Lisa Su

At AMD, we are at our best when we are bringing great products to market. We create high-performance semiconductor solutions that are designed to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. This is our driving motivation – to enable the world’s creators, researchers, inventors, and explorers to transform the lives of those around them through immersive and instinctive computing.    

-Dr. Lisa Su, President and CEO

Learn more about how AMD puts our values into action.

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Core Issues

AMD hired SustainAbility to support the company in updating its biennial materiality assessment to identify and prioritize environmental and social issues for its business and stakeholders. This issue prioritization project helped AMD refine its strategic focus and resource allocation, build a foundation for an updated strategy, and communicate effectively with key stakeholders.

Issue Briefs:

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Community Volunteering

We help empower people to live more productive lives, not only through the power of our products, but also through the power of its employee volunteers, the AMD Community Corps.

Employee Health & Safety

We’ve established Global Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Standards that we apply to our business operations worldwide, and we’ve adopted the standards within the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct and expect our suppliers to conform to them.

Customer & Supplier Engagement

We understand that great products depend on open communication and shared values throughout our value chain.

​​Ethical Sourcing

We are taking steps to break the link between the trade in minerals and ongoing conflict and human rights abuses in Central Africa.

Designing Products for Customers

We are proud to work with our customers and business partners from across the globe to help tell their success stories with AMD technology.

Labor Rights

Our goal is to deliver high-quality products while ensuring that working conditions throughout our supply chain are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that manufacturing processes are environmentally responsible.

Diversity & Inclusion

Innovation is at AMD’s core, and occurs when creative minds and diverse perspectives are drawn from all over the world. Diverse teams, when managed in a culture of inclusion, are more creative, more productive, better at problem solving, and ultimately more profitable.

Philanthropy & Grants

We believe that the success of our company is directly related to the health of the communities we call home. As a result, we have a longstanding heritage of investing our time, money, and technology with local organizations to help solve some of society’s toughest challenges.

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Material Efficiency

We understand that the conservation of all manufacturing materials reduces costs while eliminating environmental waste. We are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint.

    Supply Chain Goals

    Silicon wafer manufacturing represents the bulk of AMD’s environmental footprint within our supply chain. Starting in 2014, we partnered with our semiconductor foundry partners to establish “best-in-class” environmental goals for AMD wafer production.

    Renewable Energy

    We are a Leadership Club member in the US EPA Green Power Partnership and 23% of our global energy used in 2016 was derived from renewable sources (wind) -- enough electricity to power 3,225 US homes for a year.1


    We report on indirect environmental impacts from our wafer foundry suppliers, our business travel, employee commuting and product transportation. AMD offers incentives for employees to use alternative transportation when commuting to and from work.

    Restricted Materials

    AMD is actively committed to our role in protecting the environment by reducing the amount of restricted substances in our products.

      25x20 Energy Efficiency Goal

      Our 25x20 Energy Efficiency Initiative — designed to deliver at least 25 times more energy efficiency with our mobile Accelerated Processing Units (APU) by 2020 — is ahead of schedule and has been recognized with several awards.

      Science-Based Targets

      Our 2020 climate goals, which include supply chain, building operations and product energy use, are verified by the Science-based Targets Initiative to be aggressive enough to help avoid the worse effects of climate change by keeping global temperatures from raising 2 degrees Celsius.

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      Access to Technology

      Our product offerings help make technology more accessible to consumers and system builders and we see the potential for virtual reality to accelerate digital inclusion. 

      Research & Innovation

      Our goal is to influence both industry and academia through exploration of important research directions and future technologies in an environment conducive to collaborations with groups within and outside AMD and through publication of our research findings.


      Our deep commitment to gaming and entertainment means we focus on how our incredible innovations in graphics and sound processing can bring these experiences to life!

      Shared Value

      We believe that business and community success do not have to be separate ideals, but instead play a role supporting each other.

      High Performance Computing

      We’re proud to be recognized as a leader in high performance computing (HPC), through our ongoing commitment to enabling indispensable supercomputing technology with competitive high-end performance made available at lower cost.

      STEM Education

      We believe our technology can play an important role in helping students become excited about school. It can also help them discover a new passion or future.

      Machine Learning

      We recently introduced SenseMI technology, a set of learning and adapting features that help the AMD Ryzen™ processor customize its performance to you and your applications. Finally: performance that thinks.

      Technology for Good

      Art is inspired by life, much in the same way as AMD innovations are inspired by life — by people, and what they can accomplish with the right technology.

      Product Security

      Our robust security solutions merge a comprehensive ecosystem of hardware and software, building in trust from the start.

      Workplace of Choice

      Our goal is to be an employer of choice, with passionate, innovative, fully engaged employees. To achieve this goal, we need a strong culture that reaches across all aspects of our business.

      Data Table

      Year-end Data Key performance indicator 2014 2015 2016
      Employees Total number of employees 9,687 9,139 8,219
        Percentage of female employees 29% 29% 24%1
        Worldwide injury and illness case rate (per 100 workers) 0.14 0.10 0.06
        Workforce volunteer hours 9,208 8,883 9,098
      Environment Energy use (gigawatt hours – GWh) 149 126 125
        CO2 equivalent emissions (metric tons CO2e, scope 1&2) 57,585 50,087 52,371
        Water use (million liters) 195 141 160
        Landfill diversion rate 74% 77% 71%2
      Economic Total revenue (in millions USD) $5,506 $3,991 $4,272
        Net loss (in millions USD) ($403) ($660) ($497)
        AMD Foundation giving (USD)3 $17,500 $13,500 $12,000
        Other cash and in-kind giving (USD) $242,053 $117,048 $171,474
      Supply Chain Manufacturing suppliers4 with completed self-assessment questionnaires (SAQ)5 100% 100% 100%
        Number of “high-risk” supplier facilities based on SAQ scores 0 0 0
      1. AMD procured 28,611 MWh of Green-E certified renewable energy credits (wind) in 2016, and used a total of 124,493 MWh of electricity, therefore 23% of energy sources was from renewables. Home equivalent is estimated by EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator -

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      1. On April 29, 2016, AMD and Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics Co., Ltd. (TFME) closed a semiconductor joint venture that gave TFME operational control of AMD’s assembly, test, mark and pack (ATMP) manufacturing facilities in Penang, Malaysia and Suzhou, China, including approximately 1,700 employees and management team members.
      2. In 2016 there was a one-time disposal of non-operational waste of 966 tons of non-hazardous soil and water from AMD Superfund sites in California. The one-time disposal of non-operational waste is not included in the diversion rate.
      3. AMD Foundation giving was largely suspended in 2013 due to business conditions. We have increased emphasis on donating the time and talents of our employees to continue to support local communities. A modest financial giving plan resumed in 2016.
      4. “Manufacturing suppliers” includes suppliers who contribute materials that directly impact and become a part of AMD products.
      5. The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) provides its members with a risk assessment template that they may use called the Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)