SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 13, 2016) - AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America, marking its 15th consecutive year on the index and another in a line of recognitions this year for its corporate responsibility leadership in the semiconductor industry.
"AMD has a long history of commitment and leadership in corporate responsibility, and we are honored to once again be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index," said Tim Mohin, senior director of Corporate Responsibility at AMD. "This recognition reflects the hard work of thousands of AMD engineers and employees around the world. Together we have improved the energy efficiency of many of our products, implemented sustainability initiatives to reduce our footprint, and partnered with our suppliers to help improve social and environmental conditions around the world."
AMD's award-winning corporate responsibility (CR) efforts span environmental protection, global volunteerism, governance and ethics, supplier responsibility, transparency and reporting, and optimizing the energy efficiency of its processors. The DJSI marks another in a line of CR-related recognitions for AMD this year:
- AMD's 25x20 Energy Efficiency Initiative to increase the energy efficiency of AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) 25 fold by 2020 from a baseline of 2014 recently received awards from the Green Electronics Council, Environmental Leader, and the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
- AMD is also the first semiconductor company to have its climate protection program targets approved by the "Science Based Targets" initiative.
- Ranked in the Green 500 list for powering one of the most energy-efficient supercomputers -- the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Germany -- with AMD FirePro™ S9150 GPUs.
First launched in 1999, the DJSI is the first global index to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide based on an analysis of financially-material economic, environmental, and social factors. The DJSI follows a best-in-class approach, highlighting companies across all industries that outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics.
For more than 45 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies -- the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses, and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work, and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) website, blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.
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