Carbon neutrality for Climate Action

Infineon’s climate strategy is founded on two pillars: continuous reduction of its own emissions and the active contribution Infineon and its innovative products and solutions make to climate protection thanks to better resource management. 

Energy efficiency, intelligent PFC abatement concepts and hence reducing CO2 emissions have long been core elements of Infineon’s business model. Through the use of its products and solutions by the customers of Infineon, 40 times more CO2 can currently be avoided than is generated during production. All in all, products and solutions from Infineon helped reduce emissions by a net total of 54 million tons of CO2 equivalent last fiscal year – after deducting its own footprint. See here our carbon footprint

Jochen Hanebeck, Chief Operations Officer of Infineon

Infineon is already one of the most sustainable semiconductor producers. CO2 avoidance and resource efficiency in production have been a priority for us for years, as in the setting up of our 300-millimeter thin wafer technology. With our goal of becoming carbon-neutral we are strengthening our efforts through electricity from renewable sources and investments in exhaust air treatment that far exceeds the industry standard.

 

Going carbon neutral: the next strategic step to fulfill our mission

Dr. Reinhard Ploss, Chief Executive Officer of Infineon

With our goal to become carbon-neutral, we are making a pledge by which others outside the company can measure us. At the same time, it is motivation for all of us at the company to do all we can to continue minimizing our own footprint. We at Infineon are driven by the mission of finding better and better solutions. Infineon’s products are already the basis for the energy and mobility transition.

Making life greener is part of the company’s mission. Our goal is to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Through this goal Infineon is making an active contribution to reducing CO2 worldwide and achieving the targets defined in the Paris Climate Agreement. The objective relates to its own greenhouse gas footprint and includes not only all direct emissions, but also indirect emissions from electricity and heat production.

Emissions are to be cut by 70 percent over the 2019 levels by 2025.

Our approach

  1. Avoiding direct emissions and further reducing energy consumption
  2. Purchasing green electricity with guarantees of origin for unavoidable emissions
  3. Compensate the smallest part by certificates that combine development support and CO2 reduction

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