Our commitment to corporate citizenship encompasses six primary areas:
Directing our Citizenship strategy are two cross-functional groups:
TI monitors the internal and supplier landscape to ensure compliance.
Every two years, we survey more than 600 top managers and employees who support compliance efforts. The survey includes specific questions related to compliance risks, and the responses are reviewed and analyzed as part of our formal compliance risk assessment.
We conduct internal audits to assure that working processes are in place, as required by the International Organization for Standardization environmental standard 14001 and Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Services standard 18001.
We continue to strengthen our compliance position through a Worldwide Product Regulatory Compliance steering team. Members provide ongoing technical support and companywide product-compliance leadership in a variety of key disciplines necessary to develop, monitor, sustain and achieve compliance in wireless/electromagnetic compatibility, product safety, environmental and product stewardship. They also help ensure that products like our evaluation modules and development kits comply with applicable product regulatory compliance regulations and customer safety needs.
Finally, with our suppliers, TI performs targeted risk assessments. Our evaluations examine their documented labor and ethics practices and programs, as well as environmental management and social responsibility efforts. Suppliers located in countries identified by Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index as high risk are subject to further review, including on-site audits as needed.
We focus our attention on key risk areas that TI is likely to confront in the course of our business activities and the markets in which we operate to help ensure compliance in operations globally. This allows us to tailor our compliance program to our unique risk profile. Our primary risk areas include: