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Texas Instruments named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for sixth year

Sep 24, 2012

DALLAS, Sept. 24, 2012 -- Texas Instruments (TI) has been named again as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) – North America for the sixth year, a recognition that underscores TI's commitment to social and environmental stewardship.

"Sustainable practices improve our business and help position us for a strong future," said Trisha Cunningham, TI Chief Citizenship Officer. "TI has a long-standing commitment to transparency and accountability and will continue to implement strategies that reduce our impact on the environment, care for our employees and communities, and improve shareholder value.”

TI is among four companies in the technology sector named to DJSI North America. The results were announced by sustainable investment firm SAM, which annually invites the world’s 2,500 largest companies to participate in its sustainability assessment. SAM’s performance review includes issues such as corporate governance, risk management, product stewardship, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards and labor practices. The DJSI North America will have just 140 members.

Companies named to the list meet high standards in economic, environmental and social performance. The index is a key resource for investors seeking opportunities to engage with companies committed to responsible business practices. DJSI are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide.

Some of TI's 2011 achievements in these areas include:

  • Developed a new supplier environmental and social responsibility policy that requires critical alignment of expectations for ethics, labor practices and environmental controls.
  • Implemented 134 energy-efficiency and water conservation projects that saved $8.6 million in utility costs.
  • Recycled 1.5 billion gallons of water and 92 percent of waste.
  • Fully staffed TI's Motor Driver Lab to serve as a proving ground for more efficient technology; an estimated 60 percent of the world's electricity is used by motors.
  • Contributed $22.2 million to education improvement and local communities. This includes $14.6 million for more effective science and math education to grow the number of students ready to pursue technology careers.
  • Contributed almost $1 million to disaster relief in Japan.
  • Committed $1 million to expand grants to help raise student success in math and science in new TI communities after the acquisition of National Semiconductor.
  • Named to CR Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens," Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies" and Fortune's "Global Most Admired" lists.

For more on TI's sustainability performance, see:  www.ti.com/ccr.   

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