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Global Environmental Initiatives

Growing greener around the globe

Making our Company more environmentally sound is an all-hands effort, and we believe commitment, ingenuity and new habits on the part of our people have more impact than a corporate edict. Here are some of the ways Qualcomm employees at our facilities worldwide put their hearts and minds into minimizing our footprint.

Asia

Asia

CHINA Employees in Beijing hosted representatives of the Green Living Center, who presented solutions for low-carbon living, and employee volunteers in Shanghai helped clean and protect a 1,400-square-meter wetland.

Asia Planting

HONG KONG As part of the World Wildlife Fund’s annual Earth Hour event, employees in Hong Kong produced a two-minute video encouraging their colleagues to conserve energy. “The Wireless Warriors,” a team of our employees, planted 30 seedlings in an annual endurance event that combines tree-planting with a 13-kilometer hike.

INDIA Qualcomm India celebrated Earth Day by promoting the use of natural, rather than plastic, bags. An on-site sale of bags made from jute benefited Save the Children India.

KOREA Employees collected and recycled used mobile phones and printer cartridges, using the funds generated to support Child Fund Korea’s work with disadvantaged children. Qualcomm Korea also donated used event banners to Eco Party Mearry, which makes handbags, wallets and other goods from recycled materials.

TAIWAN All Qualcomm offices held an “earth hour” on Earth Day, shutting off all lights for 60 minutes and encouraging employee ideas for reducing energy use and waste.

Middle East

Middle East

Our office in Haifa distributed reusable produce bags to employees in celebration of Earth Day.Israel Our office in Haifa distributed reusable produce bags to employees in celebration of Earth Day.

North America

North America

Employees joined Environmental Earth Angels in a schoolyard tree-planting.Ontario Employees joined Environmental Earth Angels in a schoolyard tree-planting. Our Markham office teamed with Smart Commute to help provide employees with sustainable transportation options. Employees also took part in the “20-Minute Makeover,” a communitywide effort to clean up litter in greater Toronto.

We held our biggest Earth Day celebration yet on our San Diego campus. CALIFORNIA Our annual Earth Day Celebration at our San Diego headquarters surpassed last year’s event, with dozens of booths sponsored by employees and outside organizations, attendance exceeding 2,000 people and a keynote address by our Chairman and CEO, Dr. Paul Jacobs. Employees showed off their electric cars, promoted recycling, participated in Bike to Work Day and volunteered in a hands-on activity to promote the planting of native plant species, among other attractions.

GEORGIA Our Atlanta office celebrated Earth Day with a week of trivia games, new reusable coffee mugs and water bottles, and an e-waste drive.

NORTH CAROLINA At our Raleigh offices, where vehicle-charging stations have been installed since 2011, employees took part in an event promoting electric vehicle awareness.

Employees collected a pallet of used batteries from their offices and composted food scraps. TEXAS Employees collected a pallet of used batteries from their offices and composted food scraps. Many employees bike to work regularly.