Texas Instruments was founded in 1930 and is an electronics design and manufacturing company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Its products include semiconductors used in industries such as automotive, personal electronics, communications equipment and enterprise systems. The company has 14 manufacturing sites worldwide.
Texas Instruments partners with the Girl Scouts in the United States to encourage more girls to pursue STEM education and careers. The company partners with Getting Hired and EmployAbility Dallas to support the hiring of people with disabilities.
Texas Instruments demonstrates support for open innovation through open source projects and partnerships with universities to support research and training. Its TechMatch initiative supports start-ups through funding, partnerships and access to the company’s design tools and experts. The company publishes its emissions data, as well as, the number of its female employees working in technical roles.
No evidence was found of Texas Instruments supporting access to digital technologies for vulnerable populations. Additionally, limited evidence was found relating to the employment of people with disabilities; specifically, whether the company has created an inclusive workplace. Although Texas Instruments refers to its economic value distribution, it does not report all the elements needed to demonstrate how value is distributed among stakeholders. Finally, the company does not disclose tax payments and employment in its significant markets.
No evidence was found of Texas Instruments supporting the development of digital skills and school connectivity. The company can support basic, intermediate and technical digital skills training as well as school connectivity.
Texas Instruments can enhance transparency regarding its senior-level oversight for cybersecurity and how it monitors, remedies and reports cybersecurity incidents. As a digital company, it should also demonstrate high-level commitment to child online protection.
Texas Instruments commits to respect human rights, and has a grievance mechanism that is accessible to workers and external stakeholders to raise human rights concerns and complaints. However, the company does not commit to respect all the labour fundamentals outlined by the ILO core labour rights. Furthermore, while the company undertakes human rights focused audits, it does not disclose a sufficient process to identify and assess salient human rights risks its own operations and business relationships. Moreover, the company does not disclose that it systematically takes action to prevent, mitigate and remediate its salient human rights risks.
Texas Instruments publicly commits to respecting the health and safety of workers, and places health and safety expectations on its business relationships and monitors their performance. Furthermore, it comprehensively discloses quantitative health and safety information. However, the company lacks relevant disclosure in relation to living wages, working hours and collective bargaining. For example, the company does not specify that workers are not required to work more than 48 hours in a regular week and 60 hours including overtime. In relation to workforce diversity, while the company provides a breakdown of employees in different employee categories by gender, it does not disclose against any other indicators of diversity per employee category.
Texas Instruments has a global tax strategy, which is overseen by an executive-level group. However, it does not disclose income tax payments for its individual tax jurisdictions. The company does have a policy prohibiting bribery and corruption and incudes anti-bribery and anti-corruption clauses in contracts with its business relationships. Furthermore, the company takes steps to identify and address bribery and corruption and has a grievance mechanism for stakeholders to raise concerns and complaints. Texas Instruments discloses its approach to lobbying and political engagement and its lobbying expenditures, but it does not specify that it does not make political contributions.