ON Semiconductor’s Commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Environment

Jul 18, 2019 9:00 AM ET
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Our Planet

We are committed to a greener world by keeping sustainability at the forefront of our operations. We work to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions, minimize the consumption of energy, save water and reduce chemical usage and waste generation. With an in-house team dedicated to sustainability excellence, we have achieved marked successes within our many conservation programs, all of which are vital to the success of our semiconductor device manufacturing business.

We continually invest in engineering and administrative controls to prevent environmental pollution in the form of waste disposal, air emissions and industrial wastewater emissions; our company meets or exceeds legal requirements for environmental protection. Air and industrial wastewater emissions are treated using effective technology and employees are trained to conduct procedures that prevent unnecessary damage to the environment.

As a sign of our commitment to sustainability, we are dedicated to adhering to the increasing number of laws and regulations such as RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) within our own manufacturing processes as well as those of our suppliers’. We continuously work with our suppliers to certify that our products are free from any restricted materials and to ensure that all metals utilized in our products are sourced from conflict-free mines.

Sustainability Project Savings

We set five-year targets on our environmental conservation performance for our wafer fabs and assembly and test operations. We have targeted a 5 percent normalized reduction in water usage, electricity consumption, and Scope 1 and 2 emissions combined. Additionally, for chemical usage, we have targeted a 5 percent reduction in absolute facility chemistry and 3 percent normalized reduction in manufacturing chemistry. Each of our factories is also engaged in multiple sustainability projects aimed at recycling, material optimization, reducing chemical usage and conserving water, electricity and fuel. For each of these goals, we use our 2015 performance as our baseline year.

Read more about ON Semiconductor's commitment to the UN Sustainability Development Goals and the environment in its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.