We strive to provide safe and healthy workplaces for all our employees. NVIDIA demonstrates its commitment to this ideal through various programs, such as environmental monitoring, emergency response planning, and cancer awareness activities related to our Compute the Cure initiative.
Our record reflects the results of our dedication to employee health and wellness. Less than one percent of leave-of-absence requests within NVIDIA relate to work. Few workers’ compensation claims are submitted and the majority of those processed are repetitive motion injuries. In recognition of this fact, we have taken steps to work with affected employees through our ergonomics program and online courses.
NVIDIA relies on manufacturing partners to produce our products and we work closely with our suppliers and partners on labor issues. As a member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), we require our suppliers to adhere to the EICC Code of Conduct, which has established health and safety standards. See the Manufacturing and Delivery section of this report for more information.
Environmental Health and Safety Overview
Our Environmental Health and Safety Team oversees workplace conditions for NVIDIA employees around the globe. The team conducts trainings and audits, ensures regulatory compliance, and provides technical support and information. Team members help to design facilities that meet or exceed local safety requirements, implement safe practices in all of NVIDIA’s programs, activities and facilities; and ensure compliance with all applicable health and safety laws, regulations, and policies.
In addition, the Environmental Health and Safety team has responsibility for these formal NVIDIA programs:
- Air Quality (Outdoor & Indoor) Environmental Compliance, Protection and Impact Assessments
- Hazardous Materials Inventory
- Hazardous Materials: Use, Transportation, Disposal, Recycling & Waste Minimization
- Occupational Safety & Health Assistance
- Pollution Prevention
- Water Quality, Storm Water & Wastewater Discharge Testing
Emergency Response Team
Keeping our employees safe requires planning for emergencies. Our volunteer Emergency Response Teams are composed of 364 employees, two-thirds of whom are located outside the U.S. These volunteers receive training in basic first aid and emergency preparedness so they can rapidly respond in a medical emergency, hazardous chemical spill, major incident or large-scale disaster. Offices with active teams as of early 2013 are located in the U.S. (Santa Clara, Calif., and Austin, Tex.), India (Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune), Taiwan (Taipei), and China (Shanghai and Shenzhen). We continue to add teams to other locations.