06 May '11, 10pm

AMD Beats Climate Goal, But Water Use Rises

AMD is on track or ahead of targets for greenhouse gas reduction, non-hazardous waste and non-manufacturing water use, but off-track of its manufacturing water target, according to the firm’s corporate responsibility report for 2010. From 2009 to 2010 the superconductor company cut GHGs tied to manufacturing, normalized by a production index, by 15.8 percent. This beat a target for a five percent reduction between 2009 and 2014. The reduction was due in part to a 20 percent absolute reduction in electricity use, AMD said, resulting from equipment improvements, changing production volumes and building consolidation. Last year AMD also cut GHGs at its non-manufacturing sites, in absolute terms, by 5.9 percent – beating another five percent, 2009-2014 target. The company said it managed this reduction despite a one percent increase in absolute electricity use, through cutting...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/05/06/amd-beats-c...

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