Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) has released its 2016 Sustainability Report, a voluntary public document that provides a self-assessment of its commitment to sustainable business practices. The report highlights Skyworks’ record efficiency improvements in energy and water use, reductions in municipal and hazardous waste, and progress across environmental, labor, supply chain, health, safety, ethics and community activities.
Skyworks has continued its trend of manufacturing products with decreased environmental impact (per 1000 production units). Year-over-year, Skyworks:
- lessened its carbon dioxide emissions by 22%;
- lowered its hazardous waste generation rate by 16%;
- reduced its energy usage rate by 13%; and
- cut its water consumption rate by 12%.
“Skyworks’ unit sales and revenue reached all-time highs in fiscal 2016 as global demand for our connectivity solutions continued to accelerate,” says Steven C. Machuga, VP of worldwide operations. “In meeting this re cord demand, Skyworks never wavered in its commitment to sustainability… incorporating sustainable business practices within our own facilities as well as our supply chain, working towards improving operations, and aligning with customers,” he adds.