Marvell is working to reduce our use of freshwater
We recognize the importance of freshwater across our value chain. Water is an essential resource for the semiconductor manufacturing process. Clean, purified freshwater is required for the fabrication of our products to ensure that they are up to the highest specifications, as any contamination will damage circuits. As a fabless semiconductor company, most of our water footprint exists in our supply chain. Marvell is focused on addressing both our direct water usage as well as that of our partners.
Some of the actions we are taking include:
Notes on the data: The above data is from January 1-December 31st.
Our withdrawals, discharges and consumption were lower in 2019 partially due to more accurate calculation, as a result of fewer estimations and greater use of actual billing information.
Water is used in our operations for drinking water, 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:
We evaluate the water risk at our facilities using the WWF Water Risk Filter and WRI Aqueduct tools.
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: “Participant 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. Participant 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: