Investigation and planning completed to establish a new goal to achieve net zero emissions in company operations by end fiscal year 2040, in alignment with the Paris Agreement’s preferred goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C
Keysight’s environmental programs span global operations with the intent to conserve natural resources, reduce emissions, minimize waste, and prevent pollution. To achieve these objectives, we adopt innovative solutions for continual improvement in our operational and site management practices as well as our working relationships with suppliers and contractors.
KEY FOCUS AREAS
FISCAL YEAR 2020 HIGHLIGHTS
Environmental Health & Safety, Security – Providing a healthy, safe work environment for all employees and set of policies for product safety and security
Continued to employ ISO 14001:2015 certified company-wide EHSMS to drive continuous reduction of adverse environmental impacts from our operations and products, and promote a healthy work environment
Maintained use of the GSE requirement to set restrictions for hazardous substances in materials and components used in our products
Conservation – Natural resource conservation and greenhouse gas reduction
As of end fiscal year 2020, and based on our fiscal year 2015 baseline, Keysight has:
Recognized 8% in energy conservation
Recognized 18.9% in water conservation
Decreased operating expenses and increased resource efficiency, with a cost avoidance to date of approximately $1.5 million
Solar Sustainability program maintained the one megawatt, three-acre solar system at our headquarters facility in Santa Rosa, CA that reduces our carbon footprint, provides 5% of the site’s electrical needs; in addition, there are 54 electric vehicle charging stations onsite for employee use
The COVID-19 pandemic situation also provided the opportunity to reduce emission generating activities, specifically business travel and employee commuting
Extended Producer Responsibility – Pollution prevention and hazardous waste minimization
Product Take-Back program continued to enable customers to safely dispose of or recycle used instrumentation in several countries
Keysight’s Remarketing Solutions business continued to support recovery and repurposing of older instruments for resale, minimizing landfill impact while providing customers access to competitively priced equipment
Looking Forward in Environment
As we look forward, Keysight remains steadfast in our commitment to CSR and building a better planet. In fiscal year 2021, Keysight is planning to further our efforts and is committed to achieving net zero emissions in company operations by end fiscal year 2040, in alignment with the Paris Agreement’s preferred goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Interim science-based targets across relevant scopes will be set to ensure progress towards goals.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight's solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments.