Waste Reduction Practices

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) designs products that make efficient use of raw materials to minimize the amount of materials utilized. Additionally, design-for-environment concepts are incorporated to use alternative chemical constituents in our products. We also attempt to minimize quantities of incoming packaging materials to reduce waste.

A key component of ADI’s approach to environmental management is pollution prevention. Pollution prevention practices are incorporated into manufacturing operations.

  • Stormwater Prevention Plan: Any locations of materials and industrial activities that could be potentially exposed to rainwater and snow melt are included in our stormwater prevention plan to ensure that appropriate pollution prevention and best management practices are in place and regularly being improved. At some locations, we have built enclosures to protect transportation-associated loading and unloading activities. The same has been done with waste roll-off containers and solid waste/recycling compactors. Our inspection program includes visual monitoring and sampling to evaluate implementation of the prevention plan.
  • Hazardous Materials Contingency Plan: This plan is designed to minimize hazards to public health, safety, or welfare of the environment (fires, explosions, spills, or any other unplanned sudden or non-sudden release of hazardous wastes, hazardous waste constituents, or associated with hazardous materials to the air, soil, surface water, or ground water). This plan is incorporated in the emergency preparedness and response requirements in the ISO 14001/OHSAS 18001 environmental, health and safety management system.
  • Oil Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan: This plan determines effective prevention and control technology to reduce the likelihood of a discharge of oil from a site.


2015 Environmental Goals for Continual Improvement

Impact Normalized Goals Progress
Waste Generation 5% reduction from 2010 baseline On Target


Specific actions/projects

ADI has a program to recycle materials and avoid landfills or incinerators. We educate our employees on reducing solid waste generation both at home and in the workplace. For example, awareness campaign materials posted on our bulletin boards and plasma screens encourage waste reduction. In addition, we are raising environmental awareness of local community residents by conducting waste management seminars.

Waste Generated, 2005-2012

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