Martin Anstice, Lam president and CEO, and Dave Hemker, senior VP and CTO, were honored to join U.S. President Barack Obama, government officials, and business leaders for the President’s climate forum in Washington, D.C. on October 19, 2015. Here at Lam, we view social responsibility and environmental sustainability programs as natural expressions of being a values-based company. Our participation in the event provided a unique opportunity to share our views and learn from other leaders – while tackling environmental issues together for a better future.
Martin and Dave – along with representatives from major companies including Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Hershey’s, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, and PG&E – participated in a roundtable discussion with the President. During the meeting, these industry leaders discussed efforts around carbon mitigation, sustainability, resiliency, and how technologies are emerging to support and scale these activities. To demonstrate our commitment to ongoing climate action, Martin on behalf of Lam Research joined more than 80 companies in signing the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. Later in the day, Dave joined participants representing a wide range of business, academic, technical, and scientific fields to consider how accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy will produce multiple environmental benefits.
Lam is committed to integrating environmental sustainability programs as a key component of our business processes. Since formalizing our public targets to reduce our environmental footprint in 2011, we have lowered our energy consumption intensity by ~20% and our hazardous waste generation intensity by more than 70%. We are committed to doing even more and have outlined additional targets to reach by 2020, including reducing our greenhouse gas emissions intensity and increasing our renewable energy consumption and energy efficiency.
Efforts to pool expertise and work together on environmental sustainability challenges, such as this climate forum, provide an important opportunity for discussion and exploration of solutions. To read more about the event and Lam’s pledge, please read the Fact Sheet: White House Announces Commitments to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge.