At Qualcomm, we define sustainability as a strategy that drives long-term growth and profitability by including environmental, social and corporate governance issues in our business decisions as they relate to our key spheres of influence: our workplace, our supply chain, local communities, our industry and the public policy realm.
Who’s responsible for sustainability at Qualcomm? Everyone. We’ve integrated sustainability throughout our Company, from our daily operations to our executive leadership and our Board of Directors. Our Qualcomm Sustainability and Reporting (QSR) governance structure exists to facilitate accountability, transparency and the ongoing improvement of our programs.
Our sustainability initiatives are managed by our cross-divisional QSR Leadership Committee, which reports annually to the Governance Committee of our Board of Directors. Composed of executives and senior management, the Committee’s leadership and access to the Board helps to ensure that sustainability remains a central component of our business strategy. Our sustainability committees implement directives from our QSR Leadership Committee into companywide programs and measure progress on achieving our sustainability goals, as well as share updates on any accomplishments and challenges regarding our sustainability initiatives.
We prioritize the sustainability issues that are most important to our business and key stakeholders, which include communities, nonprofit organizations, employees, governments, investors, suppliers and customers. We focus our resources, programs and reporting on these six topic areas: