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Microchip releases its 2023 Sustainability Report

1st July 2024
Sheryl Miles

One of Microchip’s Guiding Values is, “Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility Are Practiced,” which means that the company manages its business and treats its customers, employees, shareholders, investors, suppliers, channel partners, community, and government in a manner that exemplifies honesty, ethics and integrity.

To demonstrate its commitment to this value and to provide transparency to its employees, customers, and all other stakeholders, Microchip Technology has released its 2023 Sustainability Report which details its environmental and social impact programmes.

Microchip’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) projects are aligned with its business objectives and are implemented to catalyse positive change throughout its value chain via strategic initiatives, strong collaboration with partners, and ambitious goals. The company consistently invests in its global workforce and endeavours to drive economic growth, while preserving natural resources and paving the way for a sustainable tomorrow for future generations.

“Our vision to be the leading supplier of smart, connected, and secure embedded control and processing solutions includes a corporate commitment to acting in an ethical and responsible way. This permeates what we do, from day-to-day operations to ethical global supply chains to investing and developing new technologies and products to ensure a more sustainable world,” said Ganesh Moorthy, President and CEO of Microchip. “We have a dedicated Sustainability Megatrend team that is focused on empowering innovation for our customers through a wide range of products and solutions that help reduce power consumption, increase efficiency, and reduce waste.”  

The report outlines its ESG efforts and progress across five tenets, referred to as Microchip’s 360° Sustainability Approach. The five tenets include: Our Company, Our Planet, Our Supply Chain, Our Products, and Our People.

“To protect our planet, we seek innovative and meaningful ways to improve our environmental impact in four essential areas: greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, water management, and waste diversion,” said Ewa Rickey, Associate Director of Microchip’s ESG programme. “Our 2023 Sustainability Report demonstrates our dedication to being a good corporate citizen, not only in the communities where we operate but around the world.”

Highlights of Microchip’s 2023 Sustainability Report

  • Microchip’s reaffirmation of its ambitious target to achieve a 50% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions by 2030 and to be Net Zero by 2040.
  • The completed construction of a 3.8 MW floating solar farm at Microchip’s Thailand facility, accompanied by signing a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to source 16% of its electricity needs from this solar farm to affirm the company’s commitment to sustainable energy practices.
  • The ongoing application of Microchip’s Supply Chain Management Approach, which is used to assess the practices and ethics of supply chain partners to ensure transparency and minimise risk.
  • An overview of Microchip’s many initiatives aimed at fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, with a particular focus on employee well-being and professional development.
  • The company’s community involvement initiatives such as charitable donations and employee volunteer hours, as well as its focus on STEM education and support for the FIRST Robotics programme.
  • Microchip’s recognition by numerous third-party publications and organisations that included ratings as one of “America’s Most Responsible Companies” by Newsweek and a “World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies” by Forbes/Statista.

In line with the company’s Guiding Value, “Continuous Improvement is Essential,” Microchip proactively pursues new avenues to further reduce its environmental impact, enhance its social contributions and strengthen its governance practices. Through its Sustainability Megatrend team, the company prioritises developing innovative solutions and products that can contribute to sustainability ecosystems such as energy generation, e-mobility, sustainable homes and cities.

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