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永續性

應用材料公司的環境管理

應用材料公司在進行其事業營運的態度是保存原有環境並且保護工作同仁、客戶與鄰近社區的健康與安全。

永續政策與指導原則

應用材料公司在對環保和對社會負責的承諾下維持營運並使獲利成長。 我們使用資源與技術領導力來孕育產品的創造,改善人們生活方式。

指導原則

能源效率

在我們的工作中負責任的使用能源,以降低對環境的衝擊並把溫室氣體排放降至最小,採用的方法包括節約能源、增進能源效率,並在可行的狀況下,讓再生能源的使用優先於不可再生能源。

環境友善的設計

在設計產品與服務時,降低對於天然資源與能源的消耗,以及廢物與排放的產生,同時也作到整體功能的最大化。

污染防治

在我們的業務運作中,把廢棄物的產生最小化,維持高比例的重新使用與回收。

員工與公共服務

促進環保意識與員工的參與,對引導永續發展的公共政策作出貢獻。

環境、健康與安全政策

應用材料公司的環保工安與衛生政策

  • 應用材料公司的營運理念是要保護環境、員工、客戶與社區的健康與安全。
  • 應用材料公司承諾遵守或是超越所有相關的法規要求,在營運、工作與產品上避免污染並且持續改進環境、健康與安全效能。應用材料公司鼓勵供應商改進其環境、健康與安全效能。
  • 公司期待所有的管理階層與員工都根據他們在組織中的角色支援此項政策的實施。
  • 應用材料公司歡迎所有有興趣的權益關係人對我們的環保、健康與安全計畫提出建議。

績效表現

設定積極的環境改善目標 — 包括減碳目標 — 並且公開報告我們的進度是領導力的關鍵指標,也說明我們是一個怎樣的公司,以及我們對於社會與環境責任所達成的效果。 我們為了減少環境影響而作出的改變,改善了公司的所有方面,包括人員、產品與利潤。

環保工安與衛生管理

一如我們的環保工安與衛生與永續政策,全球環保工安與衛生團隊的任務在於確保擁有安全以及健康的工作環境;提供安全與高度環保的設備給我們的客戶;在我們的社區中展現環境領導力;並且達到或超越法規的要求;全部都是透過組織中所有階層每天對環境、健康與安全的承諾、責任感、與支持來加以完成。

環安衛團隊管理廣泛的計畫與服務,並且提供與 EHS 相關的資源,包括下列領域:職業安全、工業衛生、產品環安衛 (即考慮環境的產品安全與設計)、訓練、施工、消防與生命安全、承包商安全、環境管理與健康服務。

在作法上,應用材料公司完全遵行保護環境,以及藉由管理系統的實施來控制環境、健康與安全風險。 我們的環安衛 (EHS) 文件符合 ISO 9000 要求;我們系統中的許多部份都已登錄到國際管理系統標準之中,如:ISO 14000、OHSAS 18000、美國環保局之志願保護計畫以及其他標準。  EHS 管理系統 (EHSMS) 的一個關鍵部份是績效表現的「檢查」(checking),而在應用材料公司的 EHS 計畫中包含了內部稽核功能。  主要的營運單位皆以三年為期加以稽核,在營運條件允許或狀況需要時,可縮短稽核週期。  在美國以外的地點,我們的內部稽核人員一般將由當地的法規專家陪同進行。  EHS 團隊同時也使用了多種自我評估工具,包括了電子工業成員聯盟之評估以及內部自行發展的檢查表,以便定期評估我們計畫的狀態。 EHS 團隊目前正致力於改進應用材料公司 EHSMS 以促進整合式的外部稽核,即同時涵蓋了 ISO 14000、OHSAS 18000 與適用的永續標準與衡量方法。

認證

New Corporate ISO 9001: 2008 Integrated Certificate

OrganizationRegistrarCertificationExpiry Date 
Applied MaterialsDNV
(197KB)
09.15.2018
For Business Process Excellence & ISO Certification related questions, please contact jayen_desai@amat.com. (Head-Global Business Process Excellence)

ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 Certifications

SiteStandardRegistrarCertificationExpiry Date
Austin, Israel, Italy, Montana, SCLA (NPI), Singapore, Switzerland, TaiwanISO 14001 (2004)DNV
(123KB)
02.16.2018
Austin, SCLA (NPI), Singapore and TaiwanOHSAS 18001 (2007)DNV 
(60KB)
12.08.2017
For EHS ISO and OHSAS questions, please contact bill_nichols@amat.com.

 

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We source a portion of our electricity from renewable sources in the form of green power purchases from utilities, as well as several clean energy installations to our facilities around the world. In addition, solar photovoltaic panels installed at company sites in the U.S., Switzerland, Singapore and China generated nearly 3.6 GWh of energy. 2014 also marked the second-year in a row that Applied’s headquarters in Santa Clara, California harnessed 100% of its power from green energy purchases.

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    Applied Materials is one of the largest purchasers of green power from Silicon Valley Power; all of the power serving our Santa Clara, California sites is 100% sourced from renewable energy. The company’s Sunnyvale solar installation provides an additional 4% of green energy toward the total electricity used on the R&D campus.

    Approximately 8,000 wafer-based solar panels were used in an area of more than two football fields in size; the panels are manufactured by Sunpower Corporation using Applied Materials equipment.

    The tracking system in the parking lot uses GPS technology to follow the sun throughout the day, increasing sunlight capture by 30% over conventional systems.  The panels are the most efficient on the market today, with the rooftop panels providing 18% conversion efficiencies and the parking lot tracker panels providing 20% conversion efficiencies. The electricity generated is equivalent to that used by approximately 1,500 homes. The panels replace an amount of carbon equivalent to the emissions of 450 passenger cars for one year or that absorbed by 667 acres of pine forests.

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    The pollution-free panels eliminate 54,390 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year, roughly the equivalent of planting eight acres of trees. At the time of installation, this was the largest array ever installed at an Austin business site.

     

     

     

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    In 2008, Applied Materials activated a 56 kilowatt solar array on the campus, the largest solar array in Xi'an at the time, which helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more 65 tons per year.

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