Water is an increasingly scarce resource that nevertheless continues to be used wastefully around the world. Conservation is vital to ease pressure on water supplies and maintain an adequate flow of water for sustainable economic and social development.
Water scarcity is not an issue limited to developing countries. Even in high-tech Silicon Valley, water conservation is more important than ever, as the region's expanding population and continued growth put pressure on its water sources.
In 2008 the Santa Clara Valley Water District called on local businesses and commercial establishments to significantly reduce water use. Marvell has responded by participating in conservation programs to save water, cut costs, and reduce our carbon footprint.
Our initial efforts, which included changing our landscape irrigation schedule, resulted in a 12 percent reduction in water use in 2010 compared with 2008.
In calendar year 2011, Marvell set a goal to reduce its potable water consumption (amount of water used per employee) by 5 percent. By the end of 2011, Marvell had surpassed this goal with a total reduction of potable water consumption in excess of 5 percent per employee.
Marvell’s goal by the end of calendar year 2014 is to reduce its potable water consumption by an additional 5 percent per employee.