Global Citizenship
Letter from our CEOSocial Impact of the GPUFY11 Citizenship Report
 
 
 
 

Goals and Progress

2010 Campus Operations Goals
Goal
Complete
Comments
 
Target 76% of waste for landfill diversion in 2010
100%
Goal reached in Q2 FY11. This shows an improvement from 2009 when we diverted only 36% from landfill.
 
 
Staff a full-time employee to optimize compute farm operations
100%
Position has been filled.
 
 

2011 Campus Goals
Goal
Description
 
Energy Efficiency
 
 
Re-evaluate environmental goals (energy, water, waste) for both data center and non-data center facilities
Set new, improved target for non-data center reductions and determine more efficient metric for tracking emissions for data center facilities
 
 
Implement carbon tracking and energy management system. Enter all office information into the system and evaluate data over remaining quarters to pinpoint future projects
Hara Energy Management software implemented as of Q1 2011.
 
 
Begin tracking energy usage in all international offices
Engage field office managers to collect and input data into Hara system
 
 
Sub-meter 10 largest computer labs to better identify energy savings
To more accurately track waste, report findings to lab managers and determine areas for improved efficiency
 
 
Launch Lab Optimization Pilot Program
Allocate dedicated person to conduct lab efficiency analysis with lab managers and determine areas for improvement
 
 
Replace chemical-based water systems in four main buildings with water softener to keep HVAC cooling towers clean
Water savings estimated to be 3,620,800 gallons annually
 
 
Continue to implement video conferencing in conference rooms in Santa Clara, Calif.; Hsinchu and Shanghai, China; and Hyderabad, India.
Estimated to eliminate 90,000 travel miles and almost 20 tons of CO2
 
 
Data Center Goals
 
 
Expand Virtual Machine(VM) infrastructure in headquarters data centers
Implement program called 'Try VM First' to encourage usage of virtualization in all corporate development, quality assurance, and staging environments
 
 
Establish Virtual Machine infrastructure in India and Hong Kong
Hong Kong VM farm is targeted to go live by end of Q2 2011. Bangalore is targeted to be online by Q3 2011
 
 
Develop and implement a method for monitoring computer utilization across all corporate servers
Program will enable data center operations team to:
  • Review historical utilization data for system
  • Refresh targets and evaluate feasibility of VM migration
  • Identify low-utilization systems that can be virtualized and their still-useful hardware that can be reclaimed and repurposed.
 
 
Raise temperature of 100 labs by 2°C.
To be completed in Q1 2011.
 
 
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.
Modify server software to add on-demand power
 
 
Reduce headquarters printer fleet by half, to reduce energy usage
New fleet will enable us to reduce power costs by 43%, currently approximately 20%
 
 
Waste Reduction
 
 
Target 90% of waste for landfill diversion in 2010
 
 
 

2011 Silicon (Chip) Operations Goals
Goal
Description
 
Review of the Dodd-Frank Act (Section 1502) for Conflict Minerals
Be prepared to collect smelter information from suppliers, if necessary, and provide to EICC as part of the Conflict Free Smelter (CFS) audit program once SEC rules on Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act are final.
 
 
Begin requesting silicon operations suppliers to source only from confirmed CFS
As the EICC CFS audit program rolls out through 2012, we will request our suppliers to source their tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold only from confirmed CFS.
 
 
Monitoring key suppliers for employee workplace practices
Use EICC Validated Audit Process to ensure suppliers are following EICC code with regards to employee workplace practices
 
 
Request suppliers to collect water usage data at each of their facilities
We have requested our suppliers to track their water usage in their production facilities. This includes understanding the source, usage, treatment, recycle, discharge standards and impact on their water footprint in the region. The goal is to help identify and reduce excess water usage, improve water discharge quality, and improve the quality of life in the region where these facilities are located.
 
 

2011 Board Operations Goals
Goal
Description
 
Review of the Dodd-Frank Act (Section 1502) for Conflict Minerals
Be prepared to collect smelter information from suppliers, if necessary, and provide to EICC as part of the Conflict Free Smelter audit program once SEC rules on Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act are final.