STMicroelectronics: STMicroelectronics Publishes its 2013 Sustainability Report

   STMicroelectronics: STMicroelectronics Publishes its 2013 Sustainability

Geneva, June 27, 2014 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor
leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has
announced the publication of the Company's 2013 Sustainability Report. This
seventeenth annual report contains comprehensive details of ST's
Sustainability strategy, policies and performance during 2013 and illustrates
how the Company's sustainability programs play a major role throughout the
business to create value for all of its stakeholders.

"ST recognized the importance of sustainability well before many other
companies and it has been part of our DNA for two decades," said Carlo
Bozotti, President and CEO of ST. "Sustainability is also increasingly
important for our customers: our awareness and understanding of global
sustainability challenges and consumer expectations allow us to offer
innovative and responsible technologies and products that address their
needs. Innovation-driven enterprises which are sustainable in every way -
financially, socially and environmentally - are key to addressing the world's
challenges and their value remains undiminished; ST is determined to pursue
this path, using the skills and sustainability commitment of all our employees
to continue to bring a positive contribution to people's lives through

In 2013, ST maintained its long-standing commitment to sustainability, with
progress in all of our four focus areas: People, Products, Environment and
Community. Major achievements in 2013 included:

  *Further consolidation of the position as an industry leader in employee
    Health & Safety, with a 24% decrease in safety recordable cases in 2013
    compared to 2012, as a result of reinforced Environment, Health and Safety
    programs such as on-site management visits, communication, audits and
    training that in 2013 amounted to 260,000 hours overall;
  *The introduction of over 450 "Responsible Products;"^^^[1]
  *An expanding ecosystem around FD-SOI technology which has become
    recognized for its unique power-performance benefits across a range of new
  *The successful integration of approximately 1,000 former ST-Ericsson
    employees to fuel business growth in leading product areas;
  *A significant increase in "green energy" purchases, up from 7.4% in 2012
    to 17.6% in 2013. The company also achieved a further 6.7% reduction in
    water draw-down compared to 2012 and recycled and reused 91% of waste,
    with only 4.9% sent to landfill;
  *The complete elimination of P-FOS (Perfluorooctyl Sulfonates) from all
    manufacturing processes;
  *ST's score in the DJSI Supply Chain section increased by 6 points;
  *A 49% increase over 2012 in the number of people that the ST Foundation
    educated via its Digital Unify program.

During the year, ST garnered over 20 awards worldwide related to innovation
and sustainability. ST was also re-included in the Dow Jones Sustainability
Index for Europe, and, for the second consecutive year, in the Thomson Reuters
annual ranking of the 100 most innovative companies in the world.

ST was one of the first companies to sign up for the United Nations Global
Compact^[2] and this report represents our "Communication on Progress". It
also complies with the guidelines for the Global Reporting Initiative
(GRI)^[3], and includes feedback and contributions from numerous external

The report is available as a PDF here.

More information about ST's approach to Sustainability is available here.


Sustainability achievements in 2013 included:


2013 was a year of focus and improvement for the Company in terms of safety,
with ST reinforcing its position among the best-in-class in our industry with
a decrease of 24% in recordable cases rate and 45% in severity rate in 2013
compared to 2012. We also maintained our annual OHSAS 18001 certifications,
with renewal confirmed for 23 sites. ST is building its growth on people
development and particularly on its technical expertise. Our technical
community through its 463 technical experts is now very active fostering
cross-fertilization and innovation to strengthen ST's technological
competitive advantage. As part of our innovation and R&D development strategy,
we launched an advanced intranet site dedicated to networking and knowledge
sharing where all ST employees can access the profiles of Technical Staff,
their patents, publications and lectures, enabling talent identification or
offers to collaborate on new projects.


Our Sustainable Technology program reflects our approach to product
responsibility, which goes beyond our efforts to reduce the environmental
impact of our products. It focuses on the positive role we can play, in
respect to the major societal and environmental issues facing our world today,
by providing innovative technology solutions. In 2013, we launched 463 such
"Responsible Products." We also made good progress in our ongoing efforts to
align our hazardous substance management systems with the IECQ QC 080000 HSPM
standard. In the field of conflict-free minerals, 100% of smelters in our
tantalum supply chain have achieved Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) validation,
while the number of CFS-validated gold smelters increased from 30% to 65% in


ST has a very long tradition of striving to improve its environmental
performance and, over two decades has made significant progress in all of the
Environment Health & Safety (EHS) Decalogue areas, including climate change,
waste, risk management and health and safety. Even though it is becoming
increasingly challenging to continually improve our performance, ST reduced
its overall environmental footprint compared to 2012, by reducing its CO2
emissions per unit of production by 18% and its consumption of energy per unit
of production by 6.7%, as well as reaching the best rate since 1994 of 43.5%
of water recycled and re-used. 


During 2013, ST's Community Involvement program comprised some 385 initiatives
worldwide, at 40 sites in 23 countries. The ST Foundation, through its Digital
Unify program, educated 42,257 people, a 49% increase over 2012, and installed
30 new informatics centers, as well as rolling out the program to China and
Philippines. To increase young people's employability, ST provided
internships, apprenticeships and PhD opportunities to more than 500 students
within 20 ST different organizations in 2013 and had partnerships with 525
universities, colleges and schools.

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 2013, the Company's net revenues were $8.08 billion. Further information on
ST can be found at

For further information, please contact:


Nelly Dimey
Director, Corporate Media and Public Relations
Tel: + 33 1 58 07 77 85


[1] ST defines "responsible products" as those that reduce energy consumption
and/or provide new environmental & social solutions responding to key societal

[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:

[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:

ST Publishes 2013 CSR Report


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