Operational And Product Impact
We’re focused on building a world that’s always advancing and are committed to doing it sustainably. We recognize the risks that climate change brings and understand our responsibility to minimize our environmental impact throughout our operations and value chain.
Our work to reduce our environmental footprint extends beyond our operations and into the lifecycles of the products we design and manufacture. We’ve adopted design principles that improve energy efficiency without compromising performance in our business lines. For example:
- Penguin Computing’s technologies leverage liquid immersion cooling, which is more efficient and consumes less energy than traditional air-based methods
- Cree LED’s products provide high-performance, low-energy LED lighting technology
- Our SMART memory modules optimize efficiency through low-voltage technology, which minimizes energy consumption
For over two decades, we’ve maintained the highest standards of safety and ethical conduct in our operations through our adherence to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.
Water is a critical global resource of vital importance to our business, industries, and communities. We diligently monitor the water risk of our operations, as well as actively track, reduce, manage, and report our water use. Each year, we disclose our details of our water management program in CDP’s Water Questionnaire.
SGH also consistently looks for opportunities to reduce waste and promote recycling and reuse. In our corporate offices, we are making improvements in our business processes to reduce paper and food-related waste. In 2022, we distributed reusable water bottles, mugs, and bags to our employees worldwide to promote sustainable habits that make an impact.
Climate change poses a critical threat to our planet. We are meeting this challenge by sourcing clean energy, contributing to reforestation efforts, and reducing our energy consumption.
In 2022, we expanded our commitment to climate action by pledging to achieve net-zero on Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across all SGH lines of business by 2030. This ambitious goal is backed by years of experience in meeting emissions reduction goals and is supported by commitments from SGH leadership, our Board of Directors, and our ESG Steering Committee.
Given that energy use is our greatest source of GHG emissions, we see energy management as our biggest opportunity to reduce our environmental impact. We are taking actions to reduce or eliminate consumption by investing in energy-saving technologies and ultimately transitioning to renewable energy sources.
We explore investments across the globe to leverage renewable energy. Our facility in Atibaia, Brazil, began sourcing 100% of its energy from renewable sources. In 2021, we began investigating a solar power purchase agreement (PPA) at our Penang facility. We are thrilled that the PPA will be fully executed in 2022, which will enable us to install solar panels that will provide 100% renewable energy for this facility by the end of 2022.
Protecting Peat Swamp
Forests in Borneo, Indonesia
In 2021, we partially offset our Scope 1 emissions through our partnership with Pachama, an organization dedicated to reducing carbon emissions and environmental impact by investing in sustainability. Our support for a project in the Borneo peatlands enabled us to offset our emissions while supporting the restoration of a local ecosystem.