And now semiconductor king Intel plans a similar move but for water: to achieve net positive water use within the next decade.
This includes using 100 per cent renewable power, sending zero total waste to landfill and additional absolute carbon emissions reductions.
For water, the company had already set out the target of 100 per cent water restoration from its manufacturing activities by 2025.
Now it wants to go one step further.
“We also will go beyond the aspirations of or existing 2025 water restoration goal in order to achieve net positive water use by 2030, including funding projects in water-stressed areas,” the report said.
On-site water reclamation
Intel has been credited for its water-restoration efforts, coming in fourth place on Fortune’s Change the World Sustainability All-Stars list last year.
Since 2000, the company reported it had exceeded its goal to reduce water use below 2010 levels on an intensity basis, achieving a 38 per cent decrease.
Added to which, in partnership with environmental non-profit organisations, it restored one billion gallons of water to local watersheds.
这包括在以色列Qiryat Gat的工厂完成其现有的水回收设施的扩展，以及开始猖獗的最新在山区Ronler Acres工厂的回收设施, Oregon.
In 2019, a team of engineers at Intel’s Dalian fabrication facility in China completed a project to help reclaim water for use in the cooling towers.
Intel also sent the CDP water questionnaire to 46 suppliers that are located in water-stressed regions.
With the company unveiling plans that would include enabling sensor technology to reduce power usage, partnering with material vendors on recyclable packaging and developing longer-term, energy-efficient architectures, it has laid out an ambitious sustainability road-map for the next decade.
Last year, the company opened its smartest, LEED Platinum building in Petah Tikva, Israel. The building is also reported to use approximately 75 per cent less water than the average office.
Bob Swan, Intel Corporation’s chief executive officer, said: “We are committing to accelerate the adoption of responsible, inclusive, and sustainable practices in key areas in our operations and supply chain, and across the technology industry and society.”
“我们还将与客户和其他人一起承担挑战，通过提高产品能源效率和可持续设计来实现碳中性计算 - 以及技术解决方案的应用减少高影响行业排放量的增加。”
企业主管苏珊娜Fallender responsibility, Intel Corporation added that the organisation would launch “collaborative initiatives to drive additional carbon emissions reductions and sustainable chemistry practices across our industry”.
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