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|GRI Guidelines Key:||Completely Addressed||Partially Addressed||Not Addressed|
|1.1||Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization
Of all of the things that NVIDIA has built…
|1.2||Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities.|
|2.1||Name of the organization.
NVIDIA was founded in 1993 by Jen-Hsun Huang…
|2.2||Primary brands, products, and/or services.
NVIDIA has developed four product brands to meet the needs of specific market segments:
|2.3||Operational structure of the organization, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures.
2011 Proxy Materials (PDF pages 89-92)
|2.4||Location of organization's headquarters.
NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif…
|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.
34 offices in more than 16 countries
|2.6||Nature of ownership and legal form.
NVIDIA became a public company in 1999 and is listed on NASDAQ
|2.7||Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/beneficiaries).
Please see Economic Impacts and
Products and Services
|2.8||Scale of the reporting organization.
Our economic contribution and impacts
|2.9||Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership.
|2.10||Awards received in the reporting period.
|3.1||Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided.
This, the NVIDIA 2011 Global Citizenship Report, covers NVIDIA Corporation's economic, social, and environmental performance for our fiscal year ended January 30, 2011.
|3.2||Date of most recent previous report (if any).
Our first global citizenship report was published in the summer of 2010
|3.3||Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.)
We report our performance annually via our website.
|3.4||Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.
We welcome your feedback on this report and our performance.
|3.5||Process for defining report content.
We determined the content for this report based on conversations…
|3.6||Boundary of the report (e.g., countries, divisions, subsidiaries, leased facilities, joint ventures, suppliers). See GRI Boundary Protocol for further guidance.
The environmental information contained in this report covers only our US operations.
|3.7||State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report (see completeness principle for explanation of scope).
About This Report
|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
|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.
Please see relevant articles in the following sections:
|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).
|3.11||Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report.
|3.12||Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report.
|3.13||Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.
We are not yet seeking external assurance
|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.
We have eight directors on our board and three board committees…
Corporate governance highlights
|4.2||Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer.
The sole non-independent director is Jen-Hsun Huang, the company's president and CEO.
Corporate governance highlights
|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.
At the time of our 2011 10-K filing, 7 of our 8 directors (87.5 percent) were independent
Corporate governance highlights
|4.4||Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body.
2011 Proxy Materials, "Stockholder Communications with the Board of Directors," (PDF pages 39-40)
|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).
2011 Proxy Materials, "Director Compensation" (PDF page 43)
|4.6||Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided.
Worldwide Code of Conduct, page 5
Financial Code of Conduct
|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.
Corporate Governance Policies of the Board of Directors,"Board Membership Criteria," page 1 and "Director Education," page 3
Corporate Governance Policy Supplement, "Director Education," page 3
"Election of Directors" in 2011 Proxy Materials (PDF page 29)
|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.
We have both a Worldwide Code of Conduct and a Financial Team Code of Conduct
We also have a Corporate Governance Policy Statement available on the Corporate Governance webpage
Environmental Policy Statement
Social Media Guidelines
Our social responsibility and environmental sustainability policies
|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.
"Role of the Board in Risk Oversight" in the 2011 Proxy Materials (PDF page 37)
|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, page 2
|4.11||Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization.|
|4.12||Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses.
Freedom of Association
We require our suppliers to adhere to the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct
We look beyond legal compliance, which is a given for us
Reducing Hazardous Substances
|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.|
|4.14||List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.
We consistently engage with our many stakeholders…
We develop our products mindful of our suppliers, partners and end-customers
|4.15||Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage.
Social Impact of the GPU
|4.16||Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group.
We consistently engage with our many stakeholders
|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.
Social Impact of the GPU
|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.
|EC2||Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change.|
|EC3||Coverage of the organization's defined benefit plan obligations.
NVIDIA's compensation and benefits packages reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining a talented workforce
|EC4||Significant financial assistance received from government.|
|EC5||Range of ratios of standard entry level wage compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation.|
|EC6||Policy, practices, and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation.|
|EC7||Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation.
In our offices outside the U.S., we hire locally as much as possible
|EC8||Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit through commercial, in-kind, or pro bono engagement.
Social Impact of the GPU
|EC9||Understanding and describing significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.|
|EN1||Materials used by weight or volume.|
|EN2||Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials.|
|EN3||Direct energy consumption by primary energy source.|
|EN4||Indirect energy consumption by primary source.|
|EN5||Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements.
Increasing Energy Efficiency
Increasing Computing and Data Center Efficiency
|EN6||Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives.|
|EN7||Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved.|
|EN8||Total water withdrawal by source.
We have requested our suppliers to track their water usage in their production facilities
|EN9||Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water.|
|EN10||Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused.|
|EN11||Location and size of land owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.|
|EN12||Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.|
|EN13||Habitats protected or restored.
|EN14||Strategies, current actions, and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity.|
|EN15||Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk.|
|EN16||Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.
Environment section, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
|EN17||Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.|
|EN18||Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
|EN19||Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight.|
|EN20||NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type and weight.|
|EN21||Total water discharge by quality and destination.|
|EN22||Total weight of waste by type and disposal method.|
|EN23||Total number and volume of significant spills.|
|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.|
|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.|
|EN26||Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation.
We have undertaken several additional measures on top of our company-wide recycling and conservation initiatives
|EN27||Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category.|
|EN28||Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations.|
|EN29||Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organization's operations, and transporting members of the workforce.|
|EN30||Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type.|
|LA1||Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region.
|LA2||Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender, and region.
|LA3||Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by major operations.
As part of our focus on total compensation, we provide employees with a higher-than-average benefits package
|LA4||Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.
None of our employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements
Freedom of Association
|LA5||Minimum notice period(s) regarding significant operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective agreements.
|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.|
|LA7||Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region.
We are dedicated to providing safe and healthy workplaces for our employees
|LA8||Education, training, counseling, prevention, and risk-control programs in place to assist workforce members, their families, or community members regarding serious diseases.|
|LA9||Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions.|
|LA10||Average hours of training per year per employee by employee category.
|LA11||Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings.|
|LA12||Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews.|
|LA13||Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity.
Our goal is to hire the best and brightest in the industry, no matter who they may be or where they live
Board of Directors bios
|LA14||Ratio of basic salary of men to women by employee category.|
|HR1||Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements that include human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights screening.|
|HR2||Percentage of significant suppliers and contractors that have undergone screening on human rights and actions taken.
Because we do not manufacture the products we sell, our suppliers are a key component of our success as a company
NVIDIA works closely with our manufacturing partners to encourage them to improve their social and environmental performance
|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.
All NVIDIA employees receive some form of ethics training
|HR4||Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken.|
|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.|
|HR6||Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labor.|
|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.|
|HR8||Percentage of security personnel trained in the organization's policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations.|
|HR9||Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken.|
|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.|
|SO2||Percentage and total number of business units analyzed for risks related to corruption.|
|SO3||Percentage of employees trained in organization's anti-corruption policies and procedures.
We believe that the integrity with which we conduct ourselves and our business is key to our ability to run a successful
|SO4||Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption.|
|SO5||Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying.|
|SO6||Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions by country.|
|SO7||Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes.|
|SO8||Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations.|
|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.
We design our printed circuit boards and require their components to be compliant with environmental and/or customer requirements
|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.|
|PR3||Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements.|
|PR4||Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by type of outcomes.|
|PR5||Practices related to customer satisfaction, including results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction.
Our products, which NVIDIA engineers and designs, are made by carefully selected third-party manufacturers
|PR6||Programs for adherence to laws, standards, and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship.|
|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.|
|PR8||Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data.|
|PR9||Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services.|