GHG Emissions, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - December 20, 2021
KLA to Use 100% RE By 2030
KLA Corporation announced it has set a goal to use 100% renewable electricity across its global operations by 2030 and will set GHG emission reduction targets and report climate-related information to stakeholders in alignment with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
"KLA's corporate citizenship journey began when we opened our doors in 1976," said Rick Wallace, CEO of KLA, in a statement. "As a leading equipment manufacturer in the global semiconductor industry, KLA is proud to be part of the most significant technological breakthroughs. With success comes responsibility and we are committed to sustainably growing a profitable business by holding ourselves to challenging environmental targets as part of our broader strategy to advance humanity, including through our ESG programs."
KLA's inspection and metrology systems enable the efficient manufacturing of chips that allows fabs (fabrication plants)to identify process issues early, take quick corrective action, reducing scrap and rework – and ultimately, reducing resource consumption.
KLA's renewable electricity goal will help the company achieve a 46% cumulative reduction in combined Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2030 from its 2019 baseline. This goal builds upon KLA's existing efforts to procure renewable electricity to power operations. Since 2018, the company's Milpitas headquarters has been purchasing 100% of its electricity from carbon-free sources. In 2020, its Welsh site purchased approximately 97% of its electricity from carbon-free sources, and its Belgium office contracted for 100% green energy and installed solar roof panels.