ST’s 16th annual Sustainability Report contains comprehensive details of the company’s sustainability strategy, policies and performance during 2012 and illustrates how the Company’s new Sustainability Strategy, covering its People, Products, the Environment and the Community, has become increasingly embedded throughout the business to create value for all its stakeholders.
ST Microelectronics has had significant sustainability achievements despite 2012 being a challenging year for the semiconductor industry, characterised by a difficult economic scenario as well as significant structural changes in the market and end-customer competitive dynamics.
Some of ST’s Sustainability achievements in 2012 included recycling more than 45% of all water used at its facilities worldwide; increasing the percentage of green energy purchased from 4% in 2011 to 7.4% in 2012; gaining ISO 14064 certification for scope 1 and scope 2 emissions based on 2012 results for all 12 of its manufacturing sites; and strong focus on Supply Chain Governance and implementation of key performance indicators throughout the entire supply chain linked to Sustainability.
ST’s responsible products generated 30% of new product billings in 2012, while the Company also remained on track to meet its goal of having 100% of its new devices eco-designed by 2015.
ST also released new technologies, including its state-of-the-art 28nm Fully-Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator CMOS technology to the R&D community, allowing universities and small businesses to gain access, via its silicon brokerage partner CMS, to advanced microelectronics technology at preferential rates to spur the development of new markets and applications.
Also significant was a new initiative to formally measure ST’s involvement in the Community: about 400 initiatives were taken worldwide involving 42 sites in 22 countries.
Carlo Bozotti, President and CEO of ST observes that the key to revitalising the world’s economy and addressing its social and environmental challenges lies in the efforts of innovation-driven enterprises that are sustainable in every way – financially, socially and ecologically.
The report is considered as Communication on Progress as a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and meets the guidelines for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
The report is available online on ST Microelectronics’ website.