clara, Calif., to volunteer more than 3,000 hours to the community, a 40 percent increase over 2011.


In 2012, TI:
  • Enabled employees to contribute almost 47,000 hours of their time, valued at $1 million, to community organizations. This was an increase of 30 percent from 2011, as we expanded volunteer programs in China and incorporated employee hours from former National Semiconductor sites this year.
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Looking ahead

In 2013, TI will:
  • Introduce an online volunteer tool to allow employees to track their volunteer hours, apply for volunteer incentive program (VIP) grants more easily, and manage volunteer events. Our goal is to increase tracked volunteer hours by 25 percent and VIP participation by 50 percent.
  • Implement a program to educate and increase support and involvement of mid-level managers in volunteerism.
  • Develop more on-site volunteer opportunities for employees, especially in Dallas and at our manufacturing facilities.
  • Develop more strategic volunteer opportunities with grant recipients.
  • Continue our community ambassador program and train at least 175 employees and retirees.
  • Create more volunteer recognition opportunities for employees, piloting the program in Dallas, Texas and Santa Clara, Calif.
  • Continue building a volunteer program in China.
  • Expand training and support to specific sites to increase employee volunteerism and involvement in local communities.