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Corporate Responsibility at AMD: A Message From Chair and CEO Dr. Lisa Su

Corporate Responsibility at AMD: A Message From Chair and CEO Dr. Lisa Su

Published 08-25-22

Submitted by AMD

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The important role that computing plays in our everyday lives has never been more apparent. Over the last year, our high-performance and adaptive computing solutions have enabled vital medical discoveries, advanced climate research, connected families around the world and so much more.

In early 2022, we successfully closed the acquisition of Xilinx, significantly expanding our leadership product portfolio, technology capabilities and scale. With our recent acquisition of Pensando, we added additional capabilities in the data center, and now offer the industry’s broadest portfolio of computing solutions.

Together with our employees, customers and partners, AMD advances innovation in computing to help create solutions to the world’s most important challenges. In that same vein, it is imperative that we do so in a responsible manner for the environment and world that we share together.

We have set new long-term goals across our environmental, social and governance (ESG) pillars. I am pleased to report that we are making good progress in efforts spanning digital impact; environmental sustainability; supply chain responsibility; and diversity, belonging and inclusion.

Product energy efficiency is an area of significant focus for us as we push the boundaries of performance to develop the world’s most advanced processors. As of June 2022, AMD powers the fastest and most energy-efficient supercomputer in the world – the Frontier supercomputer – as well as 17 of the top 20 most efficient supercomputers. We are also on track to achieve our goal to deliver a 30x increase in energy efficiency in AMD processors powering servers in AI-training and high-performance computing applications by 2025. By mid-2022, we achieved a 6.8x improvement from our 2020 base year. Our emphasis on environmental sustainability also extends to reducing the impacts of our operations and supply chain.

We are also focused on arming the world’s brightest minds with AMD high-performance and adaptive computing to accelerate important research and innovation. In 2022, we expanded the AMD High Performance Compute Fund to provide researchers with access to more than 20 petaflops of supercomputing power to advance research in areas including climate change, healthcare and transportation. Through this program and our other efforts, more than 27 million people have benefited from AMD technology and contributions, putting us on track to achieve our digital impact goal to positively impact 100 million people by 2025.

All of this is made possible by our talented and dedicated employees. We continue to invest in our workforce and initiatives that advance diversity, belonging and inclusion (DB&I), including tying our DB&I goals to executive compensation. AMDers around the world are highly encouraged to get involved in employee resource groups and AMD inclusion efforts, with 52 percent of AMDers participating in 2021.

In 2021, we also joined the UN Global Compact, and we continue to incorporate into our business strategy the ten universally accepted principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. As our product portfolio, market presence and workforce continue to expand, AMD is focused on responsibly delivering leadership computing solutions that advance the industry, our communities and the world.

You can read more about our progress and priorities in our CR Report.

Dr. Lisa Su
AMD Chair and Chief Executive Officer

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For more than 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies. Billions of people, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research institutions around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees are focused on building leadership high-performance and adaptive products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) website, blog, LinkedIn and Twitter pages.

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