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GRI Index
NVIDIA has applied the internationally recognized Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines in producing the 2013 Global Citizenship Report. We have received a GRI B+ Application Level Check from the Global Reporting Initiative. The index below provides a full list of the GRI disclosures and indicators. As per the GRI Guidelines, we indicate whether we answered the indicator, if the answer is full or partial, and the relevant webpage where you can find information for each disclosure we responded to. Please follow these links for more information on the GRI guidelines and the GRI application levels.

GRI Guidelines Key: Completely Addressed Completely Addressed Partially Addressed Partially Addressed Not Addressed Not Addressed

Strategy and Analysis

  Section Guideline Status  
  1.1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization.
Our Approach/ CEO Letter,
Our Approach/ EV Ops Letter
Completely Addressed  
 
  1.2 Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities.
Our Approach/ Priority Issues
Our Approach/ EV Ops Letter
Our Approach
Goals and Progress
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive (reference to EICC Code of Conduct)
Completely Addressed  
 

Organizational Profile

  Section Guideline Status  
  2.1 Name of the organization.
Management and Values/ Economic Overview
Completely Addressed  
 
  2.2 Primary brands, products, and/or services.
2013 Form 10-K, pp. 5-7
Who We Are
Management and Values/ Economic Overview
Product Lifecycle/ Product Overview
Product Lifecycle/ Supplier Responsibility
Completely Addressed  
 
  2.3 Operational structure of the organization, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures.
2013 Form 10-K, pp 5-8
Completely Addressed  
 
  2.4 Location of organization's headquarters.
Management and Values/ Economic Overview
Completely Addressed  
 
  2.5 Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report.
Management and Values/ Economic Overview,
Our Locations
Completely Addressed  
 
  2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form.
Management and Values/ Economic Overview
Completely Addressed  
 
  2.7 Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/beneficiaries).
Management and Values/ Economic Overview
Product Lifecycle/ Product Overview
2013 Form 10-K, pp 5-8
Completely Addressed  
 
  2.8 Scale of the reporting organization.
Management and Values/ Economic Overview
Workforce Key Metrics
Partially Addressed  
 
  2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership.
No significant changes.
Completely Addressed  
 
  2.10 Awards received in the reporting period.
Our Approach
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
Completely Addressed  
 

Report Parameters

  Section Guideline Status  
  3.1 Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided.
About this report
Completely Addressed  
 
  3.2 Date of most recent previous report (if any).
About this report
Completely Addressed  
 
  3.3 Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.)
About this report
Completely Addressed  
 
  3.4 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.
About this Report
Completely Addressed  
 
  3.5 Process for defining report content.
About this Report
Our Approach/ Priority Issues
Our Approach/ Stakeholder Engagement
Completely Addressed  
 
  3.6 Boundary of the report (e.g., countries, divisions, subsidiaries, leased facilities, joint ventures, suppliers). See GRI Boundary Protocol for further guidance.
About this Report
Completely Addressed  
 
  3.7 State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report (see completeness principle for explanation of scope).
There are no specific limitations.
Completely Addressed  
 
  3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities that can significantly affect comparability from period to period and/or between organizations.
About this Report
Completely Addressed  
 
  3.9 Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations, including assumptions and techniques underlying estimations applied to the compilation of the Indicators and other information in the report. Explain any decisions not to apply, or to substantially diverge from, the GRI Indicator Protocols.
About this Report
Assurance statement
2012 CDP response
This report does not substantially diverge from any of the GRI Indicator Protocols.
Completely Addressed  
 
  3.10 Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such re-statement (e.g.,mergers/acquisitions, change of base years/periods, nature of business, measurement methods).
There have been no restatements.
Completely Addressed  
 
  3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report.
There were no significant changes in scope, boundary, or measurement from previous reporting periods.
Completely Addressed  
 
  3.12 Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report.
This GRI Index
Completely Addressed  
 
  3.13 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
Assurance statement
Completely Addressed  
 

Governance, Commitments, and Engagement

  Section Guideline Status  
  4.1 Governance structure of the organization, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organizational oversight.
Management and Values/ Governance & Ethics
Corporate Governance Highlights
Board of Directors
Board members review environmental, social, and governance risks as needed, for example, as related to climate change and conflict minerals.
Completely Addressed  
 
  4.2 Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer.
Management and Values/ Governance & Ethics
Completely Addressed  
 
  4.3 For organizations that have a unitary board structure, state the number of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive members.
Management and Values/ Governance & Ethics
Corporate Governance Highlights
Completely Addressed  
 
  4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body.
2013 Proxy, p. 46 (PDF numbering)
Our Approach/ Stakeholders
When employees file anonymous tips, these are routed to the general counsel who interfaces directly with the board of directors.
Management and Values/ Governance & Ethics
Completely Addressed  
 
  4.5 Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives (including departure arrangements), and the organization's performance (including social and environmental performance).
Management and Values/ Governance & Ethics
Our Executive Compensation policy can be found in our 2013 Proxy, pp. 62-89 (PDF numbering).
At this time, there is no link between environmental or social performance and executive compensation.
Completely Addressed  
 
  4.6 Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided.
Management and Values/ Governance & Ethics
Corporate Governance Highlights
2013 Proxy, p. 43 (PDF numbering)
Completely Addressed  
 
  4.7 Process for determining the qualifications and expertise of the members of the highest governance body for guiding the organization's strategy on economic, environmental, and social topics.
At this time, the Board of Directors does not provide guidance around environmental or social strategy or priorities. Guidance is provided at the executive level.
Completely Addressed  
 
  4.8 Internally developed statements of mission or values, codes of conduct, and principles relevant to economic, environmental, and social performance and the status of their implementation.
Management and Values/ Governance & Ethics
Management and Value/ Culture and Values
Worldwide Code of Conduct
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
All policies and codes mentioned above are in full force across all NVIDIA operations.
Completely Addressed  
 
  4.9 Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organization's identification and management of economic, environmental, and social performance, including relevant risks and opportunities, and adherence or compliance with internationally agreed standards, codes of conduct, and principles.
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
The board reviews specific issues related to sustainability performance as necessary and appropriate. For example, the board is briefed regularly on regulatory requirements and issues related to conflict minerals. NVIDIA's board currently has no formal process in place for reviewing, on a regular basis, a specific set of issues defined as sustainability issues. Environmental, social and governance issues are covered in the Code of Conduct, which is developed by the Nominating Committee and are governing principles that the board adheres to.
2013 Form 10-K, p.27
Completely Addressed  
 
  4.10 Processes for evaluating the highest governance body's own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental, and social performance.
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter
Management and Values/ Governance & Ethics
No specific processes are in place to assess Board performance with respect to environmental and social performance.
2013 Proxy, p. 22 (PDF numbering)
Completely Addressed  
 
  4.11 Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization.
We do not specifically apply the precautionary principle.
A description of the role of the Board in risk oversight is located in the 2013 Proxy Statement on p. 44 (PDF numbering)
Completely Addressed  
 
  4.12 Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses.
Our Approach/ Stakeholder Engagement
Goals and Progress
Key Environmental Metrics
Product Lifecycle/ Supplier Responsibility
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Completely Addressed  
 
  4.13 Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/international advocacy organizations in which the organization: Has positions in governance bodies; Participates in projects or committees; Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues; or Views membership as strategic.
Our Approach/ Stakeholder Engagement
Completely Addressed  
 
  4.14 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.
Our Approach/ Stakeholder Engagement
Our Approach/ Priority Issues
Completely Addressed  
 
  4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage.
Our Approach/ Stakeholder Engagement
Goals and Progress (stakeholder advisory committee)
Completely Addressed  
 
  4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group.
Our Approach/ Stakeholder Engagement
Our Approach/ Priority Issues
We undertake stakeholder engagement In preparation for report development as follows: Members of our executive team participate in an Enterprise Risk Analysis each year. We have polls and a stakeholder survey on our report web site which collects data from stakeholders about the report. We also email employees each with a link to the report and solicit feedback about our ESG performance.
Completely Addressed  
 
  4.17 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting.
Our Approach/ Priority Issues
Our Approach/ Stakeholder Engagement
Management and Values/ Workforce Overview (employee survey)
Our Approach/ EV Ops Letter
Product Lifecycle/ Developer Support
Completely Addressed  
 

DISCLOSURES ON MANAGEMENT APPROACH (DMAs)

Disclosure on Management Approach Economic (EC)
  Aspect Location of Information Status  
  DMA EC1 Economic performance
Management and Values/Economic Overview
Goals and Progress
2013 Annual Review, pp 3-10
2013 10-K, pp 7-11
NVIDIA Foundation/ Our Programs
Completely Addressed  
 
  DMA EC2 Market presence
Goals and Progress
2013 Form 10-K, pp 7-11
Completely Addressed  
 
  DMA EC3 Indirect economic impacts
Product Use/Developer Support
Product Lifecycle/Social impact of GPU
Social Impact of the GPU
Completely Addressed  
 

Disclosure on Management Approach Environment (EN)
  Aspect Location of Information Status  
  DMA EN1 Materials
No related indicators are fully reported
Not Addressed  
 
  DMA EN2 Energy
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
2012 CDP response
Environmental Policy
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Goals and Progress
Product Lifecycle/ Product Overview
Completely Addressed  
 
  DMA EN3 Water
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
Environmental Policy
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Goals and Progress
Completely Addressed  
 
  DMA EN4 Biodiversity
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
Environmental Policy
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Completely Addressed  
 
  DMA EN5 Emissions, effluents and waste
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
2012 CDP response
Environmental Policy
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Goals and Progress
Completely Addressed  
 
  DMA EN6 Products and services
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
Product Lifecycle/ Design Advances
Environmental Policy
Product Lifecycle/ Mnfct&delivery/ Packaging and Logistics
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Goals and Progress
Completely Addressed  
 
  DMA EN7 Compliance
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
Environmental Policy
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Completely Addressed  
 
  DMA EN8 Transport
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
Environmental Policy
Product Lifecycle/ Logistics and Packaging
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Fully Addressed  
 
  DMA EN9 Overall
No related indicators are fully reported.
Not Addressed  
 

Disclosure on Management Approach Labor (LA)
  Aspect Location of Information Status  
  DMA LA1 Employment
Management and Values/ Workforce
Management and Value/ Culture and Values
Worldwide Code of Conduct
Workforce Key Metrics
Completely Addressed  
 
  DMA LA2 Labor/management relations
Management and Values/ Workforce
Worldwide Code of Conduct
Completely Addressed  
 
  DMA LA3 Occupational health and safety
Management and Values/ Health and Safety
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Worldwide Code of Conduct
Completely Addressed  
 
  DMA LA4 Training and education
Management and Values/ Workforce
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Completely Addressed  
 
  DMA LA5 Diversity and equal opportunity
Management and Values/ Workforce
Management and Values/ In the Community
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Workforce Key Metrics
Completely Addressed  
 

Disclosure on Management Approach Human Rights (HR)
  Aspect Location of Information Status  
  DMA HR1 Investment and procurement practices
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Goals and Progress
Product Lifecycle/ Supplier Responsibility
Product Lifecycle/ Planning and Compliance
Fully Addressed  
 
  DMA HR2 Non-discrimination
No related indicators are fully reported
Not Addressed  
 
  DMA HR3 Freedom of association and collective bargaining
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Worldwide Code of Conduct
Fully Addressed  
 
  DMA HR4 Child labor
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Worldwide Code of Conduct
Completely Addressed  
 
  DMA HR5 Forced and compulsory labor
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Worldwide Code of Conduct
Completely Addressed  
 
  DMA HR6 Security practices
No related indicators are fully reported.
Not Addressed  
 
  DMA HR7 Indigenous rights
No related indicators are fully reported.
Not Addressed  
 

Disclosure on Management Approach Society (SO)
  Aspect Location of Information Status  
  DMA SO1 Community
No related indicators are fully reported.
Not Addressed  
 
  DMA SO2 Corruption
Worldwide Code of Conduct
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Goals and Progress
Management and Values/ Governance & Ethics
Completely Addressed  
 
  DMA SO3 Public policy
Worldwide Code of Conduct
Completly Addressed  
 
  DMA SO4 Anti-competitive behavior
Worldwide Code of Conduct
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Goals and Progress
Completely Addressed  
 
  DMA SO5 Compliance
Worldwide Code of Conduct
NVIDIA Global Citizenship Directive
Goals and Progress
Completely Addressed  
 

Disclosure on Management Approach Product Responsibility (PR)
  Aspect Location of Information Status  
  DMA PR1 Customer health and safety
Product Lifecycle/ Planning and Compliance
Partially Addressed  
 
  DMA PR1 Product and service labelling
Product Lifecycle/ Customer Satisfaction
Completly Addressed  
 
  DMA PR1 Marketing communications
No related indicators are fully reported
Not Addressed  
 
  DMA PR1 Customer privacy
No related indicators are fully reported
Not Addressed  
 
  DMA PR1 Compliance
Worldwide Code of Conduct
Goals and Progress
Product Lifecycle/ Planning and Compliance
Completely Addressed  
 

Economic

  Section Guideline Status  
  EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and payments to capital providers and governments.
Management and Values/ Economic Overview
NVIDIA Foundation/ 2012 Annual Report
2013 Form 10-K, p 27
Completely Addressed  
 
  EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change.
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
2012 CDP response
Key Environmental Metrics
Completely Addressed  
 
  EC3 Coverage of the organization's defined benefit plan obligations.
2013 Form 10-K p. 100
For the 2012 plan year, NVIDIA’s 401k plan had 66.3 percent participation. There are two non-US countries which did not have a mandated pension plan: Canada (15 employees) and United Kingdom (250 employees). A voluntary pension plan is only offered in the UK and we have 50% participation in Cambridge/Bristol & 42% participation in Theale.
Completly Addressed  
 
  EC4 Significant financial assistance received from government.
Management and Values/ Economic Overview
NVIDIA does not receive significant financial assistance from governments.
Completly Addressed  
 
  EC5 Range of ratios of standard entry level wage compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation. Not Addressed  
 
  EC6 Policy, practices, and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation. Not Addressed  
 
  EC7 Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation.
At NVIDIA, we value the opportunity we have to build and grow in local communities. In our offices outside the U.S., we hire locally as much as possible. Nearly all senior leaders in our international offices are local hires. Expatriates are considered only in rare cases where there are specialized or expert needs that cannot be met by local hires. As a reflection of our commitment to local hires, expatriates make up less than one percent of our workforce outside the U.S.
Completly Addressed  
 
  EC8 Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit through commercial, in-kind, or pro bono engagement.
Management and Values/ In the Community
Partially Addressed  
 
  EC9 Understanding and describing significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.
Management and Values/ In the Community
Product Lifecycle Use/ Social Impact of the GPU
Social Impact of the GPU
Partially Addressed  
 

Environmental

  Section Guideline Status  
  EN1 Materials used by weight or volume. Not Addressed  
 
  EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials. Not Addressed  
 
  EN3 Direct energy consumption by primary energy source.
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
2012 CDP response
Key Environmental Metrics
Partially Addressed  
 
  EN4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source.
Management and Values/ Environmental Management (renewables component of Silicon Valley Power electricity sourcing)
2012 CDP response
Key Environmental Metrics
Partially Addressed  
 
  EN5 Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements.
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
Partially Addressed  
 
  EN6 Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives.
Product Lifecycle/Design Advances
2012 CDP response
Completly Addressed  
 
  EN7 Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved.
Management and Values/ Environmental Management.
Our Silicon Operations suppliers use several energy efficiency methods in the manufacturing of our products such as designing semiconductor equipment that uses less energy, using LEED standards in new construction, setting goals around power reduction for each wafer manufactured. We have requested that all Silicon Chip Operations suppliers report their scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions via the CDP or the EICC’s Carbon Reporting System. Operational initiatives include greenhouse gas monitoring, datacenter initiatives, electric vehicle chargers, videoconferencing to reduce travel.
Partially Addressed  
 
  EN8 Total water withdrawal by source.
Key Environmental Metrics
Partially Addressed  
 
  EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water.
No water sources are significantly affected by NVIDIA's water withdrawals.
Completly Addressed  
 
  EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused.
Key Environmental Metrics (zero)
Completely Addressed  
 
  EN11 Location and size of land owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.
We do not own/lease/manage property located near land with high biodiversity value.
Completely Addressed  
 
  EN12 Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.
We do not cause significant impacts on biodiversity through direct company activities, products, or services.
Completely Addressed  
 
  EN13 Habitats protected or restored.
We did not protect nor restore any habitats during the reporting period.
Completely Addressed  
 
  EN14 Strategies, current actions, and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity. Not Addressed  
 
  EN15 Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk. Not Addressed  
 
  EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
2012 CDP response
Key Environmental Metrics
Completely Addressed  
 
  EN17 Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
2012 CDP response
Key Environmental Metrics
Completely Addressed  
 
  EN18 Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved.
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
Partially Addressed  
 
  EN19 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight.
Key Environmental Metrics
Completely Addressed  
 
  EN20 NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type and weight.
We report NOx in the key Environmental Metrics, all other air emissions are de minimis (not significant).
Key Environmental Metrics
Completely Addressed  
 
  EN21 Total water discharge by quality and destination.
Key Environmental Metrics
Completely Addressed  
 
  EN22 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method.
Key Environmental Metrics
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
Completely Addressed  
 
  EN23 Total number and volume of significant spills.
There were no spills during the reporting period.
Completely Addressed  
 
  EN24 Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally.
NVIDIA does not transport, import, export, or treat waste, nor do we ship waste internationally. We do not accept international waste.
Completely Addressed  
 
  EN25 Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the reporting organization's discharges of water and runoff.
None.
Completely Addressed  
 
  EN26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation.
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
Product Lifecycle / Design Advances
Procude Lifecycle/ Packaging and Logistics
2012 CDP Response, section 3.2a
Partially Addressed  
 
  EN27 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category. Not Addressed  
 
  EN28 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
Key Environmental Metrics
We consider significant fines those that are required to be disclosed in the company's SEC filings. There were no fines in 2012 that fell into this category. We also were not subject to any non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations. There were no cases brought through dispute resolution mechanisms.
Completely Addressed  
 
  EN29 Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organization's operations, and transporting members of the workforce.
Product lifecycle / Packaging and Logistics
Management and Values/ Environmental Management
Partially Addressed  
 
  EN30 Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type.
Key Environmental Metrics
Partially Addressed  
 

Social: Labor Practices and Decent Work

  Section Guideline Status  
  LA1 Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region.
Management and Values/ Workforce
Workforce Key Metrics
There is no significant seasonal variation in employment numbers.
Completely Addressed  
 
  LA2 Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender, and region.
Workforce Key Metrics
Completely Addressed  
 
  LA3 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by major operations.
Management and Values/ Workforce
NVIDIA benefits
US employees are eligible to enroll in NVIDIA's health and welfare programs if they are regular, full-time or part-time employees normally scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week. PT employees working fewer than 20 hours/week are not eligible.
Completely Addressed  
 
  LA4 Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.
None of our employees is covered by collective bargaining agreements.
Completely Addressed  
 
  LA5 Minimum notice period(s) regarding significant operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective agreements. Not Addressed  
 
  LA6 Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs.
NVIDIA has a workers compensation team that reviews industry trends and oversees case management. Additionally, there are 30 office managers in addition to Environmental Health and Safety staff members, who are trained and audited regularly. Our volunteer Emergency Response Team is made up of 364 (5%) global employees (2/3 of which are located outside the US) who have been trained to respond and provide first aid in the event of an emergency. These volunteers have received training in basic first aid as well as emergency preparedness.
Completely Addressed  
 
  LA7 Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region. Not Addressed  
 
  LA8 Education, training, counseling, prevention, and risk-control programs in place to assist workforce members, their families, or community members regarding serious diseases.
Management and Values/ Health and Safety
Management and Values/ Workforce
We partner with one of our US insurance providers (Kaiser Permanente) to provide biometric testing to all US employees, regardless of which insurance provider they select. Flu vaccinations are offered to all global employees. At our HQ locaton, we provide opportunities for employees to make blood donations once per quarter. We curently do no provide any of these services to people outside of the NVIDIA community.
Completely Addressed  
 
  LA9 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions. Not Addressed  
 
  LA10 Average hours of training per year per employee by employee category. Not Addressed  
 
  LA11 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings.
Management and Value/ Workforce
Transition support is available through the Employee Assistance Program, which is available through COBRA.
Completely Addressed  
 
  LA12 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews.
We have a global annual formal review period each year, and a half yearly check in for 100 percent of employees.
Completely Addressed  
 
  LA13 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity.
Workforce Key Metrics
Management and Values/ Governance & Ethics
Completely Addressed  
 
  LA14 Ratio of basic salary of men to women by employee category. Not Addressed  
 

Social: Human Rights

  Section Guideline Status  
  HR1 Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements that include human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights screening.
None. Any significant contracts would include relevant data related to human rights issues pursuant to specific country requirements.
Completly Addressed  
 
  HR2 Percentage of significant suppliers and contractors that have undergone screening on human rights and actions taken.
Product Lifecycle/ Planning and Compliance
Product Lifecycle/ Supplier Responsibility
Our activities are related primarily to Key suppliers, which include all suppliers for Silicon Operations, and a few suppliers on Board Operations.
Partially Addressed  
 
  HR3 Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained. Not Addressed  
 
  HR4 Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken. Not Addressed  
 
  HR5 Operations identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights.
As part of our membership in the EICC, we recognize employees’ right to bargain collectively. Although there is currently no union presence at NVIDIA (and, consequently, no specific processes or controls around union activity), we do not believe that there is risk to the exercise of freedom of association or collective bargaining at any of our operations.
Partially Addressed  
 
  HR6 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labor.
We recognize that we operate in countries that could be at higher risk for labor concerns. More than 90 percent of our employees have taken Code of Conduct training, which has elements defined around human rights practices. We have not identified or are unaware of operations where there are significant risk for child labor within NVIDIA.
In 2010, the State of California enacted into law the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act, which has provisions for child labor. Even though NVIDIA is not subject to this Act, we plan to voluntarily comply and have notified our Customers of our intent to comply. As a first step for compliance, we plan to put into place a process to ensure that we can address the requirements of the Act. As an EICC member, we are evaluating the use of the Validated Audit Process (VAP) or VAP-lite as the audit vehicle to confirm that our key suppliers do not engaged in child labor practices. We have also drafted a certificate of confirmation that we plan to send to each of our suppliers to confirm understanding and compliance with the Act.
Completely Addressed  
 
  HR7 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labor.
We recognize that we operate in countries that could be at higher risk for labor concerns. More than 90 percent of our employees have taken Code of Conduct training, which has elements defined around human rights practices. We have not identified or are unaware of operations where there are significant risk for forced/compulsory labor within NVIDIA.
In 2010, the State of California enacted into law the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act, which has provisions for forced labor. Even though NVIDIA is not subject to this Act, we plan to voluntarily comply and have notified our Customers of our intent to comply. As a first step for compliance, we plan to put into place a process to ensure that we can address the requirements of the Act. As an EICC member, we are evaluating the use of the Validated Audit Process (VAP) or VAP-lite as the audit vehicle to confirm that our key suppliers do not engaged in forced labor practices. We have also drafted a certificate of confirmation that we plan to send to each of our suppliers to confirm understanding and compliance with the Act.
Completely Addressed  
 
  HR8 Percentage of security personnel trained in the organization's policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations. Not Addressed  
 
  HR9 Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken. Not Addressed  
 

Social: Society

  Section Guideline Status  
  SO1 Nature, scope, and effectiveness of any programs and practices that assess and manage the impacts of operations on communities, including entering, operating, and exiting. Not Addressed  
 
  SO2 Percentage and total number of business units analyzed for risks related to corruption.
In 2011, internal audit analyzed 100 percent of our operations, which includes eight business areas. The results of the 2011 audit were still applicable to the company in 2012. In 2012, internal audit engaged in 11 additional projects across the organization, including privacy and personally identifiable information compliance, site assessments, rebate policy compliance, inventory reserve process, and intellectual property protection.
Completely Addressed  
 
  SO3 Percentage of employees trained in organization's anti-corruption policies and procedures.
Management and Values/ Governance & Ethics
Out of a total of 486 Management employees assigned to take the anti-corruption course, 442 have taken the course (91 percent). Eighty percent of employees who have frequent contact with customers, partners and suppliers (such as those in sales, finance and procurement), also have received anti-corruption training.
Completely Addressed  
 
  SO4 Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption. Not Addressed  
 
  SO5 Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying.
In 2012 NVIDIA did not contribute to any causes related to our business. In regards to political involvement, NVIDIA joined public policy organization Silicon Valley Leadership Group, to gain a better understanding of the regional and state issues affecting our headquarters operation and the operations of our customers. Our Assistant Chief Legal Counsel sat on SVLG’s Working Council until May 2013, and the company has representation on SVLG’s Taxation and Environment Committees. Representatives have traveled to Sacramento (California's capital) to engage with state legislators about various issues. See: http://svlg.org/ for more information.
Partially Addressed  
 
  SO6 Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions by country.
In 2012 NVIDIA did not contribute to any causes related to our business.
Completly Addressed  
 
  SO7 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes.
There were no actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, or monopoly initiated against NVIDIA in 2012.
Completely Addressed  
 
  SO8 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations.
We consider significant fines those that are required to be disclosed in the company's SEC filings. There were no fines in 2012 that fell into this category. We also were not subject to any non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations.
Completely Addressed  
 

Social: Product Responsibility

  Section Guideline Status  
  PR1 Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of significant products and services categories subject to such procedures.
Product Lifecycle / Planning and Compliance
Product lifcycle/ Supplier Responsibility
Partially Addressed  
 
  PR2 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle, by type of outcomes. Not Addressed  
 
  PR3 Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements. Not Addressed  
 
  PR4 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by type of outcomes. Not Addressed  
 
  PR5 Practices related to customer satisfaction, including results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction.
Product Lifecycle/ Customer Satisfaction
Completly Addressed  
 
  PR6 Programs for adherence to laws, standards, and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship. Not Addressed  
 
  PR7 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship by type of outcomes. Not Addressed  
 
  PR8 Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data. Not Addressed  
 
  PR9 Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services.
We consider significant fines those that are required to be disclosed in the company's SEC filings. We were not subject to any fines in 2012 for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services.
Completely Addressed