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|
|Enhancing Engineering and Science Education||Provide cost-effective technology solutions to educational institutions.||Introduced NI miniSystems, compatible with NI myDAQ hardware and priced for affordability and scalability.|
|Deliver a complete curriculum for the electrical engineering course continuum.||Released curriculum companions, new chapters, lab manuals, and new books to complete course curriculum.|
|Develop and pilot an energy and power course for secondary schools.||Completed energy and power curriculum and piloted in Singapore.|
|Creating an Innovative Future Workforce||Equip educators with training in LabVIEW.||Grew the number of higher education professionals trained by 56%.|
|Connect students certified in LabVIEW with companies seeking their skills.||The LabVIEW jobs network on ni.com features companies seeking certified LabVIEW users, but no progress was made to formally connect students certified in LabVIEW with companies seeking their skills in 2012.|
|Help students reach minimum proficiency in LabVIEW.||Increased students reached through LabVIEW Academy, LabVIEW Student Ambassadors, and on-campus training by 57%.|
|Supporting Engineering and Science Education Worldwide||Expand NI corporate robotics mentorship program to five schools or organizations that serve economically challenged students.||NI expanded robotics mentorship programs to one school and two organizations in 2012. NI also formed a formal partnership with the LEGO foundation to expand our reach in 2013.|
|Increase the number of NI offices with robotics mentorship programs from 11 to 14.||NI added robotics mentorship programs in two branch offices in Russia for a total of 13 NI offices with mentorship programs|
|Encouraging Innovation in Engineering and Science Education||Continue to dedicate 70% of corporate philanthropy to engineering and science education.||Dedicated 71% of corporate philanthropy to engineering and science education.|
|Continue to invest in and increase support of worldwide competitions that encourage students do become engineers and scientists.||In 2012, NI became a global and regional sponsor of WRO, expanded our support of FIRST competitions outside the US, and partnered with the LEGO foundation on robotics activities in underserved areas worldwide.|