STMicroelectronics has published its 2013 Sustainability Report. ST is one of the semiconductor company which see green technology as most essential. ST is early starter in environment caring aspects, and also gives high priority to the overall attention related to environment sustainability in semiconductor manufacturing. It’s a tough task for chips companies, since they consume of lot of power and also chemical materials.
“ST recognized the importance of sustainability well before many other companies and it has been part of our DNA for two decades,” said Carlo Bozotti, President and CEO of ST. “Sustainability is also increasingly important for our customers: our awareness and understanding of global sustainability challenges and consumer expectations allow us to offer innovative and responsible technologies and products that address their needs. Innovation-driven enterprises which are sustainable in every way – financially, socially and environmentally – are key to addressing the world’s challenges and their value remains undiminished; ST is determined to pursue this path, using the skills and sustainability commitment of all our employees to continue to bring a positive contribution to people’s lives through microelectronics.”
Below are highlights shared by ST in its latest release:
In 2013, ST maintained its long-standing commitment to sustainability, with progress in all of our four focus areas: People, Products, Environment and Community. Major achievements in 2013 included:
Further consolidation of the position as an industry leader in employee Health & Safety, with a 24% decrease in safety recordable cases in 2013 compared to 2012, as a result of reinforced Environment, Health and Safety programs such as on-site management visits, communication, audits and training that in 2013 amounted to 260,000 hours overall;
The introduction of over 450 “Responsible Products;”1
An expanding ecosystem around FD-SOI technology which has become recognized for its unique power-performance benefits across a range of new applications;
The successful integration of approximately 1,000 former ST-Ericsson employees to fuel business growth in leading product areas;
A significant increase in “green energy” purchases, up from 7.4% in 2012 to 17.6% in 2013. The company also achieved a further 6.7% reduction in water draw-down compared to 2012 and recycled and reused 91% of waste, with only 4.9% sent to landfill;
The complete elimination of P-FOS (Perfluorooctyl Sulfonates) from all manufacturing processes;
ST’s score in the DJSI Supply Chain section increased by 6 points;
A 49% increase over 2012 in the number of people that the ST Foundation educated via its Digital Unify program.
During the year, ST garnered over 20 awards worldwide related to innovation and sustainability. ST was also re-included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Europe, and, for the second consecutive year, in the Thomson Reuters annual ranking of the 100 most innovative companies in the world.
ST was one of the first companies to sign up for the United Nations Global Compact2 and this report represents our “Communication on Progress”. It also complies with the guidelines for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)3, and includes feedback and contributions from numerous external stakeholders.