We implement programs to manage our impacts for each step of our value chain.

    Management of our impacts

We implement the EICC standards in our supply chain and require ISO and OHSAS certifications to address ethics, social, environmental, health and safety risks.We participate in the Conflict-Free initiative.
Through our Sustainable Technology program we design products systematically taking into consideration the environmental impact of the device during its whole life cycle, including raw materials, transportation, manufacturing, usage and end of life.
Front-End manufacturing requires large quantities of water and some ST sites are located in water scarce regions. Through our water management programs we are continually reducing our water footprint through reuse and recycling.
We implement our Code of Conduct and the EICC standards in all our sites to mitigate our ethics and labor and human rights risks. Although most of our Front-End production is based in Europe, we also have Front-End and Back-End manufacturing located in Asia where risks can be higher. We do regular assessments of our production sites.
We ensure the health and safety of our employees through advanced management systems and certification.
We manage our direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions from all our operations, including Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) which have a very long atmospheric lifetime and high Global Warming Potential.We minimize the environmental, health and safety risks related to the chemicals and materials used in the manufacturing process, by basing the selection, handling and substitution on the precautionary principles. 
Our products are designed to minimize the carbon footprint and consume as little energy as possible in the end-application. We also develop innovative products to help our customers develop new energy-saving applications. ST products are not subject to WEEE but our management of hazardous substances minimizes the impact of disposal and facilitates recycling. 
 

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