Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) in the Philippines has been named as a finalist for the 2015 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE), the US Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs announced.
Winners in three distinct categories—environmental sustainability; efforts on human rights and labor rights; and outstanding contribution by a small or medium enterprise—will be announced on March 1.
TI is a finalist in the environmental sustainability category for setting the standard for sustainable architecture in the Philippines by obtaining the country’s first Leadership in Energy Environmental Design (LEED) certification. TI also spent $1.2 million on water and energy conservation projects, including recycling of hazardous and non-hazardous waste, and worked with the government of the Philippines to develop and support the government’s Green Building Code.
Established in 1999, the ACE award recognizes American companies that are leaders in responsible business conduct worldwide. Nominations are submitted by U.S. Ambassadors around the world. Each of these nominated companies is making an important contribution to the growth and sustainable development of the local economies in which they work.
“For 16 years, ACE winners have been proving that the choice between doing well and doing good is a false choice. All of our winners are succeeding by any standard, and doing truly remarkable work in communities around the world at the very same time.” US Secretary of State John Kerry stated in last year’s ACE award ceremony.