Micron Sustainability


Micron is committed to sustainable practices and supporting our global community. We are working toward sustainable operations, products, and communities by focusing on the risks and opportunities that are most important to our stakeholders and business success.

Our Sustainability Aspirations

As one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, Micron is mindful of how our business operations affect the environment, and we take a proactive approach to environmental stewardship. Micron is working toward a set of bold aspirations that will dramatically improve the environmental impact of our global operations.

Climate Change

We aspire to reduce our absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 40% from 2018 and adopt 100% renewable energy where available.

Water Conservation

We are aiming for 100% water conservation through efficiency, reuse and restoration.

Waste Reduction

We are aiming for zero waste to landfill through reduction, reuse and recycling.

Featured Videos

Prioritizing through Partnership

Our customers, investors, team members, policy makers, and communities all play a vital role in shaping the direction of our sustainability program.


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Micron Sustainability: Our Water Story

Micron’s award-winning sustainable water program including our innovative aquifer recharge and recovery system.


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Micron Virginia: Environmental Sustainability

At Micron, we’re mindful of sustainability when it comes to the places we call home. Here in Manassas, Virginia, we keep our environmental footprint minimal. We leverage an innovative design to ensure economic and ethical responsibility when it comes to the surrounding environment.


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Micron Singapore: Environmental Sustainability

Micron is mindful of the potential impacts of its operations and respects the communities and ecosystems where we do business. Micron’s Singapore facility leverages an innovative design…to assure a sustainable footprint. This facility has earned Singapore’s highest honor for sustainable design – The Green Mark Platinum Award.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of sustainability programs are available to Micron employees?

Micron’s employees around the world actively engage in the philanthropy and volunteerism initiatives of the Micron Foundation. Active participation in our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) is one way we address the needs of underrepresented populations and ensure all voices are heard. We now have a total of eight ERGs with chapters worldwide, enabling mentorship, networking and visibility. We are also expanding programs to seek employee input and feedback on company activities, and to encourage involvement in strengthening our environmental and social programs.

What is Micron doing to combat climate change?

We believe that climate change poses a critical threat to people, communities, businesses, environments and economies around the world. This is why climate change and GHG reductions are among Micron’s sustainability priorities, and why we have set aggressive aspirational goals. We understand that we impact the communities where we live and work, so our Boise, Singapore, and Manassas facilities use innovative design to improve the sustainability of our footprint.

What is Micron doing to tackle social injustice?

Micron has committed to strengthening and adding to our existing programs and efforts to address social justice. This includes supporting our team members; developing a diverse, equal and inclusive workplace; ensuring that our workforce has access to unconscious bias training and providing our leaders with inclusive leadership coursework and empowerment. It also includes acting in our wider community by creating economic opportunities for diverse suppliers, giving to critically important organizations such as the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, actively supporting inclusive public policy, and fostering diverse and inclusive applications of technology. And we commit to holding ourselves accountable by clearly reporting on our efforts and progress on addressing our shortcomings and challenges.

Does Micron participate in any supply chain sustainability evaluation and disclosure programs?

Micron provides sustainability information through several supply chain disclosure platforms, including the Responsible Business Alliance, Responsible Minerals Initiative, CDP, Ecovadis, and others.

How does Micron address product and trade regulations related to sustainability?

Adherence to applicable product and trade compliance regulations is a high priority for Micron and our business partners. Proactive product compliance, validation and certification processes allow us to deliver new products quickly while ensuring proper export and substance control and conformance with current and future requirements. Read more in our sustainability report here.

Are environmental, social, and governance (ESG) related objectives part of management compensation?

Sustainability/ESG performance is a component of every Micron employee’s variable compensation, including management.

What sort of return on investment is Micron able to generate on its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments? Is ROI important for these investments?

Micron’s ESG investments ensure that we can meet the increasing expectations of key customers, attract talent in a highly-competitive market, and effectively manage regulatory, reputational, and other risks, in addition to ensuring the energy and resource efficiency of our operations. The exact ROI is difficult to measure, but these are clear, significant and tangible business benefits resulting from these expenditures.

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Accelerating Sustainability Infographics

Aspirational Goals

2020 Highlights

2020 Sustainability Report

2020 Sustainability ReportEnglish – Japanese – Chinese – Traditional Chinese – Malay

Past Reports

2019 Sustainability ReportEnglish – Japanese – Chinese – Traditional Chinese

2018 Sustainability ReportEnglish – Japanese – Chinese – Traditional Chinese

2017 Sustainability Report

2016 Sustainability Report

Climate and Water Disclosures

2020 CDP Climate Change disclosure

2020 Water Security disclosure

For past disclosures, please visit the CDP website