Texas Instruments

2012 Corporate Citizenship Report

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TI designs and manufactures analog and embedded processing semiconductors that help more than 100,000 customers transform the future today.

We built TI through innovation, and today we are continuing that tradition: shaping the future of electronics through our people and products. Our goal is to anticipate global technological needs and develop the right solutions to address them. It is critical for us to invest significantly in research and development, collaborate with leading visionaries, and create a workplace where the world's brightest minds engage passionately in their work.

We spent 2012 completing a number of initiatives designed to strengthen the company today and tomorrow. For example, we:
  • Completed a strategic transition to focus our business on analog and embedding processing semiconductors, as these are our primary growth markets in the years ahead.
  • Focused on innovation by investing $1.9 billion in R&D; forging new university relationships in the U.S. and abroad; and advancing medical, automotive safety and energy-efficient technologies.
  • Joined the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition to promote common standards that improve efficiency as well as social, ethical and environmental responsibility in the global electronics supply chain. We expanded our own supplier environmental and social responsibility policy to include more stringent social responsibility controls.
  • Continued optimizing our global manufacturing capabilities.
  • Holistically evaluated supply-chain risks - political, operational and sustainability issues, as well as natural disasters - to help us better understand and improve how we manage such risks from a business-continuity perspective.
  • Contributed millions of dollars in grants and other gifts to educational programs to increase the number of students choosing science, technology, engineering and math degrees in the U.S., and improve access to education in communities where we operate.
We continued to be conscientious about growing responsibly. We invested in strategic energy- and water-conservation projects that saved $10.1 million; recycled 93 percent of our waste; expanded participation in our employee commute and biking programs; and reused or recycled 1.8 billion gallons of water.