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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.

Our Silicon Valley headquarters is ISO 14001 certified. View our ISO 14001:2015 certification.

We participate in the CDP climate change program and achieved a B- on our most recent climate change response.

 

 

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

Electricity is our primary energy source and is the focus of our energy reduction efforts and adoption of renewable energy. We have taken several steps in reducing our overall Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas.

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In reducing consumption, we have upgraded our HVAC systems, increased temperature in our datacenters and converted to LED lighting at headquarters.  Additionally, we have converted to 100% renewable energy supply at our headquarters which is 45% of our total worldwide electricity usage, the remainder coming from non-renewable sources.  We have an environmental target in place to further reduced Scope 1 and 2 GHG.

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 are always looking for ways to reduce the amount of waste we produce. As part of our waste management program, we track total waste generated and diverted at our headquarters.

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We have implemented a range of measures to improve our diversion rate, such as simplifying waste segregation at our headquarters; removing the use of single use plastic water bottles and reducing waste-paper. We have also implemented a recycling program for organic materials. In our employee restaurant we use compostable single use food containers and have removed single use items such as plastic straws. E-waste generated in our offices and data center is disposed of in accordance with legal regulations, and we seek opportunities to donate fully functioning IT equipment to local community organizations. We have an environmental target in place to further improve our waste management.

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.

Supply Chain

We ensure our major suppliers are adopting environmental policies that reflect our shared values and together we regularly review these initiatives to reduce negative impact on the environment in the production of our products.

Read our Supplier Environmental Conservation Program