Texas Instruments

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Goals | Results | Looking ahead

Accountability for our social, environmental and economic impact around the world is a commitment we hold ourselves to every single day. Being accountable requires that we understand how we operate today and have a vision for how we would like to operate tomorrow and well into the future.

In 2013, assessed our citizenship achievements and challenges over the past five to seven years to lay the groundwork for determining what we want to achieve in the future. This process is helping focus our future efforts for engineering a better tomorrow.

TI's Citizenship Strategy team met monthly to help drive this process, collectively learn about upcoming issues of concern, guide disclosure practices, lead stakeholder engagement, and discuss progress toward goals.


TI sets both annual and multiyear goals, which are designed to inspire performance improvements and achieve cost savings.

In 2013, TI continued to measure its performance against annual and multiyear goals.

Annual goals

  Description 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Goal Result Goal Result Goal Result Goal Result Goal


Safety: days away, restricted or job transfer case(rate) 0.08 0.13 0.08 0.09 0.08 0.12 0.08 0.08 0.08
Safety: recordable case (rate) 0.20 0.26 0.20 0.19 0.20 0.24 0.20 0.22 0.20
Environment Waste efficiency (recycling %) 95 95 95 92 95 93 95 92  
Utility expenses: energy and water ($ millions saved) $4 $6.4 $5 $8.6 $6 $10.1 $8 $10.2 $9
Chemical use at manufacturing and assembly/
test sites* (reduction %)
        3 3** 3 3 5
Community Volunteer hours*
(increase %)
            25 33.3 25

*Goal established in 2012 or later.
**92 percent of manufacturing sites and 100 percent of assembly/test sites achieved this target.

  Complete/target achieved
  In progress/target partially achieved
  In progress/target not achieved

Multiyear goals

2015 goals
(against 2010 baseline)
2013 status
Reduce energy required per chip produced by 45% Reduced 15%
Reduce extracted water required per chip produced by 45% Increased 2%
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions per chip produced by 30% Reduced 5%

Voluntary external 2020 goals 2013 status against 2010 baseline
U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings, Better Plants program goal: reduce energy intensity at U.S. manufacturing sites by 25 percent (from a 2010 baseline) Reduced 32%
(seven years in advance)
World Semiconductor Council member goal: reduce normalized perfluorocarbon emissions by 30 percent (per amount of product produced based on surface area) Increased 6.25%


In 2013, the Citizenship Strategy Team began taking bold steps in guiding the company to greater performance.

  • Developed a new member orientation presentation to quickly integrate new recruits and enable immediate involvement.
  • Welcomed four new team members, including the replacement of outgoing leaders and the inclusion of representatives from business groups not previously included.
  • Launched a Progressing Our Performance Committee, whose members began developing recommendations for progressing the company's citizenship performance. The committee's first task was to formulate the business case for formal stakeholder engagement on nonfinancial issues.
  • Kicked off the first third-party-led stakeholder assessment of TI's social and environmental performance.
  • Began reviewing the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) latest reporting framework, G4, for full adoption in 2015.

In addition, we achieved a number of milestones in our transparency efforts:

  • Launched a new Citizenship website to improve stakeholder engagement and usability.
  • Addressed 100 percent of GRI G3 indicators.
  • Self-declared GRI reporting Application Level A for the third year.
  • Further enhanced this report's global scope.
  • Monitored progress on the sustainability goals we set in 2011.

We also received a number of awards for our commitment to ethics, social responsibility and environmental stewardship, including:

  • Inclusion on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list for the 11th year, as well as ranking fourth on the magazine's "10 Best Corporate Citizens" list in the Information Technology sector.
  • Inclusion on the Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies" list for the seventh consecutive year.
  • Induction as a "North America Component" on Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the seventh year.

Looking ahead

We already have a few plans in place for furthering our citizenship efforts in 2014 and beyond, including:

  • Investing in processes and projects that further reduce energy, water and greenhouse gas emissions, and their associated costs.
  • Continuing efforts to more formally verify select environmental data using appropriate audit methodologies.
  • Beginning the process of establishing long-term companywide citizenship goals that address environment, employees and community performance.