DALLAS, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) released its 2010 Corporate Citizenship Report today.  

Posted on the company’s website, TI’s fifth annual citizenship report meets requirements for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) self-assessed Application Level A. GRI is one of the world’s most widely used frameworks for sustainability reporting.

"Each year, we find new ways to improve. Doing what is right is the foundation of our beliefs, and I am proud of our performance and progress in driving sustainability," said Rich Templeton, TI Chairman, President and CEO.

The complete report addresses six key areas of TI’s operations in detail:

Highlights in the report include:

  • Opening of Kilby Labs India to drive innovations in energy efficiency, bio-electronics and life sciences;
  • 24 percent reduction in the amount of energy required to design, market and manufacture a semiconductor;
  • 20 percent reduction in the amount of water required to design, market and manufacture a semiconductor;
  • 95 percent of the company’s total waste recycled;
  • $28.2 million in cash and in-kind donations for education, cultural and community initiatives; and
  • Naming to Working Mother Magazine’s Hall of Fame.

"Throughout our company’s history, we’ve worked to improve our communities through investment and involvement, conduct business ethically and sustainably, and inspire our people to make a difference," said Trisha Cunningham, TI’s chief citizenship officer.  

"We set goals and report our social and environmental performance because we believe how we conduct our business is just as important as our next technology breakthrough," Cunningham said.

TI provides updates on new citizenship initiatives and events year round on its Citizenship website (ti.com/citizenship) and invites visitors to share feedback through e-mail and social media such as @AroundTI on Twitter and facebook.com/texasinstruments on Facebook.

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 80,000 customers unlock the possibilities of the world as it could be — smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more fun.  Our commitment to building a better future is ingrained in everything we do — from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors, to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities.  This is just the beginning of our story.  Learn more at ti.com.


SOURCE Texas Instruments Incorporated