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 Governance and Ethics


In 2012, AMD continued to shape our business with a systematic approach to managing the risks and opportunities associated with shifting market and industry conditions in our core areas of business. The following sections describe our internal and public policies and programs that address these risks.

Ethics and Compliance

AMD is committed to achieving the highest standards of ethics and integrity in all aspects of our business. We implement processes to ensure that our practices are consistent with our policies. We believe the integrity of an organization begins with every employee’s commitment to our core values and their responsibility to act in concert with those values.

Responsibilities, Policies and Resources

AMD’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel oversee the management of corporate responsibility-related policies and practices. Below are AMD’s corporate ethics and governance policies, oversight structures and processes:

  • Board of Directors
  • Corporate Responsibility Council
  • Principles of Corporate Governance
  • Worldwide Standards of Business Conduct
  • Code of Ethics
  • Corporate Compliance Committee
  • Stock Ownership Guidelines
  • AMD AlertLine
  • Internal Audit
  • Global Internal Controls and Compliance Organization
  • Risk Management
  • AMD Political Action Committee

Get full details on each of these components in the Governance and Ethics section of our 2013/2014 Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

Public Policy

As a global company, we believe corporate responsibility includes being an informed, active participant in the development of public policies that affect our business and our industry in the countries and communities in which we operate. Good public policy begins with diverse stakeholders participating in open and transparent proceedings to carefully examine issues and offer different perspectives that promote effective solutions.

AMD’s commitment to public policy participation includes working with governments and authorities, NGOs, trade associations and other groups to deepen our understanding of issues and diverse perspectives, as well as to share our experience and expertise as part of an informed public policy development process. We are actively engaged in a number of public policy efforts that are pertinent to our business, our industry and users of AMD technology everywhere. Some of these public policy priorities for AMD include:

  • Environmental Protection
  • Conflict Minerals
  • Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Secure Technology
  • Competition and Market Access
  • Principal Industry and Business Associations

For more information, go to our Public Policy page

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