CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

 
Transparency

Priority issue for: NVIDIA, shareholders, government

We value and prioritize transparency across our entire business. In this report, the discussion of transparency relates specifically to sustainability issues.

Our annual Global Citizenship Report provides detailed information about the steps we are taking toward greater sustainability and transparency in our business operations. We report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative G4 at its “Core” level, and we achieved in 2014 the GRI’s Materiality Matters “check.”

We rely on our annual Priority Issues analysis process to accurately identify the topics of highest concern to stakeholders and to guide the content selection for this report. To further meet our objectives of transparency and accountability, we have engaged Trucost to assure the integrity of our global greenhouse gas data. We also publish dashboards of key workforce, diversity and environmental metrics to give stakeholders a snapshot of our performance.

Throughout the year, we share data directly with customers, researchers and shareholder groups.

We actively work in priority areas to address business risks and improve performance. We have increased our external positioning by providing data about our performance to institutional investors and environmental, social, and governance reporting firms, such as Bloomberg, Carbon Disclosure Project, Corporate Knights, MSCI, RobecoSAM and Sustainalytics.

We secured a spot for the first time in 2014 on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

We also undertook a gap analysis of investor reporting frameworks to identify areas where we want to improve performance and transparency. Top requests from stakeholders for greater transparency include those in the areas of tax information, political donations and supply chain management. Top requests for greater performance include those relating to board-level oversight of corporate social responsibility, water management and human capital development. This input will become part of our 2015 priority issues discussions with executives.