Seagate Technology vowing to go 100% Renewables by 2030

April 25, 2022
In its Global Citizenship Annual Report for the 2021 fiscal year, the firm stated that it saved approximately 23,000 MWh amounting to 14,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent of electricity through its energy conservation and efficiency initiatives

Data storage firm Seagate Technology Holdings has committed to using 100% renewable energy by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2040, alongside the release of its 16th Global Citizenship Annual Report.

The firm intends to achieve its environmental sustainability goals with commitments to reducing its Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions as per The Greenhouse Gas Protocol and Reporting Standard.

“Seagate’s value of Integrity compels us to take meaningful and measurable action on climate change,” said Joan Motsinger, Senior Vice President, Business Sustainability and Transformation at Seagate. “Today, we publicly share our commitments, and we are well on our way to achieving these milestones both within our operations, with electricity sources, and with our suppliers and customers.”

In its Global Citizenship Annual Report for the 2021 fiscal year, the firm stated that it saved approximately 23,000 MWh amounting to 14,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) of electricity through its energy conservation and efficiency initiatives. In doing so, the firm has surpassed its conservation goal of 10,000 MWh for the year.

Additionally, Seagate continued its circularity partnerships with Dell and Google to recycle product components, like voice coil magnet assemblies and those which use rare earth elements.

“Seagate, along with industry peers and global stakeholders, must address the harm caused by materials depletion, power and water overuse, and waste,” added Balan Shanmuganathan, Senior Director of Sustainability at Seagate. “That is why we are boldly and publicly committing to specific and aggressive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to achieve carbon neutrality.”

Recycling efforts by Seagate have reduced the intensity of hazardous waste generated per exabyte by 17% and diverted 84% of waste away from landfills. Water recycling has increased by more than 9%.