Seagate commits to power Global Footprint with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030

Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 07:42

Seagate pledged to power its global footprint with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030, and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.— Photo courtesy of the company

Seagate Technology Holdings pledged to power its global footprint with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030, and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.

The environmental sustainability goals are being announced in conjunction with the release of the company’s 16th Global Citizenship Annual Report.

“Seagate’s value of Integrity compels us to take meaningful and measurable action on climate change,” said Joan Motsinger, senior vice president, business sustainability and transformation at Seagate.

“Today, we publicly share our commitments, and we are well on our way to achieving these milestones both within our operations, with electricity sources, and with our suppliers and customers.”

Seagate will reach its environmental sustainability goals through commitments spanning Scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and Reporting Standard.

“Seagate, along with industry peers and global stakeholders, must address the harm caused by materials depletion, power and water overuse, and waste,” said Balan Shanmuganathan, senior director of sustainability at Seagate.

“That is why we are boldly and publicly committing to specific and aggressive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to achieve carbon neutrality.”

In addition to establishing its long-term environmental sustainability goals, the company also published its 2021 fiscal year (July 2020-June 2021) Global Citizenship Annual Report.

The report offers a comprehensive look at the company’s yearly progress towards meeting emission reduction targets, product stewardship, talent enablement, diversity goals, labour standards, fair trade and supply chain.

In the fiscal year, the company saved approximately 23,000 MWh amounting to 14,000 tCO2e of electricity through energy conservation and efficiency initiatives, exceeding its conservation goal of 10,000 MWh for the year.

It also continued product circularity partnerships with Dell and Google to recycle components such as voice coil magnet assemblies and materials that use rare earth elements.

Seagate has decreased the intensity of hazardous waste generated per exabyte by 17 per cent in FY2021, mostly through recycling, diverting 84 per cent of waste away from landfills.

Water recycling increased by more than 9 per cent year-on-year. — VNS

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