STMicroelectronics Publishes Its 2012 Sustainability Report

STMicroelectronics Publishes Its 2012 Sustainability Report 
GENEVA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/24/13 --  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 products[1] 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 Compact[2] 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 here.  
More information about ST's approach to Sustainability is available
here.  
NOTES 
Sustainability achievements in 2012 included: 
People
 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.  
Products 
 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. 
Environment
 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 CO2 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 certification. 
Community
 In addition to these environmental
efforts, in 2012 ST reinforced its community involvement approach.
The Company adopted the LBG[4] 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. 
About STMicroelectronics
 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. 
[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 environ
ment 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 
[4] 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:
http://hugin.info/152740/R/1718443/571621.pdf  
For further information please contact: 
INVESTOR RELATIONS:
Tait Sorensen 
Group VP, Investor Relations
Tel: +1 602 485 2064
tait.sorensen@st.com 
MEDIA RELATIONS:
Nelly Dimey 
Director, Corporate Media and Public Relations
Tel: +33 1 58 07 77 85
nelly.dimey@st.com 
 
 
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