Altera Ranks Among Top 25 Greenest Companies in U.S.

             Altera Ranks Among Top 25 Greenest Companies in U.S.  PR Newswire  SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22, 2014  SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) announced today it has ranked #24 on the Newsweek Magazine 2014 Green Rankings of more than 500 U.S. companies. Newsweek's annual Green Rankings are one of the world's most recognized assessments of corporate sustainability and environmental impact. Newsweek evaluated companies on eight specific indicators, including conservation and sustainability efforts in the areas of energy, carbon, water, and waste productivity.  Altera ranks among top 25 greenest companies in U.S.  Company reputation was also taken into account in the ranking, and Altera earned highest marks in this area. Reputation was scored by a consultancy called RepRisk, which collects and analyzes controversies related to human rights violations, poor working conditions, corruption, and environmental destruction.  "Altera has always operated its business in an environmentally conscious manner, and strong efforts have been made by Altera's Facilities, Human Resources, and Corporate Social Responsibility teams to make our campuses greener," said Kyle Bowers, Altera vice president of Reliability and Quality Assurance. "Altera works hard to maximize our sustainability efforts, and we continue to look for areas where we can institute even more positive changes and minimize our environmental impact."  Altera Green Initiatives Among the green efforts is Altera's recycling program, which diverts well over 80 percent of the waste generated on the San Jose, Calif., site away from landfills to be recycled, composted or reused. In addition, Altera installed Bloom Energy fuel cells in late 2012, which reduced the purchased-electricity carbon footprint by 34 percent. Altera's strong focus on corporate social responsibility also includes guidelines and tracking of sustainable procurement, supply chain propagation, and employee health and safety initiatives.  Newsweek partnered with independent investment research company Corporate Knights Capital to complete the 2014 Green Rankings. To ensure data collected was accurate and reliable, Corporate Knights Capital used a variety of techniques, including statistical analysis of industry trends and year-over-year shifts in performance; as well as manual investigations of outliers.  About Altera Altera® programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs and complementary technologies, such as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide. Visit http://www.altera.com  ALTERA, ARRIA, CYCLONE, ENPIRION, MAX, MEGACORE, NIOS, QUARTUS and STRATIX words and logos are trademarks of Altera Corporation and registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other words and logos identified as trademarks or service marks are the property of their respective holders as described at www.altera.com/legal.  Editor Contact: Jacqueline Kershing Altera Corporation (408) 544-8204 newsroom@altera.com  Altera(R) programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, ASICs and complementary technologies, such as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide.  Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140721/129115  Logo- http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101012/SF78952LOGO  SOURCE Altera Corporation  Website: http://www.altera.com  
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