• Motorola published its 2009 Corporate Responsibility report last week which showed greenhouse gas emissions down 35% since 2005. However, it seems that much of this is down to reduced business due to the economic climate, since, as the chart shows, normalised emissions, i.e. compared with sales revenue, has been on the increase since 2006.
The company has a target of reducing its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 6% by the end of 2010, compared with 2000, as part of its commitment as a founding member of the Chicago Climate Exchange. The target is legally binding and subject to third-party verification.
In addition, Motorola has committed to reducing normalised greenhouse gas emissions from operations by 15% by the end of
2010, compared with 2005. It also has the long-term goal of increasing the purchase of electricity from renewable sources to 30% by 2020.
• Meanwhile, AMD has launched a new set of web pages addressing corporate responsibility. They cover changes to the company’s environmental goals as a result of the transfer of its wafer fabrication assets to Globalfoundries in early 2009. The impact is clear from the chart below.
The company is “currently assessing our carbon footprint and reduction strategies after the transfer”. But AMD points out that it’s main impact is now within scope 3, indirect emissions not owned or controlled by AMD.