We implement programs to manage our impacts for each step of our value chain.
Management of our impacts
We implement the RBA (formerly EICC) standards in our supply chain and encourage ISO and OHSAS certifications to address ethics, social, environmental, health and safety risks. We participate in the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI).
Through our Sustainable Technology program we design products systematically taking into consideration the environmental impact of the device during its whole life cycle, including raw materials, transportation, manufacturing, usage and end of life.
Front-End manufacturing requires large quantities of water and some ST sites are located in water scarce regions. Through our water management programs we are continually reducing our water footprint through reuse and recycling.
Our products are designed to minimize the carbon footprint and consume as little energy as possible in the end-application. We also create innovative products to help our customers develop new energy-saving applications. ST products are not subject to WEEE but our management of hazardous substances minimizes the impact of disposal and facilitates recycling.