AMD Recognized by CDP As a Supplier Engagement Leader on Climate Change

Feb 15, 2022 12:00 PM ET
CDP Supplier Engagement Leader 2021

February 15, 2022 /3BL Media/ - AMD has again been recognized by CDP as a Supplier Engagement Leader for its actions to reduce emissions and manage climate risks in its global supply chain. This achievement positions AMD in the top 8% of companies who disclosed to the full CDP climate questionnaire in the last reporting year.

The CDP Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) provides a score for how effectively companies are engaging their suppliers on matters related to climate change. CDP assesses performance on supplier engagement using a company’s response to selected questions on governance, targets, scope 3 emissions and value chain engagement in the CDP climate change questionnaire.

“Our data shows that companies currently have blinkers on when it comes to assessing their indirect impacts and engaging with suppliers to reduce them. Companies must act urgently to cascade action and manage environmental impacts throughout their supply chains to scale the level of action to secure a 1.5°C future. Many congratulations to the 500+ companies earning a place on CDP's 2021 Supplier Engagement Leaderboard. As a Supplier Engagement Leader, AMD is a trailblazer driving the transition towards a sustainable net-zero future.” - Sonya Bhonsle, Global Head of Value Chains & Regional Director Corporations, CDP

AMD is steadfast in its commitments to environmental sustainability and that includes working with its manufacturing suppliers1 to evaluate and continuously improve performance. The company’s 2025 goals include 100% of its manufacturing suppliers having social and environmental audits, 100% having public greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals, 80% sourcing renewable energy and 80% (by spend) participating in capacity building activities2 to improve supply chain responsibility performance. Additional metrics are tracked and incorporated into supplier business reviews.

AMD also engages with industry peers, civil society organizations and other groups to advance environmental stewardship across the value chain. For example, AMD serves on the Responsible Business Alliance’s Board of Directors to help guide the strategy for the world’s largest industry coalition dedicated to corporate social responsibility in global supply chains.

To learn more about how AMD is advancing environmental sustainability in its supply chain, please visit the company’s website or read the CR Report Summary.

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1 Manufacturing suppliers are those suppliers who contribute materials and or services that directly impact and become a part of AMD products. This includes wafer, outsourced assembly and test (OSAT), direct materials (substrates, lids, capacitors, memory) and boards inclusive of components.

2 Capacity building activities aim to bring a continuous improvement culture to AMD manufacturing suppliers by providing resources to gain a deeper understanding of the root causes for non-compliance or to support a beyond compliance goal. Resources can include online modules, multiple 1:1 engagements or training courses.