Texas Instruments

2012 Corporate Citizenship Report

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2012 performance

Results | Looking ahead

We continued to identify and apply innovative water reduction and reuse projects across the company in 2012.


  • Our total water use increased globally by 9 percent, due primarily to the addition of four large facilities acquired through the late 2011 purchase of National Semiconductor. In total, we used 7.1 billion gallons. Of this amount, we extracted 5.3 billion gallons and reused 1.8 billion gallons – enough to fill 2,728 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Reuse and recycling accounts for about 26 percent of our water consumption – an average of more than 5 million gallons of water every day.
  • Thirty-six water-efficiency projects saved about 369 million gallons of water and $2.2 million.
  • We have a goal to reduce extracted water required to manufacture a chip by 45 percent by 2015 (based on our 2010 baseline). After two years, usage per chip is up by 11 percent. The addition of new facilities during 2011 and 2012 slowed our efforts, but as those facilities are optimized, we will get back on track to meet our goal.
Total water use
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Water discharge destinations
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Water sources
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Water conservation history
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Looking ahead

In 2013, we will continue to:
  • Fully integrate new sites and optimize existing facilities, which will help prioritize capital investments for water conservation and other projects globally.
  • Monitor drought conditions in Texas and work with local public water suppliers to ensure that we operate responsibly.
  • Report our water footprint information through voluntary CDP reporting.