ST Microelectronics's latest sustainability report reveals missed targets, a lack of adequate performance data and superficial explanations of its plans.
ST is one of the world’s largest makers of semiconductors used in a wide variety of electronic applications. In 2012, the Geneva-based company employed 48,000 people and had revenues of $8.49bn.
The company has reported on its environmental performance since 1997. Its 2012 report is rated as A+ under the Global Reporting Initiative's G3 guidelines, meaning it has been externally assured to the most comprehensive coverage level. The GRI does not rate actual sustainability performance.