Environment, Health & SafetyADI and its employees are committed to protecting the environment and the health & safety of fellow employees, customers, and the public.
Water Conservation Practices
Water is essential to the operations of ADI facilities. We have set normalized water use reduction goal for all manufacturing sites. As such, water use has been and is actively monitored. In support of our goal, we continue to explore and implement new recycling and conservation activities.
We continue to work to maintain operations that comply with existing legal requirements and strive to stay abreast of changes that affect those requirements or our operations.Specific Actions/ Projects
The company is committed to water conservation and recycling, including as part of our Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Water conservation programs, such as rainwater harvesting and water recycling, are built into the design of our new buildings. Our European R&D facility harvests rainwater for toilet flushing, resulting in a water savings of 71%. Efficient indoor lavatory fittings installed result in a 58% reduction in water use.
Water efficiency measures are also incorporated in existing and new buildings. A substantial portion of water used in manufacturing operations is reclaimed and recycled for reuse.
Other projects such as updating our wastewater system with new controls and chemical treatment ranges, recycling reverse osmosis process water, and replacing recycling systems are just a sampling of other efforts made to reduce our water use.
In 2016, our water use increased from the previous year due to expansion and growth. We anticipate meeting our 2020 goal.
|2016 Actual Performance Against 2015 Normalized Goals|
|Water Use||Wafer Fabrication||2.5% reduction from 2015 baseline||14.2% increase|
|Assembly and Test||6% increase|