Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) uses water from public sources. A significant portion of our water use is treated to produce the high purity deionized (DI) water necessary for our manufacturing operations. Our water consumption is carefully monitored at each of our operating facilities. We also track water by normalizing use to our production processes.
|Water Consumption||5% reduction from 2010 baseline||On Target|
ADI implements extensive water reuse and conservation programs across all our manufacturing sites to achieve greater product output with reduced need for additional resources. A substantial portion of water used in manufacturing operations is reclaimed and recycled for reuse, resulting in our ability to decrease our overall water use while increasing product output levels. Reclaimed wastewater from the fabrication process fed back to production processes (9%), scrubbers (9%) and cooling towers (5%), has significantly decreased water use in our manufacturing activities. Additionally, consolidating two of our facilities in the United States resulted in a similar benefit. These programs translated to a 28% normalized water use reduction in 2010 from our 2005 baseline.
As shown below, our use of water has generally trended downward. Although 2011 total increased, when our use is measured relative to our production output (i.e., normalized) we clearly demonstrate continued improvements in efficiency of water use even with increased production.