Environment, Health and Safety
Energy Use Reduction
We are dedicated to researching and implementing energy efficient measures in our offices to reduce our consumption and carbon footprint.
We continue to make progress for a greener organization in the areas of energy use, water consumption and solid-waste minimization. We endeavor to improve our facilities through applying the principles of the ISO 14001 standard as well as adhering to the RBA Code of Conduct.
Water Consumption Reduction
We partnered with Siemens Water Technologies to reduce our water consumption at our Santa Rosa site to treat and recycle water, saving approximately 4 million gallons of water per year.
Carbon Disclosure Project
You can learn more about the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) and VIAVI responses and scores on the CDP Climate Change and Water Questionnaires at the link provided below.
We are committed to sustainable practices in the conduct of our global business. In 2015, we set a corporate goal to reduce our overall carbon footprint by 20% by 2025. We surpassed that goal in calendar year 2021 when our CO2 emissions were reduced by 42%, compared to our 2015 CO2 emissions.
VIAVI Scope 2 CO2 emissions decreased year over year partly because we have more accurate data about the CO2 emissions related to the electricity we purchase, but also because we upgraded lighting at a large manufacturing site to use less electricity.
An absolute emissions figure does not convey our emissions relative to the size of the company, considering our growth over the past few years. As the following table indicates, VIAVI CO2 emissions intensity decreased between 2017 and 2021 on both a headcount Full Time Equivalent (FTE) and a revenue basis.
Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)
VIAVI demonstrates its commitment to environmentally responsible conduct by means of its status as an Affiliate Member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA). As an Affiliate Member of the RBA, VIAVI supports and has adopted the Vision and Mission of the RBA:
- Vision – A global electronics industry that creates sustainable value for workers, the environment and business.
- Mission – Members, suppliers and stakeholders collaborate to improve working and environmental conditions through leading standards and practices.
VIAVI commits to progressively align its own operations with the provisions of the RBA Code of Conduct and to support and encourage its own first-tier suppliers to do the same. Wherever possible, VIAVI will seek to adopt the RBA approach and tools in practical ways in the spirit of the industry’s common goals.
A Responsible Supplier
VIAVI is a participant in Apple’s Clean Supplier Program and has committed to using 100% renewable energy in the VIAVI products we supply to Apple.
- View Apple’s Supplier Clean Energy Commitments