STMicroelectronics : STMicroelectronics Publishes its 2012 Sustainability
Geneva, July 24 - 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
oIncreasing 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
· ST's responsible products^ 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;
oReleasing 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
oA new initiative to formally measure our involvement in the Community:
about 400 initiatives were taken worldwide involving 42 sites in 22
"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 Compact^ and meets the guidelines for the Global
Reporting Initiative (GRI)^. It includes feedback and contributions from
numerous external stakeholders.
The report is available as a PDF here.
More information about ST's approach to Sustainability is available here.
Sustainability achievements in 2012 included:
ST's people and organization development programs are aligned with its
strategy and business needs. In 2012, ST focused on very specific training
programs to enhance the skills of its Sales & Marketing and its Research &
Development people. While focusing more on leadership qualities for management
levels, the Company also reinforced the way it develops individual career
paths for technical people through a dedicated process. At the end of 2012,
this process was deployed across 84% of the eligible sites and technical
population, with the target of reaching 100% at the end of 2013. Moreover,
during the first half of 2012, several hundred highly skilled employees from
ST-Ericsson started to join ST R&D teams, helping to fuel growth in several
key product areas.
Continually enhancing its technical expertise helps ST to accelerate the
development of products and solutions that contribute to the Company's vision
of being a key contributor wherever microelectronics make a positive and
innovative contribution to people's lives. Its internal Product Stewardship
program includes product compliance, eco-design and responsible products. ST's
internal STAR Responsible Products initiative, which applies to all new
products and classifies them into relevant environmental and social categories
such as energy saving, healthcare, physical safety (e.g. safer cars) and
digital security, identified 196 new products that contribute to a more
sustainable world. A typical example is ST's new Masterlux(TM) family,
particularly suited to making all kinds of lighting more efficient. The
Company also remained on track to meet its goal of having 100% of its new
devices eco-designed by 2015.
As to ecology, production fluctuations greatly impacted ST's use of energy,
water and chemicals and affected its overall environmental performance in
2012. Nevertheless, the Company increased by 85% its green energy purchase and
further improved its water recycling rate by 6%. All 12 of ST's manufacturing
sites were certified to ISO 14064 for direct and indirect CO emissions
based on 2012 results and three of its Front-end manufacturing sites have now
been certified to ISO 50001, the international energy management system
In addition to these environmental efforts, in 2012 ST reinforced its
community involvement approach. The Company adopted the LBG^ methodology,
allowing it to better evaluate the impact of nearly 400 initiatives taken
worldwide by about 4,500 employees during the year. Young people and education
remained the main focus of ST's community projects at worldwide level and the
Company intends to keep on developing its community involvement in the areas
of innovation and high technology, social welfare and charity, environmental
involvement and economic development.
During 2012, nearly 30,000 people in developing countries benefited from ST's
Digital Unify program, managed by the ST Foundation, which aims at reducing
the digital divide. As a committed member of the Electronic Industry
Citizenship Coalition, ST's supply chain management program implemented
further controls designed to ensure that the Company does not source minerals
from conflict zones. For example, ST has now certified 100% of tantalum
smelters through the Conflict-Free Smelters' Protocol.
ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the
spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing
solutions. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from
healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and
office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a
positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting more from
technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.
In 2012, the Company's net revenues were $8.49 billion. Further information on
ST can be found at www.st.com.
For further information please contact:
Group VP, Investor Relations
Tel: +1 602 485 2064
Director, Corporate Media and Public Relations
Tel: +331 5807 77 85
 ST defines "responsible products" as those that reduce energy consumption
and/or provide new environmental & social solutions responding to key societal
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:
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a non-profit organization that
promotes economic, environmental and socialsustainability. GRI provides all
companies and organizations with a comprehensive sustainability reporting
framework that is widely used around the world. More information on:
 LBG - London Benchmarking Group, is a methodology used by companies
worldwide to better assess the real value and impact of corporate community
investment to business and society.
ST sustainability report 2012
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