Message from our President and CEO
A bright new world of possibilities is forming right in front of our eyes. By 2020 there are expected to be more than 50 billion connected devices, far outnumbering the global population. This explosion of interconnected devices will create an invisible fabric of computing with the power to improve daily life in ways we have yet to imagine. The accelerating use of interconnected devices represents a fundamental change in how we interact with each other and the world around us.
At AMD, we are helping to power this new world. However, at the same time we are also making sure we stay true to the beliefs and practices that have defined the company for nearly five decades.
When we issued our first version of this report in 1995, it was titled the “AMD Environmental Report.” Now our corporate responsibility report covers a broad range of issues from diversity to labor rights, ethics, and yes, environmental stewardship.
One of the biggest changes over the past 20 years is how corporate responsibility has become a key facet of our business strategy. A great example is our commitment to improve the energy efficiency of our APUs by a factor of 25 by 2020. Innovative processor designs that deliver improved energy efficiency are critical in a world increasingly defined by harnessing the power of billions of connected devices to deliver breakthroughs in areas as diverse as healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation.
Lastly, it is also important to recognize how our commitment to corporate responsibility affects our employees. As a technology company, AMD believes that employee innovations are our lifeblood. AMD employees around the world are motivated by working for a responsible company and designing products that change the world. Therefore, by helping others, we are inspired to push the boundaries of what is possible.
I’m extremely proud to be a part of the team building on the culture of caring and innovation that has made AMD an extraordinary company for the past 46 years.
Dr Lisa Su
President and CEO