This section provides a summary of the results for the 2012 National Instruments corporate responsibility commitments. To learn more about the company’s performance and commitments, visit the sections linked from this summary. A letter from the company’s CEO, Dr. James Truchard, also summarizes the company’s efforts in 2012.
To locate a specific Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) indicator in this report, refer to the GRI Index.
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|Area||2012 Commitment||2012 Performance||Status|
|Hire and Retain the Best and Brightest||Maintain worldwide voluntary turnover rate at 75 percent of the market||Maintained worldwide voluntary turnover rate at 67 percent of the market|
|Implement worldwide HR Oracle system for consistent reporting in all major offices||Implemented worldwide HR Oracle system for consistent reporting in 97 percent of offices|
|Implement career development programs for employees in leadership positions||Implemented career development programs for employees in leadership positions|
|Create a Great Place to Work||Implement the Great Place to Work survey program in five additional branches||Implemented the Great Place to Work survey program at NI Brazil, NI Penang, NI India, NI Costa Rica, and NI China|
|Implement tobacco-free workplace initiatives at all US offices||Implemented tobacco-free workplace initiatives at all US offices|
|Maintain a Culture of Giving||Maintain commitment of donating at least 1% of pretax profits||Donated more than 1% of pretax profits to nonprofit organizations.|
|Track and report NI philanthropic and volunteer activities worldwide||Invested in a new employee giving and volunteer management system that should increase our tracking ability around the globe in 2013.|
|Increase headquarters’ employee volunteer hours by 30%.||Employee volunteerism decreased in 2012.|