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Our Commitment to the Environment

Synaptics recognizes the importance of protecting the environment for future generations and ensuring we can all attain a healthy and enriched life. We reduce our environmental footprint and prevent further pollution by the continuous improvement and evolution of our practices, objectives & management systems in addition to compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.

We created an Environmental Policy that applies to our operations globally and encompasses the health and safety of our employees, shareholders, investors, suppliers, channel partners and the communities in which we operate. Learn more about our environmental objectives and performance in our Environmental Policy.

 

 

Environmental Targets

Synaptics has established goals in the following key environmental aspects and is taking proactive actions to achieve these targets.

Category Goal
Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduce our absolute Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by 15%, relative to our 2019 baseline year, by 2024.
Adoption of Renewable Energy Increase our renewable energy consumption to 50% globally by 2024.
Reduce Waste Generation Achieve a 95% diversion rate by 2020, and achieve zero waste to landfill by 2024, for all waste produced in our direct operations.
Climate Change Management Improve education, awareness-raising and employee and company capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction through on-going education and support of employee environmental initiatives.
Category Goal
Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduce our absolute Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by 15%, relative to our 2019 baseline year, by 2024.
Adoption of Renewable Energy Increase our renewable energy consumption to 50% globally by 2024.
Reduce Waste Generation Achieve a 95% diversion rate by 2020, and achieve zero waste to landfill by 2024, for all waste produced in our direct operations.
Climate Change Management Improve education, awareness-raising and employee and company capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction through on-going education and support of employee environmental initiatives.

Energy

As part of our initiative to reduce Greenhouse Gases we have upgraded our HVAC systems, increased temperature in our datacenters, converted to LED lighting, and now use 45% renewable and solar energy.

Water

We understand that clean water is scarce and need to do our part to reduce water consumption. From installing low-flow water fixtures to improving the efficiency of our landscaping sprinkler system, we know that every drop counts.

Waste

We purchase products made from recycled materials and use recyclable packaging to conserve natural resources. Additionally we have reduced paper usage and ended the use of 140,000 single-use plastic water bottles per year at our headquarters.

Product Environmental Impact

We develop, manufacture, and market products that are safe for their intended use, efficient in their use of energy, protective of the environment, and that can be reused, recycled or disposed of safely.

Employee Awareness & Advocacy

We are educating our employees on actions they can take to reduce their environmental footprint via an online employee learning portal as well as through unifying events such as Earth Day and the Annual Silicon Valley Bike to Work Day.