About this report
This annual sustainability report outlines STMicroelectronics’ (ST) sustainability strategy, programs and performance during the calendar year 2019. It is aimed at stakeholders who want to learn more about our commitment and approach to sustainability. Unless otherwise stated, the information and data cover all our activities and sites.
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The report focuses on the 14 material topics (see Sustainability strategy) of our sustainability strategy, which are aligned with our business priorities. We identified these topics in 2017 through a materiality exercise that considered the sustainability context and involved a review of stakeholder concerns. The topics are unchanged in this year’s report as they are still relevant for ST in 2019 (see Sustainability strategy). For each material topic, we defined ambitions, goals, and programs. In response to our stakeholders’ expectations and for a better understanding of our performance, we disclose data and information from previous years. We also include examples of actions we have carried out at ST sites, as well as quotes from stakeholders, enabling them to express their own views on our sustainability performance. I 102-46 I 102-49 I
There are no significant changes to the organization and its supply chain. I 102-10 I
There is no restatement of information given in previous reports. I 102-48 I
Use of symbols
We use the following symbols in this report to indicate our progress towards our objectives:
No progress/not achieved
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option. Throughout the report, we use labels to disclose GRI Standards. We list all references to GRI Standards and the corresponding page numbers in the GRI content index.
For the GRI content index service, GRI Services reviewed that the GRI content index is clearly presented and the references for all disclosures included align with the appropriate section in the body of the report. I 102-54 I
Supporting the UN Global Compact
We have been a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact since 2000 and we follow its 10 principles. This report describes the actions we have taken during 2019 to implement these principles. It therefore serves as our 2019 Communication on Progress (see International standards). I 102-12 I
ST supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our contribution to 10 of the 17 SDGs is highlighted throughout this report, including indicators to measure our performance against these goals: SDG.
ST’s Sustainability Group Vice President has appointed DNV GL Business Assurance France (DNV GL) to provide us with assurance services. DNV GL has verified the content and data in this report and confirmed it has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option. DNV GL interviewed all relevant corporate departments and three categories of stakeholders. In addition, DNV GL audited three manufacturing sites – Bouskoura (Morocco), Calamba (the Philippines), and Crolles (France) – to validate our data reporting process and provide assurance for this year’s report. Information and data relating to the ST Foundation were not part of DNV GL’s external verification exercise. DNV GL’s assurance statement can be found in External assurance statement. I 102-56 I
This sustainability report is available in PDF format at www.st.com/company-reports, along with last year’s report (May 22, 2019) and those from previous years. Printed copies are available on request. I 102-51 I
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We value feedback and encourage contributions and suggestions from all our stakeholders. You can email us at email@example.com or write to us at our headquarters:
Corporate Sustainable Development STMicroelectronics International NV 39,
Chemin du Champ-des-Filles C.P. 21
CH-1228 Geneva – Plan-Les-Ouates Switzerland
This report has been prepared according to GRI Standards and externally assured. It represents a balanced and reasonable presentation of our organization’s economic, environmental and social performance. It also demonstrates our commitment to the UN Global Compact, to which we have been a signatory since 2000.
Jean-Marc Chery President and CEO
Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the consistency of the summary financial information for the year 2019 in this report with ST’s financial reporting, reliance should only be placed upon the complete financial reporting contained in ST’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2019, as filed with the SEC on February 26, 2020, which can be found at www.st.com. Some of the statements contained in this report that are not historical facts are statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 or Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each as amended) based on management’s current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance, or events to differ materially from those in such statements. Certain such forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as ‘believes’, ‘may’, ‘will’, ‘should’, ‘would be’ or ‘anticipates’ or similar expressions or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions. Some of the relevant risk factors are described in ‘Item 3. Key Information – Risk Factors’ included in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2019. We do not intend, and do not assume any obligation, to update any information or forward-looking statements set forth in this report to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
This report has been prepared by: Director of publication: Jean-Louis Champseix
Editors in chief: Sheila D’Annunzio, Dominique Tagarian
Editorial team: Catherine Baudru, Chloe Emont, Claire Faure, Julia Genovini, Catherine Pelissonnier
Editorial services: Wordsworks
Graphic designers: Diane Ollivier graphic agency, STMicroelectronics graphic agency
Cover page photo: Emmanuelle Luce
Sustainability Champion of ST Crolles (France)
This report was prepared at the beginning of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are particularly grateful to everyone who contributed to the report during this challenging time and would like to extend them our warmest thanks.
Special thanks to: Jane Bentley, Celine Berthier, Alexis Breton, Jean-Baptiste Collovray, Gerard Cronin, Nelly Dimey, Karen Duhart, Wendy Hudry Allen, Philippe Laffargue, Claudia Levo, Emmanuelle Luce, Priyaranjan Mahanta, Giulia Mancini, Herve Maury, Patrizia Moschetti, Adeline Oliva, Laurent Orsati, Jean-Michel Paris, Antonella Redaelli, Pascal Roquet, Tait Sorensen, Vianney Taufour, Damien Tisserand, Shahrom Tumin.
Thanks to: Sin Yin Ang, Marta Enrica Airaghi, Olivier Ardesi, Isabelle Bailly, Mouna Baktaoui, Christophe Bernadet, Giorgio Bettoschi, Giovanna Bottani, Miguel Castro, Alain Chabod, Hc Chew, Moh Chern Chin, Linda Cook, Alessandro Cremonesi, Leah Cruz, Philippe Dereeper, Julie Dubois, Alfred Eiblmayr, Ilham El Gaf, Anne Foerster, Franck Freymond, Eric Gerondeau, Jeremy Gout, Federica Grotto, Ederlito Guleng, Jean-Christophe Houdbert, Serge Hutin, Francesca Illuzzi, Calvin Jang, Stephanie Joubert, Hui Lin Koh, Arnaud Lanier, Bruno Laurent, Olivier Leenhardt, Eric Levalet, Veronique Livache, Francis Ann Llana, Philipp Lolies, Frederique Longin, Stephane Magaton, Nathalie Magniez, Laurence Maricot, Karine Maurinaux, Delphine Meilland, Marie-Sophie Note, Kirk Ouellette, Elodie Pereira, Cinzia Quartini, Jean-Marie Quiles, Valeria Riva, Mauro Rossi, Frank Sundermann, Wegene Teo, Dominique Thomas, Nicolas Yackowlew, Wei Hua Yang, Chao Heng Yu.
We also would like to thank:
- everyone who kindly agreed to be quoted in this report and provide testimony of their collaboration with ST
- everyone who kindly agreed to have their pictures published in the report
- our interfaces at ST sites, sustainability champions and EHS teams who support our activity all year round
- site directors and human resources managers
- the teams audited in Bouskoura, Calamba and Crolles for their availability