Environmental, Health
& Safety Approach

Each of our facilities and operating locations is unique.

In the early stages of planning and production, we work to identify opportunities to reduce our operational impact on the environment and in the communities where we operate. This analysis requires a blend of global strategy and local adaptation, which we do in a number of ways:

  • Engaging our robust network of site-based EHS professionals throughout our global operations
  • Exploring and implementing opportunities to build manufacturing, infrastructure and office space designed to conserve environmental resources
  • Executing and certifying ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 (based on OHSAS 18001) environmental and safety management systems at all manufacturing locations
  • Aligning critical environmental practices in our manufacturing to corporate standards (often exceeding local legal requirements)
  • Inviting scrutiny of our environmental performance through corporate and third-party audits
  • Adopting strategic corporate environmental sustainability targets implemented throughout our global manufacturing network
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In recent years, we have significantly strengthened our up-front integration of EHS considerations into facility design and construction. This includes the adoption of energy, water and waste efficiency; Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) criteria; and other considerations that will improve our performance over time. We have collaborated with engineering consultants and design firms and conducted a charrette focused on whole system design to evaluate opportunities to improve overall efficiency for future operations.

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Building Momentum for
Sustainability Among Employees

In 2019, Micron launched the first Environmental Sustainability Committee at our Boise headquarters. Sponsored by the site EHS team, the committee is made up of volunteers who raise awareness and engage peers on environmental sustainability issues, while identifying and acting on significant environmental impacts at the Boise site. During 2019, the teams raised awareness about recycling at home and at work, and a technical subgroup evaluated GHG abatement technology to determine preferred options for high-volume manufacturing. In 2020, we will build on this success in Boise and other sites, replicating lessons learned across our facilities.

For Earth Day 2019, Micron published blog posts on our four environmental sustainability pillars (energy, emissions, water and waste) and invited employees to share ideas of how we can improve on these issues as a company. In future years, we hope to formalize this program and offer awards for the best ideas.