TI regularly engages its internal and external stakeholders and implements a formal stakeholder assessment as part of its reporting process. We engage with stakeholders who directly influence or have an interest in our operations. Our stakeholders include employees, customers, shareholders, communities where we have operations, academia, public officials, trade associations, regulatory agencies, nongovernmental organizations, analysts, suppliers, contractors, retirees and potential employees.
We conduct citizenship stakeholder assessments every other year to identify and better understand environmental, social and governance topics that are most important to these groups.
The assessment is a four-part process:
* This table lists the top areas or topics identified in our biannual stakeholder assessment.
Top 10 issues in order of importance to TI and its stakeholders. Although some groups do not select specific issues, this does not mean that the issue is not important; it simply wasn’t of top importance among the universe of topics.
** Closely related and ranked, and subsequently grouped, issues.
Bolded items indicate their debut on the top issues list in 2015.
Accounting- and audit-related issues are addressed through our accounting and audit hotline. All inquiries received on the hotline are reported to the Audit Committee of TI’s board of directors.