GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

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  • Social Impact on GPU
  • NVIDIA Foundation
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Stakeholder Engagement

NVIDIA’s stakeholders are entities or individuals who can be affected by NVIDIA and whose actions can affect the organization. We promote sustainability and social responsibility among our stakeholders and keep them informed about our own efforts to be conscientious global citizens. This page describes:

  • Our interactions with stakeholders related to social and environmental issues,
  • The direct and indirect methods NVIDIA uses to engage with our various stakeholders, and
  • Industry initiatives in which NVIDIA is an active member and organizations in which we play a significant role.

We would like to hear from all of our stakeholders. Please consider completing our stakeholder questionnaire.

Stakeholder Engagement: Global Citizenship Reporting
After publishing our Global Citizenship Report each year, we promote its availability through:
  • A targeted employee email campaign
  • Websites, such as csrwire.com
  • NVIDIA’s monthly newsletter, which is distributed to more than one million consumers
  • Individual outreach to shareholder groups that make inquiries throughout the year
  • Emails to reporting organizations, including Bloomberg, Trucost, and Sustainalytics

We also distribute the report to our executive staff and to sales and marketing employees who interact directly with customers and partners.

Spot surveys in 2012 determined that approximately 64 percent of visitors to our report were employees, 17 percent were consumers, 9 percent non-governmental organizations and 7 percent shareholders.

Beyond reporting to our stakeholder groups, with directly engage with each stakeholder group in the following ways:

Customers

Through the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), we make available to customers our self-assessment questionnaires and collaborate with them through our position on the EICC board of directors. We promote our global citizenship efforts when given the opportunity during quarterly business reviews.

Shareholders

We have participated in the Carbon Disclosure Project since 2007 and for the past two years have submitted our data for inclusion in Bloomberg’s Environmental, Social and Governance reporting. We respond to individual shareholder requests as they arise.

Consumers

The NVIDIA Foundation participates in large conferences targeted to our video-gaming customers and offers a challenge to raise money for a relevant charity. We communicate with the more than one million subscribers to our monthly newsletter to let them know when our Global Citizenship Report is available.

Suppliers

We engage with suppliers through the EICC to analyze their self-assessment documentation, and request periodic audits. We actively reach out to suppliers when we need a response or action related to product compliance and other citizenship issues, such as conflict minerals.

Stockholders

Stockholders who wish to communicate with the Board regarding nominations of directors or other matters may do so by sending written communications addressed to David M. Shannon, Company Secretary. If no particular director is named, letters will be forwarded, depending on the subject matter, to the Chair of the Audit, Compensation or Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Employees
  • We implement a global employee survey every 18–24 months and achieve 95 percent participation. This year, we will implement frequent pulse surveys to more easily collect frequent feedback on certain key issues.
  • Once our Global Citizenship Report website is updated each year, we execute a campaign to drive employees to the site and work to engage them through competitions that test their knowledge of our citizenship issues and achievements.
  • In addition to a suggestion box for general issues, we host a “Green Ideas” suggestion box through which employees can submit ideas for saving energy, waste and water on our campuses or through product design. We review ideas regularly and keep employees informed about whether we’re able to implement their suggestions.
  • We have an open work environment where employees can email any executive staff member or our CEO with questions or suggestions without fear of retribution. Additionally, employees are encouraged to submit questions (anonymously, if they prefer) ahead of our quarterly company meeting for our CEO to answer onstage.
  • We have established a third-party corporate hotline to allow any employee to confidentially and anonymously lodge a complaint about any accounting, internal control, auditing or other matters of concern (unless prohibited by local privacy laws for employees located in the European Union).

Nonprofit and Nongovernmental Organizations

We do not currently engage with NGOs directly, but we do partner with them through initiatives like the Public Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade to address issues such as conflict minerals.

Communities

Through the work of the NVIDIA Foundation, we work closely with communities and local governments throughout the world where we have offices. We sit on the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s energy and environmental committees, which allows us to engage with the community and local governments on environmental issues. We also communicate directly with local governments as it relates to new office construction.


Stakeholder Engagement: Companywide
Stakeholder
Interactions
Employees
Employee survey (every 18 months)
Company meetings
Corporate intranet
Training
Evaluations
NVIDIA Foundation
Volunteer programs
 
 
Suppliers
Quarterly reviews
Standards communications
Ecosystem partnerships
 
 
Corporate Customers
Quarterly reviews
One-on-one meetings
Ecosystem partnerships
 
 
Consumers
User communities
Blogs
Customer service
Customer satisfaction reports
 
 
Developers
User communities
Development contests
 
 
Policy Makers
Individual meetings
Membership in 50+ industry organizations (see below)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
 
 
Investors
Quarterly, annual reports
Shareholder meetings
Virtual shareholder meetings
Proxy process
Regular meetings, discussions
Participation in investor events
Analyst Days
Investor meetings
Carbon Disclosure Project
Bloomberg ESG
ISS Governance Analytics
 
 
Media
Regular meetings, discussions
Virtual shareholder meetings
Website
Blogs
Social media initiatives, including Twitter and Facebook
 
 
Universities
NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program
NVIDIA Research Summit
CUDA Centers of Excellence
CUDA Teaching Centers
CUDA Research Centers
 
 
Communities/Nongovernmental Organizations
NVIDIA Foundation
Project Inspire
Compute the Cure
Several national and international nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations
 
 

Industry Initiatives
NVIDIA belongs to or participates in the following organizations and committees (partial listing):
Organization Name
NVIDIA Role
 
Member
 
 
Member
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Member
 
 
Committee participant
 
 
Member
 
 
Member
 
 
Member
 
 
 
 
Member
 
 
Member
 
 
Member of Board of Directors
 
 
 
 
 
 
Member
 
 
Member of Board of Directors, President HDMI 2.0
 
 
 
 
Committee participant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Member
 
 
 
 
 
 
GDDR5 Task Group Vice Chair, Future High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) Chair
 
 
Member
 
 
Member
 
 
Member
 
 
Board of Directors
 
 
Board of Directors
 
 
Member
 
 
Member
 
 
Member
 
 
Member
 
 
 
 
Project Editor, INCITS Technical Excellence Award Recipient
 
 
 
 
Project Editor, Officer (Secretary), INCITS Technical Excellence Award Recipient
 
 
Member
 
 
Member
 
 
Board of Directors