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|
|Improve Everyday Life||Continue to invest at least 16 percent of revenue in R&D.||Invested more than 19 percent of revenue in R&D.|
|Facilitate industry collaboration by bringing together engineers, business leaders, and government officials through events such as the NIWeek summits and the Big Physics Symposium.||Held a variety of events in 2012, including six summits during NIWeek that covered energy, vision, aerospace and defense, robotics, RF and wireless, and Big Physics.|
|Planet NI||Double the number of LabVIEW users in emerging countries who would otherwise not have had access to NI technology.||As of 2012, the Planet NI program has provided LabVIEW access for 15,000 people, up from 10,401 in 2011.|
|Invest in the creation of affordable product offerings that are relevant for engineers in emerging countries.||Time-based LabVIEW licenses for Planet NI customers will be released in Q2 2013.|
|Double the number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) enrolled in the Planet NI program.||As of 2012, the Planet NI program has supported 230 SMEs, up from 178 in 2011.|