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STMicroelectronics Publishes Sixteenth Annual Sustainability Report

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced the publication of the Company’s 2012 Sustainability Report.

ST’s sixteenth annual Sustainability report contains comprehensive details of ST’s Sustainability strategy, policies and performance during 2012 and illustrates how the Company’s new Sustainability Strategy, covering its People, Products, the Environment and the Community, became increasingly embedded throughout the business to create value for all of its stakeholders.

2012 was another challenging year for the semiconductor industry, characterized by a difficult economic scenario as well as by significant structural changes in the market and in end-customer competitive dynamics. Nonetheless, ST’s Sustainability achievements in 2012 included:

  • Recycling more than 45% of all water used at its facilities worldwide;
  • Increasing the percentage of green energy purchased, from 4% in 2011 to 7,4% in 2012;
  • Gaining ISO 14064 certification for scope 1 and scope 2 emissions based on 2012 results for all 12 of its manufacturing sites;
  • A strong focus on Supply Chain Governance and implementation of key performance indicators( KPI) throughout the entire supply chain linked to Sustainability;
  • ST’s responsible products1 generated 30% of new product billings in 2012, while the Company also remained on track to meet its goal of having 100% of its new devices eco-designed by 2015;
  • Releasing new technologies, including our state-of-the art 28nm Fully-Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator CMOS technology, to the R&D community, allowing universities and small businesses to gain access, via our silicon brokerage partner CMS, to advanced microelectronics technology at preferential rates to spur the development of new markets and applications.
  • A new initiative to formally measure our involvement in the Community: about 400 initiatives were taken worldwide involving 42 sites in 22 countries.

“The key to revitalizing the world’s economy and addressing its social and environmental challenges lies in the efforts of innovation-driven enterprises that are sustainable in every way – financially, socially and ecologically,” said Carlo Bozotti, President and CEO of ST. “All of us at ST are proud of what we have achieved in these areas in the 26 years since our foundation and we will continue to pursue this path, further developing our rich heritage of innovation to achieve our vision to be everywhere microelectronics makes a positive contribution to people’s lives.”

The report is considered as Communication on Progress as a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact2 and meets the guidelines for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)3 . It includes feedback and contributions from numerous external stakeholders.

The report is available as a PDF http://www.st.com/st-web-ui/static/active/en/resource/corporate/financial/quarterly_report/cr12.pdf.
More information about ST’s approach to Sustainability is available http://www.st.com/web/en/about_st/company_reports_st.html.

1 ST defines “responsible products” as those that reduce energy consumption and/or provide new environmental & social solutions responding to key societal challenges.

2 The UN Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption More information on: http://www.unglobalcompact.org/aboutthegc/thetenprinciples/index.html

3 The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a non-profit organization that promotes economic, environmental and social sustainability. GRI provides all companies and organizations with a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that is widely used around the world. More information on: https://www.globalreporting.org

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