Western Digital Seeks to Use 100% RE - Smart Energy Decisions

Industrial, Sourcing Renewables  -  June 9, 2023

Western Digital Seeks to Use 100% RE

Western Digital Corp. announced new sustainability targets such as powering the company’s operations with 100% renewable energy and achieving net zero Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions across the company’s operations.

A computer drive manufacturer and data storage company, the company’s new target commitments include reducing water withdrawals by 20% by 2030 and diverting more than 95% of its operational waste from landfills by 2030.

“Committing to these new, aggressive sustainability targets furthers Western Digital’s priority to be a good environmental steward and put forth data-driven goals and metrics to hold our organization accountable for mitigating the impacts of climate change,” said Irving Tan, Executive Vice President of Global Operations at Western Digital in a statement. “We have already made significant progress undertaking measures to reduce emissions, water and waste, to leverage renewable energy as well as low-carbon product design and packaging. These new targets reiterate our commitment to be an industry leader in sustainability.”

The company’s goals to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 42% by 2030 and reduce Scope 3 use-phase emissions/Terabyte by 50% by 2030, both from an FY2020 base year, were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in 2021.

Since then, the company achieved nearly 15% absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions reduction. Additionally, as a founding member of the First Movers Coalition, Western Digital has committed to at least 10% net-zero fuels by 2030 for ocean shipping. ​​

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