GRI Index

NI used the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (G3) to prepare its shared value report. NI self-declares this report at GRI Application Level C.

Refer to the following tables to locate a specific GRI disclosure or indicator in the report.


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Reported
Partially reported
Indicator Description 2014 Report Response or Link
Strategy and Analysis
1.1 Statement from the most senior decision maker of the organization Statement from the CEO
Organizational Profile
2.1 Name of the organization National Instruments Corporation
2.2 Primary brands, products, and/or services Flagship Products; Annual Report
2.3 Operational structure of the organization Annual Report
2.4 Location of organization’s headquarters Austin, Texas, USA
2.5 Number and names of countries where the organization operates ni.com/niglobal
2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form Annual Report
2.7 Markets served Annual Report
2.8 Scale of the reporting organization Annual Report
2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period Annual Report
2.10 Awards received in the reporting period Awards
Report Parameters
3.1 Reporting period for information provided Fiscal year 2014, which ended December 31, 2014
3.2 Date of most recent previous report (if any) Fiscal year 2013, which ended December 31, 2013
3.3 Reporting cycle Annual
3.4 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents Please submit all questions about this report here.
3.5 Process for defining report content Stakeholder Engagement; NI Approach to Shared Value
3.6 Boundary of the report Comprehensive data for all NI operations was not available. Unless otherwise noted, data presented in this report applies only to NI corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas.
3.7 State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report Gathering additional data from all NI operations for future reports is an ongoing process, and NI will provide that data in future reports as it becomes available.
3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities This report does not include data on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, or outsourced operations, unless otherwise noted.
3.10 Explanation of the effect of any restatements of information provided in earlier reports If restatements exist, they appear on the NI Approach to Shared Value page.
3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report In 2013, NI self-declared its shared value report at GRI Application Level B. In 2014, NI self-declared the report at GRI Application Level C.
3.12 Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report GRI Index
Governance, Commitments, and Engagement
4.1 Governance structure of the organization Corporate Governance
4.2 Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer Yes, positions of Chairman, President, and CEO are held by Dr. James Truchard. For more information, visit Corporate Governance.
4.3 State the number of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or nonexecutive members Five. For more information, visit Corporate Governance.
4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body Code of Ethics; Proxy Statement; Culture and Stakeholder Engagement
4.14 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization NI Culture and Stakeholder Engagement
4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage NI has identified four key stakeholders—employees, shareholders, suppliers, and customers—as critical to the success of the company. NI takes these stakeholders into consideration when making decisions. Learn more in the NI Culture and Stakeholder Engagement section.

Performance Indicators


Indicator Description 2014 Report Response or Link
Economic
EC3 Coverage of the organization’s defined benefit plan obligations Employee Benefits
Environmental
EN3 Direct energy consumption by primary energy source Electricity, Natural Gas, and Emissions
EN4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source Electricity, Natural Gas, and Emissions. For purchased electricity, the corresponding primary energy consumed in production is not available.
EN5 Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements Electricity, Natural Gas, and Emissions
EN7 Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved Electricity, Natural Gas, and Emissions
EN8 Total water withdrawal by source At NI corporate headquarters and NI Hungary, the water comes from municipal water supplies. For information about total water usage, refer to the Water Usage, Recycling, and Waste Reduction section of this report.
EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused NI does not recycle or reuse water at its corporate headquarters or NI Hungary.
EN13 Habitats protected or restored Approximately 63 percent, or 16.6 hectares, of the NI corporate headquarters campus remains in its original state with a healthy functioning ecosystem and is protected from any harm during operational activities. For more information about this campus, refer to the Water Usage, Recycling, and Waste Reduction section of this report.
EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight Electricity, Natural Gas, and Emissions
EN22 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method Water Usage, Recycling, and Waste Reduction
EN28 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of nonmonetary sanctions for noncompliance with environmental laws and regulations No fines or sanctions were incurred for noncompliance with environmental laws and regulations at any NI manufacturing facilities.
Social
Labor Practices and Decent Work
LA1 Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region Recruit and Retain Employees
LA2 Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender, and region Recruit and Retain Employees
LA7 Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region Employee Benefits
LA12 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews Develop Rewarding Careers
LA13 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity Recruit and Retain Employees
Human Rights
HR6 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labor NI has not identified any operations with significant risk for incidents of child labor of young workers exposed to hazardous work. NI does not and will not use child labor. The term “child” refers to any employed person under the age of 16, under the age for completing compulsory education, or under the minimum age for employment in the country, whichever is greatest. NI supports the use of legitimate workplace apprenticeship, internship, and similar programs that comply with all laws and regulations applicable to such programs.
HR7 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labor NI has not identified any operations with significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor. NI does not and will not use forced or involuntary labor of any type, including but not limited to forced, bonded, indentured, or involuntary prison labor. Employment is voluntary.
 

Society

SO3

Percentage of employees trained in organization’s anticorruption policies and procedures

Employee Communications