CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

General Standard Disclosures


Disclosures
Description
Cross-Reference or Explanation
Assurance
Strategy and Analysis
 
 
G4-1
CEO Statement
Letter fro EVP
 
 
 
Organizational Profile
 
 
G4-3
Name of the organization
 
 
 
G4-4
Primary brands, products, and services
 
 
 
G4-5
Location of the organization's headquarters
Santa Clara, California
 
 
 
G4-6
Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries where either the organization has significant operations
 
 
 
G4-7
Nature of ownership and legal form
 
 
 
G4-8
Markets served
 
 
 
G4-9
Scale of the organization
 
 
 
G4-10
Workforce information
 
 
 
G4-11
Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements
Employees in the US, Canada, India and APAC regions are not unionized. Employees in Brazil are unionized. Employees in our EMEA region (which make up 9.5% of our total employee population) could participate in unions but NVIDIA is legally not allowed to inquire with them about their involvement. NVIDIA participates in collective bargaining agreements in France, Finland and Italy. Employees in France and Germany have formal representation on work councils.
 
 
 
G4-12
Organization's supply chain
 
 
 
G4-13
Significant changes during the reporting period regarding the organization's size, structure, ownership, or its supply chain
None
 
 
 
G4-14
Report whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization
We do not specifically apply the precautionary principle. A description of the role of the Board in risk oversight is located in the 2015 Proxy Statement.
 
 
 
G4-15
List externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or which it endorses
 
 
 
G4-16
List memberships in associations and national or international advocacy organizations
 
 
 
Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries
 
 
G4-17
a. List all entities included in the organization's consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents
b. Report whether any entity included in the organization's consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report
 
 
 
G4-18
a. Explain the process for defining the report content and the Aspect Boundaries
b. Explain how the organization has implemented the Reporting Principles for Defining Report Content
 
 
 
G4-19
Material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content
 
 
 
G4-20
For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary within the organization
 
 
 
G4-21
For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organization
 
 
 
G4-22
Report the effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements
There were no restatements of information.
 
 
 
G4-23
Report significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries
There were no significant changes in Scope and Aspect Boundaries.
 
 
 
Stakeholder Engagement
 
 
G4-24
List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization
 
 
 
G4-25
Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage
 
 
 
G4-26
Organization's approach to stakeholder engagement
No engagement undertaken specifically as part of the report.
Stakeholder Engagement
Workforce
 
 
 
G4-27
Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement
 
 
 
Report Profile
 
 
G4-28
Reporting period for information provided
 
 
 
G4-29
Date of most recent previous report
June 2014
 
 
 
G4-30
Reporting cycle (such as annual, biennial)
 
 
 
G4-31
Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents
 
 
 
G4-32
GRI Content Index
 
 
 
G4-33
Organization's policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report
We did not seek external assurance for the report. We provide limited assurance for Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas emissions, and waste emissions.
About this Report
 
 
Governance
 
 
G4-34
Governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance body
 
 
 
Ethics and Integrity
 
 
G4-56
Describe the organization's values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics
 
 
 
G4-57
Report the internal and external mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as helplines or advice lines
 
 
 
G4-58
Report the internal and external mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as escalation through line management, whistleblowing mechanisms or hotlines
 
 
 


Specific Standard Disclosures: Indicators


Material Aspects
Indicators
Description
Cross-Reference
Explanations
Assurance
Economic
 
 
Economic Performance
G4-EC1
Direct economic value generated and distributed
 
 
 
 
 
G4-EC2
Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change
 
 
 
 
 
G4-EC4
Financial assistance received from governments
U.S. Energy Department awarded NVIDIA $18M for exascale research.
No governments are present in NVIDIA's shareholder structure.
 
 
 
Environmental
Products and Services
G4-EN15
DIRECT GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) EMISSIONS (SCOPE 1)
 
 
 
 
G4-EN16
ENERGY INDIRECT GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) EMISSIONS (SCOPE 2)
 
 
 
 
G4-EN17
OTHER INDIRECT GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) EMISSIONS (SCOPE 3)
 
 
 
 
G4-EN18
GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) EMISSIONS INTENSITY
See explanation.
Our GHG emissions intenstiy ratio is 5.1826. The metric chosen to calculate the ratio is our global headcount- 9,228. Scope 1 and scope 2 are included in the intensity ratio. Additionally, Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), are included in the calculation.
 
 
 
 
G4-EN19
REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) EMISSIONS
 
 
 
 
 
G4-EN20
EMISSIONS OF OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS)
 
 
 
 
 
G4-EN21
NOX, SOX, AND OTHER SIGNIFICANT AIR EMISSIONS
 
 
 
 
 
G4-EN27
Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services
 
 
 
 
Compliance
G4-EN29
Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non­monetary sanctions for non­compliance with environmental laws and regulations
We consider significant fines those that are required to be disclosed in the company's SEC filings. There were no fines in FY15 that fell into this category. We also were not subject to any non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations. There were no cases brought through dispute resolution mechanisms.
 
 
 
Supplier Environmental Assessment
G4-EN32
Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria
 
 
 
 
Environmental Grievance Mechanisms
G4-EN34
Number of grievances about environmental impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms
See explanation.
Confidential. We ask our Tier 1 suppliers to submit Self-Assessment Questionnaires on an annual basis, in which they self-report any issues or grievances. We ensure that all reported grievances are tracked, addressed, and resolved through a corrective action plan, in accordance with the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition protocol. All grievances reported were addressed and resolved in FY15 and the first quarter of FY16.
 
 
 
Social - Labor Practices and Decent Work
 
 
Employment
G4-LA1
Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender, and region
 
 
 
 
 
G4-LA2
Benefits provided to full­time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by significant locations of operation
We provide employees with a comprehensive benefits package (see NVIDIA benefits for more information). US employees are eligible to enroll in NVIDIA's health and welfare programs if they are regular, full-time or part-time employees normally scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week. Part-time employees working fewer than 20 hours/week are not eligible.
 
 
 
Training and Education
G4-LA10
Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings
Transition support is available through the Employee Assistance Program, which is available through COBRA. In some cases, NVIDIA may provide outplacement services. NVIDIA's Learning & Development organization provides skills building and lifelong learning opportunities.
 
 
 
 
G4-LA11
PERCENTAGE OF EMPLOYEES RECEIVING REGULAR PERFORMANCE AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT REVIEWS, BY GENDER AND BY EMPLOYEE CATEGORY
See Explanation
100% of employees receive regular performance and career development reviews.
 
 
 
Supplier Assessment for Labor Practices
G4-LA14
Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using labor practices criteria
 
 
 
 
Labor Practice Grievance Mechanisms
G4-LA16
Number of grievances about labor practices filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms
See explanation.
Confidential. We ask our Tier 1 suppliers to submit Self-Assessment Questionnaires on an annual basis, in which they self-report any issues or grievances. We ensure that all reported grievances are tracked, addressed, and resolved through a corrective action plan, in accordance with the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition protocol. All grievances reported were addressed and resolved in FY15 and the first quarter of FY16..
 
 
 
Social - Human Rights
 
 
Supplier Human Rights Assessment
G4-HR10
Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using human rights criteria
 
 
 
 
Human Rights Grievance Mechanisms
G4-HR12
Number of grievances about human rights impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms
See explanation.
Confidential. We ask our Tier 1 suppliers to submit Self-Assessment Questionnaires on an annual basis, in which they self-report any issues or grievances. We ensure that all reported grievances are tracked, addressed, and resolved through a corrective action plan, in accordance with the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition protocol. All grievances reported were addressed and resolved in FY15 and the first quarter of FY16.
 
 
 
Social - Society
 
 
Compliance
G4-SO8
Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations
See explanation.
We consider significant fines those that are required to be disclosed in the company's SEC filings. We were not subject to any significant fines in FY15 for non-compliance with laws and regulations.
 
 
 
Supplier Assessment for Impacts on Society
G4-SO9
Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using criteria for impacts on society
 
 
 
 
Grievance Mechanisms for Impacts on Society
G4-SO11
Number of grievances about impacts on society filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms
See explanation.
Confidential. We ask our Tier 1 suppliers to submit Self-Assessment Questionnaires on an annual basis, in which they self-report any issues or grievances. We ensure that all reported grievances are tracked, addressed, and resolved through a corrective action plan, in accordance with the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition protocol. All grievances reported were addressed and resolved in FY15 and the first quarter of FY16.
 
 
 
 
Social - Product Responsibility
 
 
G4-PR4
Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by type of outcomes
See explanation.
We have not been notified by a governmental entity of any non-compliance with regulatory or voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling.
 
 
 
 
G4-PR5
Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction
 
 
 
 
Customer Privacy
G4-PR8
Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data
See explanation.
We consider substantiated complaints those that are disclosed in the company's SEC filings. There were no substantiated complaints in FY15 that fell into this category.
 
 
 
Compliance
G4-PR9
Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services
See explanation.
We consider significant fines those that are required to be disclosed in the company's SEC filings. We were not subject to any significant fines in FY15 for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services.
 
 
 


Specific Standard Disclosures: Aspects and Aspect Boundaries


Material Aspects
Cross-Reference
Material within the organization or external? (G4-20, G4-21)
Geographical Aspect Boundaries (G4-21)
Relevant External Entities (G4-21)
Economic
 
 
Economic Performance
Both
Across all geographies of operation
Customers, Shareholders, Consumers, Developers, Suppliers, Governments, NGOs, Communities
 
 
Environmental
 
 
Products and Services
Both
NVIDIA operations, customer and consumer locations globally
Customers, Consumers, Governments
 
 
Compliance
Both
Across all geographies of operation
Customers, Shareholders, Consumers, Suppliers, Governments
 
 
Supplier Environmental Assessment
External
Supplier locations of operation: China and Taiwan
Suppliers
 
 
Environmental Grievance Mechanisms
External
Supplier locations of operation: China and Taiwan
Suppliers
 
 
Social - Labor Practices and Decent Work
 
 
Employment
Internal; material for all entities within the organization
Not applicable
Not applicable
 
 
Training and Education
Internal; material for all entities within the organization
Not applicable
Not applicable
 
 
Supplier Assessment for Labor Practices
External
Supplier locations of operation: China and Taiwan
Suppliers
 
 
Labor Practice Grievance Mechanisms
External
Supplier locations of operation: China and Taiwan
Suppliers
 
 
Social - Human Rights
 
 
Supplier Human Rights Assessment
External
Supplier locations of operation: China and Taiwan
Suppliers
 
 
Human Rights Grievance Mechanisms
External
Supplier locations of operation: China and Taiwan
Suppliers
 
 
Social - Society
 
 
Compliance
Both
Across all geographies of operation
Customers, Shareholders, Consumers, Developers, Suppliers, Governments, NGOs, Communities
 
 
Supplier Assessment for Impacts on Society
External
Supplier locations of operation: China and Taiwan
Suppliers
 
 
Grievance Mechanisms for Impacts on Society
External
Supplier locations of operation: China and Taiwan
Suppliers
 
 
Social - Product Responsibility
 
 
Product and Service Labeling
Both
NVIDIA operations, customer and consumer locations globally
Customer, Consumers, Governments
 
 
Customer Privacy
Both
NVIDIA operations, customer and consumer locations globally
Customers, Shareholders, Consumers, Governments
 
 
Compliance
Both
NVIDIA operations, customer and consumer locations globally
Customers, Developers, Shareholders, Consumers, Governments