Underpinning our sustainability strategy, the work of our sustainability council and the topics covered in this sustainability report are insights from a materiality assessment.

Micron conducts a full materiality assessment on a three-year cycle (most recently in 2018) and evaluates priorities annually to ensure that the issues customers, investors, employees, policymakers, community members and other stakeholders care about are reflected in sustainability initiatives, goals and reporting. (Learn more about our stakeholders here).

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Our materiality assessment begins with an extensive list of sustainability issues that covers all aspects of our business. Internal and external Micron stakeholders review this list and then answer two questions:

  • What’s most important to Micron’s business?
  • What’s most important to you?

The results are calculated and plotted on a matrix to visualize the relationship of the issues most important to our stakeholders and our business success. We use this map as a tool to identify those areas where we have the greatest potential to drive meaningful change and enhance transparency.

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Most Material Issues

  • Employee development & engagement
  • Responsible sourcing
  • Climate change & greenhouse gases
  • Data protection & privacy

Additional Significant Issues

  • Workplace health & safety
  • Product use & integrity
  • Ethical conduct
  • Operations & facility management
  • Diversity, equality & inclusion
  • Energy
  • Water

Learn more about Micron’s materiality assessment process.