Texas Instruments

2011 Corporate Citizenship Report


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Overview

TI's approach to environmental stewardship is interdisciplinary and comprehensive. We have long aspired to the goal of "zero wasted resources," and this drive for efficiency helps reduce greenhouse gases and other air emissions as well as energy consumption, water use and waste, while increasing resource conservation and efficiency in all aspects of our operations.

Our environmental, safety and health (ESH) policy and principles guide our efforts to operate sustainably, from manufacturing conscientiously designed products to efficient product distribution, and from responsibly sourcing materials to maintaining compliance with environmental regulatory requirements.

TI manufacturing sites maintain an ESH management system that is both Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001- and International Standardization Organization (ISO) 14001-compliant. The OHSAS and ISO are internationally recognized certification bodies that establish ESH management criteria.

The majority (82 percent) of TI manufacturing sites worldwide have obtained ISO 14001 external certifications. In 2012, we plan to seek certification for our Pampanga, Philippines, assembly/test site and our Richardson, Texas, manufacturing facility.

Sites also complete an annual assessment of their environmental performance and use the results to help establish annual site objectives and targets.

It is the responsibility of every employee to understand and support TI's ESH policy and principles. All employees globally receive ESH training on TI's programs to ensure their safety and health and contribution to environmental stewardship. Employees receive additional relevant training and communications based on their role and working environment. Contractors must also comply with TI's ESH standards.

TI's ESH activities and performance are directed and overseen by the company's ESH management team, including the vice president of worldwide facilities. In 2010, TI established sustainability goals, including annual environmental goals to reduce resource consumption, waste and emissions.

TI sites globally continue to receive awards for outstanding environmental performance. Among various recognitions in 2011, TI was included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, designated by the League of American Bicyclists as a bicycle-friendly business, and recognized by the Solid Waste Management Round Table of Bangalore for best practices in solid-waste management.