Global Citizenship
Social Impact of the GPU2012 Citizenship ReportNVIDIA Foundation
 
 
 
 

Goals and Progress

2011 Campus Operations Goals
Goal
Complete
Comments
 
Re-evaluate environmental goals (energy, water, waste) for both data center and non-data center facilities
100%
Decision was made by executive committee to continue towards achieving Climate Leaders goals; determine in 2012 our next set of goals.
 
 
Implement carbon tracking and energy management system. Enter all office information into the system and evaluate data over remaining quarters to pinpoint future projects
100%
 
 
 
Begin tracking energy usage in all international offices
100%
 
 
 
Launch Lab Optimization Pilot Program, with dedicated person to conduct lab efficiency analysis
100%
Ongoing. Analyzed 100% highest energy consuming labs. Three lab projects completed (see Campus Operations for results).
 
 
Continue to implement video conferencing in conference rooms in Santa Clara, Calif.; Hsinchu and Shanghai, China; and Hyderabad, India
100%
All 13 sites were completed in 2011
 
 
Data Center Goals
 
 
Expand Virtual Machine(VM) infrastructure in headquarters data centers
100%
Project targeted for completion in 2012
 
 
Establish Virtual Machine infrastructure in India and Hong Kong
100%
 
 
 
Raise temperature of 100 labs by 2°C.
100%
 
 
 
Implement software application to power down hardware when servers are not in use in labs in Santa Clara, Calif., and Moscow, which together have 800 servers.
65%
In progress
 
 
Reduce headquarters printer fleet by half, to reduce energy usage
100%
Achieved several hundred thousand dollars in savings.
 
 
Waste Reduction
 
 
Target 80% of waste for landfill diversion
100%
Target achieved in Q1 2011.
 
 

2012 Campus Operations Goals
Goal
Description
 
Energy Efficiency
 
 
Undertake assurance of Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas emissions data
We have engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) to provide limited assurance on our 2012 global Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas emissions under the AICPA attestation standards, by end of summer FY13.
 
 
Reset energy, waste and water goals for campus operations and data centers
Evaluate results of initiatives accomplished since 2007 goal setting through Climate Leaders, and determine new goals
 
 
Add eleven Electric Vehicle charging stations at Santa Clara, Calif headquarters
To accommodate growing electric car population
 
 
Data Center Goals
 
 
Launch Data Center Energy Optimization Project
Partner with our local utility to target at least 1 million kwh reductions in energy through improved cooling and technology deployments.
 
 
Waste Reduction
 
 
Target 90% of waste for landfill diversion
Also, expand scope of waste tracked to landfill to include e-waste, batteries, hazardous waste and construction demolition.
 
 

2011 Silicon (Chip) Operations Goals
Goal
Complete
Comments
 
Review of the Dodd-Frank Act (Section 1502) for Conflict Minerals
100%
All Suppliers in SiOps and Boards have been requested to complete the EICC-GeSI Conflict Mineral Reporting Survey to detail the smelter locations for their 3G and T source along their entire supply chain. To date, we have completed surveys from 100% of our key Silicon Operations suppliers. Work continues into 2012.
 
 
Begin requesting silicon operations suppliers to source only from confirmed Conflict Free Suppliers
100%
All key Silicon Operations suppliers are provided with the most up-to-date list of audited smelters from the EICC-GeSI program for Conflict Free Smelters. To date, only Tantalum smelters have been audited. The EICC-GeSi audit status updates are located here.
 
 
Monitor key suppliers for employee workplace practices
100%
All key Silicon Operations manufacturing suppliers have undergone the EICC Validated Audit Program (independent third-party factory audits for working conditions). All suppliers have provided and implemented corrective actions to ensure compliance to the EICC Code of Conduct. We plan to include VAP Corrective Action completion as part of our own annual audits for Silicon Operations facilities.
 
 
Request suppliers to collect water usage data at each of their facilities
100%
All key Silicon Operations suppliers have provided water usage data from their facilities.
 
 

2012 Silicon (Chip) Operations Goals
Goal
Description
 
Initiate compliance to the California Supply Chain Transparency Act
We plan to educate and survey our next tier supply chain to ensure they do not use forced labor in their facilities.
 
 
Initiate Scope 3 analysis for suppliers
We will request key suppliers to initiate the first round of Scope 3 analysis. This first round will be "rough estimates" that will be followed by more accurate modeling in subsequent quarters. A deadline has not been established for completion.
 
 
Engage Board suppliers and evaluate their compliance to EICC Code of Conduct
We will initiate a process to query our Board suppliers on their adoption and implementation of the EICC Code of Conduct for their facilities.
 
 
Hazardous Waste Survey
We will survey our key Silicon Chip Operations suppliers to provide information about how they are disposing of the hazardous waste materials generated at their facilities.
 
 

2012 Board Operations Goals
Goal
Description
 
Evaluate Board Operations CEM's (contract electronic manufacturer) for compliance to the EICC Code of Conduct for their facilities.
We will initiate a process to query our CEM's (contract electronic manufacturer) on their adoption and implementation of the EICC Code of Conduct for their facilities.
 
 
Begin review of California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
Evaluate requirements and develop plan for engagement.
 
 
Evaluate the implementation of Validated Audit Program for key supplier