As an industry leader, Micron has significant opportunity to partner across our industry to influence the environmental profile of suppliers.
A limited number of equipment manufacturers supply the technologies used in Micron’s plants and those of our peers. We work to steer the industry toward innovations that reduce water and energy use.
Micron works to influence our supply chain in sustainability efforts, as well as better understand and address our sustainability-related supply chain risks, including those related to climate change and other environmental impacts. The RBA audit process used with our suppliers includes assessment for these impacts. We also require that suppliers report to CDP and are beginning to gather data about emissions, targets, risks and opportunities to encourage action. Key suppliers are asked to either send Micron their CDP submissions or report a subset of CDP information through a custom spreadsheet. In 2019, we received a score of B- from the CDP for engagement of suppliers on climate change issues.
In addition, all suppliers receive our Supplier Requirements Standard (previously known as our supplier quality requirements document), which includes a requirement to comply with all GHG regulations. In much the same way as we assess suppliers for other types of risk, we survey high-risk and critical suppliers’ programs to improve energy efficiency, reduce GHGs and control, treat and minimize solid waste, wastewater and air emissions. We evaluate the results to generate a risk score. Any supplier with a high risk score or deficiency in a program or process is engaged for development and improvement plans. Micron also uses a software system to make it easier to manage supplier resources and data. This continues to improve the coverage, resources and processes used to uphold high expectations for our suppliers.
We survey high-risk and critical suppliers’ programs to improve energy efficiency, reduce GHGs and control, treat and minimize solid waste, wastewater and air emissions.