AMD, in conjunction with "US corporate climate leaders and the White House Office of Public Engagement" and alongside other businesses, has joined the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. The point of the pledge is to indicate support for a "positive, action-oriented outcome" at the United Nations Climate Summit negotiations in Paris, which run from this week through to next. More, it's now AMD's responsibility to bring "forward-looking corporate goals" on how to better protect the climate to the table.
It's no stranger to these: it achieved its goals for 2009-2014, reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GGEs) from non-manufacturing sites by 24 percent, reducing global energy use by 31 percent, and reducing transportation emissions by 32 percent.
Two of its new goals were set in 2014. One: improve typical use energy efficiency of its APUs by a factor of 25 before the year 2020. AMD says it's already ahead on that front: its 6th-gen APU boasts a 50 percent reduction in carbon emissions over the 5th-gen. Two: in coordination with its silicon wafer suppliers, outdo the annual US semiconductor industry average GGEs by 30 percent or more.