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Stakeholder Engagement section of our 2013/2014 Annual Corporate Responsibility Report
AMD’s stakeholders include employees, customers, stockholders, social investment analysts, our local community, our suppliers, non-government organizations (NGOs) and others. Each group has followed our progress and plans on corporate responsibility over the years, and we use targeted communications to provide them with relevant information in the most efficient and effective way.
Stakeholder Engagement Panel
AMD believes that long-term engagement with our stakeholders helps build a deep understanding of our company and our industry. Similarly, AMD gains meaningful knowledge about the expectations of stakeholder groups outside of our company. Working with Ceres, an award-winning, non-profit group focused on business and sustainability, AMD has established a stakeholder advisory panel. Interactions with this panel typically occur twice per year and provide AMD with valuable insights and perspective on how to improve our corporate responsibility strategies, communications and performance.
Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Conflict Minerals
AMD has been a leader in bringing together NGOs, companies and socially responsible investors on the serious and complex issue known as “conflict minerals.” We actively participate in the EICC/Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) and we are a founder and supporter of the Public-Private Alliance (PPA) for Responsible Minerals Trade. We have also engaged with U.S. State Department Special Envoy Russ Feingold on helping the DRC and other governments in the region reduce conflict and improve security. These efforts, combined with tracking materials through our supply chain, are aimed at helping to bring lasting peace and prosperity to this troubled region.
Read more about AMD’s work on the conflict minerals issue here.
AMD employees are our most important stakeholder group. We know that employees – especially younger employees and job seekers – are increasingly seeking employers with values matching their own. We periodically survey our employees worldwide to understand their overall satisfaction, specifically asking them about their impressions of our corporate responsibility programs. Our last survey was completed in 2013. We invited 100% of our employees to participate and 82% responded.
Among other positive results, it was gratifying to learn our employees have a very high level of satisfaction with AMD corporate responsibility programs: an average of 81% favorable for all employees surveyed. This was the second highest approval rating of any question asked in the survey and had the least negative responses. Even with this high level of satisfaction, we are striving to further improve. We have set a goal to increase the approval rating for our corporate responsibility programs to well above the norm for high-performing companies (+6 percentage points) by 2015.