Analog Devices was recently honored with the 2018 Sustainability Award from the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM), which recognizes companies for excellence in environmental stewardship, promotion of social well-being and contributions to economic prosperity. The award specifically acknowledges the Company’s efforts to reduce its environmental footprint at its Wilmington, Mass. facility, the site of the Company’s future global headquarters.
“At ADI, we’re building solutions for a better tomorrow, and that goes beyond what we build to how we build them,” said Vincent Roche, President and CEO, Analog Devices. “We’ve made a concerted effort to reduce waste and minimize our environmental impact in our operations to create a safer, healthier future for our employees, customers, and neighbors. We’re constantly working to achieve our ambitious sustainability goals and are honored to be recognized by AIM for our efforts.”
In 2015, ADI implemented a cross-functional initiative focused on improving energy and operational efficiency at its Wilmington location by eliminating wasteful activities and updating older equipment. The efforts to-date have yielded a 34 percent reduction in energy use, more than $1 million of annual savings in electricity costs as well as a spending reduction of 19 percent on chemicals that support manufacturing operations. Additionally, it has cut its use of two solvents by 60 percent. ADI continues to progress toward achieving reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, waste disposal and electricity usage.
ADI, a leading global high-performance analog, mixed signal and digital signal processing technology company, recently announced that its Wilmington, Mass. campus would become its new global headquarters in 2020. Construction for the expansion includes two new LEED-certified buildings that will incorporate cutting-edge energy-efficiency technology and solar panels to support energy usage. The Company also recently announced its commitment to double the amount of electric vehicle charging stations by the end of the year.
ADI accepted the 2018 Sustainability Award at a Dec. 5th ceremony on the Riverwalk in Lawrence, Mass. It is one of seven Massachusetts-based companies to receive the prestigious accolade.