Ensuring efficient use of water by ourselves and our partners
Water is crucial to business at Marvell. From the fabrication and production of the semiconductors in our supply chain, to the daily operations of our sites around the world, it is vital that water supply throughout our value chain is high quality and reliable. To that end, Marvell is focused on ensuring that we, and our suppliers, manage the use of water in a responsible way.
FY23: Develop and implement water action plans at sites where we have control of water management
Notes on the data:
2018 and 2019 data align with calendar year. Data from 2020 and going forward aligns with Marvell’s fiscal year of February 1-January 31.
Water is used in our operations for drinking, food preparation in company cafeterias, general restroom usage, and irrigation. We also use limited quantities of freshwater for closed-system chiller and process water applications.
Some of the ways we have reduced our water usage include:
Using recycled water for landscaping purposes within our owned site at Santa Clara
Installing low flow faucets and toilets
In FY2021, 12% of Marvell's total water withdrawals were sourced from water-stressed areas. In this case, we have defined “water-stressed areas” as facilities that are classified as being in a high or extremely high baseline water stress area according to the WRI Aqueduct, and through our own water risk assessment. Marvell's annual water risk assessment utilizes the services of WRI Aqueduct and WWF Water Risk Filter to help us rank each Marvell facility from the least water risk to the highest water risk. This was determined based on Overall Water Risk value (sourced from WRI), Basin Related Risk value (sourced from WWF) and Water Use Per Employee. Together, these indicators determined an Average Water Risk value which was used to rank facilities. The top facilities were deemed as being located in water-stressed areas. We will ensure we take water stress into account when we lay out our water actions plans.
As a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), Marvell is engaging with its suppliers on a wide range of ESG issues, including water. In agreeing to Marvell’s Supplier Code of Conduct, suppliers are required to comply with the RBA Code of Conduct, which states: “Participants shall implement a water management program that documents, characterizes, and monitors water sources, use, and discharge; seeks opportunities to conserve water; and controls channels of contamination. All wastewater is to be characterized, monitored, controlled, and treated as required prior to discharge or disposal. Participants shall conduct routine monitoring of the performance of its wastewater treatment and containment systems to ensure optimal performance and regulatory compliance.” We are actively exploring ways to strengthen supplier transparency and engagement on water.
For more details on our water data and management, please see our CDP reports: